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I added some automatic courtesy LED lighting to my trunk so I can see what I'm after at night, or low light conditions.
Seeing as the lid swings too far forward to cast much light down into the tour box, I decided to add them to the top of the box.
I tapped into the always hot lead for the interior 12 volt outlet and they are controlled by a Normally Open magnetic alarm switch.



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Looks bright.

You could also replace the lid cable with a shorter one to throw more overhead light in the trunk. I replaced my Vision trunk cable with a 550 cord version. Just found the length I wanted and made two loops to throw around the bolts. It's worked great and I prefer it much more than the stock metal cable.
 

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Longest day here in Alberta has sunset at 10:07 PM. Not an issue up here for the need for illumination.
 

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Looks bright.

You could also replace the lid cable with a shorter one to throw more overhead light in the trunk. I replaced my Vision trunk cable with a 550 cord version. Just found the length I wanted and made two loops to throw around the bolts. It's worked great and I prefer it much more than the stock metal cable.
Nice setup...
 

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Nice setup man. Has a lot more light then the rig I got from joe florida that I mounted to the back wall of the trunk. However, I did hook it into the 12v like you did.
 

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You could!.
Would just have to figure out where to place your LED strip and add a quick connect to take the bags off/on
 

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I love my auto light on my SweeDee, standard on my ride. 1st time having one in a trunk including both my GW's. The mirror in mine also reflects it so it's full lighting and not to bright. Nice mod and very helpful. Makes it easier to pick out the bugs from your teeth too without using restaurant bathroom, lol.
 

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I installed one in my 1500 Goldwing 's trunk





The ones I installed in it's saddlebags were wired to a keyed source, so they worked only when the ignition was turned on.

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Very nice job!

And I suppose for the "electrically challenged" a quick & dirty option would be to add something like this.... for the amount it would ever be "on" the batteries would last ages...

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I suppose that may work ..... if you have an empty trunk, as anything rolling/moving around in the trunk would probably activate it!
 

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Finally got out for the 1st ride of the season yesterday.
While I was out last night, I took a couple of shots of what my trunk lighting looks like at night.

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Notice my 'Red Neck' cell phone holder and it's charging station in the trunk.

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