Let There Be (New) Lights!

My wife and I were thinking our 12v lights in the camp trailer – that we use more for “camp” than “trailer” were getting a bit dim. Several of the overheads needed new bulbs, and the “dome light” over the dining table needed a new switch. Because we had recently began replacing lights in both our home and cabin with LED units for both economy and brightness, we wondered if their were LED alternatives for RV use?

The LED replacement is brighter, will last longer, and has about the same footprint as the original equipment light.

The LED replacement is brighter, will last longer, and has about the same footprint as the original equipment light.

Well, there WERE! First one we replaced was the dining table overhead, with a whole new LED unit. It was so much brighter than our old 12v lights, we decided to now explore new LED overhead units. The Kohree units we bought were great replacements for the original lights, but much brighter, and rated to last 60,000 hours – with no bulbs to EVER change!

The original lighting was a bit yellow, required changing bulbs occasionally, and the bulbs did not come out easily.

The original lighting was a bit yellow, required changing bulbs occasionally, and the bulbs did not come out easily.

Light Emitting Diode (LED) fixtures are a definite upgrade. With no bulbs to "burn out" and an expected life of 60,000 hours, they are a no-brainer!

Light Emitting Diode (LED) fixtures are a definite upgrade. With no bulbs to “burn out” and an expected life of 60,000 hours, they are a no-brainer!

Installation was also easy – I installed the 6 overheads we originally bought in a single morning, and the dome light was even simpler!

Amazing things, these LED lights!

Amazing things, these LED lights!

I originally bought enough LED fixtures to replace 6 of the 9 units in our RV. I now have enough on order to finish the job!

I originally bought enough LED fixtures to replace 6 of the 9 units in our RV. I now have enough on order to finish the job!

About MikeH

Texas hunter and fisherman for 50 years, published outdoor writer since 1979, licensed charter boat operator from 1982 to 2013. Past Member, Board of Directors, National Association of Charterboat Operators, current member Environmental Advisory Committee to the DOE and the Strategic Petroleum Reserve. Married to Dorothy since 2000, one son, Michael who is recently married and living in Nederland, Texas. My wife and I live in Oyster Creek, Texas, near Freeport, and have a hunting property outside of Brazoria, Texas.
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2 Responses to Let There Be (New) Lights!

  1. Spencer Schultz says:

    I read on your website you might be interested in a Herter’s 44 PowerMag.
    I have one I purchased years ago in excellent condition. As a machinist I had the capabilities of fabricating a brass trigger guard & grip frame which really makes the pistol look good. It’s mechanically in good condition. I fabricated a special cylinder pin with a blind hole in it to lighten it. The cylinder pin had the tendency to back out with very heavy loads. This solved that problem.
    I haven’t shot it for nearly 30 years & 90% of what I did shoot was light (4 grains Bullseye) 44 Special loads.
    Drop me a line if you’re interested.

    Spencer

  2. MikeH says:

    Spencer, thanks for telling us about your Herter’s .44 mag! I’d love to see a picture of the grip frame, and will post it if you send one. My original Herter’s .44 mag also shot the base pin out with the bullets each time I fired it, but the two I have now do not – maybe haven’t been fired as much, or were taken better care of? I don’t really need another right now, but thanks very much for letting me know about yours, and perhaps some other reader will “need” it?

    Mike

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