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Old 13-12-2016, 05:27   #1
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Battery powered light

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. I was at first looking for 'puck' style lights, but saw the below.
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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Re: Battery powered light

I have these all over the boat, under cabinets, in the fridge etc
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

They use 4 AAA batteries are as long as 4 AAA batteries are and are motion sensing. They have a magnetic strip that attaches to whatever by an adhesive foam tape, then the light sticks to the magnet, making removal to change batteries simple. Stick the foam tape to the mirror, no permanent holes needed.
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Re: Battery powered light

I have used the battery puck lights but they are not very bright but I just installed a large led dome light which uses 4 x d cell batteries which is motion sensing and puts out a very bright 300 lumens in my 10ft x 6ft wells cargo enclosed trailer. The thing is working great and saved me having to install a battery and wiring. I think the brand is Mr LED and I got it at Home Depot. They did have smaller ones. Ill be interested to see how long the batteries last.

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Re: Battery powered light

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I have these all over the boat, under cabinets, in the fridge etc
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

They use 4 AAA batteries are as long as 4 AAA batteries are and are motion sensing. They have a magnetic strip that attaches to whatever by an adhesive foam tape, then the light sticks to the magnet, making removal to change batteries simple. Stick the foam tape to the mirror, no permanent holes needed.


I have these, as well. They're not bulky and put out plenty of light. The magnetic mounting strip is great.
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Re: Battery powered light

We have used these in our house, and just bought more to use on the boat, they are motion sensing and put out a nice amount of light. And they are very inexpensive.

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/Mini...608.0.0.yr0HYJ
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Re: Battery powered light

Great.
Thanks for all the ideas.
The motion sensing option is not important, but I guess that can be turned off?


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Thanks for the ideas.
The motion sensing feature is not important to me, can it be turned on and off manually?


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Re: Battery powered light

One I linked to is motion sensing only
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