Integrated Kitchen Lighting for the Airstream

Integrated Kitchen Lighting for the Airstream

The time change, combined with the gray fall days of the Pacific Northwest, has made it a little dark in here! As you know from reading about gadgets that didn’t work for us, I was disappointed with the round battery powered lights I tried, but I refuse to  give up! Here’s our new integrated kitchen lighting solution!

integrated kitchen lighting

My answer came from Ikea in the form of the Dioder LED battery drawer light. Here’s the cabinet, with the drawer light installed at the top, in the front (this is before I put batteries in so you could see how dark it is), and here it is after I put the batteries in.

integrated kitchen lighting

Lots of light, and the best thing about it — it works on a sensor, so it automatically comes on and turns off when you open the cabinet. Plus, it has a super sticky backing if you dont want to put screws into the wood — super important sometimes. And at $14.99, it’s a good bargain! Let their be light!!

8 Comments

  1. The images on this post seem to be broken and oh how I would love to see them!!

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    • I dont see where they’re broken — are you talking about the cutting board post? They’re coming up for us, but I’ll double check the links and update the post! Thanks so much for letting us know there was a problem!

  2. Also, one knock on Airstream over the years is that they have discounted storage space due to the exterior being round instead of a right angle, greatly reducing much needed storage space for longer trips. Is this true? How long can a person (or two) stock up on supplies, sans fresh water, and be alright? Any ideas? Lastly, does your Airstream have any Satellite/GPS/Wi-Fi capabilities? Most importantly Wi-Fi? And how is the signal strength? You’d think being constructed out of all top grade aluminum it would be fantastic, but thought I’d ask anyway. Thanks again!

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    • Its really hard to answer this… it all depends on what you need and how you conserve your water. We traveled through Canada for 3 weeks and went to the grocery store two or three times and mostly stayed with no hook ups. We have several friends that travel with a satellite dish, and for internet we use Verizon 4g hotspot — everyone does something different. I’d look at technomadia.com to see how they do it — they travel fulltime and work from their RV.

  3. Just ran across this, live in Portland and am about to buy a 22′ Sport Airstream for just myself and go across country and then some. Great blog, would like to hear more about any technical difficulties and nuances you all have had, aside from the aforementioned, obviously. Whereabouts in Oregon are you all now? Gorgeous trailer by the way, excellent choice all around.

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    • Hi Chris,
      We’re on Whidbey Island now, working for a distillery — but would love to get back to Oregon soon. As for technical problems, I think we’ve all had our fair share of issues. Leaks is the big one — always be aware and the minute you see any dampness or dripping, find the problem and fix it! Dampness will also bring mold which can ruin a lot of things inside, so that’s my biggest advice — check for moisture all the time. My personal big issue was also our jack — we’ve had a few issues with it, so make sure you’re very in tune with the jack, how to use it and take care of it! Please feel free to email us down the road with anything that you feel might be an issue and we’ll try to help!

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    • Thank you!

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