I saw an online discussion where someone asked what to do to get a brighter dome light in their car. Various people chimed in with ‘use new LED lights’ type answers.
I don’t get it. I was surprised this morning as #2 was getting in my car, when the dome light came on for the first time in maybe a few years. I switch it to OFF and leave it that way. I also disabled the switch on my driver’s door, so eve if the light is set to AUTO it still doesn’t light unless another door is opened.
If I need a little light to read a map, there are map lights by the windshield. If I REALLY need light in the car, a dome light is typically not going to cut it and a flashlight is brought in to use the right tool for the job. I know where everything in the car is, without looking. A light on in a car is a serious operational security risk. God only knows who is watching you and is very interested to see (for example) where you stash your wallet, phone or gun. Nobody needs a bright flash of light telling them I’ve got in or out of my car, and nobody needs to see who or what-all exactly is in my car. So. Off.
I recognize my status as a member of a small minority that cares about this kind of thing. Not a protected minority, you understand, but a slightly safer minority nonetheless.