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Camper trailer lighting

Postby MacLister » Fri Oct 15, 2010 11:26 pm

Hi guys,

Can anyone advise us on camper trailer lighting? I guess with the bugs, it's not advisabe to light up light a christmas tree.. so any advise would be great. I have a few large 12V batteries, so wouldn't mind a solution where I can hook up sone lighting and power it off my 36ah 12V battery. However, all options woul be great.

Also, any solutions for trying to keep flying bugs away, as well as SPIDERS?! :cry:
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Re: Camper trailer lighting

Postby stevo. » Sat Oct 16, 2010 8:27 am

I use a Bushman Flouro light, it was about $80, it's very bright and can run all night and not use much power. Avoid any flouros from SuperCheap, they are pretty dull.
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Re: Camper trailer lighting

Postby Rosco1 » Mon Oct 18, 2010 12:45 pm

I recently wired up our CT with 4 led lights in the lounge area and have 2 more to put in the bed / tv room (lol...thats what we call it...has our ''blow-up' couch in there as well...).......They put out heaps of light and the best part,,,,they only draw 2 amps ea,,,,,,We also have a small 300w inverter hooked up that runs the tv...charges batteries,phones etc....works a treat ,,,,everything else runs on gas,
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Re: Camper trailer lighting

Postby GypsyLady » Mon Oct 18, 2010 2:36 pm

Rosco1 wrote:
I recently wired up our CT with 4 led lights

the best part,,,,they only draw 2 amps ea


That's a huge draw for an LED light Rosco.....are you sure that is correct??
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Re: Camper trailer lighting

Postby Rosco1 » Mon Oct 18, 2010 8:42 pm

Righto Gypsy.....its ''School time''

the average house used to have a 60 amp service, but nowdays most are built with a 100 amp service

volts times amps equals watts

so with a 100 amp service, you could run 12000 watts xxxxx I will let you divide how many ''60w light bulbs fits into 12000w...Gypsy.....

most curcuits are 15 or 20 amps
you can by the size wire, if it has #14 its good for 15 amps---if it has #12 it's good for 20 amps

Hmmm......makes your 2amp draw almost insignificant. :***

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Re: Camper trailer lighting

Postby GypsyLady » Mon Oct 18, 2010 8:49 pm

Rosco1 wrote:Hmmm......makes your 2amp draw almost insignificant. :***

:cheers


My Versa Lite (fluro) draws about .6amp....the LED draws about .002amp or close enough.

Unfortunately.....I don't still have the original packaging to quote precisely.

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