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Old 10-11-2013, 09:16 AM   #1
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Additonal Reading Lights

We’re ordering the "LED Interior Light Package" option for our 19 and we see that Escape also offers the option of additional "LED Captains Reading Lamps". My question is how many such lights would be useful (primarily for reading) and what would be their optimal placement?


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If you like to read in bed, one or two in the bed area is useful. If you like to read while sitting in the dinette, that would be a good spot for another one or two. We added four captains lights and are quite happy with them.
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Thanks Dave. We'd be incline to do both, I think. Where'd you place your 4 additional lights?

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We considered the captain's lights in our 19 but just went with the LED package alone. They are very bright and more than adequate for reading in bed. I worried that moving/lifting the mattress would impact the captain's lights. When I make the bed...a rather awkward proposition...I climb over the mattress, lift the back edge, and stand on the bed base while I tuck in the fitted sheets. Lifting the mattress that high tends to rub on the blinds and I wouldn't want anything hanging down from the cabinets that I could bump or destroy. I suspect most folks just reach over the bed to tuck in the sheets and lifting the mattress isn't an issue. Anyway...for us...the captain's lights would have been overkill.
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Thanks Dave. We'd be incline to do both, I think. Where'd you place your 4 additional lights?

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In the front dinette, we had Escape crew install the Captain's lights on the left and right sides of the trailer under the overhead cabinets. In the rear bed area, you must first decide what side of the trailer you will lay your heads while sleeping. We put the two Captain's lights on the passenger side under the overhead cabinets. (Of course, Jim Bennett would say they should have been on the driver's side - ).
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I'm having them installed in each corner also, you may need to change the bulb for reading, the only color Escape offers is the cool white in the captain lights, whereas the rest of the led's are warm white. You can always change the bulb later if you like, try it as is. But the standard lights put out enough to read by, whereas the captain's beam is more focused or concentrated in one area.
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Thanks all. Good info.
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I bought a really great light from Camping World that goes around my neck and is a real nice light...LED light... Makes it easy when Doug is sleeping..
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I bought a really great light from Camping World that goes around my neck and is a real nice light...LED light... Makes it easy when Doug is sleeping..
A worthy thought. Thanks.
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Old 10-11-2013, 01:42 PM   #10
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Headlamps. LED run on a couple or three AAA batteries. Great for reading, getting up in the night. If you put it on, it's always light where you're looking.

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