The light has a clear lens and a white metal base. A mounting gasket is included for a weathertight seal against the elements. This light has been tested and approved by the CSA (Canadian Standards Assoc.) for use in Canada. Lowest Prices for the best rv lighting from Optronics. RV Scare Light with 6" Lead, Surface Mount - White Base part number RVSL31 can be ordered online at or call 800-298-8924 for expert service.

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Optronics RV Scare Light with 6 Inch Lead Review

RV Scare Light with 6" Lead, Surface Mount - White Base

Optronics RV Lighting

(45 reviews)

Code:   RVSL31


Price: $9.29

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Optronics RV Lighting - RVSL31

The light has a clear lens and a white metal base. A mounting gasket is included for a weathertight seal against the elements. This light has been tested and approved by the CSA (Canadian Standards Assoc.) for use in Canada.


  • Clear, round trailer light functions as a security light
  • Gasket is included to create weathertight seal between light and mounting surface
  • Replaceable # 1156 incandescent bulb
  • Tested and approved by CSA
  • Surface mounts with four mounting holes spaced equally on the base
  • Two-wire design includes lead and ground wires for mounting to all surfaces


  • Overall dimensions: 8-21/32" diameter x 1-31/32" deep
  • Lens diameter: 7"
  • 3-Year warranty

Manufacturer Cross Reference

Light will work as an exact replacement for:

Peterson # 2560

Manufacturer Specifications

Surface mount scare light with mounting gasket. 6" lead and ground wire. White base. CSA approved.

dimensions of scare light

RV-SL31 RV Scare Light with 6" Lead, Surface Mount - White Base

Video of RV Scare Light with 6" Lead, Surface Mount - White Base

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Video Transcript for Optronics RV Scare Light with 6 Inch Lead Review

Today we are going to show you Optronics RV scare light with 6 inch wire lead, part number RVSL31. The bulb of this light is replaceable. Included with the light is a foam gasket to help seal the trailer. There are four mounting holes evenly spaced around the light. It is a two wire design, meaning one wire will be for our ground connection and the other wire will be for power. Next we will hook up the light to a power source so you can see how it looks. Connect the white wire to ground and the black wire to power. Next we will turn off the overhead lights so you can see how bright the light is. And that does it for Optronics RV scare light with 6 inch lead, part number RVSL31.

Customer Reviews

RV Scare Light with 6" Lead, Surface Mount - White Base - RVSL31

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (45 Customer Reviews)

The light has a clear lens and a white metal base. A mounting gasket is included for a weathertight seal against the elements. This light has been tested and approved by the CSA (Canadian Standards Assoc.) for use in Canada.

- RVSL31

by: Richard S09/17/2015

This lens was a perfect fit replacement for my 2006 Eclipse Attitude Toy Hauler. The old lens were very yellow and ugly. I did not replace the base plate as my originals were fine. Best price around! Great cosmetic refresher for the Toy Hauler, looks much newer now! Seems to be of good quality, pretty much the same thing as OEM. I researched quite a bit and most places cost twice as much. Great price and quick shipping. Very happy. :) Thanks etrailer!! Richard 225979


Still looks like new! Would buy again!

Richard S - 09/16/2016


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by: Rae S.02/25/2014

Hi Rose, I am very happy to report back to you that the items I ordered from e-trailer was received and are great! I have already installed just the lens on the Scare lights and when I get back home to AZ I will install the completed fixture as I don't have a good ladder. The vent cover is also already installed and is beautiful. It was almost half the price of what a local RV parts and repair place. The only thing that I would say that I noticed in a negative way was the box that my parts came in was VERY large for 3 rather small and light weight items, the box weighed 7 lbs. It was also stuffed with an enormous amount of heavy brown paper! I thought of it as "over kill" and waist full! Other than that, I will be back in the future and refer e-trailer to other friends. Rae 117704

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by: Dave F08/08/2014

Every thing is great just what I ordered got here in the time that was on shipping info will order anything else that I need if they have it. 145212


Working out great. Havent experienced any problem with the product.

