We needed a
decent exterior light over the kitchen of our Track Tvan & a LED light
seems to be the most efficient using less power than other 12 volt
I sourced a
48 super-bright LED light that has its own switch but unfortunately is
not waterproof. The LED's are comparatively new and come in white or
grey. A waterproof version is apparently on the way but not available in
Oz at the moment.
I mounted the
light inside a tupperware type container to make it waterproof &
made a holder based on plastic tubing and a piece of an old tent pole
that has the screw tightener.
assembly simply slots onto a small piece of tube screwed to the side of
The tent pole
screw allows the light to be moved to any angle and the assembly can
swing through 180 degrees to enable the light to be used over the
kitchen or as a general camp light.
The LED gives
an amazing light for very little power consumption, drawing only 0.2
amps. When you are ready
to move on the lead and plug fit into
the container and the lid goes back on.
The LED's are
available from Ian at Dreamtime
Campers at $100 each or Barrie Autoelectrics in Hornsby about $110 RRP.
Contact Perry Robinson on (02) 9476 6277
thanks to Mike for sharing this