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mcskier
06-15-2011, 11:45 PM
Problem: I have a mini tower and I want tower lights, but don't like the options that MC offers.
Solution: Find some low profile LEDs that passengers won't clobber their heads on (at least not any more than they already do).

Product: http://lumiteclighting.com/courtesyexuma.html

Mounted them directly to the tower caps:
https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-wXDJ004qUvY/Tfl6FAdIdDI/AAAAAAAABbU/L-7jM5pmwKE/s800/photo2.JPG

Installed the proper switch:
https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-CGj-sAfzdO8/Tfl6Eb2nOjI/AAAAAAAABbM/fW2HDo-RcYA/s800/photo4.JPG

Finished Product:
https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-ZtR9OUUfhRE/Tfl6EmHyBvI/AAAAAAAABbQ/A1AfwdGVN-s/s800/photo1.JPG

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-nrxM1X740qI/Tfl6FuL5xKI/AAAAAAAABbY/9P4aFo55VFQ/s800/photo3.JPG

DemolitionMan
06-16-2011, 12:59 AM
Those look great. I would like to install them on mine but I have tower speakers.

gotta_ski
06-16-2011, 02:27 AM
How bright are those? Can you see behind the boat? As in are they bright enough to surf behind?

mcskier
06-16-2011, 02:42 AM
How bright are those? Can you see behind the boat? As in are they bright enough to surf behind?

They are downward facing and only intended to light the floor. I would not try surfing behind this type of light. The rear facing light bar that MC makes is probably better suited although that may even be too bright.

gotta_ski
06-16-2011, 02:55 PM
Ahh. Now I understand what you did. Nice, clean install.

DJ 50
06-16-2011, 11:29 PM
What was the cost and did they hook directly to the tower or did you have to fabricate something?

mcskier
06-17-2011, 11:22 AM
What was the cost and did they hook directly to the tower or did you have to fabricate something?

No fabrication necessary. I mounted the lights directly to the tower caps using a drill press to get me consistent holes. Wiring was easy since the tower was pre wired for speakers and lights from the factory. The lights were $20 each and the switch/wiring harness cost $88. I think you could totaly get away with a cheaper switch hookup, but I wanted it to look like a factory job. The MC part number for the switch/wiring harness I used is 500462.

snork
06-19-2011, 05:17 PM
nice. Are the lights 1" in dia.

mcskier
06-19-2011, 05:25 PM
nice. Are the lights 1" in dia.

Yes... actually .98".

They fit perfectly on the flat part of the cap.

mattben
08-13-2012, 06:22 PM
How did you mount them once you drilled out the cap?

gusolah
08-13-2012, 11:50 PM
Sweet! I have been looking for something very similar. Thanks for posting this up. I have a 2012 x7 with tower that is prewired for speakers and lights...why did you have to run a separate harness and could it not be tied in with the existing toggle switch in the dash?

mcskier
08-14-2012, 11:09 AM
How did you mount them once you drilled out the cap?

Just a very small sheet metal screw holds the light housing to the speaker cap.

mcskier
08-14-2012, 11:16 AM
Sweet! I have been looking for something very similar. Thanks for posting this up. I have a 2012 x7 with tower that is prewired for speakers and lights...why did you have to run a separate harness and could it not be tied in with the existing toggle switch in the dash?

I ran a separate wiring harness/switch because I wanted the option to add a rear facing light bar at some point in the future. This switch is made to handle both and has its own breaker button built in to the harness (pretty slick). I don't see why you couldn't tie it in to the courtesy lights that are already on your dash, probably works just as well.

gusolah
08-17-2012, 01:34 PM
I was hoping someone would come out with led lights that replaced the caps.