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Old 04-15-2004, 04:59 PM   #1
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What to Do? - Light over the Bath Mirror

The light over the Bath Mirror for lack of a better word S#@% 's anyone replace this with something a little brighter ?
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Old 04-15-2004, 06:47 PM   #2
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Hehe, looks just like the one in my Argosy Minuet. Gives off about the same amount of light too.

Mine is missing the knowb to turn it off and on though. lol
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Old 04-15-2004, 06:49 PM   #3
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We replaced our old yellowed lenses & bulbs with new ones and it seemed to help quite a bit. InlandRV has lenses for a lot of the vintage models, although I'm not sure about the Argosys...might give them a try.

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Old 04-15-2004, 06:56 PM   #4
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That is the same light that Airstream used in the late 70's trailers in the bathroom. In the Airstream there were two. Being that you have the 12 Volt source there you can change it out to what ever you like. Someone had some fluorescents for sale on the forum in the last week.........
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Old 04-15-2004, 07:10 PM   #5
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I have been working on fluorescent lights for my coach this past week. The last one should arrive UPS tomorrow.

It finally occurred to me that the problem with those incadescent lights is that they are automotive lamps - designed for about 13.5 volts. At the 12 volts (or less) supplied by our batteries/univolt/converter they are yellow and grossly inefficient.

Maybe a single tube, 15 watt fluorescent?

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Old 04-15-2004, 07:20 PM   #6
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If someone has something mounted could they post a pic...
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Old 04-15-2004, 07:42 PM   #7
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Could swear that was our bathroom..

That is our Argosy year and size .. and our bathroom looks just like that .. and the knob to turn it off and on it not there.. we were considering ordering it from Inland RV but my replace it with a brighter and newer light.. Annie
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Smile Dim is good!

I usually look better in low light - try thinking of your dim bulb as an special automatic Airstream Candle.
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Don't you know you are supposed to use the exterior skin as a well lighted mirror

Oh yeah, it is an Argosy. Well then plan B. Need a new bright light. I think Mark is on the right track about the voltage issues. Also have you pulled the lens and made sure all the bulbs are working? There should be three.
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Old 04-15-2004, 08:15 PM   #10
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I just replaced my yellowed lens on the exact same fixture. About $25 from Inland RV. It did help some but we're all limited by the voltage.
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