Since converting to 12v I haven’t had much use for the map reading light I bought from Sodbury a couple of years back. Decided to use some cheap LED strips – the sort boy racers use as underlighters – and a length of platic round bar to convert the lamp to 12 volts and the 21st century.
|Milled a slot in the pastic round bar and glued the LED strips in place|
|High-tech electrics. Have looked at fitting a battery but can’t find a lead acid one of the right size|
|Finished product. Slightly brighter than the original flourencent bulb and uses much less power.|
Sould come in handy when we go to Wales in a few weeks. Still need to think about sleeping and heating issues though…