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  • Offline earthman   gb

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    Top box interior light.
    on: Oct 14, 2018, 07.08 pm
    Oct 14, 2018, 07.08 pm
    I have thought about adding a 12V light of some sort to the inside of the top box for some time now, I'd want it to operate even when the ignition were off so that would mean running a constant live feed, tilt switch/contacts etc,...all doable of course but such a system could result in a flat battery if something went wrong over time. :033:

    Anyway, I stumbled across a pair of these in a pound shop over the weekend, thought that I'd give them a try now that Winter is around the corner.
    https://www.banggood.com/Wireless-LED-Magnetic-Sensor-Night-Light-For-Drawer-Cabinet-Wardrobe-p-969279.html?#jsReviewsWrap


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    Re: Top box interior light.
    Reply #1 on: Oct 14, 2018, 09.05 pm
    Oct 14, 2018, 09.05 pm
    Nice touch Earthman, but how many of us use the bike in the dark, and need them.
    But, to reduce the possibility of he light remaining on,  could you not incorporate a switch, like a car door curtesy light to cut the power.
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    Re: Top box interior light.
    Reply #2 on: Oct 14, 2018, 09.42 pm
    Oct 14, 2018, 09.42 pm
    *Originally Posted by Wilko [+]
    Nice touch Earthman, but how many of us use the bike in the dark, and need them.
    But, to reduce the possibility of he light remaining on,  could you not incorporate a switch, like a car door curtesy light to cut the power.

    I don't really like to ride in the dark either and I don't often need the inside of the box illuminated to be honest, it's just during the weeks when darkness falls early, I leave work at 5pm and due to no lights being where the bike is parked, it's hard to see inside the box.
    Yeah I could use a car door switch etc but apart from drilling/cutting the box to fit such an item, I really didn't fancy trying to run another wire from the bikes battery/fuse box to inside the top box. 

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    Re: Top box interior light.
    Reply #3 on: Oct 15, 2018, 12.15 am
    Oct 15, 2018, 12.15 am
    Earthman, a nice simple fix to your annoying little problem. I personally do a lot of night-time riding with my FarRides and IBA rides. I use a small LED torch on a lanyard worn round my neck. Very easy to operate for reading trip notes on the tank-bag. But I still like your fix. :821: :158:
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    Re: Top box interior light.
    Reply #4 on: Oct 15, 2018, 08.16 am
    Oct 15, 2018, 08.16 am
    I often find myself in the dark and use a small LED torch which I keep in the top box.   This seems perfect for my needs and will be ordering one (two) forthwith.   

    Good find.  :047:

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    Re: Top box interior light.
    Reply #5 on: Oct 15, 2018, 08.24 am
    Oct 15, 2018, 08.24 am
    Hackle, I too have a light around my neck but once my jacket is on I can't get to it easily.

    The next lighting mod I'd like to do  is on the left handlebar, something to illuminate the radio controls etc.

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    Re: Top box interior light.
    Reply #6 on: Oct 15, 2018, 11.21 am
    Oct 15, 2018, 11.21 am
    When I first got the trophy and was unfamiliar with the controls I had real difficulty placing my thumb on the required button.   I took to wearing a torch on the from of my jacket to illuminate the dash.   

    https://uk.rs-online.com/web/p/torches/7956509/

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    Re: Top box interior light.
    Reply #7 on: Oct 15, 2018, 11.58 am
    Oct 15, 2018, 11.58 am
    I'm trying to find something similar to a shrouded rear number plate light, ideally a row of LED's, got to be small enough to mount on top of the audio controls box, facing downwards towards the tank.

    I don't know if anyone makes what I'm looking for to be honest,....it doesn't need to be that bright, 12V though obviously.

     



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