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Old 02-10-2015, 01:34 PM   #1
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Vintage 110 volt porch light

54 Flying Cloud currently has no 12 volt system. I may add one in the future but this is not on the "go camping" short list. Current 110 volt porch light is in poor condition (housing, bulb and socket all trash). I was pleased to see VTS makes an exact reproduction but has set it up with a 12 volt bulb. I want to use the new housing but with 110 volt power.
Options include:
1. Finding a 110 volt bulb with BA15s base and wiring new light to 110 volts. Not an easy task and the only one I have found to date is halogen.
2. Removing new bulb and socket from housing and replacing them with 110 volt versions. Seems like the simplest solution if I could find ones that fit.
3. Keeping new light intact and wiring in some sort of 110 volt to 12 volt transformer. Not sure where I would put it.

Anyone done this?
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Old 02-16-2015, 08:43 AM   #2
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Tentative solution:
Since I need to replace my fridge with a newer model, I will need 12 volt power to run my control board. Since the fridge is just inside the entrance I think I can hide a small 12 volt transfomer above the fridge and use it to power the board as well as the porch light. Long term solution will be to add 12 volt converter for entire trailer and tie in several 12 volt circuits but the small transfomer should work in the short term to get my camping.
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Looks like the 1156 bulb draws a bit over 2 amps. Any idea how many amps a typical controal board requires?
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It is a sewing machine bulb.
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It is a sewing machine bulb.
What is? The 1156 or the control board?
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