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Gun safe lighting??

Discussion in 'Gear & Accessories' started by rstews, Apr 11, 2013.

  1. rstews

    rstews Kelso, WA New Member

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    I'm setting up a new gun safe and want to add inside lights. I have 120 volt ac power inside. I was thinking LED strips down each side with a switch on the door or motion sensor. Any experience or suggestions?
     
  2. Kruejl

    Kruejl Hillsboro Moderator of the Coriolis effect Staff Member Gold Supporter Silver Supporter

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    LED strips are a great idea. With a magnetic switch (RV steps use a magnetic switch to open and close when the door opens and closes).
     
  3. Intention

    Intention Hillsboro,oregon Active Member

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    Or a bit extreme I guess, but I can unlock and find anything in my safe no lighting needed.
     
  4. teflon97239

    teflon97239 Portland, OR Well-Known Member

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    Take this from a guy who just crawled out from under the sink replacing a faucet...

    I got a few of these at Harbor Freight for tool bags, vehicles, etc. They're magnetic and stick to the door of most gun safes/storage lockers too. $3.49 today, I think I grabbed mine at $2.49 on sale. Worth every penny either way.

    Portable Worklight & Flashlight - 27 LED Light Flashlight
     
  5. rstews

    rstews Kelso, WA New Member

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    Thanks for the replys. Where can I buy the LED's or a kit?
     
  6. Kruejl

    Kruejl Hillsboro Moderator of the Coriolis effect Staff Member Gold Supporter Silver Supporter

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    robbijer Salem Oregon Member

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    I picked up a two pack of led strips at Costco, they are battery powered and motion activated so they come on when the door opens and auto turn off. I think they were less than $20 and work pretty good.
     
  8. Kruejl

    Kruejl Hillsboro Moderator of the Coriolis effect Staff Member Gold Supporter Silver Supporter

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    Linky? That sounds like a great deal!
     
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    robbijer Salem Oregon Member

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    I bought them in store, I doubt they are on their web site
     
  10. mosinguy1

    mosinguy1 out by the ocean Active Member

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    Wow I must be cheap, we just put a battery powered push light Maybe 2 bucks.
     
  11. rstews

    rstews Kelso, WA New Member

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    I like cheap :D but I figure I have a power cord inside already might as well go with ac powered lights.
     
  12. rstews

    rstews Kelso, WA New Member

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    Again, thanks for all the input!
     
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    sknoch Oregon New Member

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    I just bought a kit from lite tech auto and while I have not installed it yet, I am very impressed. The kit comes wit everything you need including a door switch. You can run them on either 110 or battery power. You can find them at LED Gun Safe Light System
     
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    coop44 Tacoma ,WA Well-Known Member

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    a mirror ball and a strobe, to give it that 80's disco feel
     
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    SPHBS Portland Active Member

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    teflon97239 Portland, OR Well-Known Member

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    Good idea with the push light. Dollar Tree has them if you don't mind the Lucky Charms shapes... pink hearts, yellow moons, etc.
     
  17. oknow

    oknow amboy wa. Well-Known Member

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    Mini christmas lights work good and also you don't need a dehumidifier if you leave them on all the time
     
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    cpy911 Newberg Active Member

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    I bought LED light strips off EBay. With some soldering and wiring all of the lights are hidden under the shelving. The whole thing lights up inside. I used a toggle switch and turn it on and off manually. Works ok. Best $30 I spent and was a fun project.
     
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    dusty Mountlake Terrace Active Member

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    []Sylvania Mosaic LED. from Costco $29.........12V... strips w/3m tape 3/8 in wide, 1/8 in thick....remote to change colors and brightness.
    easy install...Ill post a pic later...........A+++.....runs on 110 v
     
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  20. rstews

    rstews Kelso, WA New Member

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    This is what I considering. Just going to run strips down the sides behind the front frame of the safe so they shine into the shelves. Maybe put a door activated or motion activated switch on them. Have to practice up on my soldering though:confused: