Light fittings for c/t

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I have recently purchased some LED globes k and are looking of some fittings to put in the camping trailer(tambo) at the head of the bed for reading lights. I like the Rainbow Power Company LYF-070 Spotlight k but are looking for any advice all you knowledge people may have.
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Reply By: Fiona (VIC) - Monday, Jun 05, 2006 at 22:35

Monday, Jun 05, 2006 at 22:35
sorry, but where the k are surpposed to be these links
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Follow Up By: Member - Doug T (QLD) - Tuesday, Jun 06, 2006 at 22:34

Tuesday, Jun 06, 2006 at 22:34
Could be my imagination playing tricks but i did notice that insects don't seem to go to much at white L.E.Ds , I had my little LED torch out while i was boiling the billy at night recently and they very few but were chasing for the 12v interior light
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Reply By: Motherhen - Monday, Jun 05, 2006 at 23:10

Monday, Jun 05, 2006 at 23:10
We purchased fairly cheap flexible lights with halogen lamps from one of the caravan parts companies, them swapped them with the LED lamps. We are now looking for a track lighting style to put 4 LEDS over the dining table.
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Reply By: Muzzgit (WA) - Tuesday, Jun 06, 2006 at 00:16

Tuesday, Jun 06, 2006 at 00:16
I have looked at doing this and have been to lots of caravan places, and the 12 volt shop, and several lighting specialists and all have said the same thing.

To get enough light out of LED's for reading, especially if the lights are gonna be on the ceiling of the camper [ like in a jayco ] then you are gonna need a heap of them.

What I have done is cut the cord off one of the normal moveable halogen light fittings that came with the camper and have wired in an 2 bar fluro, and with the magnets on the back of it, I can put it over the sink or over the table using a few peices of thin steel glued to the ceiling.

This means we should get a fair bit longer out of the battery, and if the weather turns nasty we can sit inside and play cards.

If however you simply want lighting so you can find you way to the door and not stub your toes, then LED's may do the trick.
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Follow Up By: Fiona (VIC) - Tuesday, Jun 06, 2006 at 01:03

Tuesday, Jun 06, 2006 at 01:03
We have a soft floor c/t [tambo copper] and have one 80 amp/hr agm remco in the wagon for the engle and one in the c/t for lights conected together via a redarc isolater. The two led globes that I have (30 led's pre globe) I want to use to read in bed instead of haviving to use a torch.They are spot light (not wide angle) and would be plenty bright enought to read to up close. The part I am after is the fittting to put the globe into.
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Follow Up By: Muzzgit (WA) - Tuesday, Jun 06, 2006 at 01:09

Tuesday, Jun 06, 2006 at 01:09
Arent they the same as the bayonet fitting as in your tail lights?
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Follow Up By: Muzzgit (WA) - Tuesday, Jun 06, 2006 at 01:16

Tuesday, Jun 06, 2006 at 01:16
OOOOPPS no they are not.

sorry.

You may have to go to ebay and buy the fittings now. LOL
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Follow Up By: Fiona (VIC) - Tuesday, Jun 06, 2006 at 01:18

Tuesday, Jun 06, 2006 at 01:18
they are two proned MR16 GU5.3 socket
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Follow Up By: Fiona (VIC) - Tuesday, Jun 06, 2006 at 01:21

Tuesday, Jun 06, 2006 at 01:21
I have the fittings but I need a fixture
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Reply By: Member - Oldplodder (QLD) - Tuesday, Jun 06, 2006 at 07:36

Tuesday, Jun 06, 2006 at 07:36
I don't have a solution, but have a question which is a little OT, but still about CT lights, so hope you don't mind. Looking at lights in CT at the moment too.
I notice that with fluoro's that they really attract the insects likes moths, possibly because of the flicker inherent to them.

Do LEDs attract insects? Does this solve the problem?

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Follow Up By: Fiona (VIC) - Tuesday, Jun 06, 2006 at 07:57

Tuesday, Jun 06, 2006 at 07:57
I have heard "LEDs do not attract insects".
"because fluoro's flicker" I do not know, but it sound feasible.
Very cleaver, I have never thought why (Hz).
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Follow Up By: Bonz (Vic) - Wednesday, Jun 07, 2006 at 09:26

Wednesday, Jun 07, 2006 at 09:26
I have heard that the ballast that the fluoro uses to srtike the lamp emits a sound above our capacity to hear that attracts the insects, this year at the outback challenge we had a fluoro setup at the finish line and there were approximately 68,427 moths around it, very very annoying.
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Follow Up By: Member - Oldplodder (QLD) - Wednesday, Jun 07, 2006 at 17:08

Wednesday, Jun 07, 2006 at 17:08
Thanks,

I might use an LED instead of a fluoro or eventhe old kero lamp.

I have a 18amp hour SLA that is fully protable for placing a light any where I want in camp. Should work well.
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Reply By: titl4 - Tuesday, Jun 06, 2006 at 19:19

Tuesday, Jun 06, 2006 at 19:19
a. LED's will still attract some insects but not the hordes that come to a fluoro.

b. If you have MR16 reflector globes they will replace the halogen globes in a huge range of lamps - Bunnings, Jaycar, lighting specialists, etc. You'll just have to change the plug. Also, those stores (and others) sell the 'tails' that these globes will plug into - greatly enlarging the available range of lamps you can easily 'modify'.

Cheers .........
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