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Old 05-06-2014, 06:54 AM   #1
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Illuminating the systems monitoring panel

Our Systems monitoring panel is located in the hall next to the half bath. This is a typically dark area of the MH unless I have on all of the overhead lights. In the evening after everyone has showered, I check the systems (primarily grey/black tank levels but usually all systems). Anyhow, this normally is when we only have on just some wall sconces as we are watching tv or are outside.

I'm looking for some way to avoid turning on the overhead lights or grabbing a flashlight to find the correct switches to check the systems. I tried a LED stick-on puck lite but that puts the light in my eyes and not on the panel. Tried to search but could not find anything. I recall seeing a mod but could not find it. Thanks

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Old 05-06-2014, 08:45 AM   #2
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If your in Walmart (or any mart) go to the automotive section, they short LED strip lights.

Stick it to the frame pointing down over the panel. That way it doesn't blind you while lighting the panel.

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Visit your local Auto Parts store.. Check out their selection of LICENSE PLATE LAMPS,, and a switch, and you are done

The License plate lamp is a hooded lamp..



List: License Plate Lights | O'Reilly Auto Parts

Many choices on that second page

If you are really good you could connect it so the lamp comes on when you push the TEST button.
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The license plate light might do it. I also found a gooseneck map light that also might work.

However, if I can recall which switch is the test button in the dark I wouldn't need the light in the first place. Think about it. Thanks for the LPL idea though.
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You might also want to check at a place that sells gun safes.... Tractor Supply comes to mind where I saw one. Look for one of the little round led lights that is designed to shoot straight down to illuminate the dial or keypad on a safe. Real simple stick on that being a led should last a loooong time if just using it in the evening to check systems and tank levels.
Good luck with your search.
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