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Old 05-01-2012, 10:25 AM   #1
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LED Porch Light

I picked up a battery operated LED light fixture from Costco. I was originally going to use it on my storage shed out back but thought it would work on the van. I superglued earth magnets to the back of the mount instead of screwing it to the van, I remove it when driving. It has a motion detector on it so you can use it as a porch light in the ON mode and as a security light in the AUTO mode. Very bright and cheap too.
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Old 05-01-2012, 10:58 AM   #2
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I've looked at those lights but never thought of the application you are using. I like the idea a lot. I'm going to have to pick up a few and mount them when I'm camping.

I wonder if you could bolt them to one of these magnents? I have a lot more faith in bolts than glue.

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Old 05-01-2012, 11:19 AM   #3
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That's a pretty neat idea. I was think ahead to a permanent fxture but this might be a better way to go. My biggest problem would be remembering to remove them before driving away. Could you post a picture?
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I stopped by Costco yesterday and picked up a 2 pack of their moton sensor LED lights. The package includes two lights with batteries for $20. They appear to be a fair value but be warned they are typical of the quality you see in China made goods. I will be using double backed Velcro tape to mount a few of them on the inside the van up high on fiberglass topper. I have been looking for a good reading light option and these look like they will do the job. The lights can be run in either motion sensor mode or regular light on mode. They take 3 AA batteries. The lights are designed as an interior light and I don't think they would survive outside in the rain for very long.

Picture of light showing both the front and back. Note the 2 adjustable mounting tabs.
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Old 05-02-2012, 12:09 PM   #5
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AA's? How big are those things?
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Smaller than an A and bigger than a triple A
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If they hold 3 AA batteries in a row they must be fairly large lights maybe 6"x1.5"
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Oh, you mean how big are the lights. They are 1 1/2" by 12".
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Old 05-03-2012, 09:12 AM   #9
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Here is the one I used, doesn't look like Costco has it anymore but it is available at amazon.com

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00654MFXU/ref ... B00654MFXU


This has a back plate about 3" x 3" that I superglued 3 small earth magnets to. When I park I put this on the van to the left of the awning, the light and motion sensor is adjustable, it is very bright. Also, being so cheap, I'll pick up another. Thinking about using it when parked in my driveway too for security.
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That's a pretty neat idea. I was think ahead to a permanent fxture but this might be a better way to go. My biggest problem would be remembering to remove them before driving away. Could you post a picture?

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00654MFXU/ref ... B00654MFXU
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