Smith & Wesson Forum

Go Back   Smith & Wesson Forum > >

The Lounge A Catch-All Area for non-gun topics that don’t fit elsewhere. Keep it Family Friendly. See The Rules for Banned Topics!
Put gun topics in the gun forums.


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 04-03-2016, 06:25 PM
apstang50 apstang50 is offline
Member
Safe Lighting Safe Lighting Safe Lighting Safe Lighting Safe Lighting  
Join Date: Feb 2016
Location: Cape Cod, MA
Posts: 61
Likes: 20
Liked 17 Times in 12 Posts
Default Safe Lighting

I'm looking for options for getting some good light in my safe. I don't have a way to get power into my safe without drilling a hole in it, which is out of the question. I'm ok with using battery powered LED lights. Just looking for ideas from those that have added inside lighting to your safes. Thanx
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 04-03-2016, 06:53 PM
Tom S.'s Avatar
Tom S. Tom S. is offline
Moderator
Safe Lighting Safe Lighting Safe Lighting Safe Lighting Safe Lighting  
Join Date: Nov 2015
Location: SE Michigan
Posts: 10,939
Likes: 6,524
Liked 9,668 Times in 3,390 Posts
Default

I bought some battery operated LEDs from Amazon that are motion activated for a bedroom closet. The ones I got are quite heavy as they use 4 'D' cell batteries, but I'm sure there are others available.
__________________
So many S&W's, so few funds!!
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 04-03-2016, 06:55 PM
Muss Muggins Muss Muggins is offline
Member
Safe Lighting Safe Lighting Safe Lighting Safe Lighting Safe Lighting  
Join Date: Mar 2014
Posts: 12,880
Likes: 5,219
Liked 20,209 Times in 6,455 Posts
Default

My top shelf would block any light source attached to the safe ceiling . . .
__________________
Wisdom comes thru fear . . .
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 04-03-2016, 07:38 PM
Ivan the Butcher Ivan the Butcher is online now
Member
Safe Lighting Safe Lighting Safe Lighting Safe Lighting Safe Lighting  
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Harlem, Ohio
Posts: 8,615
Likes: 10,851
Liked 12,580 Times in 4,687 Posts
Default

There are LED lights about the size of a hockey puck. They have two sided tape to place them where you wish, I stuck them to a magnet and the are moveable to different areas, and stick to the walls and ceiling. But my good old save isn't fire lined, they won't stick to carpet if yours is. It beats using a AA mini-mag in your teeth!

Ivan
Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Like Post:
  #5  
Old 04-03-2016, 07:56 PM
smokindog's Avatar
smokindog smokindog is offline
Member
Safe Lighting Safe Lighting Safe Lighting Safe Lighting Safe Lighting  
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: The Great State of Texas
Posts: 1,833
Likes: 2,058
Liked 1,347 Times in 701 Posts
Default

I use these (similar to the pucks). I use the hook side of Velcro and they stick solid to the safe lining! I have one on the front side top edge and one on the front side edge by the hinges. Picked them up at either Sams of Costco for less than $20.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Ivan the Butcher View Post
There are LED lights about the size of a hockey puck. They have two sided tape to place them where you wish, I stuck them to a magnet and the are moveable to different areas, and stick to the walls and ceiling. But my good old save isn't fire lined, they won't stick to carpet if yours is. It beats using a AA mini-mag in your teeth!

Ivan
Attached Thumbnails
Safe Lighting-img_1602-jpg  
__________________
Really? U saw it in Wikipedia?

Last edited by smokindog; 04-03-2016 at 10:10 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 04-03-2016, 09:55 PM
RJJ 1971's Avatar
RJJ 1971 RJJ 1971 is offline
Member
Safe Lighting Safe Lighting Safe Lighting Safe Lighting Safe Lighting  
Join Date: Aug 2015
Location: SW Indiana
Posts: 1,029
Likes: 1,104
Liked 1,035 Times in 467 Posts
Default

I just bought 3 cheap push lights from Dollar Tree.
Velcroed one up at the top of inside, one on inside of door, and one on inside sidewall.
Good enough for my cheap ***.
Attached Thumbnails
Safe Lighting-image-jpeg  
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 04-03-2016, 11:43 PM
SweetMK's Avatar
SweetMK SweetMK is offline
Member
Safe Lighting Safe Lighting Safe Lighting Safe Lighting Safe Lighting  
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Near Roanoke VA
Posts: 1,127
Likes: 538
Liked 1,348 Times in 532 Posts
Default

I have a piano lamp on top the safe,,,

you can aim it right into the safe,,, been using it for 20 years,,,



It makes it easy to see the combination,,, too!!

