Pretty much correct. We went ahead and added what I'd call door jam switches but they definitely weren't necessary. We put them on lights in the cubby's that way they weren't on when the cubby wasn't open.
These .... http://www.parts-express.com/pe/show...ource=googleps
I used the same LEDs, plus the spots LEDs. For my setup a added a new circuit and switch so I could still have the courtesy lights. It was a fun project but we only used the LED's 2 or 3 times. One of those times was while the boat was in the back yard.. :)
Originally Posted by KG's Supra24
I copied KG and Dusty on some of their stuff - I did not use interrupt switches on the compartments though, they're always on but you can't really tell unless you open them. LEDs draw so little I wasn't worried about it. Glovebox gives a faint glow under the lid but no biggie.
I've had some of the SMD strips off eBay fail before I even installed, and noticed one string is half dead now or at least a loose connection I need to fix. Can't expect too much for how cheap they were. All mine are also off a spare acc switch.
If I go transom spots/floods I will run those to a separate switch. Also if I do anything on the tower I'll go to a separate switch so I don't get busted with blues up there impersonating the popo or something stupid. Plus I'm starting to like the idea of different switches for different zones, but that adds to the wiring required.
If you don't have a good spot for strips, these little guys are bright and pretty rugged if you can find a spot for them. About 1" long, 1/2" tall or less. They can be almost too bright if mounted up high though.
These are nice to project out or down too.
I just ordered some superflux's and a couple of strips. How did y'all wire these together? Did you run the wires all over to the switch, or daisy chain through the boat?
Daisy chain - definitely. I'd suggest leaving some loops/slack in the line at your connection points and even a few open terminals because if you're like the the rest of us after you think you're done you'll find you want to add a couple more here. Maybe another here. One there. Few up here. And, and...