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Old 03-05-2016, 07:38 PM   #31
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Call me lazy, but I hate trying to fish wire to anywhere. So we ordered drops in all four corners of the overhead cabinets. Time will tell if I ever use them.
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Old 03-05-2016, 07:55 PM   #32
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Call me lazy, but I hate trying to fish wire to anywhere. So we ordered drops in all four corners of the overhead cabinets. Time will tell if I ever use them.
Same here....

Once I found a spiffy battery powered motion detector light I could just stick in a cabinet that turns on only when I put my hand it, I didn't install the LED strips I had planned, either. No switch needed!
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I'm glad to hear those those are working for you Charlie. That's the one I was immediately drawn to for the cabinets. I'm going to give them a try.
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I'm glad to hear those those are working for you Charlie. That's the one I was immediately drawn to for the cabinets. I'm going to give them a try.
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I also found they work great as an entry step light with the 3 meter range. Doesn't light up the whole campground. Just mounted it on a holder I set on the steps when I arrive, remove when storing the step.
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Old 03-06-2016, 07:55 AM   #35
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Love these guys - mounts to an included strip by magnet - just pull off the to replace batteries when needed, put it back - no screws involved at all. Superb for the bath and small enough to be behind the shower curtain when drawn. Robot Check
Charlie, I see these take 4 AAA batteries. How long has a set of batteries lasted for you? TIA
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Charlie, I see these take 4 AAA batteries. How long has a set of batteries lasted for you? TIA
This was my thought and concern with these too. 4 batteries in 8 or so cabinets could be a bit of a bother to deal with. Much easier to retrofit if there are no 12V wires handy though, but wiring in a light is pretty easy for most folks.

If you want motion sensing with hard wired lights, it is real easy to just use a tiny 12V motion sensing switch, available online real cheap.
https://www.google.ca/search?q=motio...+sensor+switch
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Because they automatically turn off after 10 secs of no movement, batteries last quite a while. They also don't turn on with sufficient ambient daylight.
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I haven't had to change batteries on the LED puck lights at the cabin in 3.5+ years. They aren't high use areas so I would imagine with even less use on a trailer they would go a long time.
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