Extra lighting for Travellers

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Extra lighting for Travellers

Postby Napoleon Boot » Tue Jul 14, 2020 7:33 pm

Rather than another plea for help, I wanted to post a success story for a change!

I wasn't that impressed by the lighting inside the cabin of my Traveller when I got it, which consisted of one festoon bulb which was too dim to read a map with. Replacing it with an LED festoon bulb from Classic Car LEDs made a big difference - loads more light, less heat, and less strain on the battery and the old wiring. (I got this one https://www.classiccarleds.co.uk/collec ... 39-254-c5w)

The load area and the passenger seats were still a bit gloomy though, not great when searching for something in the back after dark. I looked around, and came across these little LED lights, which are sold as step lights for caravans or boats, but which looked like they'd fit nicely above the rear sliding windows in the back of my Traveller. https://www.12voltplanet.co.uk/12v-24v- ... eries.html

When they arrived, they fit perfectly! I ran wiring from the courtesy light switch, under the headlining and behind the wooden trim - the wires enter the sealed light units from behind so it's really neat and tidy. I chose warm white, and it matches the new courtesy light bulb in colour and brightness.
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I did consider rigging some sort of switch so that I could switch on the lights from the rear doors, but really it would have been a load of hassle for no real benefit - I just switch the courtesy light switch on if I need them. Current draw is 0.03A each, so all three lights are drawing less current than the filament bulb did on it's own.

I'm really happy with this upgrade, the light fittings have the right period look and feel like they could have always been there.

NB - no connection to either company, just a satisfied customer.

Seb
1971 Adderley Park Traveller, "Peggy". 1098 engine, automatic transmission
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Re: Extra lighting for Travellers

Postby Sleeper » Tue Jul 14, 2020 9:08 pm

Nice one, they " look the part " .

John ;-)

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Re: Extra lighting for Travellers

Postby jagnut66 » Wed Jul 15, 2020 12:13 am

Indeed, they look like a period option and fit in well. :D
Best wishes,
Mike.
1954 Series 2: 4 door: "Sally" -- on axle stands needing more welding......
1955 Series 2: Traveller: "Elsie May" -- on the road and enjoying her 'as is' for now but I see work ahead......
1970 Triumph Herald 1200: "Hetty" -- driven back from Llangollen in Wales

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Re: Extra lighting for Travellers

Postby Napoleon Boot » Wed Jul 15, 2020 12:23 pm

Cheers guys!

Seb
1971 Adderley Park Traveller, "Peggy". 1098 engine, automatic transmission
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Re: Extra lighting for Travellers

Postby King Kenny » Wed Jul 15, 2020 4:06 pm

They look really nice. Years ago I fitted a switchable light above the rear doors, but it was not as smart as the ones you have.
1969 Traveller in Almond green. Owned since 1979.

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Re: Extra lighting for Travellers

Postby timberman2004 » Thu Nov 25, 2021 9:03 am

i saw this ...and went slightly mad with it
These are lovely little lights, and i felt quite in keeping with the Traveller
so for a small investment and playing with the electrical spaghetti...,
I now have button switched reading lights each side for the rear seat ...
A pair of lights each side in the rear load bay sprung switched as the rear doors open. All wiring invisible behind top timber headlining strip
A light in glove box with button switch (really useful)
and 2 lights mounted on engine bulkhead L & R, to light engine area, switched inside with illuminated toggle

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Re: Extra lighting for Travellers

Postby Classiccars » Thu Nov 25, 2021 12:41 pm

Good idea looks nice as well


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