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Old 06-14-2022, 08:42 AM   #1
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Battery Power Switch - LED Light

Hello all,

Iím curious if anyone else has been irritated by the intensity of the green LED light that surrounds the main battery power switch in the late model ASÖand more importantly, if you have any suggestions regarding a solution. I have a 2022 Flying Cloud 30FBB and Iím not sure if this is unique to this model or year so Iíve snapped a picture of a screenshot from a video (see bottom of photo).

During the day, itís no problem at all. At night, however, this little light makes the whole cabin glow with a green light. My wife and kids donít seem to mind but I sleep much better without any light for whatever reason. We have dogs that go in and out of the bedroom at night and closing the curtain confuses them which then caused us to wake up.

As a quick fix Iíve been hanging something over the switch/light or otherwise covering it up but (and I know this will resonate with some of you) itís one of those things that just bugs me and Iíll just keep thinking about it until I figure out a permanent solution. Are there any geniuses out there with a fix for my petty complaint?

Thanks!

Todd
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Old 06-14-2022, 11:21 AM   #2
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Interesting they made a change. On our 2020 FC, it is a small red light right by the door. I guess they went to green to match the conventional “green = go” association. I bet a replacement in the same style as ours would swap right in.
Or, they sell switch covers for home use that you might be able to install over your switch and indicator light. These are the kind you can snake your finger under to work the switch, but that thwart inattentive switchers. It would block all but the oblique light, without looking out of place.
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Old 06-15-2022, 06:00 AM   #3
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Thanks. I’ll take a look at the parts lists for slightly earlier models. Good idea.
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Old 06-15-2022, 06:28 AM   #4
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Hello all,

I’m curious if anyone else has been irritated by the intensity of the green LED light that surrounds the main battery power switch in the late model AS…and more importantly, if you have any suggestions regarding a solution. I have a 2022 Flying Cloud 30FBB and I’m not sure if this is unique to this model or year so I’ve snapped a picture of a screenshot from a video (see bottom of photo).

During the day, it’s no problem at all. At night, however, this little light makes the whole cabin glow with a green light. My wife and kids don’t seem to mind but I sleep much better without any light for whatever reason. We have dogs that go in and out of the bedroom at night and closing the curtain confuses them which then caused us to wake up.

As a quick fix I’ve been hanging something over the switch/light or otherwise covering it up but (and I know this will resonate with some of you) it’s one of those things that just bugs me and I’ll just keep thinking about it until I figure out a permanent solution. Are there any geniuses out there with a fix for my petty complaint?

Thanks!

Todd
in some previous posts, folks like the fact that it serves as a night light. In our 20FB, it does not shine towards the bed. This green light also serves as a low voltage indicator and will begin blinking when you drop too low.
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Old 06-15-2022, 06:57 AM   #5
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If you are able to remove the button from the wall and look at how the button is wired you may find that is has separate leads for the LED. Disconnecting just the wire for the LED function should do the trick.
Alternatively, you could replace the button with an unlighted ON-OFF pushbutton of with the same dimensions and specs.
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Old 06-15-2022, 07:01 AM   #6
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My low-tech solution for the power switch and microwave is a double layer of duct tape. Sad but true.


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Old 06-15-2022, 10:29 AM   #7
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Black electrician's tape works for us on most of the led lights.
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Old 06-15-2022, 12:06 PM   #8
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We use these to dim the appliance LEDs:


https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00CLVEQCO...A3ECC6F571RBQ5


they come in different degrees of transparency.
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Old 06-16-2022, 05:42 AM   #9
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Great advice. I think I’ll give the film covers a try first as I would assume that I could layer them to get it dark but still tell if the power was on just by looking at it. I could also tackle the microwave. I hadn’t noticed that one because the power switch is brighter and closer to the bed.

If the above doesn’t work, I’ll pull the switch and see if there is a disconnect for the LED. I am sure you are correct OutdoorIdaho. There has to be a separate wire.

If that doesn’t work, I’ll break out the trusty electrical tape!

Thanks for all the comments. Very helpful.
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Old 06-16-2022, 09:04 AM   #10
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Great advice. I think Iíll give the film covers a try first as I would assume that I could layer them to get it dark but still tell if the power was on just by looking at it. I could also tackle the microwave.
In my former MH a guest couldn't sleep because of the digital display in the microwave. So he played around with the settings and found he could turn off the display. Good to know.
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You could use a piece of electrical tape with a tiny pin hole to reduce the amount of light emitted.
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I bought what is ostensibly a cover for push start buttons for cars that spins open and closed. It shuts out most of the light when it's closed, but allows easy access to the button when it's open. It's a little tacky, but works well. I wrote about our experience with it on my blog, if anyone is interested: https://travelingworkerbees.com/airs...ht-too-bright/
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Old 11-07-2022, 06:23 AM   #13
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This looks very promising. I had cut out some darkening film but could never get the circumference perfect. If it was too big, it would get caught on the outside of the button housing when depressed and eventually come off. Too small and light would still come in. Plus it looked amateurish. Thanks for the idea!
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