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Old 06-16-2015, 02:15 PM   #15
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I used heavy duty Velcro strips made with high temp sticky backing. found it at Walmart I think, made by 3M. Then I can remove the light if I want to. The small round motion sensor LED lights can be bought from SuperBrightLEDs.com or found on Amazon. they are only around $7 apiece and work great.
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Old 06-16-2015, 06:46 PM   #16
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They are motion activated LED. They are small and turn on automatic when you open the closet. I can not remember where I purchased mi e. Mine takes 3 AAA batteries and last for a really long time. The ones that I have in the closet of the camper have been there for a couple of years on the original batteries and still work. Look at the following Amazon site for a selection of lights.
These might be similar to the "puck lights" that the previous owner had in my Scamp (Walmart has them). They have the closet mode, where their sensor picks up a little bit of the light that comes when you open the door and it turns on. When you close the door, they go off. I found that they did not work in the Scamp cubbyholes because the FG shell allows too much light and they never turn off! Especially on a sunny day. I do use one in the large storage above our bathroom, but in the manual mode, tap it to turn it on or off.
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Here is a link with a pretty good description of those things:
Rite Lite Wireless LED Puck Lights, Grey 3 Pk (LPL623XLL) at Aubuchon Hardware
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Old 06-16-2015, 09:22 PM   #18
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3M VHB will hold anything to fiberglass, aluminum to fiberglass, aluminum to aluminum. It's used in aircraft manufacture.
The problem is removal. To remove the item you have to use either dental floss or piano wire. Then it becomes problem removing the residue.
But it will hold.
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Old 06-16-2015, 09:31 PM   #19
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I use loctite outdoor mounting tape with success. I also use industrial Velcro and mount things with that, also with great success. I've got a puck light on the reverse side of my cabinet storage door which also kept falling off till I used loctite. I think it may be the fiber backing On those mdf doors coupled with the black paint. Best of luck!


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Old 06-16-2015, 10:52 PM   #20
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Here is a link with a pretty good description of those things:
Rite Lite Wireless LED Puck Lights, Grey 3 Pk (LPL623XLL) at Aubuchon Hardware
We had one of these up for three years, good light, and never needed to change batteries. There are many companies making puck lights and we have other kinds. They would all be different as far as amount of light and how well they work.
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RogerDat - the problem with a flashlight is that it takes at least one hand to hold it. My hubby favors those headlamp thingies and I must say they're pretty useful. Many of them give you options for brightness and aiming of the light and they leave your hands free. Nice for walking around at night in the campground or reading in bed when one person wants to stay up and one wants to go to sleep. I just don't want to strap one on just to find something in the cupboard.

Darwin - thanks for the explanation and for the link. I'll check it out!

Doghaus - thanks for the recommendation on the SuperBright LEDs. I'll check them out too.

Our cupboards and closets are really dark and sometimes finding what you're looking for is a real PITA. One might also consider painting the inside of the cupboards white.
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Old 06-17-2015, 06:02 PM   #22
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I used Hitlights from Amazon with a push button switch mounted outside.
Lots of led goodness.



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Old 06-18-2015, 01:28 AM   #23
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Gosh guys, the 12VDC is under the closet floor, shouldn't be much of a job to wire up a light w switch and mount it in the closet.
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Old 06-18-2015, 06:56 AM   #24
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What to use for lights inside cupboard?

I use flat mount sticky LEDs. Mine, once on, won't come off. I've been using stick on magnetic switches. One of these wants to come off. I'll reinstall with small screws or tacks. It is convenient because the switches come with plenty of wire and I have several sub panels. I recommend using more than one LED flat panel-- one per shelf, or to ensure there is plenty of light. The magnetic switches work great. I love opening a cabinet and having instant light. I've done about a third of my cabinets and now consider it a necessity rather than a luxury.


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Old 06-18-2015, 07:30 AM   #25
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Everything needed to install hardwired lights in your cupboards is available at Beetlefreak.com
Products come with free advice and suggestions for installation.
All of these pictures were taken during daylight hours and are much more impressive at night.
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Me I like the solution of finding a convenient place to stash a small LED flashlight. Handy for all sorts of uses including finding stuff in the dark closet. But then I like not having to install and maintain more fixtures and such. To a possibly weird degree I might add.

I use flashlight, I will want flashlight handy, guess I can use it for this too.
That makes total sense - I would just need to make sure the flashlight gets back in the cupboard!
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led puck lights from Lowes


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Everything needed to install hardwired lights in your cupboards is available at Beetlefreak.com
Products come with free advice and suggestions for installation.
All of these pictures were taken during daylight hours and are much more impressive at night.
I purchased a couple rolls of LED lights along with multiple magnetic switches for the cupboards in our Lil Snoozy from Beetlefreak.com. What a joy to open the door and be able to instantly easily see everything inside.
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