Maybe it is time for me to get a more modern lamp??



Reply With Quote
The Following User Likes This Post:
  #8  
Old 04-04-2016, 09:23 AM
NYlakesider's Avatar
NYlakesider NYlakesider is offline
Member
Safe Lighting Safe Lighting Safe Lighting Safe Lighting Safe Lighting  
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Northern NY-AdirondackMts
Posts: 5,374
Likes: 7,513
Liked 7,848 Times in 3,025 Posts
Default

On the wall directly in front of my safe (about 4’ distance & 7’ high) I have a large can type light fixture mounted that shines directly into the safe. It works well in illuminating the safe interior and also the general area.

It did not cost me a nickel as I had the parts from a rip out at a previous house and it works well. Put a plug/switch on the wire and plugged it in to an existing outlet. Total installation time about 7 minutes that was attaching the fixture and putting the plug and inline switch on.

FWIW I do have power in the safe for the “rod”, but above works so well I never thought of doing anything else. Going on 14 years now!
__________________
14 S&W Revs none with locks!
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 04-04-2016, 10:52 PM
TX-Dennis TX-Dennis is offline
Member
Safe Lighting Safe Lighting Safe Lighting Safe Lighting Safe Lighting  
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: The Rugged Llano Estacado
Posts: 2,143
Likes: 7,281
Liked 2,845 Times in 1,231 Posts
Default

You've all got me bested. I've just been using the flashlight app on my phone. Sometimes I could use a third arm, though . . .
Reply With Quote
The Following User Likes This Post:
  #10  
Old 04-05-2016, 12:06 AM
Warren Sear's Avatar
Warren Sear Warren Sear is offline
Member
Safe Lighting Safe Lighting Safe Lighting Safe Lighting Safe Lighting  
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Twin Cites, Minnesota
Posts: 4,532
Likes: 9,378
Liked 9,173 Times in 2,812 Posts
Default

Gents, be careful where you mount those battery powered lights. Batteries do sometimes leak, and you do not want that dripping down and falling on your guns.

Me, I leave the battery operated LED light outside of the safe when I am done.
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 04-05-2016, 09:07 PM
Rastoff's Avatar
Rastoff Rastoff is offline
US Veteran
Safe Lighting Safe Lighting Safe Lighting Safe Lighting Safe Lighting  
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: So Cal (Near Edwards AFB)
Posts: 14,501
Likes: 2,782
Liked 16,324 Times in 6,127 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by apstang50 View Post
I don't have a way to get power into my safe without drilling a hole in it, which is out of the question.
Why is drilling a hole out of the question?
__________________
Freedom isn't free.
Reply With Quote
The Following User Likes This Post:
  #12  
Old 04-05-2016, 09:12 PM
ditrina's Avatar
ditrina ditrina is offline
Moderator
Safe Lighting Safe Lighting Safe Lighting Safe Lighting Safe Lighting  
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Beach Side West Florida
Posts: 10,876
Likes: 20,254
Liked 15,887 Times in 3,368 Posts
Default

^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
THIS????
__________________
SWCA #2306
DAV in honor of POP
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 04-05-2016, 09:21 PM
bodyarmorguy bodyarmorguy is offline
Member
Safe Lighting Safe Lighting Safe Lighting Safe Lighting Safe Lighting  
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Melbourne, FL
Posts: 109
Likes: 18
Liked 114 Times in 34 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Muss Muggins View Post
My top shelf would block any light source attached to the safe ceiling . . .
I went to a local plastics company and had them cut me some thick pieces of plexiglass to the same dimensions as my safe shelves, no more shadows.
Reply With Quote
The Following User Likes This Post:
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
home made!!!gun safe lighting system qennis The Lounge 22 03-24-2017 10:05 PM
Cigar Lighting CCantu357 The Lounge 28 11-10-2014 08:51 AM
LED Lighting for the Press - What Do You Have ? Rollbar Reloading 15 03-29-2013 06:07 PM
Lighting at gun shows. Armyphotog The Lounge 14 09-16-2011 11:22 PM
Lighting can strike twice pawncop The Lounge 4 08-07-2009 10:49 PM

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3
smith-wessonforum.com tested by Norton Internet Security smith-wessonforum.com tested by McAfee Internet Security

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:01 PM.


Search Engine Optimisation provided by DragonByte SEO v2.0.42 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2020 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Smith-WessonForum.com is not affiliated with Smith & Wesson Holding Corporation (NASDAQ Global Select: SWHC)