jaycar 21 LED
Low draw 12 volt lighting
is a real bonus when camping, particularly
if you intent to stay in the
one location for a number of days without moving.
have a FLEXIBLE 12V LIGHT - 21 WHITE LED
catalogue number SL3950 which seems to be well suited to a camper trailer
environment. The plastic 24 inch or 610mm long flexible sealed tubing contains
21 bright LED's with screw holes each end for mounting. Power draw is rated at
200mA. The light also comes with mounting screws & a small rocker switch.
mounted the LED light on the centre ridgebar inside our
Track Trailer Eagle so it would useful as
lighting over the kitchen area. The high light position floods the tent area
well, however the light is ok for general work but would not be suitable for
reading at night at this height. A Tuco light
would be better suited for this purpose.
I carefully pushed two
holes through the canvas with a leatherwork awl so I could drill the screw holes
into the ridgebar. I also pushed a hole through for the thin wiring.
I ran the wiring down the back of the tubing to keep the wire invisible securing
it with duct tape. The
bracket which the bars swing from was the perfect place to mount a
switch This is were the wiring also ran out, but luckily I had bought
a few extra metres.
finished off with a
fused cigarette light plug Positive +12VDC is the black & white trace.
As you can see from the
photos my project turned out just like a bought one.