- What to Know:
You’ve come to the right place if you’re seeking directions on how to mount lights to the headliner. The process is not difficult and I’ll show you how to accomplish precisely that in this post.
How to mount lights to the headliner
Step By Step Guidance:
- Use the wire that supports industrial/commercial drop ceilings, which is a somewhat thicker gauge (heavier than a coat hanger).
- Cut it into two 6″ long pieces and bend a loop onto one end of each piece.
- Modify the wire on the light’s current bracket attachment to get the right angle, then tighten the cable down with the light’s bolts, using a trial and error fitting approach.
- It took about a half-hour to get the wire bent just so to secure the unit to the headliner and get the angle just perfect for the LEDs to work at their best.
- The cable may be all that’s needed to keep the light in place, depending on how tight you make it.
- A hacksaw was used to cut the wire and a bastard file was used to flatten the edges of the loops so the light’s screws would have a stronger grip.
- If you’re planning to use the wire to breach the headliner, the bastard file will come in handy for decimating the wire’s end into an IV catheter-like tip.
- The light is further on the headliner than it would be if it were mounted using the OEM suction cup, and it appears more “permanently professional.”
- There is a little sliver of wire visible between the headliner and the light, but it is only apparent from the interior, and the images make it appear larger than it is.