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Roger Miller
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 12, 2011 11:33 am    Post subject: Installing work lights on trailer wall Reply with quote

Any suggestions on the proper way to mount the buckets for exterior, recessed work lights on the wall of our trailer?

I am thinking a wood or metal frame around the opening that would support the bucket and is supported by the wall studs.

This is the type of light I am planning.

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Roger Miller
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 06, 2013 12:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Amazingly enough, my own post showed up first on the google search results when I was trying to track down more info on this kind of in-wall work lights for trailers.

To be honest, although they are installed, I haven't wired them up yet, as I was being lazy about the 110V wiring for the trailer.

Now that the LED thing is going a bit nuts, and 12V lighting seems very sufficient for the interior, I was starting to look into changing these over to some sort of LED lights instead of the halogen.

So, has anyone gotten into this yet? And know what would work?
I did some searches and found out that the 500W halogen is supposed to be putting out 10,000 lumens - so far, the LED work lights I have found that look like they could fit into the buckets are rated at 390 and 1280, and still looking.
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Broque Ward



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PostPosted: Fri Jun 07, 2013 4:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

just be careful with them, they arent as eco friendly as we think. energy efficient yes.. check out this article

http://www.gizmag.com/led-bulbs-found-to-contain-toxic-metals/17876/

as far as interior lighting how do you plan to power the lights led or 110v?

battery charged off of cars alternator? inverter? generator?

I was at harbor freight and they have some cheap solar panels.... I htink they were $145 and they work in cloudy conditions too.

which way are you thinking of powering them?
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 08, 2013 5:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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