Originally Posted by Nut501
Great idea on your lights! Thanks for the pictures. Were they hard to install?
They were easy to install. I have a few sub panels so the wire runs were short. Using sub panels makes it all easy. I plan to buy one more sub panel for my Ham radio gear. I thought I could mount all that on a pajama cabinet door and lift it up for use, and close it to put it all out of sight.
The magnetic switches were a bit pricey @ $10 each. The come with plenty of wire, so I used that to make the connections. I only bought four (4) so I will need to order a few more. I am not sure how many cabinets I will do. It is a little bit of luxury, that makes you smile every time you use it.
The magnetic switches and LED lamps were both stick on. The wiring was pretty easy. I would have done more, but I ran out of small gauge (red) butt splices.
The smallest fuses I could find were 1 A. I wish I had smaller ones. These LEDs do get hot, so I am not sure how well they will hold up, or if they are regulated. They will only be on for brief periods. I may move all these circuits onto one switch, so that I can turn it all off when I'm in stealth mode.
The wire is small enough, you can tape the leads in place out of sight.