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daveb101

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PostSubject: Internal lighting idea   Sun Sep 30, 2018 4:03 pm

We always felt the internal lights are a little harsh for relaxing of an evening. Being inspired by a recent post, I thought I would show what I have done with lighting.
I bought these and ran them round the top of the pop top. They are long enough to do the back and two sides.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/MINGER-Lighting-Controller-Christmas-Decoration/dp/B072NYZ187

Wiring is simple if you don't have a TV as the fuse box behind the passenger seat has a spare fuse, else share a supply. Micro trunking from screwfix hides the cable. They take less than 2A can be dimmed and a choice of colours including white. All screwless as sticky pads or adhesive on LED strip and trunking, was used so if they don't last no lasting mark has been made. Though a hole was made to supply the earth for this circuit, this is hidden by the fuse box as no other convenient neat hole was present.





Best thing the remote can turn them off. No more who's turn is it to turn off the lights when in bed.
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PostSubject: Re: Internal lighting idea   Fri Oct 05, 2018 10:49 pm

Looking good Dave.
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PostSubject: Re: Internal lighting idea   Sat Oct 06, 2018 6:37 am

Very nice Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Internal lighting idea   Sat Oct 06, 2018 12:02 pm

Like it!

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PostSubject: Re: Internal lighting idea   Sun Oct 07, 2018 10:14 am

'Spot On' Wink

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PostSubject: Re: Internal lighting idea   Sun Oct 07, 2018 2:40 pm

Enlightening.

Similar setup to Tallulah's roof lights although Tallulah's are on the outside, up under the pop top and are controlled via Bluetooth.



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PostSubject: Re: Internal lighting idea   Mon Oct 08, 2018 10:02 am

very nice, good idea.

We have a more temporary solution with some Battery powered fairy lights we have pinned up round the hole of the pop top, to use in the same way, much better than the harsh lights Smile

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PostSubject: Re: Internal lighting idea   Mon Oct 08, 2018 5:09 pm

@Tallulah wrote:
Enlightening.

Similar setup to Tallulah's roof lights although Tallulah's are on the outside, up under the pop top and are controlled via Bluetooth.



Love that picture Tallulah. Clever Dave!
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PostSubject: Re: Internal lighting idea   Tue Oct 09, 2018 9:28 am

Good to know about the spare fuse.

We stick to solar & battery lights at night to have a nice ambience. The reading lights are fine but our LED strip lights are bright so we use them for practical stuff like cooking then use solar etc.

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