LED lights in saddle bags


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JohnO28
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LED lights in saddle bags

Post by JohnO28 » Sun Aug 06, 2017 10:01 pm



So I'm thinking about changing out the lights in my saddle bags and since I do a lot of under cabinet lighting for people I have plenty of the LED tape lights at my disposal.. My thought is to take out the lights and open them up and take out the old bulbs and wiring and replace them with the LED tape lights.. Just curious if anyone else had done that and how it worked for them? I'm thinking it could be a really inexpensive way to upgrade the lights.



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Bluewaterhooker0
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Re: LED lights in saddle bags

Post by Bluewaterhooker0 » Sun Aug 06, 2017 10:59 pm

Actually, quite a few have, including me.
WingAdmin did a tutorial on it.
I used different LEDs, but the effect and light output was great.

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Re: LED lights in saddle bags

Post by JohnO28 » Sun Aug 06, 2017 11:18 pm

That's pretty much exactly what i was planning on doing.. Thanks for the input and the link.

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Re: LED lights in saddle bags

Post by WingAdmin » Wed Aug 30, 2017 8:18 pm

The light lenses are VERY brittle plastic, and you need to heat the backs in order to get the adhesive soft enough to separate them. Then it takes much more time heating the remaining adhesive to get rid of it all. It took me 1-2 hours per light just to get them apart and cleaned.



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