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Old 03-17-2016, 12:41 PM   #1
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Shell off restore, need interior light rec

I like the hockey puck style lights that mount in the ceiling. I know they're thin and I can make it work since I'm doing a shell off restore, but I can't seem to find what I want. It has to be warm white and LED. Should I be inclined to have 12V lights or 120V? Any suggestions on supplier too?

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Old 03-17-2016, 01:06 PM   #2
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There is a vendor on here that specializes in lighting.

Led Dan for RVs or something like that...


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Old 03-17-2016, 01:08 PM   #3
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OK I found it on the commercial forum thread.


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There is no reason to consider 110 volt lighting. It is a camping trailer not a mobile home.
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I used these over the kitchen:
They're good for directional and task lighting. A big problem with the puck-style lights is that they're no good for generally lighting up a room. Also, placement is crucial, in that you can sit back in your favorite spot, only to have one of those lights laser-beaming you right in the eye!

I think that having dimmable 2'X2' thin LED panels would be very cool, but I haven't seen them in 12V. Or arguably the best: custom build a large white Plexiglas panel that runs the entire length of the trailer, where the center overhead panel is now. The whole thing would softly glow for ambient light!
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Old 03-19-2016, 01:34 PM   #6
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12v leds

Try: they have most of everything you need. A few things are very important in your choices.
-the wattage is not what is important, lumen are everything since it is the indication of the amount of light that you will get.A general light start at around 200 lumens, a bright light could go up to 500 lumens in an Airstream environment.
- the color rendering index (CIR should be as close to 100, the color of daylight not in the sunlight) anything around 90 is good. The color is expressed in Kelvins, the lower the number the more yellow you will have in the light.The higher the number, preferably no more than 4000 kelvins the better the color rendering is.
Also some bulbs or tapes can be dimmable , just be sure to use the right dimmer.
Reading light with a dimmer 350 lumens.
Light is reasonably complicated, have fun! Didier ( architect)

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