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RecPro®

Double Dome Interior RV LED Light- 4200K Warm White

SKU:
L8069-LEDW
UPC:
799861406389
  • RV Pancake Lights
  • RV Pancake Lights
  • RV Pancake Lights
  • RV Pancake Lights
  • RV Pancake Lights
  • RV Pancake Lights
  • RV Pancake Lights
  • RV Pancake Lights
  • RV Pancake Lights
  • RV Pancake Lights
  • RV Pancake Lights
  • RV Pancake Lights
  • RV Pancake Lights
  • RV Pancake Lights
  • RV Pancake Lights
  • RV Pancake Lights
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Description

Light up your night with the double-dome pancake light from RecPro! Sometimes when you're out on the road you find yourself in locations where the brightest lights around are the stars above your RV, you need to have plenty of illumination to feel safe and secure. When you're in the deserts of Utah, or that great "in-between" in Montana, truly getting away from it all, you'll need bright lights to beat back some of that darkness. Whether for safety or convenience reasons, bright lighting is essential.

When it comes to your RV, what is adequate illumination? Are you sure your RV even has it when you roll off of the RV lot? Most new owners probably don't go shopping at night, nor do they test every bit of lighting in their rig before they buy. There's too much to go through before you buy. It's only when you get out there on the road, in those places where the darkness is complete, that you find out just how adequate your lighting package is in your RV. Do you want to wait for this to happen, or do you want to be prepared for those situations before you hit the road? At RecPro, we have the answers to all these questions and more.

Let's talk about lighting. Traditional bulbs have ruled the illumination landscape for decades. Once the light bulb escaped the rudimentary design of its initial invention, it didn't get far beyond the fundamental elements as the primary source of lighting available. While this light source lasted a long time because of its relative stability compared to its forebears, it was highly inefficient. Whether industrial or residential, the incandescent lighting had once major fault: How it worked.

Standard incandescent lightbulbs have been in the world since the late 1800s. Once they began utilizing a tungsten filament with a high melting point, the standard way to light was born. By running an electrical current through the contact wires into the filament, the electrons vibrate at a high rate which heats the filament, and the result is the illumination. While this provides stable light in most environments, it doesn't last too long. The filaments, over time, begin to break down with the intense heating and cooling that happens with repeated use. Eventually, the filaments snap. That's in a static environment.

Imagine you're traveling down the road along the coast of Oregon and the winter was particularly harsh on the state's infrastructure. Potholes and uneven wear on the road batter your rig around like a ball at a professional tennis tournament. All that bouncing and road rigor (i.e., the effects of wear and tear on from the road on your vehicle) plays havoc on traditional lighting. That much wear causes RV owners to replace bulbs in their rigs at a 2 to 1 ratio versus the bulbs in their brick-and-mortar homes.

So, what is the answer to the problem of the incandescent bulb in the RV? As a whole, the RV industry has turned toward the LED (light emitting diode or device.) The LED (which is a technology that has been around since the 1960s)

What's in a dome?

Your double dome interior RV LED light from RecPro has a just a few parts that make up its lightweight yet sturdy construction. Starting from the outside and moving inward, let's take a look at the dual pancake light as a whole:

The Housing - This unit's housing is comprised of an Arctic White ABS plastic. The housing is sturdy and made to resist cracking, crazing, chipping, and fading (in this case, yellowing.) The plastic has UV resistant properties as well that help extend the life of the housing. The color is a classic white. There's a two-fold purpose for the color. The first is that traditional white blends well with many colors so that you don't need to worry about color or tone matching. The second is that the white creates more light with "glow through" that lights up the body of the dome. This means you'll get more light with this double-dome light than a similar unit with a dark cover that occludes the light.

The lenses are the next stop on the tour of the outside of this lighting unit. These lenses have multiple layers of presentation that set them apart from other versions on the market. Many other lights with somewhat similar lenses have a wavy, bubbled, or teardrop pattern, the light from RecPro has a crosshatched design on the walls and floor of the lens. Why is this important? Those patterns mentioned above help only to dilute or distort the light that is emitting from the LEDs as it leaves the unit. The crosshatched pattern (picture a field of tiny pyramids pointing their tips toward the light source) reflects the light in a sharp dispersed pattern that gives clean lines of illumination for better lighting of your areas.

In the center of the lens, there is a clear and smooth oval directly under the pancake light array. This is an excellent addition to this light because it allows for a clear transition from the light paddles to the area directly below the light. This gives a straight and focused beam of light right on whatever you would like. Whether it's reading a magazine or putting together a scrapbook for your kids/grandkids about the journey you're taking, these domes provide the light you'll need to get the job done!

This lens is special. It's not just the clarity that it offers. This lens is a polycarbonate lens. Polycarbonate material is highly sought after in manufacturing for use in all manner of production. This thermoplastic (as its name implies) is built to last. One of the properties of thermoplastic material is that it can be heated nearly to its melting point, cooled, heated, and cooled again without any significant degradation. While LED lights do not emit too much heat (which is a benefit of LEDs), it still is nice to have that layer of security with the material used in your lighting. This material is flexible, reliable, and used in everything from eyewear to highly-sensitive medical equipment. If it's good enough to be placed in a heart monitor, it is good enough for your RV!

