Go Back   Montana Owners Club - Keystone Montana 5th Wheel Forum > GENERAL DISCUSSIONS > General Discussions about our Montanas
Click Here to Login

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 12-11-2016, 02:34 PM   #1
paulinbaja
Seasoned Camper
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: Chico
Posts: 99
M.O.C. #14041
Kitchen is dark

We have a 2009 34RL and love it. The peninsula kitchen is very dark. All the lights work but when doing detail work on the counter it is not adequately lit. Often the Mrs. likes to sew and use this counter. We replaced the original lamps with LED's and gained nothing. I am considering adding two additional LED double ceiling fixtures above the counter. Has anyone else experienced this situation and does anyone have any ideas for greater light? I would appreciate all your thoughts.
paulinbaja is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-11-2016, 04:22 PM   #2
rohrmann
Montana Master
 
rohrmann's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Box Elder
Posts: 1,605
M.O.C. #12947
You may have replaced the original bulbs with LED's, but did not increase the lumens from the old bulbs. I would check the M4 website to see if they have a brighter bulb. I'm almost sure you can get some extremely bright LED's that will do the trick. http://www.m4products.com/
__________________
Bob & Becky
2012 3402RL
2012 Chevy 2500HD D/A CC 4WD
rohrmann is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-11-2016, 11:47 PM   #3
Eagleback
Montana Fan
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: Naples
Posts: 422
M.O.C. #15731
My wife has the same problem with our island. It is the only Montana that i think ever had a movable island so keystone never placed a light bar over it. so i mounted a swag light from the ceiling (110 VOLT) over the island and used the chain to swag over to the plug and it has an inline switch. it works well and when or if we move we just take it down before we run the slides in.
Eagleback is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-12-2016, 12:35 AM   #4
mlh
Montana Master
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Salem
Posts: 3,234
M.O.C. #2283
M4 has a flat plate LED with, I think 40 LED diodes on it. They will light your kitchen up like daylight.
Lynwood
mlh is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-12-2016, 01:11 AM   #5
jlb27537
Montana Master
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Depends on temps
Posts: 1,553
M.O.C. #13157
Deleted
jlb27537 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-12-2016, 01:19 AM   #6
jlb27537
Montana Master
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Depends on temps
Posts: 1,553
M.O.C. #13157
Quote:
quote:Originally posted by jlb27537

Hello, My '14 3150RL came with a couple of puck lights in the kitchen. Make nice nite lites. I removed the puck lights and added 2 led flat panel lights in their place. They have switches on the lights, but I added a pair of switches like Keystone uses in the bottom of the overhead cabinets. (each light has 50 led's)

http://www.ebay.com/itm/14-Kaper-II-...QAAOxywbNQ~aPN

__________________

2012 Ram Laramie 3500 DRW 4x4 3.73 Tow Max Pkg B&W Companion 60 gal RDS aux fuel tank. 2014 Montana 3150RL, 2 A/C's, Leather, 6 Point Jacks, Splendede WD2100XC, Mor/ryde X-Factor, Duravis 250 tires with TST 507RV monitors.
jlb27537 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-12-2016, 05:47 AM   #7
paulinbaja
Seasoned Camper
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: Chico
Posts: 99
M.O.C. #14041
Thank you all for responding. Got some good ideas. When I figure it all out I will post the result.
paulinbaja is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-21-2016, 02:43 PM   #8
paulinbaja
Seasoned Camper
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: Chico
Posts: 99
M.O.C. #14041
Got this fixed. How do I put a picture in here? lighting is great now. Added two LED tube lights and they are great.
paulinbaja is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-21-2016, 05:03 PM   #9
rohrmann
Montana Master
 
rohrmann's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Box Elder
Posts: 1,605
M.O.C. #12947
The instructions for posting photos are at this link:

http://montanaowners.weebly.com/adding-photos.html

__________________
Bob & Becky
2012 3402RL
2012 Chevy 2500HD D/A CC 4WD
rohrmann is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-22-2016, 02:51 AM   #10
paulinbaja
Seasoned Camper
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: Chico
Posts: 99
M.O.C. #14041
Thank you I don't store on a cloud or on line so I won.t be posting a picture. Thank you for your reply.
Quote:
quote:Originally posted by rohrmann

The instructions for posting photos are at this link:

http://montanaowners.weebly.com/adding-photos.html

paulinbaja is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-22-2016, 04:28 AM   #11
rohrmann
Montana Master
 
rohrmann's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Box Elder
Posts: 1,605
M.O.C. #12947
I believe you must have the photo on an online site in order to have a URL location to be able to insert the photo. I do not store photos online as normal thing, only put a select few on www.photobucket.com as needed. It costs nothing, and I have not had any issues doing this.
__________________
Bob & Becky
2012 3402RL
2012 Chevy 2500HD D/A CC 4WD
rohrmann is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-22-2016, 05:10 AM   #12
MARK A
Montana Fan
 
Join Date: Jan 2016
Location: STAYTON
Posts: 332
M.O.C. #18157
You're right, wrong forum

Mark
__________________

2016 3610/2012 F-350 Powerstroke
MARK A is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Keystone Has Gone to The Dark Side The Oldguard Sitting around the Campfire 7 12-24-2015 09:41 AM
Tired of shaving in the dark H. John Kohl Additions & Improvements 13 03-07-2014 10:03 AM
Dark streaks on Carpet werhapy It's a Dirty Job but Someone has to do it! 5 10-15-2006 06:31 AM
How do you make it dark enough? John Young General Discussions about our Montanas 17 04-15-2006 02:44 AM
leaving at O dark thirty Rob Cooley On the Road Again 0 01-25-2004 02:05 PM

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 05:40 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.