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 Post subject: LED Night Lighting Project
PostPosted: Sat May 04, 2019 8:04 pm 
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My A20 did not come with any night lighting so I decided to remedy that situation. Wired up IP68 flexible blue LED strip lighting and mounted in the spaces behind the stainless steel screens for an indirect glow... 100$ project, cheap as far as these boats are concerned.. here is the rear..


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 Post subject: Re: LED Night Lighting Project
PostPosted: Sat May 04, 2019 8:06 pm 
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And the front..


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 Post subject: Re: LED Night Lighting Project
PostPosted: Sat May 04, 2019 9:12 pm 
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I’ve been wanting to do this very same to mine. Do you have any in process pictures of how you mounted/wired them?


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 Post subject: Re: LED Night Lighting Project
PostPosted: Sun May 05, 2019 9:03 pm 
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The strip lighting comes with 3M adhesive tape but it was not up to the task. I just used high pressure air to blow out debris, wiped down mounting surface with acetone and put a thin layer of Gorilla glue and laid strip lighting in place. It is not going anywhere. As for wiring, I do not have the outboard switch panel with transom or bow lights but the wiring is already there. So I ordered panel and used factory harness.. Nice and clean...


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 Post subject: Re: LED Night Lighting Project
PostPosted: Mon May 06, 2019 9:24 am 
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KPG1 wrote:
The strip lighting comes with 3M adhesive tape but it was not up to the task. I just used high pressure air to blow out debris, wiped down mounting surface with acetone and put a thin layer of Gorilla glue and laid strip lighting in place. It is not going anywhere. As for wiring, I do not have the outboard switch panel with transom or bow lights but the wiring is already there. So I ordered panel and used factory harness.. Nice and clean...


Where exactly did you put the wire, above, below, or in the middle of the stainless steel? or all around the edges?

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 Post subject: Re: LED Night Lighting Project
PostPosted: Mon May 06, 2019 12:02 pm 
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Nothing is attached to the screen, strip lighting is attached to the fiberglass under the screen. Once screen is removed, there is a rough cut hole in fiberglass from factory, just tuck lighting under front edge so light is not visible but instead radiates outward..the rear is open towards the stern to fish a wire, the front has the flexible vent tubing, just put wire next to hose and drop down to dash area and storage area..


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 Post subject: Re: LED Night Lighting Project
PostPosted: Wed May 08, 2019 10:29 am 
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Looks great. Which wiring circuit (and button on accessory panel) did you use?
Did you connect using the Weatherpack connectors?


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 Post subject: Re: LED Night Lighting Project
PostPosted: Wed May 08, 2019 11:27 am 
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I used the underwater transom light circuit for rear, front docking lights for front. I have neither as options but they came prewired from factory..


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 Post subject: Re: LED Night Lighting Project
PostPosted: Thu May 09, 2019 6:42 am 
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Much cleaner result that I'd expect, honestly. Very nice, KPG1. Makes me want to attempt something like this too. Lets hope that feeling passes quickly. haha


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 Post subject: Re: LED Night Lighting Project
PostPosted: Thu May 09, 2019 7:53 am 
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Thank you, it wasnt the first version. V1.0 I used 3/4in button lights and the light was too "direct". I bought good quality IP68 grade flexible led lights and tucked them under the fiberglass so they radiated indirect light. V2.0 turned out much better and I have less than 100$ in project.. below pic was intial attempt that used button LED..


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