I have always fitted ‘all around lighting’ to my off-road cars. I use, like Camiel, small reversing lamps bolted to the bodywork.
On the Land Rover they fit on the waistline, two each side and one at the top, rear.
On the Discovery I fit them to the roof rack.
They are all wired to one point. At the throw of a switch I can surround the car with light. This is a good camping aid, and invaluable when disturbed at night.
In Algeria a camel brushed heavily against the car. I was a bit startled as I thought I was alone in the desert. The light revealed the mystery and a fret-free night ensued.
In India it was a water buffalo
In Afghanistan it was… a MAN. However, the surround light gave me the advantage as he bowed and scraped and reversed off into the shadows. He was probably moiré alarmed than I was.
Kitmax - Traveller
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