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Old 11-05-2013, 09:47 PM   #1
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12 volt nightlight

We dry camp and it gets mighty dark inside at night. Any ideas on a 12 volt nightlight? Don't want to use an inverter with a 110V light.

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Old 11-05-2013, 10:09 PM   #2
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I don't know about your 19, but the CO monitor over our 19's bed provides plenty of night light once our eyes are adjusted.

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Old 11-05-2013, 10:22 PM   #3
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Between the stereo faceplate, the CO monitor, any 12V chargers plugged in, and the light from the clock on my phone, I definitely have no trouble seeing in the dark. We have begun to pull the faceplate off the stereo, and this diminishes the light a bunch.

Speaking of clocks, I use this Android app on my phone. I imagine it is available for iPhone too. I tried a few, but like this simple one the best. You can mute the screen to have it not too bright, and the big numbers are great to see. I have a little clamp that suctions to the counter to hold it.
https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...fox.nightclock
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Old 11-05-2013, 11:33 PM   #4
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The CO monitor, water pump light and refrig lights are all we get and it's not enough for what we need, hence the post.

We started travelling with a pet and the midnight bathroom runs get perilous in the dark with her lurking around. Nightlight vs a twisted ankle? I'll take the nightlight.

Suggestions appreciated. Thanks for the app info, Jim. I'll give it a try.
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Old 11-05-2013, 11:42 PM   #5
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Try one of those little stick on LEDs. We picked up a set at Costco (not there anymore) but I am sure you could get them anywhere. The ones we got actually had a on/off switch separate from the light that you could mount anywhere. We installed one under a cupboard an another above the sink for extra light doing dishes. We love the one under the cupboard because my husband gets up VERY early to go fishing and the little LED lets him get his stuff ready without waking me up.
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Old 11-05-2013, 11:53 PM   #6
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I have a Spot.It battery operated LED light just inside the bathroom door. I just reach in and press it ( the whole thing is a button ). Lasts forever on a couple AAs.
You could mount one where it's most convenient to reach ( under the bed? ) so it's not on all the time and doesn't disturb anybody else.
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Old 11-06-2013, 12:26 AM   #7
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Thanks! I just ordered a couple Spot It lights. $5.97 plus free shipping from Amazon. Should do the trick!

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If not seeing the dog is the biggest problem, you could also use something like this: Amazon.com: Adventure Lights Guardian Dog Light, Red: Pet Supplies
I couldn't find any 12V plug in nightlights, so your best bet is probably one of the puck LEDs. We have two dogs but even with my legally blind without glasses vision I still have plenty of illumination between the fridge LED and our phone charger. That might be an idea for you, actually (blue light from a 12v plug, whether a phone is charging off it or not): Amazon.com: Motorola Vehicle Power Adapter micro-USB Rapid Rate Charger: Cell Phones & Accessories
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Greggo, I just tried looking up Spot It light in Amazon and got too many results to wade through. What section/category was it in?
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You should be able to find them in any Home Hardware, Canadian Tire, Home Depot etc.
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