Siting flashing led for alarm

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  1. berni109

    berni109 Funster

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    Advice please
    I need to position a flashing led at the front and back of my van.
    I am considering drilling a 3mm hole into the rear light cluster probably into the reversing light area and a similar hole into the headlight.
    Alternatively positioning them in the front of the dash if I can find a way in and putting the rear one next to the numberplate bulb.
    Any ideas.
    Thx
    Bern
     
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    Just a thought, if you do fit one internally (by dash) make sure you cannot see it, or its reflection, when you're in bed - could drive you nuts.
    Guess how I know?
     
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    I close my eyes when I sleep so no problem for me :rolleyes::giggler:
     
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    Mine is in the top of the speedo cowl.
     
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    Mine too - it was the reflection in the blinds doing it - a bit of insulating tape solved it.
    Useless place really when you've got the blinds shut!
     
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    We have 6 flashing LED's on our MH

    In the center of the back bumper, just above the number plate
    In the skirting, near the hab door
    In the skirting, hear the passengers door
    In the front bumper below both light clusters
    On the dash board, just above the radio (which we cover with the lid from an aerosol container at night) as its behind the blind
     
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    Please excuse my newbie ignorance, but I'm intrigued as to what purpose these LED's serve ?
     
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    They flash when the alarm is armed, either when the vehicle is unattended, or at night when you're in bed
    They act as a visual deterrent to potential thieves
     
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    Blue flashing lights have a certain meaning to the burgling scrotes and they don't tend to like them.
    It's a good reminder to them that they might be better off going elsewhere as this van is well protected.

    Ours are always set at night now, whether we are on an aire or a very secure site.

    Richard.
     
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    Thanks both for the replies :)
     
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    That's 5 Robert, where have you hidden no. 6? ;)
     
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    Oops - should have been 5
     
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    Thx for the comments so far.
    Anyone got any experience of actually drilling into the headlight unit? Or the rear light cluster?
    Could be a very expensive mistake for a very small hole.
    Bern
     
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    @eddievanbitz lads drilled our rear light cluster so he might be the one to ask about the best way to do it. (y)
     
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    Number six? on the emergency over ride button hidden in the motorhome(y)

    :whistle:
     
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    I'm not sure drilling into the headlamp is a good idea - doing so may detrimentally affect the beam pattern & cause M.O.T. failure ?
     
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    I make that SIX (in the front bumper below BOTH light clusters = TWO)

    Dave
     
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    Clever Richard................. Just sayin like :imoutahere:
     
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    We had ours fitted by Suffolk Alarms, a mobile service - did a decent job. We only have one flashing led and thats in the dashboard just forward of the steering wheel. The chap said he sited leds there so that potential thieves would see it but, as its in front of the cab blinds, it would not disturb us.

    Paul
     
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    4 for the Growler. - Speedo cowl, Centre of front grill, side skirt beside back door and just to the side of the rear number plate.
     
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