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08 August 2015

RV Bathroom Solar Night Light


Solar Night Light for the Bathroom in our RV


Solar Light to be installed in RV as a Solar Night Light.
Solar Light to be installed in RV as a Solar Night Light.
When camping, it is nice to have a night light on in the bathroom without having an extra draw on the batteries in your RV. Even if you have a full hock-up it is nice to have a night light in the bathroom.




This is especially true when "Dry Camping" without any services. Every extra Amp hour in the battery becomes so valuable.




To accomplish this, I have to have sunlight to charge the solar battery.





The bathroom skylight looked like a good candidate.





The skylight has a "bubble", the top/outside glass and also an inside glass (it's all plastic).






The sky lite in the bathroom in our RV
The skylight in the bathroom in our RV
There is about 3 inches between the outside and inside glass. This is where I decided to install a solar light.




So what I did, I went to Walmart and picked up a few garden solar lights at $1.00 each.




The kind I'm talking about, are the ones that sits on a stick and are meant to be put along the walkways in your garden.




I then removed the actual stick from the light. But, I did not want the light to shine outward, but rather downward.




So I looked around my shop to see what I could find. I had two hard white plastic rolls (from a rolls of reflective tape).




I glued them together and then inserted the solar light.



Solar light with stick removed and the two plastic pipes for the RV  Night Light.
Solar light with stick removed and the two plastic pipes for the RV
Night Light.

The two plastic pipes glued together to fit the RV solar night light
The two plastic pipes glued together to fit the solar light

Inserting the solar light in the plastic pipe for the RV solar night light.
Inserting the solar light in the plastic pipe.

Light sitting in the plastic pipe.
Light sitting in the plastic pipe.
RV Solar Night Light in Place
RV Solar Night Light in Place
I then inserted the solar light inside or just on top of the lower glass and screwed the glass back in.



This worked very well, the light just nicely fits inside and is the correct size to fit in-between the top and bottom glass in the sky lite.




This makes life just a bit easier when camping.


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