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LED Light Strips Make Night Work Easier
We love it when simple things solve common problems, and Walter Smith’s uses for LED tape lights are a great example.
When running his high clearance sprayer, the Manitoba farmer says he had a hard time seeing the water level line. So, he used silicone to stick a section of LED tape lights to the tank next to the water level gauge and wired them to the machine’s 12-volt power. They are always on, when the machine is on but since LED lights are good for 10,000 hrs. it’s not necessary to turn them off. So far, he’s used the lights for 3 years.
“It even helps in the daytime when it’s cloudy,” Smith says.
The lights worked so well that he put them under his air drill for better visibility. And, for others to see him on the road, he put an LED light tape all around the back of his spray trailer.
“I do have a switch on the trailer to turn it off when I don’t want the lights on,” he says.
Light tapes are easy to work with and can be cut off to any length, then wired easily to any 12-volt power supply. The inexpensive lights are available on Amazon.com and at many retailers.
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Walter Smith, Box 132, Pilot Mound, Manitoba Canada R0G 1P0 (ph 204 825-7810; Smithfamilyseeds@gmail.com).

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