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Our AmeriLite has two 12V lights that are up on the main ceiling above the bed. Way out of reach for anyone laying in bed, and they flood the whole area with light. DW likes to read at night and I like to sleep. There's a shelf overhang over the bed area. First thing I thought of was lighting.
I found these wireless LED puck lights at Harbor Freight. for $12.49 for the three-pack.




They have velcro stick-pads for mounting, so you can take them with you if needed. They also come with screws for a more permanent mount. I chose the velcro method. They each take three AAA batteries, and claim to have a 100,000 hour bulb life. They have a high and low light setting, and swivel to direct the light where needed.


Here's the distance of the new light compared to the stock lights:



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We have one of those near the toilet for night time trips and 1 in the living area that we turn on every night.....so anyone getting up doesn't stumble around. The trick there is to remember to turn it off in the morning. I love those things!

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We did the same thing over our bed. It is a good mod. . My problem is by the time I hit the bed , I'm too busy to read or write . Still a good mod . . Thinking about doing it over our chairs in the living area as the manufactured lights that came with the rig are not that bright by the time the light hits our book or computer . Life is Good


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Love these! I put them in the closet and storage areas and even left one 'mobile' to grab and hand hold for a quick flashlight.


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LEDs are a great mod in general. Good job.


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Looks good. Even though we converted the TT to Leds we still use a few Hf pucks for softer lightening. They go forever on a set of batteries.


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Every shelf in every cupboard and storage locker has one. Cheap and simple without wiring. Really they are used very little and the batteries last a long time. Easy mod.

The statement of the light dissapating over much distance is true. Good for reading just with in a couple of feet.


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