RV Light Switch – the lowly little on off thingy
The RV light switch is a pretty simple thing. Its different from the light switches you find in homes because instead of switching AC power common in houses, it switches 12 Volt DC power which is common in RV’s.
The other thing I’ve noticed is that the RV light switch is pretty boring. Whereas you’ll find lots of decorative choices in household switches, and switch plates, the RV light switch is pretty boring.
When you DO use the switch, AND you aren’t on “shore power“, you will be taking power from the RV battery. That isn’t a bad thing, but you need to be aware of that fact. That is one reason that I’ve written several articles about RV lighting. If you put in an LED light, when you turn on the RV light switch, you’ll actually be able to reduce your lighting power by about 80% which is pretty incredible.
I’ve listed a few replacement switches for you here from Amazon (Amazon Disclosure):
- JR Products 12015 White Double On/Off Switch Assembly with Bezel
- JR Products 12585 Labeled 12V White Switch
- JR Products 12005 White Single On/Off Switch Assembly with Bezel
- JR Products 12225 Black Single On/Off Switch Assembly with Bezel