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Old 12-08-2016, 03:15 PM   #1
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Battery powered light in head

We have 2 dome lights in our head, one in the shower and the other in the center of the ceiling. I would like to add some battery powered suplimental light over the mirror. I don't really want to try to tie it into my electrical system, hence the battery operated style.
I've seen a couple of ideas at Home Depot as well as Amazon.
Has anyone added anything like this in your boats?

Rite Lite Light Gray Under-Cabinet LED Wireless Light-LPL704 - The Home Depot

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Old 12-08-2016, 04:22 PM   #2
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Nothing like that but I have a hanging locker that's dark and difficult to see what's in there so I bought a 12 volt DC LED strip light, a holder for eight AAA cells and a microswitch.


I hooked the light strip to the battery holder through the microswitch which I mounted so the contacts would close when the door is opened.


Presto - an automatic closet light. It's been in there a couple years now and I think the batteries are getting weak so it's time to change them.


I think your plan will work unless the exposed metal rusts. All plastic might be better in that respect.
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I explored this, but could not find anything with a 15 minute auto off function. At home my under the stairs "wine cellar" had no lighting, I`m always leaving the LED there on and flattening batts, so figure auto off is a good idea.
Plus, auto on movement activated would be good for 2am stumbles to the head.
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Greetings,
Mr. BK. If you stayed out of your wine cellar that might minimize your 2am stumbles to the head....Just sayin'
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Mr. BK. If you stayed out of your wine cellar that might minimize your 2am stumbles to the head....Just sayin'
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Old 12-08-2016, 06:26 PM   #6
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How about motion sensor controlled, this one may be too bright but maybe something less powerful is available.
https://www.sharperimage.com/si/view...rdless%20Light
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I've seen this unit in black at Harbor Freight for lots less $$. They have a second type that is a strip maybe 8" x 1.5" that is sturdier/better in my view. And a couple of round ones.

The one you've shown in Real Life (my neighbor has several) is that it's not as bright as you might believe. The rotating gizmos are not real sturdy. And it's sort of cheap looking in person.

In my opinion that is. On the other hand, the neighbor likes his though I noted he bought the smaller ones on his last trip to Harbor Freight. I don't recall the price but know he would not spend $20 for a light.
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We have installed several of these:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Once you start putting them up, it's amazing how many places you can think of that could use a little more light.
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That's the type of light in started looking for and the found others. I would like something that was relatively bright.

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