HuntingNut
HuntingNut
   Login or Register
HomeCommunity ForumsPhoto AlbumsRegister
     
 

User Info

Welcome Anonymous


Membership:
Latest: Tlg779
New Today: 0
New Yesterday: 2
Overall: 12739

People Online:
Members: 0
Visitors: 121
BOT: 2
Total: 123
Who Is Where:
 Visitors:
01: Your Account
02: Forums
03: Your Account
04: Forums
05: Forums
06: Forums
07: Forums
08: Your Account
09: Forums
10: Forums
11: Forums
12: Forums
13: Home
14: Forums
15: Photo Albums
16: Forums
17: Forums
18: Forums
19: Forums
20: Forums
21: Forums
22: Forums
23: News
24: Forums
25: Forums
26: Forums
27: Forums
28: Forums
29: Forums
30: Forums
31: Forums
32: Forums
33: Forums
34: Forums
35: Forums
36: Articles: Topics
37: Forums
38: Forums
39: Forums
40: Forums
41: Forums
42: Forums
43: Forums
44: Forums
45: Forums
46: Your Account
47: Your Account
48: Your Account
49: Forums
50: Home
51: Forums
52: Forums
53: Forums
54: Forums
55: Forums
56: Home
57: Forums
58: Forums
59: Forums
60: Forums
61: Forums
62: Forums
63: Forums
64: Forums
65: Forums
66: Forums
67: Forums
68: Forums
69: Forums
70: Home
71: Forums
72: Forums
73: Forums
74: Forums
75: Forums
76: Forums
77: Statistics
78: Forums
79: Forums
80: Home
81: Your Account
82: Your Account
83: Forums
84: Forums
85: Forums
86: Forums
87: Photo Albums
88: Forums
89: Forums
90: Forums
91: Forums
92: Forums
93: Forums
94: Forums
95: Forums
96: Your Account
97: Forums
98: Your Account
99: Forums
100: Forums
101: Forums
102: Forums
103: Forums
104: Home
105: Forums
106: Home
107: Forums
108: Forums
109: Forums
110: Forums
111: Forums
112: Your Account
113: Forums
114: Forums
115: Forums
116: Forums
117: Forums
118: Forums
119: Forums
120: Forums
121: Your Account
  BOT:
01: Forums
02: Forums

Staff Online:

No staff members are online!
 

Coppermine Stats
Photo Albums
 Albums: 305
 Pictures: 2378
  · Views: 572384
  · Votes: 1312
  · Comments: 86
 

Support our Advertisers

LED lighting a safe
Discussion that doesnt fit other Topics
Post new topic   Reply to topic   Printer Friendly Page    Forum Index » General

View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
DallanC
Site Admin
Site Admin


Joined: Jan 18, 2005
Posts: 3249
Location: Utah

PostPosted: Tue Jun 07, 2016 7:31 pm    Post subject: LED lighting a safe Reply with quote

Been meaning to get around to this project for a while, turned out FANTASTICALLY, cannot believe how well this works for the price. I didn't want wires running into the safe for fire reasons, hence using a cheap 12volt battery. It will probably only need a recharge every year or more.

I saw pictures of other peoples projects, what you want is the 12 volt "non-waterproof" led rope / tape. I got the 5 meters as I figured it would do 2 sides and along the top, it was more than plenty.

Cut each segment to length and put on the connectors THEN TEST IT to see it lights up right. You can cut it every 3 LEDS where it is marked. Connectors snap on super easy. I put connectors on both ends of the top piece, and a connector on each end of the side pieces. That way I could stick it in place and just wire the corners easy.

Once it all looks GTG, peel off the backing and apply around the door on the inside of the safe, around the edge. You want the LEDs facing into the safe, none of them should be visible from the outside. Once the 3 segments are stuck on, tie the wires from all the legs together in the corners, along with hot/cold wiring to where ever you want your battery to sit (I just got doorbell wire from home depot). Tie in the switch to the circuit and stick the switch wherever you want. I velcro'd it right on the center upright.

Its amazing how much light you get in there. You should have enough left over LED tape to add it under any shelves that may need a little more light (I stuck a 2ft piece running diagonally over the long guns, to get light down into the far back).


Stick on 12 volt LED tape: $7.50

www.ebay.com/itm/17220...EBIDX%3AIT

12 volt 4.5AH rechargable battery (I have several of these, use them to power equiptment when ice fishing): $12.80

www.ebay.com/itm/30189...EBIDX%3AIT

Additional Connecters, tape to red/white wire (you want the 3528 size to go with the above 8mm led tape): $3.64

www.ebay.com/itm/15150...EBIDX%3AIT

Rocker switch from Autozone: $4

www.autozone.com/elect...ckfit=true

Total was under $30. Liberty charges $150 for their AC powered kit (which means you then need to run power into your safe). I'll stick with the $30 solution!

-DallanC
Back to top
View user's profile Photo Gallery
DallanC
Site Admin
Site Admin


Joined: Jan 18, 2005
Posts: 3249
Location: Utah

PostPosted: Tue Jun 07, 2016 7:31 pm    Post subject: Re: LED lighting a safe Reply with quote

This is not my safe, just one off the internet that shows what the final look is:



-DallanC
Back to top
View user's profile Photo Gallery
dhc4ever
Super Member
Super Member


Joined: May 26, 2011
Posts: 2517
Location: Ipswich, Queensland Australia

PostPosted: Tue Jun 07, 2016 10:16 pm    Post subject: Re: LED lighting a safe Reply with quote

Oh great.
Now I've got gun safe envy.......

Nice work Dallan, now you need to build in a bar fridge.........

