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Inside Saddlebag Lighting | BMW MOA

I needed some LED lights contained in the saddlebags and I didn’t wish to drill a gap for energy.

I figured since a 9v battery will activate most LED lights it may be a superb choice because it has sufficient floor space to connect contained in the saddlebags w/3m Twin Lock tape and simple sufficient to alter out. I did not even know there have been rechargeable 9v batteries with a micro-usb port making recharging very simple.

To activate the lights I made a decision on a magnetic NO (Usually Open) swap which means when the 2 items are collectively the circuit is open and the sunshine is not going to activate.


The magnetic swap may be about as shut as pictured above however clearly you want to get them as shut as potential.

You should discover a place the place, as soon as shut, they’re virtually touching and keep away from them touching however preserving the saddlebag lid from making a watertight seal. I used a battery ring doorbell digital camera and a flashlight within the saddlebag to line them up the best way I needed however you may additionally use a digital camera and time lapse shot. I simply used some tape to maneuver the swap round then as soon as I discovered the proper location I marked the outer edges with some blue painters tape after which combined up the epoxy, utilized and put the switches in place and used some gorilla tape to carry them in place firmly. It is a 15 minutes set however I left in a single day.

The ribbon LED has some tape on the again, small sq., and I used gorilla tape to cowl the wires to the within of the saddlebag and positioned the 9v battery someplace the place it was simple to get to and used 3m twin lock tape to maintain that in place.



Finish end result – open the saddlebag and the sunshine goes on, shut it and it goes off. A 9v battery will energy that single LED for a really very long time, it might be years til I’ve to recharge it.


Including Inexperienced choice for comparability, inexperienced offers some extra element however not pretty much as good for night time imaginative and prescient nonetheless, additionally a good selection.



1 – two 9v rechargeable batteries HW 9V Li-ion Rechargeable Battery, 9 Volt/1000mAh(9000mWh) Lengthy Lasting Rechargeable Batteries with Micro-USB, 1000 Cycles Cost, 1.5 Hrs Quick Charging, LED Indicator, 2 Packs : Well being & Family

2 – 9v connectors VWEICYY 9V Battery Connector,10 PCS T-Sort 9 Volt Buckle Connector Onerous Plastic Shell Utilized in Scholar Experiment,or Different Gear with Battery(T-Sort, 10PCS) : Electronics

3 – Magnetic switches Gebildet 3 Units NO/NC Black Magnetic Change Wiring Recessed Door Sensor Hidden Window Contact Reed Change for Entry Management Exchange Alarm System : Industrial & Scientific

4 – Ribbon LED Prewired Floor Mount LEDs (5050, Purple LED) – 3 Pack : Musical Devices

5 – 2 half epoxy phrases=jb+weld+plastic+epoxy&qid=1709204809&sprefix=jb+weld+plastic+expxy,aps,103&sr=8-8

6 – 3m twin lock tape
3M Twin Lock SJ3560 1″×4ft Clear 1 Pack Reclosable Fastener Mounting Tape Interlocking Mushroom Formed Sturdy Adhesive Hook Lock Sticky Tape for Indoor and Outside(DC2512): Industrial & Scientific



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