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Three Vaqueros

6/5/20

Customizing Lighting

Adventure Location:  Del Rio, Texas
Adventure Date: 6-5-2020
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The first set of LED lighting we installed had dark white light covers that stopped way too much light. So we took them off and have had good luck without them.

However the side glare from them is noticeable and bothersome.  So today the OFM tried his usual trick on the light cover for RV lights.  He took his hole saw and drilled a 2.25 inch diameter hole in the cover right directly under the LED board.

Now the LED could shine brightly down on what needs light, The darker white sides cut the glare back a big bunch for the rest of the trailer. This one worked so well that the other two are now on the modifications list. Some day they will also be modified.

Here is a picture of the light off so the location of the hole shows clearly.



This next picture is  when it is powered up. This shows well how much light comes down to the work area and how little light goes sideways as glare. This light is over the lavatory in the bathroom. It also shows how much light the white plastic stops to the sides.



Having excellent lighting in your living quarters certainly helps in trying to have tooooo much fun.

3 comments:

  1. Yeah, but where's the adventure in having proper lighting so that you're not fumbling around in the twilight?

    Oh, but cool fix.

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    1. No adventure but I sure like having skin on my shins instead of scabs.

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  2. On first look I thought the bulbs had overheated and burned a hole in the covers. Good fix
    the Ol'Buzzard

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