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jtownstumpjumper 07-09-2014 10:29 AM

Light in control panel
 
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Added small led light in the control panel controlled by magnetic switch on our Whitehawk this morning....no more blind flipping switches coming in at night in the dark.

got this mod idea from Camper Bob....thanks and it works great!!!!

mcfarmall 07-09-2014 10:37 AM

Amazon links didn't work for me. So does the light come on when you open the door on the control center?

jtownstumpjumper 07-09-2014 10:51 AM

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Originally Posted by mcfarmall (Post 214580)
Amazon links didn't work for me. So does the light come on when you open the door on the control center?

Yes...magnetic switch turns light on when you open the door....turns off when you close it.....wired into the 12V plug at bottom of control center....

Don't know why the amazon links didn't work but here are the 2 items needed:

SeaSense Surface Mount LED Courtesy Light....$8.88

Directed Electronics 8600 Micro Magnetic Switch....$9.46

Stingray75 07-09-2014 11:34 AM

Just as I was beginning to look for something to light up the control panel and the pantry in our 331RETS. Thanks for sharing the idea. Did you have to buy a transformer to power the LED's?

Camper_bob 07-09-2014 12:28 PM

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Originally Posted by jtownstumpjumper (Post 214577)
Added small led light in the control panel controlled by magnetic switch on our Whitehawk this morning....no more blind flipping switches coming in at night in the dark.

got this mod idea from Camper Bob....thanks and it works great!!!!

Glad to see I was able to help! Your pic looks almost identical to my setup!

That's one of my favorite mods. I also labeled the switches so there's no more trial by error to find the right light switch!

Camper_bob 07-09-2014 12:34 PM

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Originally Posted by Stingray75 (Post 214597)
Just as I was beginning to look for something to light up the control panel and the pantry in our 331RETS. Thanks for sharing the idea. Did you have to buy a transformer to power the LED's?

You could probably use a transformer, but so far it hasn't been necessary. The LED draws VERY little amperage.

I also have some of these:
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B002ODIU9E/...I1SK3H0Q0OA1QZ

They're really neat and battery powered, but I haven't quite figured out how to mount them where I want them yet. They are very directionally sensitive, so it's a little more of a challenge to get it to work in a cabinet...

Camper_bob 07-09-2014 12:53 PM

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Originally Posted by Camper_bob (Post 214619)
You could probably use a transformer, but so far it hasn't been necessary. The LED draws VERY little amperage.

I was thinking about a relay. Definitely no transformer needed, it's all 12V. No relay needed either, the light and switch have been able to handle the current without one.

Sorry 'bout that!

jtownstumpjumper 07-09-2014 01:46 PM

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Originally Posted by Camper_bob (Post 214616)
Glad to see I was able to help! Your pic looks almost identical to my setup!

That's one of my favorite mods. I also labeled the switches so there's no more trial by error to find the right light switch!

Used your suggestions from your mod post and pic as to locations for switch and light.....everything worked fine....will be out in the TT tonight after it gets dark to check it out...thanks again.


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