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Old 05-30-2013, 01:49 PM   #1
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lights over bed.

We have a 2013 Jayco jay flight swift 26bhs. We hate the overhead lights in the master bedroom. They blast you right in the eye. rather than carry lamps for each bedside stand, I wondered if anyone replaced or modified those lights...any suggestions and please, no LED suggestions, those blast a bright light too.

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We have 2 like that. Also find them useless as they are to bright and not positioned for reading at all. Haven't figured out a solution yet but hopefully some one on here has some good ideas !!
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Have you tried some sort of diffuser , maybe a new assembly for the light with a built in diffuser, soft light bulb?


There are different styles of diffusers ( the cover ) that can be had. try your dealer perhaps for help, white versus clear lense would probably make a "softer" light.

* By the way, yes LEDs are brighter in some instances, you can get soft leds or warm lighting versions, not all LEDS are insane bright. Try googling rv lights, LEDtrailerlights.com etc. Google is your friend.


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Old 05-30-2013, 04:26 PM   #4
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We have a 2013 Jayco jay flight swift 26bhs. We hate the overhead lights in the master bedroom. They blast you right in the eye. rather than carry lamps for each bedside stand, I wondered if anyone replaced or modified those lights...any suggestions and please, no LED suggestions, those blast a bright light too.

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Those lights are better suited for police lineups than reading in bed to be sure! Kinda like staring into the sun when they're on. A quick fix: Head to your nearest Home Depot or hardware that has a large selection of Rustoleum products. Look for a a can of "frosting" spray (for glass or plastic I believe). Remove the lense cover on the light and spray this product on the inside of the lense and let it dry thoroughly. Should dim the intensity of the light and diffuse it some.

OR: Give the PPL Motorhomes Part Superstore online a look for lighting products. http://www.pplmotorhomes.com/parts/d...er-12-volt.htm
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Take a 3" x 3" sticky note and after getting on the bed in the position that you will be when you read, put the sticky note over the part where the lightbulb shines in your eye. You will get the benefit of the light without the direct glare.

We ultimately bought two small lights that I mounted on the wardrobe walls. Also bought a dimmer for my side so it could be made from off to very bright. Each item gotten at Home Depot.
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Old 05-30-2013, 04:50 PM   #6
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... rather than carry lamps for each bedside stand, ...
My wife isn't happy with the 12 volt lighting in the main area of our 23b. She mentioned table lamps, but as you say they may be a pain so we scrapped that idea.

Her latest quest is for some 120 volt sconce type lamps. She hasn't decided on which ones yet, but it seems like a permanently mounted wall lamp may be in our future. I like the idea and have already installed a wiremold supply to power them.

A sconce type light may work in the bedroom when on shore power. FWIW vic
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My original bulbs are very bright, may be a 921 (21 candlepower). You can try a 906 (6 candlepower) or a 912. I replaced the bedroom bulbs with led. Not bright at all, almost like a night light. Way too dim for the rest of the camper but great for over the bed.
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Old 05-30-2013, 07:30 PM   #8
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We have a 2013 Jayco jay flight swift 26bhs. We hate the overhead lights in the master bedroom. They blast you right in the eye. rather than carry lamps for each bedside stand, I wondered if anyone replaced or modified those lights...any suggestions and please, no LED suggestions, those blast a bright light too.

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I have the same issue with those over head lights. I know you said no LEDs, but I'm considering these.

http://panther-rvproducts.com/LED-Re...m1plqscsfapp04
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There's a few lights at the bottom of this page that might work for you.

http://www.rvupgradestore.com/RV-Int...show=25&page=2
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My rig has the fixtures with the 1383 bulbs. They are terrible for reading and are so hot you can burn your hand when reaching up to turn it off. I replaced the bulbs with LED's and they are cooler but still blind us while reading.

I would welcome an inexpensive solution to this cause I like to read in bed.
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