RV Light Switch

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):

RV Light Switch for RV DC Lighting

RV Light Switch

Amazon listings for RV light switches:

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