Spiffy Up Your RV With Awning Lights

There are so many different types of awning that you can have on your RV, including those that are an integral part or additional pop-up ones. It probably won't come as much of a surprise that there is a vast number of lighting options that you can have too.

The choice is almost endless, and you can find lights that will brighten up your awning area as much, or as little as you like. You may want to have more subtle lighting to create a relaxing evening atmosphere, for example, or have them a little brighter to be able to read your favorite book after the sun has gone down.

A quick search of the Internet for RV lighting products will give you a list of some of the suppliers. You need to take a look at a few of them to get an idea of pricing and types, so you can give yourself a better idea of what you are looking for. A plain strip-light that is attached to the outer edge of your awning provides a fairly bright light and costs around $100.

Of course, this varies depending on the power and length of the light. They are particularly useful for the patio style or pull out awnings which are attached to the side of your RV. You can comfortable read by these lights, and they are slimline, so can be stored easily.

At the other end of the scale are the individual lantern type lights. These start from a few bucks each, for mass-produced versions, but can vary greatly in cost as handmade ones are also popular. Some come already complete with bulbs included, while others require some assembly as they store flat. The range of colors is immense, and you can find lantern lights to compliment any color scheme; either in solid color or patterned. You may be able to find some sets of lantern lights, but the majority of them are sold individually.

As a rough guide, you would need 8 lanterns for a 14 ft awning, and 14 lanterns for a 26 ft awning. The more lanterns you have, the lower they will hang beneath your awning, because of the weight. It is important not to overload your awning! The beauty of these lanterns is that you can have different powered bulbs, and even colored bulbs, to add a unique atmosphere to your awning area.

No matter what type of awning you have for your RV, you are sure to need some form of lighting for those cozy evenings. You have a wide choice available, and the majority of awning websites, also have basic lighting for sale too. However, if you want something a little more special, then you need to look for specialist awning light companies.

There are a number of these on the Internet too. Almost all awning lights are attached using special clips. It is a good idea to use these, rather than any another means, to ensure that your lights remain securely fastened. Be sure to order some extra bulbs, unless you know that you are going to be traveling near a hardware store!