The other piece on the outside that you will notice right away is the switch. While a simple addition to the unit, it gives you control over your lighting. You don't always have that with other models that you see. The units are wired into the existing wire harness of the RV and controlled by the central switch. With this light, you are in control.

Inside – Simple but strong. That's the calling card of this lighting unit and others in the RecPro line. The wires are a heavier gauge than what comes standard with industry competitors. Well-shielded and with plenty of slack for ease of installation when wiring in, these wires are even notched to get you started with your project.

Not all assemblies are the same. It's a bell that we ring over and over here at RecPro. Why? Because we have products that go that extra step where many try to get by with having "just enough." Many dome lights on the market are only able to be hard-wired and turned on and off by a central switch somewhere far away in your vehicle. That doesn't operate with the needs of the real world. Sometimes you don't want every light in your RV switched on. Sometimes you want to read under light and not disturb everyone around you. That's why we put a center switch on the unit so you can use your light when you want to.

While one of the advantages of LED lights is that they do not get hot as old incandescent versions will, it is still good to have safety protocols where electricity is involved. That's why we made sure that this unit has metal shielding to keep the heat reflected away from the back of the group and outward toward the polycarbonate lens and ABS plastic dome where its effects are negligible.

The stars of the show that will light up your life are the dual pancake (paddle) lights installed in the unit. These two high-density paddles are covered with a 21 LED light array, each, giving you 42 LEDs worth of bright light power for your RV.

Installation instructions:

Tools needed: Cordless drill (with Phillips/flathead bits), electrical tape, voltmeter, wire stripper, wire nuts, safety knife

1. With any project you take on at home, you'll always want to have the proper PPE (personal protective equipment.) For this job, you'll want to have: safety glasses, gloves, voltage diagnosis meter, and a long-sleeved shirt.

2. Determine where you would like to place your lighting. The easiest way to approach a lighting project is to upgrade your current lighting by taking out your old fixture and installing the new lighting in its place. This way you may tie directly into the existing wiring, saving yourself a lot of work and cost.

3. **CAUTION** This next step is crucial. Make doubly sure that you shut-off/disconnect the electricity (turning off the main power at your junction box or even going as far as to disconnect your battery) before doing any electrical work. Even a 12V source can be dangerous if mishandled. Any experienced electrician uses a lock-out/tag-out procedure when working on lighting or wiring so you, as a DIY, should take the same level of precautions.

4. Once you have cleared the electric, you can pull your old light off. Generally, it should only require you removing a few screws, and the whole of the assembly should pull away from the wall or ceiling. Where the wires attached, they should be covered by electrical tape or collected inside of a cap/wire nut. Remove the tape or cap/nut (DO NOT TOUCH THE EXPOSED WIRE WITH YOUR BARE HANDS) and use the voltmeter to ensure that there is no electrical current in the line coming from your vehicle. There shouldn't be any as you should have already (per the instructions) turned off the breakers and detached the battery.

5. Now that you have removed the old light you can attach the wire ends from the RecPro Double Dome Pancake light (making sure to match colors: black to black and white to white) to the wires that were attached to your old lamp. Twist the exposed wires together (white to white and black to black, making sure to keep the colors SEPARATE) and twist a wire cap/nut on top of them. Once you've done this to both the black and white wires, cover them in electrical (black) tape to ensure that no wire is exposed that could short or create a fire hazard.

6. Squeeze the polycarbonate lens on the sides (gently) and pop them off of the double-dome light. Each dome has a backing plate with four mounting holes. Place the light exactly where you want it and then drive a screw into opposite corners of the mounting plates. Don't drive the hardware too deep or you could penetrate the outer skin of your RV's roof*.

7. Adjust the screws to make sure they are flush to the mounting plate. Reattach the lenses to the dome and then turn the electricity back on in your rig. Once you have completed all of the previous instructions, you should be able to flip the switch and bring your beautiful new LED double-dome pancake light to life!

*Make sure you consult your manufacturer before selecting hardware to mount this light. If you use a screw that is too long you could damage your RV's roof*

Details:

  • 921 T15 Wedge Base 5050 SMD Bulbs - replaceable
  • Resists damage from voltage fluctuations
  • Clear polycarbonate lens
  • Surface Mount
  • Dimensions: 12 1/4" L x 4 3/4" W x 2 1/4" D
  • White ABS housing
  • On and off switch
  • Good for RVs, campers, trailers, and marine applications
  • Non-Dimmable

Technical data:

  • Wide Voltage Range 11-18V
  • 4000K - 4200K Neutral White Color
  • 540 Total Lumens - Bright Bulbs (8 watts)
  • 60,000 hours of life expectancy

Double Dome RV LED Light