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Old 05-19-2018, 04:45 AM   #1
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So I wanted a motion activated light when I go camping so that I would not trip over anything or run in to slithering creatures. So my solution was to use these lights from amazon and made the mounts from channeled aluminum so that I can remove them when I drive at nite.
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Very clever setup. Thanks for posting.


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I wonder if it would scare bears away...
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I bought the same ones and planning to use Velcro strips to attach when camped but those aluminum mounts look like a good option too.
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I wonder if it would scare bears away...
If there are bears close by they are probably habituated to campers and attracted by the smell of food. I doubt that the lights would deter them in their search for something to eat.
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If there are bears close by they are probably habituated to campers and attracted by the smell of food. I doubt that the lights would deter them in their search for something to eat.
I think that the lights are a nice gesture. Bears see pretty well in low light, but providing some assistance is the right thing to do.

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I think that the lights are a nice gesture. Bears see pretty well in low light, but providing some assistance is the right thing to do.

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Especially helpful to the older bears who may have some problems with their night vision...
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Good modification! I bought similar lights for my VW Campervan with the added purpose of lighting up creepy people who want to 'check out' (at 3AM!) the cool toys on my utility trailer when I'm out boondocking. Your lights look like they are higher quality. Can you post a link to where you bought them?

How did you attach the aluminum channel to the van? Are the mounts strong enough to hold your lights on if you forget about them and drive off down the freeway?
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Good modification! I bought similar lights for my VW Campervan with the added purpose of lighting up creepy people who want to 'check out' (at 3AM!) the cool toys on my utility trailer when I'm out boondocking. Your lights look like they are higher quality. Can you post a link to where you bought them?

How did you attach the aluminum channel to the van? Are the mounts strong enough to hold your lights on if you forget about them and drive off down the freeway?
Here is the link for the lights, I bent the bottom edge to prevent the light from sliding off. I used 3m heavy duty double sided tape to hold the aluminum mount. The mount and light will not come off. The one over the front passenger door is just to keep it from falling off the rain gutter. Light slides in and out.

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Velcro gets too dirty and retains moisture. Aluminum does not rust. Double side tape is the less expensive option.
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