Dave F - 08/08/2015


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by: Gary F03/03/2015

This is the second time that I have purchased this scare light(sold the first RV). This is a high quality high value product that cant be beat. 176838


They are leak proof and are just what I needed

Gary F - 03/02/2016


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by: Larry g12/01/2014

Good product and fast shipping. 162809


No problems working great

Larry g - 12/01/2015


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by: Rick R09/11/2012

These were very nice lights. Light comes with mounting gaskets and the lens is the same as came with my motorhome so it's all good! Lens was very clear and they put out a lot of light. Simple design is what I wanted as I already had a switch to operate them and did not want motion detection. They would work great to illuminate some of the long storage bays completely with a single lamp. 54232

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by: Dale03/22/2013

The new scare lights are great. For a mere $25 this trailer looks brand new. Compare the old fixture with the new in the photo. 71858

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by: Diane V11/15/2014

I purchased this same light from another company for twice as much money last year for the other side of the RV. This one looks exactly the same without the fancy package. I have yet to install it due to in-climate weather. I do not anticipate any issues. I will look at this company for other items in the future. 161067

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by: Randy Sauer10/14/2016

Perfect exact replacement for my DRV Mobile Suites. Old scare light lens broke so ordered Wednesday and received Friday. Got e-mail updates whenever order status changed from "Accepted/Confirmed", to shipped, and tracking information. E-Trailer was perfect again and that is why I'm a many time returning customer. 307128

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by: Mike B.05/08/2015

Product was what I wanted, at a very reasonable price. Only draw back is the 1056 bulbs in the scare lights. Not as much light as the older lights. The older lights had 1295 bulbs, which are much brighter than the ones I ordered. Otherwise, the new lights appear to be an exact replacement. Pretty much pleased. 191482

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by: Keith B.03/17/2015

The product was exactly as shown in the picture and description and I will use them to easily replace the originals on my camper. The product arrived on schedule and was adequately packaged to eliminate to possibility of damage during shipment. 179270

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by: Robert Luther08/01/2016

Looks great replaced a small amber lite, the rim or bezel was slightly bent need to wrap the items in bubble wrap instead of filling box with crushed paper, several corners of the box were dented, also no screws so i reused my old screws. 278022

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by: John03/19/2013

I had it installed and working within 30 minutes of receiving it. Perfect replacement and did not require any modifications. It looks so good that even though the other three still work I am thinking about also replacing them as well. 71598

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by: gm02/20/2017

Good product. I only needed the replacement lens, but had to buy the entire assembly to get it. The lens should be available separately. The price is right, just for the lens alone would be more than the price of the whole unit. 343589

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by: Lynn Mc02/06/2017

Great lights. Etrailer is a great place to shop for all your RV trailer needs. One of the few places i shop on line that checks up on you to make sure everything is alright "After" you get your parts. 339444

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by: Bob06/13/2015

The light looks like an exact replacement for the light that came on my 5th wheel. Haven’t mounted it yet, but it installation looks pretty straight forward. Good price and shipment arrived on time. 203103

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by: Steve J.10/03/2016

Product came quickly and was packaged well. Direct replacement for the original "scare" light on our 2002 Carriage Cameo LXI - install was easy and it has worked without issue since install. 302865

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by: John G08/08/2013

Price was great and package came two days earlier than expected and in perfect condition. They look like perfect replacements. I hope to install them this weekend. 94042

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by: Brian D03/07/2016

Great communication. Product is perfect and shipped fast. Just needed to replace foggy lens and burnt bulb on my Rampage 337 5th wheel. Thank you. 240080

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by: Baja Tortuga09/11/2013

E-trailer makes it so easy for me. I live in a rural area and their shipping is fast . Product came as described and I would buy from them again. 99402

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by: Traci M12/06/2015

I ordered this light to replace a broken lens on my 2006 Sandpiper fifth wheel. Perfect match, perfect description. Very well made light. 233222

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by: Steve- Washington State09/23/2015

Product was delivered quicker than expected. Trim ring had small bend in it , but overlooked that due to such a quick delivery. 227130

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by: Matt G.07/11/2013

Item arrived quickly and was exactly as described. Was an exact replacement for the OEM scare lights on my 2010 Cardinal 3100R. 89072

