A gun safe is a practical secure place for a gun owner to store their firearms. It can be a clean and temperature controlled environment which will keep the firearms and ammunition in great condition. It also restricts access to potentially lethal weapons, keeping them out of the way of children and inexperienced users. As safes are built to protect their contents, they end up being dark boxes. Which of course is no problem when they are closed, but when a user is accessing the guns it is less than ideal. Lighting for safes comes in a variety of shapes and sizes to fit the needs of the user. This means that wherever the safe is kept and for whatever type of safe you have, a lighting solution is available.
It is clear that accessing anything within a dark box is not a great idea, but when someone is accessing potentially lethal weapons it is a very bad idea. As when weapons are being moved around they can damage other weapons if not maneouvered correctly. In a best case scenario this damage would only be superficial, but in a worst case scenario it could cause the gun or the ammunition to malfunction. Even if a user only opens and closes their safe during the day, a light inside the safe can be very useful as by design they let very little light in. Of course during the night is when a light is most valuable and will assist a user access their firearms quickly during an emergency.
LED gun safe lightingThere are a variety of lights that one can install. The simplest being an entry product like Lockdown Cordless LED Vault Light. It is a good choice for a large open safe that does not have a lot of shelves in it. It is possible to redirect the light to different parts of safe to help the user find what they are looking for. These type of gun safe lights are easy to install as they are powered by batteries and have multiple mounting options, that allows them to be fixed anywhere without affecting the integrity of the safe with any drilling or permanent fasteners. It also means that the light can be installed in a different safe when upgrading with minimum effort.
Rope gun safe light kitThe second most common method is LED Rope Gun Safe Light Kit, which is very similar to the lights you would see in windows at christmas. It is popular as it is flexible and can fit almost anywhere within the vault structure. This makes it ideal for a small safe or one with an unusual structure as it can be fitted to almost any shape to ensure that the content is well lit. These often have a power cord which means that a power supply needs to be fitted or safe that is capable of accommodating a power cord needs to be purchased. Modifying an existing safe to accommodate the power cord is not recommended as it can damage it and reduce its fire and waterproof ratings.
LED barThe third type is a Bar Gun Safe Light Kit. Perfect for a safe with shelving as the uniform bars can be fitted to the underside of each shelf to provide even and adequate lighting to the shelf beneath them. This type of lighting takes up space that is usually unused, so storage space is not reduced and can be easily fixed with adhesive backing. Most bar lighting works off A/C power and this needs to be considered when buying the safe.
Motion sensorMotion sensitive lighting is a very worthwhile investment for potential buyers. As not only does it make the safe more easily accessible for the user, it removes the step of actually turning on the light. This might not seem like a huge advantage, but in an emergency situation, this can be critical. Imagine an intruder is in the house during the night and you try to quickly access your safe. It has biometric recognition, so you can quickly open it, but then you can’t seem to find the gun and when you finally find it you struggle to find the bullets. In these types of stressful situations, little things make a huge difference. A motion sensor light means that as soon as the safe is opened the light will come on. All types of lights can come with motion sensors, a great example is the best seller in its category of gun safe lights on Amazon Stack-On SPAL-300 Motion Sensitive LED Security Light.
The number of options available for gun safe interior lights should not be daunting for a potential buyer, instead they should be reassuring. As this variety means that a lighting system accessory can be found for virtually any safe setup. The key point to remember is what type of safe are you trying to light up. A large open space is perfect for a spotlight as it can be directed to different parts and will not be inhibited by shelves etc which will cast a shadow. An unusually shaped storage is best suited for rope lighting as they can fit into virtually any space and provide even lighting. Where there are shelves, bar lighting is best as it can neatly fit into unused space. Motion sensor lighting is recommended for virtually every situation as it makes the lighting system effortless to use.