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Have you ever seen a beautiful light fixture and thought to yourself “that would look great in my rv”. But then wondered to yourself if you could even install a regular light fixture in an RV? Well I’m here to tell you YOU CAN! It’s really very easy! You can actually go out and buy ANY lighting fixture. As long as you use a 12-watt light-bulb in it the type of fixture doesn’t matter. Mountain Modern Life actually made their own light fixtures! Check these out! I asked Katie where she found the fixtures at and she told me that she bought the parts separately on Amazon then put it together herself. At least the one in the hallway was that way. I think the one pictured in the bathroom (caged light) was purchased pre-made.
So next we move onto the light-bulbs. If making your own light fixtures or installing pre-made ones sounds to daunting you can easily just switch out the factory light bulbs for LED’s. This is actually VERY important to do! It’s a big fire hazard in RV’s to have the regular factory light bulbs in there. I got my led’s from Amazon. The link brings you to the specific ones I purchased and they are very inexpensive. You will need to check the number that is on your bulbs to match them up correctly. There are lots of other options as far as brightness and warmth goes. As far as reasons to change to LED’s? Like I said before safety! Below are pictures of the bulbs I removed when I replaced the factory bulbs with the LED’s. I managed to completely break the bulb in the socket (last photo) when I tried to remove it because, as you can see, it’s melted around the end of the bulb itself. I’m really surprised that factory’s don’t install LED’s these days. Although I will note if your buying new and ask the dealership to put LED’s in for you it WILL cost a FORTUNE! These are easy to replace. Just pull out the old bulbs and pop in the new ones, provided it’s not melted like these were. I am replacing this fixture under the kitchen cabinets. I am purchasing THIS from Amazon. The light fixtures, if you’re keeping the same style, are cheap to replace if needed. And like always you can buy just about anything from Amazon!
Have you replaced your lights? Which LED’s do you use? Did you encounter the same problems I did?