After realising that my back light bulb had blown I decided that a quick secondary light was needed. I powered the Waterproof LED strip lights (From Maplin) from a 9V Alkaline battery fitted in a switched battery box (From Maplin.)
The battery so far has lasted 10 hours, impressive. I decided against powering the LED light strip from the bikes 12V supply as the lights are as bright as the brake light and cause confusion. Running the light strip off a 9V battery also made the installation easier. I’m pretty sure similar installations could be made to other top boxes and panniers. I am also aware that there are kits available and the idea is not original, i just want to show how easy it is to add some additional lighting to your bike.
Post time: 12-20-2017