rvupgradestore.com Composet Products Fridge Defend
RV Life Magazine RV Park Reviews RV Trip Wizard

Author Topic: RV light fixtures?  (Read 738 times)

wijames2002

  • ---
  • Posts: 168
  • "The cure for all problems is sun and saltwater"
RV light fixtures?
« on: December 05, 2017, 03:28:15 PM »
Are all of the internal lights in an RV 12 volt?
1998 Fleetwood Southwind Storm
Chevy 454
2018 Kia Soul in tow.
"Liam lV" hearing service dog as co-pilot

"People will forget the things you say or do but they will always remember the way you make them feel"

ClickHill

  • ---
  • Posts: 237
Re: RV light fixtures?
« Reply #1 on: December 05, 2017, 04:28:19 PM »
Hard to say 100% yes - but generally 100% yes.
D & D
2015 Winnebago Itasca Merdian
2013 Chevy Equinox toad

grashley

  • ---
  • Posts: 5064
  • Western KY for now.
Re: RV light fixtures?
« Reply #2 on: December 05, 2017, 04:57:36 PM »
My FW has a table lamp that plugs into 120V.  That is an obvious exception.  Lights under microwave, same deal.  Otherwise, yes, 12VDC.
Preacher Gordon, DW Debbie
09 Grand Junction 35 TMS  Progressive HW50C
Andersen Ultimate hitch
2013 F350 Lariat LB SRW Supercab diesel 4X4   TST TMS  Garmin 760
Nimrod Series 70 popup (sold)
It's not a dumb question if you do not know the answer.

John From Detroit

  • ---
  • Posts: 21409
  • ^My New Home^
    • Diabetics Forum
Re: RV light fixtures?
« Reply #3 on: December 05, 2017, 05:10:36 PM »
From the factory the only 120 volt was the one inside the Microwave

I"ve added 2 120 volt since  One table top one "Swag".
Nothing adds excitement like something that is none of your business
My Home is where I park it.

HappyWanderer

  • ---
  • Posts: 2056
Re: RV light fixtures?
« Reply #4 on: December 05, 2017, 05:13:16 PM »
Our fifth wheel had a 110 volt light fixture over the dinette.
WARNING: This post may contain a chemical known to the State of California to cause cancer, or birth defects or other reproductive harm.

Rene T

  • Forum Staff
  • ---
  • *
  • Posts: 12250
  • Every day is payday and every payday I have off
Re: RV light fixtures?
« Reply #5 on: December 05, 2017, 05:14:54 PM »
Our fifth wheel had a 110 volt light fixture over the dinette.

My 1st 5vr had one 110 volt light above the couch. The one we have now doesn't have any.
Rene, Lucille & co-pilot Buddy
AKA  Pep N Mem
2011 Chevy Duramax 2500 HD 4X4
2011 Montana High Country 343RL
From the Granite State of NH
& Florida Snowbird in Lakeland FL

sc4668

  • ---
  • Posts: 101
  • 2007 Denali fifth wheel
Re: RV light fixtures?
« Reply #6 on: December 06, 2017, 04:21:12 PM »
My fiver has a 110 light in the ceiling fan just like the one in the house.

Gary RV_Wizard

  • Forum Staff
  • ---
  • *
  • Posts: 64776
  • RVer Emeritus
Re: RV light fixtures?
« Reply #7 on: December 07, 2017, 01:39:20 PM »
I'll go with the "generally yes" answer, but as you can see there are exceptions. Without specifying a particular year/make/model, nobody can give you a very precise answer.
Gary
--------------
Gary Brinck
Summers: Black Mountain, NC
Home: Ocala National Forest, FL

Senator

  • ---
  • Posts: 123
    • No NonsenseLandlord
Re: RV light fixtures?
« Reply #8 on: December 12, 2017, 09:00:43 PM »
A ceiling fan would be 110V.
2015 Keystone Alpine 3536RE
2017 Ford F350 Platinum, SRW, CCLB

Ken & Sheila

  • Forum Staff
  • ---
  • *
  • Posts: 3685
  • Smokey 3
Re: RV light fixtures?
« Reply #9 on: December 12, 2017, 09:13:28 PM »
A ceiling fan would be 110V.

There are 12 volt ceiling fans. Our current coach has one.

ken
Ken & Sheila
2009 Monaco Camelot 42 PDQ
2019 Jeep Trailhawk Elite, 2006 Saturn Vue
Fur-ball kids: Ariel and Mia

Larry N.

  • ---
  • Posts: 5251
  • Westminster, CO
Re: RV light fixtures?
« Reply #10 on: December 13, 2017, 06:59:44 AM »
There are 12 volt ceiling fans. Our current coach has one.

ken

Our Beaver had one, too.
Larry and Mary Ann N.
2016 Newmar Ventana 3709 -ISB6.7 XT 360HP
2015 Wrangler Sahara Unlimited toad
Formerly: Trailmanor 2720SL, Bounder, Beaver
  de N8GGG

Memtb

  • ---
  • Posts: 542
Re: RV light fixtures?
« Reply #11 on: December 13, 2017, 07:08:35 AM »
   We had one in the bedroom of our 5er, wanted/needed more light and replaced fan with a light.
Todd and Marianne
Home Base: Winchester, Wy.
Miniature Schnauzers - Sundai, Nellie and Maggie Mae
2007 Dodge Ram 3500,  6.7 Ram 6 speed manual, 4x4
2004 Teton Grand Freedom
2007 Bigfoot Class C

docj

  • ---
  • Posts: 1399
Re: RV light fixtures?
« Reply #12 on: December 13, 2017, 07:27:20 AM »
FWIW, Beavers built by SMC in the 1999-2001 period must have been unique in that they have 120V lighting wired throughout the coach.  The only 12V lights we have are "pucks" under the cabinets and the basic small fluorescents in the ceiling.  Our principal lighting consists of 120V wall sconces in both the main area and the bedroom.  In addition we have a 48" standard recessed fluorescent fixture in the kitchen area and a standard dining area fixture in the eating area.  Of course, we also have a multitude of outlets throughout.

It's a matter of physics, but even with LEDs, 120V lighting fixtures can provide a lot more light than do 12V ones.  We're running 100 watt-equivalent LEDs with dimmers in our wall sconces and that allows us to achieve lighting levels much more comparable to a home environment than you can find in most RVs.   In addition I have installed under-cabinet lighting throughout.

I'm not "bragging" about the lighting, just pointing out that it can be done, but wasn't something most manufacturers appear to have ever tried.  Our MH came with an inverter as OEM so that the lighting was available regardless of whether or not you had hookups.  It's a nice arrangement; we're glad to have it.  When we go into our friends' RVs they seem dark inside by comparison.
Sandie & Joel

2000 40' Beaver Patriot Thunder Princeton--425 HP/1550 ft-lbs CAT C-12
2014 Honda CR-V AWD EX-L with ReadyBrute tow bar/braking system
WiFiRanger Ambassador/RVParkReviews administrator
Follow our adventures on Facebook at www.facebook.com/weisstravels.net