Strobe Light Kit
Strobe lights are great additions to any customized vehicle as they help make the interior more appealing. Isn't it gratifying to own a ride that draws a lot of attention from onlookers? Besides its benefit on the vehicle's aesthetics, a strobe light kit can also provide your car with a pleasant and well-lit interior should you need to do something like check your map or organize your things while inside the cabin.
When installing the lights, here are some of the things to bear in mind to make your DIY project easier:
Check your local laws.
Before making a purchase, it is a good idea to ask the Department of Transportation in your city or state about the local laws governing the type of lights that you can install in your vehicle. Some states may have stricter laws on vehicle lighting, so go find out first if it's legal in your place to install strobe lights. By so doing, you won't spend money, time, and effort in purchasing and installing lights that will just make you incur violations and pay for corresponding fine.
Check the contents of the strobe light kit.
Once you've decided to get a kit, check out first what hardware or components are included in it. This way, you'll know if it's already complete or if you still have to order other parts that will help you in installing the lights. By doing so, you can be saved from making multiple purchases for a single DIY project. Once the package has arrived (for those who have purchased online), double check again if all the components listed in the catalog are really shipped completely. Also check the lights and hardware for factory defects. Have the strobe light kit replaced if there are defective parts.
Install the lights in areas where they can't easily get damaged.
If you're now deciding on the place to mount the strobe lights on, just make sure the lights will be positioned in a place where they won't get kicked, dislocated, broken, or easily damaged. Avoid installing the lights on the hot areas of the vehicle or in spots with moving components. It also isn't advisable to install the strobe lights near an automotive electrical wiring. You can consult your owner's manual to know the safe spots in your ride to mount such lights.
Strictly follow the manufacturer's instructions in installing the lights.
The strobe light kit usually includes a guide on how to properly install the lights. It is wise to strictly follow the protocol provided by the kit manufacturer so you won't end up having malfunctioning strobe lights due to improper installation.
When drilling holes, use a drill bit that's slightly smaller than the screws in the kit.
No matter what type of strobe light kit you're planning to purchase, drilling holes in the installation spot will always be part of the procedure. When drilling, make sure that the drill bit you are going to use has a diameter that's slightly smaller than the diameters of the screws included in the kit. This is to ensure that the screws will snugly fit in the hole.