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by: Pete N.05/06/2014

Great light. Easy to install in place of existing light on side of RV. Very bright. Surprisingly low price. Highly recommend 129161

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by: jeff jirmasek11/04/2013

Because of the detailed description/measurements that were provided in the listing I as able to get exactly what I wanted. 106237

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by: Bette J08/01/2011

This item received in a very fast time frame and at the lowest price I found on the internet. Thanks for the great service! 20785

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by: Just plain Dave07/08/2013

The light appears to be identical to the OEM Keystone trailer light I'm replacing, which is what I was hoping for. 88302

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by: Michael Wilson04/13/2013

Service, selection and prompt delivery were outstanding. Lights fit and look great on my unit. Thanks again! 75722

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by: Frank K.09/29/2014

This was the perfect replacement light for the outside lighting on my camper. Thanks for the fast shipping. 153522

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by: Josh Smit06/28/2016

Great light, great price and the shipping to Alaska was reasonable! Fast delivery made it even better. 265937

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by: Brian H08/11/2016

Perfect replacement for original RV Scare light. Easy installation, great price and looks great too! 282422

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by: Marty G09/06/2013

Item was as stated, much less expensive than competitors and shipping was extremely reasonable. 98707

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by: Gordy F.09/28/2012

Solid built ,looks great , works great , etrailer has it all and fast service . Thanks Gordy 56049

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by: fredb01/16/2015

Perfect replacement for my old light. I had an LED bulb for it, so it is also up to date. 170238

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by: Mark09/06/2016

excellent service excellent selection. Great business to do business with. 291829

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by: Steve n09/03/2016

Replacement of my old light man it lit up a lot better than the old one. 290733

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by: Hermie A06/14/2013


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by: George J12/15/2014

As usual every thing delivered as ordered and on time Dave G 165545

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by: Aaron01/30/2013

Easy flush mount install over the existing hole. Fast shipping! 64599

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by: Isaac H.03/17/2015

Exact replacement.Just what I ordered. Fast delivery. 178887

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by: David D.10/29/2015

fast delivery, just like it was describ ed. 231038

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by: Dennis08/11/2014

Cheaper and faster service than amazon! 145853

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by: bob10/14/2016

still works so far so good 306708

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by: Floyd B11/04/2016

Just what I needed 313605

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by: Peter L01/28/2011

Very good service 6302


Ask the Experts about this Optronics RV Lighting

  • Does the Optronics RV Scare Light Come In Stainless Steel
  • The RV Scare Light with 6 Inch Lead, Surface Mount - White Base # RVSL31 that you referenced does come with the option for a stainless steel base as part # RVSL21. I have attached a review video of this light for you.
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  • How to Remove Lens on RV Scare Light # RVSL31
  • The lens on scare light # RVSL31 is held on with 4 screws accessible from the outside and you would just use a Phillips screwdriver. But I think maybe you have a different model. If so let me know which one and I can determine how to access the bulb (unless it is a sealed light which would mean the whole light would have to be replaced).
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  • Should RV Scare Lights Turn Off and On
  • A scare light is a light designed to brightly illuminate the sides of a trailer as a way to scare of a possible intruder. Sometimes they are motion detector style lights that will turn off and on as they detect motion. It is possible that your lights are motion detected lights, or they are drawing too much amperage so they shut off and turn back on as a circuit breaker potentially trips. If you can turn on one at a time instead of all of them you should be able to tell if the problem...
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  • What is the Right Replacement Bulb for Optronics RV Scare Light
  • The RV Scare Light, # RVSL31, uses an 1156 bulb. A white LED 1156 like # AR50387 would fit the socket. This light has not been tested with LED bulbs though so I cannot guarantee that it will work.
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  • At What Angle Does the Light Shine Down with LED RV Porch/Utility Light RVPLL8C
  • On porch light # RVPLL8C the light shines down at not quite a 45 degree angle. It is more like 37 degrees. They could work on your RV but they are oval whereas your existing lights are round so it might be a little awkward in appearance. The lights you have look a lot like # RVSL31 if you wanted to go for something more like what you have.
    view full answer...


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