Solar Courtesy Lights

Having pondered fitting some solar courtesy lights for some time and receiving advice from Shaun, another Piper owner,  I decided that with winter approaching it was time to act.

Unfortunately the lights that Shaun recommended were not in stock so I finally plumped for a couple of Juslit 74 LED lights, 600 lumens, from Amazon.  They are motion activated, can be switched to either off, 50% illumination or 100% illumination.  After a few days use, we now know that the 50% illumination level is perfectly adequate.  The unit is waterproof, heat-resistant and frost-resistant.  It is compact ( 6″ x 4″)  and is activated from about 20 ft away within a 120° arc.  The light has a 270° arc.

As I wanted to attach them on the steel part of our wheelhouse, I purchased some 10mm dia x 2mm Neodymium magnets with 1kg pull each.   I fixed them to the lights with 3M self adhesive pads, cut to suit the magnets.  The advantage of them being fixed with magnets is that I can easily move them from one place to another if and when the need arises.

There are lots of options when it comes to light so I just thought it worthwhile to post this for information.

The photographs below are:

1). The light itself.

2). The rear of the light showing the magnets attached

3). The light at 50% illumination

4).  The light at 100% illumination.

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