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Old 03-01-2013, 11:31 AM   #1
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Escape 19 Interior Lighting Question

I'm looking for information and suggestions on the options for interior lighting in the Escape 19. We have a Escape 19 on order for July 2013. The trailer will have the standard queen bed and dinette setup. I would like examples (pictures) of the standard overhead lighting placement for the bed and dinette areas as well as the location folks have selected for the optional LED reading lights offered by Escape. In the case of the optional reading lights were these in addition to the standard lights or replacement of the standard lights? Also if you could change the lighting in your trailer what changes would you suggest and why?

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Old 03-02-2013, 12:44 PM   #2
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We also have a 19 on order...
Is there easy to access 12v wiring in the cabinets so that reading lights could be added after we live in it a while?
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Old 03-02-2013, 03:09 PM   #3
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The standard layout has a single light under each cabinet in the front dinette area (3) and 2 under the kitchen(if you do not get the range) and 2 in the bed area(curb and street sides) There are 2 double lights located one behind the a/c over the bed on the ceiling and one between the a/c and fan, again on the ceiling, controlled by a door located switch. These is also one in the bath room. Any pf the under cabinets lights can be changed to the LED lights during the build and you can probaly specify locating them in the corners. This however may make turning them on/off a little tedious due to their location. That is why the stock lights are midships under the cabinets. I thought of switching out the stock for the led's reading lights, but the base of each are different. I opted to have Reace install all led's in the stock lights, an option offered.
The wiring is hidden inside the cabinets with a false bottom, easy to find from the cabinet outside by removing the light but inside they are hidden.
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Old 04-02-2013, 12:24 PM   #4
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We found the LED lights too bright. We left the OEM bulbs in the two overhead lights in the center but had Escape put lower output bulbs in the four fixtures along the sides in the front and rear.
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Old 04-02-2013, 05:31 PM   #5
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Coloured, transparent lighting gels, cut to shape and inserted behind lens covers soften the harshness of led bulbs. The led bulbs give off very little or no heat so melting is not a problem.
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Old 04-02-2013, 06:46 PM   #6
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I used mostly the bright white bulbs, but in the double fixture I added over the table, I put in a couple of the warm white ones. My wife loves the level of light in the trailer, and I do too.
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Coloured, transparent lighting gels, cut to shape and inserted behind lens covers soften the harshness of led bulbs. The led bulbs give off very little or no heat so melting is not a problem.
There are also "frosts" available that don't change the color, but soften the light. I have used Rosco #115 (available from theatrical suppliers) to diffuse the light from fixtures.
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Old 04-02-2013, 08:28 PM   #8
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Some - but not all - LED modules work with a suitable dimmer. A local supplier here is LED Lights Canada; I am using some bulb replacement modules from them, and have purchased a dimmer but have not yet installed it.
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Hi Brian I was looking at the same place for lights.
What type did you get, I was looking at the G4-T10-9F Wedge Base in warm white as I figured it would be close the the standard incandescent bulb.
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Hi Brian I was looking at the same place for lights.
What type did you get...
I was looking to replace G4 base halogens in ceiling fixtures - in an RV but not in an Escape - and tried three different models. I'll try to remember to check which ones when I'm in the RV next, which should be in the next couple of days.
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