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Just wanted to post up for people looking to get some lighting in their safe without hard wiring. I picked up two dome type lights from Menards (if your not in the Midwest your Home Depot/Lowes type stores should have it). Anyway they are led lights operated by 4 AA batteries, and they include a wireless switch that can be mounted anywhere. I mounted two in my little safe and mounted the switch on the wall in my closet, fast and easy lighting. Not super bright, but alot better than messing with a flashlight. Images attached.
 

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Nice. I use a motion-activated LED light that I found at Home Depot.

GE Motion-Sensing LED Light - 06651 at The Home Depot

You can also order them online and have them shipped to you if you don't have a local Home Depot.



Even though the reviews weren't stellar, I decided to pick one up and give it a try. For $13 it isn't bad! You can either turn on the light manually or utilize the motion sensor. In the motion sensor mode, the light has a high and a low setting. Probably my only gripe about the light is that the first motion it senses turns it on in the bright mode. The second motion switches it to low mode and the third motion turns it back off again. So, you have to be a little careful, once it's activated, to avoid the sensor. That's not too hard as the sensor doesn't pick up a wide range of motion.

The light has a nice, low profile so it doesn't get in the way of removing things from the top shelf of my safe. I tried other lights previously and this was a problem.

The light is battery powered (three AA batteries) and utilizes an LED light which provides a LOT of light for such a small light and should be fairly conservative on power consumption. I tossed in some Sam's Club brand batteries. We'll see how long they last.

Finally, perhaps the best thing of all ... the light comes with a magnet so installation was literally about one second. I just used the magnet to attach the light to the top inside my safe. The magnet isn't super-strong, though, so the fabric at the top of my safe reduces the magnetism enough that bumping the light could knock it loose.

I've been using this light in my safe for a little over a month now. I still like the light overall. You definitely can't beat the price and ease of installation. On its bright setting, this little light provides more than adequate lighting for virtually any size gun safe.

I do have a couple gripes, though.

1. The battery clips seem to like to "spit out" some batteries. This, obviously, will cause the light to stop working. I've found that the Sam's Club house brand batteries seems to fit pretty well, but they're not exactly long-life batteries.

2. The concept of the auto-on function is fantastic. The execution of the function ... not so much. I've gone to manual on/off to save batteries and frustration with the light switching from low/high/off while I'm taking guns out of the safe or putting them back in.

I found a similar product with a single (bright) light setting and an auto-off function that has variable timing for shutoff with no activity and ordered it the other day. We'll see how it works.
 
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