Lighting the Way

February 26, 2014
Filed under Quick Tips, Tech Tips


We often return to our RV after dark, and fumbling for the light switch is a nuisance, even if we have a flashlight. We tried leaving a light on, but it attracts flying insects, and tends to
deplete our batteries when boondocking. The obvious answer was a motion-activated light. We looked at several, both battery operated and plug-in, and settled on a motion-activated light that is powered by AA batteries. It is made to mount under a kitchen cabinet, and the motion detector can be adjusted to point straight down or out horizontally or anywhere in between. We put one on the ceiling by the door, with the sensor pointed down at a 45-degree angle, so that the light goes on when the door opens. Since the light came in a two-pack (Costco, item #580978 for $20) we put the second one outside the sleeping area add illumination the area for those nighttime jaunts to the bathroom or refrigerator; be sure not to mount it too close to the bed or it will light up whenever you roll over.
Frank Winter | Manalapan, N.J.



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