Eliminating the florescent light fixtures.

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Scribs
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Eliminating the florescent light fixtures.

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Eliminating the fluorescent light fixes was on the list to update the coach.

This was a quick afternoon project I got the idea from a monico coach that had been updated inside. Over all the feel is much warmer feeling and no hum from the fluorescent. While I had considered the strip led lights. It still did not bring the interior feel I was looking for as it kept the fluorescent fixture. Over cost was around 25 dollars a light fixture.

Cut the board to 13 3/4. You should have 10 and some scrap.

With the scrap piece set up the router to your preferred profile.

For the main holes. I placed them 2 1/2 from each edge and the in the center. Overall it gave it good spaceing.

Mounting holes I pulled a light down and used it as a template. Then used a 3/8 bit to counter sink the holes so you done see the screws. I did not make plugs for the screw holes but still might.

A quick stain to match your cabinets and some clear and your good to go.
I also reused the same screws to mount them back in place.


Side Note: You can also use the puck lights to replace your under cabinet lights and the cockpit lights under the tv.

Supplies needed

1 by 8 poplar 14 feet this will make 10
29 puck lights from Amazon. 3000k natural color


Tools
Chop saw
Router and bit
2 1/4 hole saw
3/16 drill bit.
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Purchased February 17, 2022 with 26,800 miles.
Radacal
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Re: Eliminating the florescent light fixtures.

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Sounds like you did a nice job there is a simpler way see attachments.
After rereading your Post I now understand that you did not like the looks of the cheap fluorescent fixtures.
could you post pictures ?sounds awesome
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Scribs
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Re: Eliminating the florescent light fixtures.

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I had thought about the led tubes but when I looked they were around 15 to 20 a tube. Maybe in the bulk pack the are less. I can post a better picture tomorrow of all of the lights on.
2003 Safari Cheetah 3733, Cat 3126, Allison 3000, Reyco 4 air bag Suspension
Purchased February 17, 2022 with 26,800 miles.
Radacal
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Re: Eliminating the florescent light fixtures.

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Nice job looks really sleek and more modern..
I attached a picture of mine also
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