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Old 06-30-2012, 08:39 PM   #1
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Refrigerator Light

While attending the Washington (state) Get-Together, I saw a Casita that had a light in the refrigerator that looked great. I found out that a Casita owner, "cagal," had worked out how to install a LED light in the refrigerator and it became a big hit with many Casita owners.

I ordered the $20 light kit from cagal. It's a very complete kit and simple to install. The only change I had to make was to lengthen the wires by about 10 inches. This was due to the Casita's refrigerator temp sensor opening is on the right side of the refrig while it is on the left side in my 19' Escape. I followed the advice of another Casita owner, in the link below, and used a camera to verify the location of the switch and that, indeed, the light goes out when the door is closed.

Here is the link on the Casita forum about the light:
http://www.casitaforum.com/invboard/...__1#entry79226

If you have an interest in lighting up your Escape refrigerator, this kit is hard to beat. Just go www.casitaforum.com and send cagal a private message. Tell her that this is for an Escape and she will make the wires longer.

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Old 06-30-2012, 09:11 PM   #2
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Re: Refrigerator Light

I used the Sylvania "Spot It" battery powered light and discovered that no matter where I put it, something ends up placed in the fridge, in front of it, blocking the light. It's now on the door, infrequently used because you have to turn it on and off.

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Old 06-30-2012, 09:59 PM   #3
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The LED is attached to the 45 slant on the upper right side. It is controlled by a magnetic switch.
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Old 08-03-2012, 06:52 PM   #4
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Re: Refrigerator Light

I just got done installing my fridge light kit, and it is cool. I found it took a while to correctly position the switch and magnet, but a bit of marked masking tape and a camera set on motion picture made it just a matter of fiddling with the switch and magnet until I had it where I wanted it. The light will remind me to throw the battery disconnect switch when I'm storing the 19 and keeping the fridge door open.

The kit maker, Cathy, was a pleasure to work with. I've attached a couple of photos.
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And one more photo of the wiring: look for the small white wires. So simple even I could do it.
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Old 08-03-2012, 07:57 PM   #6
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An update. When the Escape is home I leave the refrigerator door open. To keep the LED light off I used a magnet next to the switch. I wasn't too happy with the magnet setup so I installed an off-on switch installed near the electric power block. I just open the service panel door to access the switch.

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Old 08-03-2012, 07:59 PM   #7
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And one more photo of the wiring: look for the small white wires. So simple even I could do it.
Nice job!
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Thanks for the inspiration. Gotta say, this forum is an invaluable asset.

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Old 08-04-2012, 07:05 PM   #9
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I too got Cathy's kit and its well made and easy to install. The voltage meter I got also has an indoor-outdoor thermometer. I ran the "outside" sensor into the fridge to monitor the temps in there. It even has a "Freeze" warning! I got the meter from Radio Shack.

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I guess only light beer is allowed in those fridges.
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