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I was under the impression that "mercury" was illegal due to its poisonous nature. I had a bottle of it when I was a kid, about 1/4 cup! A collection from my cousin that worked at IBM and old house thermostats.
I'm ordering 2, I have some mechanical switches I bought for my hood light LED's but I'll use one of those and a small relay for the front since I bought 4 strips for under the hood, might be too much for that little ball of mercury.
Thanks for the tips, now I won't have to drill holes for the big switches.
EDIT**** I paid .49 more and got them through e-bay since the checkout process is so quick. There's a place in Livonia Mi. with a pile of them evidently.
Well I know they did that with lead but.. not sure on the full story on mercury. I do recall a few companies going to a metal ball in a small tube that made contact as the circuit but they sucked ass and that's from an installers professional opinion. lol
Interesting.. The 12° North under hood lights I used had a waterproof switch put inline near the light itself which is mainly just used to turn the light off during the day time if working under the hood and keep the light from flashing in the dark under the hood. Sorry for the dirty pics...
I actually took the 921 bulb out from the existing OEM tilt-activated circuit, tapped into the back of it for power and ground for the NEW LED under hood light.
I can almost perform surgery under the hood now.. :q
Complete darkness on the trail.. The pic doesn't prove it due to the camera's abilities but from where I was, I had shadow light on my shoes from where I was standing; might have been 25-27 meters away.
But for the tailgate, a mercury switch will work great as a activator for a light. I could do that too but I am considering to do is tap the interior light circuit for the rear Flip-back light [White 5w LED] with a secondary switch to kill it and make it operate as a manual switch as it is now. The forward light [Red 7w LED] is more for bunking it up and saving the night vision when in use.
If necessary, I have a slightly smaller version of the same under hood light on the tailgate glass facing down [when up] or inside when down that's overkill for interior lighting but its NOT used to be very stealth at all but works great for a tailgating light for evening trail camping; cooking, finding a tool or working on something on the tailgate or ground behind the truck.
And the Livonia, Mich place.. was it Altron or Electronic Connection by chance?
Last edited on Sat Nov 18th, 2017 10:08 pm by Undrstm8ed
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