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Posted 11 January 2014 - 07:11 PM

OK so here is a carry over from an idea I'm using on my M416 trailer


so while at biglots I seen these & grabbed them

here is my idea for a simple but effective interior lighting

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the case seperates very easily & I believe will allow a flat head sunken screw to be added for mounting

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so I drilled the centers out with a 1/8" bit

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& here they are ready to be mounted, the worse I haev to do is remove the batteries

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I like this "kiss" principle ~ keep it simple stupid

when something is going to fail its least when you expect it & the less parts required the better I feel

 


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Posted 11 January 2014 - 07:14 PM

Yes sir.. That's a good thought. Just make sure you have plenty of batteries with you on a trip.

OR... invest in rechargeable batteries. Then get one of those solar powered battery chargers... Bingo.

 

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Nice work.


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Posted 11 January 2014 - 09:17 PM

Yes sir.. That's a good thought. Just make sure you have plenty of batteries with you on a trip.

OR... invest in rechargeable batteries. Then get one of those solar powered battery chargers... Bingo.

 

:D

 

Nice work.

 

Yes,

 

I have one in our hallway by our interior door I installed 2 years ago, its been used numerous times since the interior 3 way switch has been faulty

 

its on the same set of batteries, so for what little camping use it'll get I'm hoping this will fit that void


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Posted 12 January 2014 - 05:08 PM

those are neat for spot lights!

 

 

I use these around the edge of the bedrails of my truck to see under the rolling bed cover.

 

http://www.hobbyking...hite_1mtr_.html

 

They are 1-meter long each and can be connected easily, I have 3 connected that fill the whole bed with light, triggered by the cargo lights on the 3rd brake light.

 

The same could very easily be done in a trailer/rv/etc.


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Posted 12 January 2014 - 05:42 PM

those are neat for spot lights!

 

 

I use these around the edge of the bedrails of my truck to see under the rolling bed cover.

 

http://www.hobbyking...hite_1mtr_.html

 

They are 1-meter long each and can be connected easily, I have 3 connected that fill the whole bed with light, triggered by the cargo lights on the 3rd brake light.

 

The same could very easily be done in a trailer/rv/etc.

 

thanks, I have seen those on ebay before but didnt know how they actually worked

 

glad to hear they work, they appear somewhat bright too


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Posted 13 January 2014 - 06:22 PM

they unfortunately are more than somewhat bright, they really can't be used in a direct lighting situation as it hurts to look anywhere near each point.

 

hence why I have them mounted under the bed rails around the bed of my truck, not shining out into the bed.

 

In an RV/trailer I could see them being perfect tucked up under cabinets and even around the whole bottom of the trailer to flood the ground with light.


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Posted 14 January 2014 - 09:01 AM

they unfortunately are more than somewhat bright, they really can't be used in a direct lighting situation as it hurts to look anywhere near each point.

 

hence why I have them mounted under the bed rails around the bed of my truck, not shining out into the bed.

 

In an RV/trailer I could see them being perfect tucked up under cabinets and even around the whole bottom of the trailer to flood the ground with light.

 

Any idea if they are weather resistant??  ...or better yet waterproof if mounted inside the frame of a truck?



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Posted 14 January 2014 - 11:09 AM

these particular ones are not, the led's are on exposed flexible circuit strips.

 

but I have seen ones that look like light ropes which look to have a full silicone housing, those would be.


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Posted 15 January 2014 - 05:42 PM

these particular ones are not, the led's are on exposed flexible circuit strips.

 

but I have seen ones that look like light ropes which look to have a full silicone housing, those would be.

 

Damn you...I started searching for waterproof LEDs and a whole new world for making my truck look ridiculous has opened up to me.

 

i.e. --- i found a sound activated LED controller.



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Posted 15 January 2014 - 05:57 PM

haha! You've sent Craig into deep geek-land.

 

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Posted 15 January 2014 - 06:23 PM

haha! You've sent Craig into deep geek-land.

 

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Yup --- my gf is going to laugh her butt off if/when my truck starts flashing lights to the music.  Deep down I know it's really tacky, but I still love shiny things.  In this case my love for lights will win out, I have to try this one.

 

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Posted 15 January 2014 - 06:55 PM

 

haha! You've sent Craig into deep geek-land.

 

:clapping-happy-smiley-emoticon:

 

 

Yup --- my gf is going to laugh her butt off if/when my truck starts flashing lights to the music.  Deep down I know it's really tacky, but I still love shiny things.  In this case my love for lights will win out, I have to try this one.

 

:lady:

 

I have the same problem.. :blush:

I love lighting. In my high school import car (Mistubishi 3000GT) I used to have blue LED strips on the interior that were shock sensitive.. So it worked well with my dual 10" sub woofers. When the bass dropped.. the lights lit up.

Tacky... yes.

Awesome? ... yes. B)


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Posted 15 January 2014 - 08:16 PM

dont forget the

Knight Rider Light Strip

 

my oldest before he went to college got one ;)


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Posted 16 January 2014 - 10:40 AM

dont forget the

Knight Rider Light Strip

 

my oldest before he went to college got one ;)

 

 







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