Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 12-04-2016, 04:16 PM   #1
2 Rivet Member
 
Opelika , Alabama
Join Date: May 2015
Posts: 23
Should my cabin lights be 12vDC or 120vAC?

If it matters, the majority of the time I'll be at a campground. Maybe a little bit of dry docking other times. Thanks.
__________________

racecannon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-04-2016, 04:22 PM   #2
Rivet Master
 
FCStreamer's Avatar
 
2014 30' Flying Cloud
Tampa , Florida
Join Date: May 2016
Posts: 1,364
Blog Entries: 1
Cabin lights are 12v.
__________________

__________________
2014 Airstream Flying Cloud 30 Recliner - WBCCI #4850 - AIR #110821
2018 Nissan Armada SL Tow Vehicle, Equal-i-zer Hitch
Visit Our Flying Cloud blog for my latest adventure!
FCStreamer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-04-2016, 04:42 PM   #3
Rivet Master
 
Naper's Avatar
 
2017 30' Classic
Loretto , Ontario
Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 507
12 v DC
Naper is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-04-2016, 06:57 PM   #4
Rivet Master
 
1974 31' Sovereign
1979 23' Safari
Wayland , New York
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 1,632
Images: 3
I know you're doing a gut job on the trailer so it's an option. The 12vdc is the much easier way to go.
HiJoeSilver is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-04-2016, 07:15 PM   #5
Rivet Master
 
1981 31' Excella II
New Market , Alabama
Join Date: Sep 2011
Posts: 6,022
LED lighting is DC anyway if you are going that route.

Perry
perryg114 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-05-2016, 12:28 PM   #6
Rivet Master
 
TBRich's Avatar

 
2006 19' Safari SE
Tucson , Arizona
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 4,603
Images: 64
Definitely 12v, then you can have light when you are not one shore power or connected to a generator. When on shore power or generator you will still use 12v lighting.
__________________
TB & Greg and Abbey Schnauzer
AirForums #21900 . Prez & Membership Chair, 4CU/WBCCI
#3954
Travel Log: AZBambi...On the Road Again
TBRich is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-05-2016, 01:45 PM   #7
3 Rivet Member
 
Streamracer's Avatar
 
1986 25' Sovereign
Huntsville , Alabama
Join Date: Sep 2015
Posts: 172
12v dc cabin lights. A lot of people carry a couple of 110v AC lamps to use when hooked up to shore power.
Streamracer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-05-2016, 02:19 PM   #8
2 Rivet Member
 
Floatingair's Avatar
 
1994 30' Excella
Tulsa , Oklahoma
Join Date: May 2015
Posts: 79
Images: 4
Blog Entries: 2
If you want to. Change your light to
a/c and use an inverter.



Sent from my iPhone using Airstream Forums
Floatingair is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-05-2016, 02:41 PM   #9
Rivet Master
 
1988 25' Excella
1987 32' Excella
Knoxville , Tennessee
Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 3,163
Blog Entries: 1
Both, in my opinion. A few 12 volt led's for travel or dry camping. Some 110 LED's so that you can actually see when hooked to power.
Bill M. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-05-2016, 07:33 PM   #10
2 Rivet Member
 
1990 25' Excella
St Lawrence , Pennsylvania
Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 34
I found some 80 Watt #1156 LED bulbs on ebay for about $4.50 each.

I am really impressed how much light they put off in the ceiling fixtures.
__________________

rjmaype is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
12v


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Airstream motorhome 120vac operation bkahler Classic Motorhomes 9 03-01-2018 05:52 AM
No 120VAC electricity in my Safari Andy Anneken Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 9 08-23-2012 12:33 PM
definition of inverter? why no 120VAC when unplugged from city current? WineStream Batteries, Univolts, Converters & Inverters 7 06-04-2009 02:58 PM
Television 12vdc/120vac operation Roadmaster39 Audio, Video & TV 26 08-24-2007 04:49 PM
Thinlite 12Vdc Flourescent lights Calvin Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 3 04-19-2007 02:12 PM


Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Disclaimer:

This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by the Airstream, Inc. or any of its affiliates. Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.



Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 04:22 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.