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  1. ledzep

    ledzep Active Member

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    What are guys using for saddlebag inside lighting? Want to add led's inside bags. Also were are you tapping into?
     
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    2011 cross roads
     
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    I carry a flashlight, but instead of hardwiring, you could pick up some small cheap stick-on LED lights, more expensive might have level switches if you want to put it on the lid so it shuts off when the lid is closed.

    But if you want to hardwire, could look into a shutoff switch that closes/opens with the lid is closed/opened and tap into the auxiliary power connectors under the rear fender on the right (brake) side if it's using the same harness as the XC/T, might be taped up. Will be 2 female spade connectors if I remember right.
     
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    Thanks for reply, are any particular brands that have been used that are bright and reliable that u all run?
     
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    I stuck these in my bags. Stuck them inside on the most forward wall shining back into the bag. They have been pretty good and have stayed in place. Real cheap. One did have an issue with a terminal on one batter on one light. Only needing 4 I didn't worry about it and just threw it in the drawer for possible spare parts later..

    5 Pack IPOW LED Battery-powered Wireless Night Light Stick Tap Touch Lamp Stick-on Push Light for Closets, Cabinets, Counters, or Utility Rooms, Cordless Touch Light, Batteris Not Included - - Amazon.com
     
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    I put a set of these in the back of my Jeep. Having magnets I simple stuck them to the side of a Tuffy security box but they do come with a disc to stick on nonmetallic items. They are more extensive but are MUCH better quality. One on each side lights up the entire box area really well so usually I only turn one on and it's plenty of light. I took the third to work for my locker.

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    I got a set of those that came with remote control on/off and dim. We use them as background lighting above the kitchen cabinets to display items placed there. But they are very useful just about anywhere you want to put them. Say, like in the back of a Jeep.
     
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    Battery operated leds are fine. Less hassle and they last. They are not on long anyway. Why hardwire.
    Check out : Superbrightled.com
    They have everything LED.
     
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    Those in the Jeep are good because being a magnet I can take them and move them wherever I please. Work light, beach lights, whatever.
     
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    My bike came with mercury switch operated lights in trunk and sides of trunk that light up the saddlebags. I can't complain it's perfect. Prior owner did that and while the wiring doesn't look the best it works so not messing with it.

    For a cross roads I'd go with something simple like those cheap battery LED lights harbor freight sells. Just velcro it to the lid so you can grab it when you need it.
     
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    Great suggestions, thanks guys!
     
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    I use my flashlight on my cellphone. Simple
     
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    I just don’t open them at night.
     
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    Yeah, but what if you have to get to your leather pajamas and your batteries, and the cute little toy, that.........uh, nevermind.
     

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