If you have to pass through dark alleys or poorly lit streets, you may want to use a spotlight to light up the road. This lighting accessory can be a nifty addition to your car's lighting system. It will illuminate the road ahead in case the headlights aren't enough to keep the dark space and shadows well lit as your vehicle cruises at night. This accessory can be mounted at the side of the vehicle. With this position, the strong light will be angled right ahead. This will bring better visibility when driving at night or in low-light conditions. This will also come handy in case of bad weather such as heavy rainfall or during blizzards. A spotlight will make it easier for other motorists to spot your vehicle, as it increases visibility, and for you to see through the dark road as you navigate through it. In case of road emergencies, this lighting component can also be used as a warning device or to call attention and ask for help.
Adding a spotlight on your vehicle
If you will be mounting this light on your vehicle, you have to get the right kit, which comes with screws and other needed hardware. The kit should be specific to the year, make, and model of your vehicle.
- 15-watt fuse
- Wire strippers
Here are the things you have to do:
Step 1: Disconnect the car battery by detaching the negative side. The battery has to be disconnected to prevent any damage or personal injury. Make sure that the battery has been properly disconnected before you proceed with any of the steps involved in mounting and wiring a spotlight to the vehicle.
Step 2: Trace the wire that has a built-in fuse. Once you have found this wire, you have to cut it at the end, the one that's closest to the fuse. The wire should then be clamped with a terminal connector.
Step 3: Connect the wires to the battery. An alternative to this step is to use a 12v lead and place it in the fuse box. You have to be sure that the lead can power the lights. Otherwise, the lights may overheat. This will cause the plastic to melt and may eventually lead to a fire. To fix this, some would replace the fuse and use a higher capacity unit. However, this may not solve the problem.
Step 4: Run the wire to the switch of the spot light, connecting the wire to the switch's prong (marked as the positive side). You then have to attach the switch wherever it's comfortable and convenient.
Step 5: Ground the light switch. Do this by grounding the back of the switch to the frame.
Step 6: Make a connection between the other wire (the one on the left and the one that's not black) and the last prong on the switch's back side. This wire should run to the spotlight, which is outside the vehicle. This should be connected to the white, yellow, or blue wire. You have to drill holes in the frame so that you can secure the light to the frame using a bolt. The black wire from the light should be connected to the grounded part. After this, you can now restore the positive terminal connection to the battery.