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Old 12-26-2002, 12:48 AM   #1
 
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Question how to remove ceiling lights

Would like to remove those lights, but can't see any screws

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Old 12-26-2002, 02:27 AM   #2
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Lightbulb Answer

RON,
YOU Should know by now:
IT takes two engineers to do the job~!~
But, if you only have one..that'll work..
LMAO
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(btw, would it help if you turned the "light" on??)<smiles>
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Ron,

Depening on style there are two slighlty diffrent methods.

If you have the big square fixture that covers the vent, remove the light switch knob by unscrewing, there should be a keeper nut/ring under it. You need to remove this keeper nut as well as the keeper nut on the fan switch. This will allow the lens to come off. Then the fixture is screwed to the roof. If you have the round fixtures with the switch in the center, uncrew the knob and remove the keeper nut/ring. The lens should now be free and the base is held to roof by screws.

If you are looking at the wall mounted reading lamps the trick is to flex the cover to pop it out. There are no screws. You need to be gentle as these get brittle and you can break it removing it.
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Italiano,
Glad you got a chuckle from my question

64,
the ceiling fixture is square with a round knob in the center. I see
no screws and if I turn the knob it just lights up. I have that same light over the kitchen sink.

Anyway once removed, I would like something more efficient, any
suggestions??

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Ron...
I figured you must be fustrated and, need the laughter..It makes you look at a problem with a different frame of mind..I hope it worked~! <smiles>..
I wish you luck on IT..
I don't have one of those "vintage streamers".
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Thread on better lighting

Streamer, see this thread on improved lighting with Halogens.

http://www.airforums.com/forum...halogen+lights
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I can't wait to be your neighbour your pics are killing me

Smily,

Thanks for the thread, most interesting, halogens seem to be what I want.

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Ron,

Try turning the know counterclockwise, or the oppisite way you turn on the light. The knob should come off, it is threaded on with a left hand thread. looking at the light covers on Inland RV's site they all have a hole for a switch. This switch is what usally holds the cover on with the keeper nut.
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IKEA halogen lights

Ken,

I called IKEA for buying some of their halogen lights like UWE and others mentioned and I liked the price. It was only $9.95 for a pack of two small halogen lights which is very reasonable.

However the shipping was a minimum of $18. If I got either two or 4 lights the shipping would be equal to cost of the lights (or 2X cost for only 2 lights). Rep said they have a contract with UPS and that is the only alternative.

The closest store is in Virginia close to D.C.

Sure thought it was a deal.

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Halogens for everyone

Dont know why anyone would just use the Ikea lights.

You can buy an array of 12 volt halogen lights from Home depot, Lowes, and almost any hardware store not to mention your local lighting showplaces.

My lawn lights are all 12 volt halogen.

Point being, 12 volt Halogen lights are alomost as common as incandescent bulbs these days.

Replacement bulbs for my lawn lights are about 10 dollars for a three pack.

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Question Halogen lights?

For those of you familiar with the lighting fixtures in my trailer, could you please shed some light on replacing my fluorescent bulbs with halogen bulbs?

I'm familiar with halogen bulbs and understand they create some heat, but are they safe to use in my current fixtures?

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correction

I'm not familiar with halogen bulbs..........
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Flourescent lights

Flo. Lights typically have a "starter" or a capacitor that stores the voltage until it is built up to a higher voltage, that when released will ignite the flourescent gas within the tube. once the gas is ignited, it takes very little voltage to maintain the ignited gas.

With that being said, no, you cannot use the same fixture for a halogen bulb.

Halogen bulbs require a Halogen fixture. These fixtures typically are constructed of high temperature componenets. Halogen lights get very hot!

If you use the correct fixture and locate them where they will not ignite flammable items such as curtains or paper towel holders, you should be okay.

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Thanks!

I'll just keep what I currently have. Thanks for answering my question!
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Old 12-30-2002, 12:49 PM   #15
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Updating ceiling lights

Thanks for your thoughts ....

I was thinking of updating some of the lights in my 25'.

I am convinced that the florescent would be best above the sink area. Thought about putting a two halogen spots on each side of the front sofa for reading and similar ones at the back above the beds.

I have two small table lamps the the PO had pushed onto some sticky clay to keep them in place while traveling. Seems to work fine. (Does someone know the brand name from CW?). Or is there a better way to hold lamps in place?

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Flourescent

I have a double-bulb incandescent over the dinette table flanked by a halogen spotlight on each side.

I'm seriously thinking of replacing the incandescent with a recessed flourescent. The fixture would be recessed into the double-bottom cabinet.

The flourescent will give more general light at the same current draw and the halogens are really great for reading and can be swivelled to match the seating position.
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Question Alternative to Flourescent ThinLite?

Wondering if anyone has replaced their Flourescent fixtures with anything like LED's or something else? I know flourescent lights are cheap and they have a low power draw, but LED's have an even lower draw (if what I read is correct.)

Personally I just don't like Flourescent light. Never have, never will.

I would love to know if anyone has had any success repurposing the built in fixtures...

Thanks!
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You probably won't like LED light either. The technology is in it's infancy and there is a lot of difference in color from LED to LED. It is not a warm light like incandescent, which I assume is what you don't like about flourescent.

On the plus side they do have very low current draw for the light produced. They make replacement LED brake/tail light bulbs, try one and see how it fits your taste.

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Thanks John! I'll do that! I just removed a skylight to put in a sat dish so I'll probably try that as a test location for some LEDs. I'll post photos.

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