I got the dot lights too, but plan on ordering a front dome light and cutting a hole out to install it. Or something similar. Got the blue light up front for the dome and it looks really sweet and I can still see with it. Plan on something similar for the back.
We've been through a summer now and I'm wondering if anyone has an update as to how their velcro mounts faired thus far?
The super heavy duty velcro worked as far as the adhesive remaining stuck after sitting under the hot sun. The real enemy was washboard freeways and potholes. Running over those surfaces jars or knocks loose the velcro hooks from the fuzz.
This is a very good light -- one thing to note is that the base just snaps on, so you can easily replace batteries. The round one that I have uses screws to attach the base -- I don't see how you can replace batteries after installing it unless you use velcro.
I know this has been talked about in other threads, but I had the camera in the garage today and decided to take a couple photos of my cargo light install. I used the adhesive first time around, but that lasted about a week in the summer. So, I created a more permanent cargo light mount for the Sylvania DOT-it light. I drilled three small holes through the back plate of the light and used small self-starting screws with countersunk heads so that it cannot come off. I used a utility knife to whittle the plastic around each screw hole just a bit so the screw heads would be fairly flush with the plate. The screws were not very long - I didn't want to chance hitting something behind the plastic. I also did not drill into the roof plastic and just used the self-starting screws and some elbow grease to get them started. They all snugged up nicely and shouldn't be going anywhere soon.
You just twist the light off the plate if you need to replace the batteries, but they should last a long time.
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