_________________
Pete

Dont do anything you wont like explaining to the paramedics..............
Back to top
View user's profile
Elvis
Super Member
Super Member


Joined: Jul 27, 2008
Posts: 7975
Location: south island New Zealand

PostPosted: Tue Jun 07, 2016 11:18 pm    Post subject: Re: LED lighting a safe Reply with quote

very nice idea.

_________________
You shot it You pluck it !
Them who eats the most duck eats the most feathers!
Back to top
View user's profile
Vince
Super Member
Super Member


Joined: May 25, 2005
Posts: 14120
Location: Brisbane AUSTRALIA

PostPosted: Wed Jun 08, 2016 1:28 am    Post subject: Re: LED lighting a safe Reply with quote

dhc4ever wrote:
Oh great.
Now I've got gun safe envy.......

Nice work Dallan, now you need to build in a bar fridge.........

Haha Haha Haha Haha Haha

Me too Pete.

Dallan Tha Man wrote:
Been meaning to get around to this project for a while, turned out FANTASTICALLY, cannot believe how well this works for the price. I didn't want wires running into the safe for fire reasons, hence using a cheap 12volt battery. It will probably only need a recharge every year or more.

I saw pictures of other peoples projects, what you want is the 12 volt "non-waterproof" led rope / tape. I got the 5 meters as I figured it would do 2 sides and along the top, it was more than plenty...

That is a brilliant job Dallan. I was thinking a couple of small battery powered tent lights would be adequate, but they would be nowhere near as efficient as what you have built mate.

Now I gotta get a better quality bigger safe and do the same. Razz Razz

_________________
Cheers, Vince Cheers

Illegitimi non carborundum
(Never let the bastards grind you down)

Live simply. Love generously. Care deeply. Speak kindly. Leave the rest to God.

"Nulla Si Fa Senza Volonta."
(Without Commitment, Nothing Gets Done)
Back to top
View user's profile AIM Address MSN Messenger Yahoo Messenger Photo Gallery
gelandangan
Super Member
Super Member


Joined: May 07, 2006
Posts: 6005
Location: Sydney Australia

PostPosted: Wed Jun 08, 2016 1:34 pm    Post subject: Re: LED lighting a safe Reply with quote

lots of empty spots in that safe.. can see them clearly now.
Time to go shopping!!z

_________________
A straight line is the shortest distance between two points.
A smile is the shortest distance between two people.

The government I trust .. is my .45-70 Government.

Do - Not try!


gelandangan.weebly.com/
Back to top
View user's profile Visit poster's website
DallanC
Site Admin
Site Admin


Joined: Jan 18, 2005
Posts: 3249
Location: Utah

PostPosted: Wed Jun 08, 2016 4:02 pm    Post subject: Re: LED lighting a safe Reply with quote

Ha... not my safe. I'm not going to post pictures of my safe on the internet for big brother to see Very Happy


-DallanC
Back to top
View user's profile Photo Gallery
dhc4ever
Super Member
Super Member


Joined: May 26, 2011
Posts: 2517
Location: Ipswich, Queensland Australia

PostPosted: Thu Jun 09, 2016 1:56 am    Post subject: Re: LED lighting a safe Reply with quote

Good thinking 99.......

_________________
Pete

Dont do anything you wont like explaining to the paramedics..............
Back to top
View user's profile
slimjim
Super Member
Super Member


Joined: May 16, 2009
Posts: 7924
Location: Fort Worth TX

PostPosted: Fri Jun 10, 2016 3:33 pm    Post subject: Re: LED lighting a safe Reply with quote

Vince wrote:
That is a brilliant job Dallan.

No pun intended, Vince, or is that humor lost Down-Under?

Nice job, Dallan!

_________________
"To anger a conservative, lie to him. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth." - Theodore Roosevelt

"The world is a dangerous place to live; not because of the people who are evil, but because of the people who don't do anything about it." - Albert Einstein
Back to top
View user's profile
TRBLSHTR
Super Member
Super Member


Joined: Mar 23, 2007
Posts: 1071
Location: Lower 48's-left coast(near portlandia)

PostPosted: Sat Jun 11, 2016 10:27 pm    Post subject: Re: LED lighting a safe Reply with quote

Very Happy Dallan-I'm an electrician,and very critical of stuff-I am very happy for you and a bit envious! Cool

_________________
"Tolerance becomes a crime when applied to evil." Thomas Mann
Back to top
View user's profile
Vince
Super Member
Super Member


Joined: May 25, 2005
Posts: 14120
Location: Brisbane AUSTRALIA

PostPosted: Sun Jun 12, 2016 3:51 am    Post subject: Re: LED lighting a safe Reply with quote

slimjim wrote:
Vince wrote:
That is a brilliant job Dallan.

No pun intended, Vince, or is that humor lost Down-Under?

Nice job, Dallan!

Who me apply humour Slim...nah, never happen mate. Wink

_________________
Cheers, Vince Cheers

Illegitimi non carborundum
(Never let the bastards grind you down)

Live simply. Love generously. Care deeply. Speak kindly. Leave the rest to God.

"Nulla Si Fa Senza Volonta."
(Without Commitment, Nothing Gets Done)
Back to top
View user's profile AIM Address MSN Messenger Yahoo Messenger Photo Gallery
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic   Printer Friendly Page    Forum Index » General
Page 1 of 1
All times are GMT - 7 Hours



Jump to:  


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum
You cannot attach files in this forum
You can download files in this forum


Advertisements
 


Valid CSS! Valid HTML 4.01!
Click to check if this page is realy HTML 4.01 compliant for speed :)

All logos and trademarks in this site are property of HuntingNut.com.
The comments are property of their posters, all the rest © 2011 by HuntingNut.com
Interactive software released under GNU GPL, Code Credits, Privacy Policy

.: Upgraded to DragonFly 9.2 by Dizfunkshunal :.