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Old 02-26-2018, 12:02 PM   #1
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Bathroom Night Light Ideas?

We have a 2017 Escape 21 with the new style LED overhead lights. Turning on the overhead light in the bathroom in the middle of the night is simply not working - way too bright.

I am looking for a way to wire in a small red LED night light for our bathroom.
Any ideas?

In our 2012 19, I used cpaharley2008's method in the old style lights:

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Old 02-26-2018, 12:07 PM   #2
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i just use a stick on motion detector night light- had on on my 17 too -never even had to replace the batteries. i love it for late night visits.
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Old 02-26-2018, 12:22 PM   #3
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We have a 2017 Escape 21 with the new style LED overhead lights. Turning on the overhead light in the bathroom in the middle of the night is simply not working - way too bright.

I am looking for a way to wire in a small red LED night light for our bathroom.
Any ideas?

In our 2012 19, I used cpaharley2008's method in the old style lights:

Planned modifications to BlackJack….

Thanks Much
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Old 02-26-2018, 12:26 PM   #4
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I bought a Maxxima LED Multi-Color Red, White, and Blue LED Night Light With Switch and Dusk to Dawn Sensor on Amazon. It's switched to red. I leave it plugged in at the socket at the end of the kitchen counter. The flip up table covers most of it lights. The red light does not affect my night vision, but provides sufficient lighting to get down the stairs and use the facilities at night.
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Old 02-26-2018, 02:40 PM   #5
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We use a battery powered motion detection night light in the bathroombut I also colored the light lens red with a magic marker for the same reason as Donna gave. It is set on the sink pipe in the bathroom and pointed towards the floor to further reduce the light level.

In our 2017 21, all the LEDs on control panels etc. in the main room provide all the lighting we need to get around out there. We even taped over a few.
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Old 02-26-2018, 02:46 PM   #6
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We used high temp photo gel film to make red nightlights in the trailer, including in the bathroom: Mods I Haven't Seen Elsewhere
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Old 02-26-2018, 02:57 PM   #7
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Too much light?

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We have a 2017 Escape 21 with the new style LED overhead lights. Turning on the overhead light in the bathroom in the middle of the night is simply not working - way too bright.
Too much light, are you kidding? I need all that brightness to work on crossword puzzles in there at 3:30am.

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Old 02-26-2018, 03:44 PM   #8
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You can still use the same install as we did 2012, it is just a little harder as the connection is up in the hole, I managed to pull mine out and connect the red led and reinsert in the new style units. It is on all the time and the switch operates the white light portion.
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Old 02-26-2018, 05:07 PM   #9
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I have a bag of yellow and red LED 'votive candles' that are powered off CR2032 batteries and can be left on for weeks. I use 2-3 of the yellow ones in the camper as night lights, including one propped up on the sink, and turn them all off in the morning and put them away. the red ones get used as safety markers around my telescope at really dark sites when I'm doing astronomy, or as path markers at public star parties, like here...


(note this photo makes them look pink, Andreo's camera has its IR filters removed so its more sensitive to deep reds and they show up as pink).
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i just use a stick on motion detector night light- had on on my 17 too -never even had to replace the batteries. i love it for late night visits.
That is what we do as well. One we have can be pointed down to the floor, so it doesn't shine in one's eyes.
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