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Offline bbeck

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Dismal interior lighting
« on: September 22, 2014, 06:09:28 AM »
I'm looking for suggestions about how others have dealt with interior lighting in a popup.

The lighting in our Coleman Rio Grande is just dismal in both quantity and harshness of the two original ceiling lights (replaced with led's because we prefer to dry camp).  The florescent lantern we use on the table does nothing to help either.

Looking for a soft warm glow throughout - not necessarily lots of brightness

Any suggestions

Offline thingette 1s sister

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Re: Dismal interior lighting
« Reply #1 on: September 22, 2014, 06:33:23 PM »
Hmmm, rope lighting?
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Offline speckhunter80

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Re: Dismal interior lighting
« Reply #2 on: September 22, 2014, 06:53:06 PM »
Install cooler(in Kelvin) LEDS then what you installed.

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Re: Dismal interior lighting
« Reply #3 on: September 22, 2014, 11:34:25 PM »
We have a small lamp that we set up. It sometimes sits on the dinette or "end table" by the door. It's very nice, especially for nighttime.
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Re: Dismal interior lighting
« Reply #4 on: September 23, 2014, 09:03:35 AM »
We found that all the dark surfaces in the Cobalt seemed to absorb the light from the 2 ceiling lights, which have LEDs. Once I replaced curtains with lighter ones, and put light fabric slipcovers on the dinette back cushions things were a lot better.
The table and counters are almost black. I used a light vinyl table cover until we replaced the table with a molded table, one of the almost-white ones. The wood we used for a counter, once we removed the sink is also in the light range. All that made a huge difference in the level of interior lighting.
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