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Instrument and Panel Back Lighting

I'm installing my new main DC panel, as well as the binnacle compass and bulkhead compass (yup, I have two!). All of these devices have leads for a back light. So, I'm wondering what most people do with these lights?

Do you have a switch panel for each one? I thought about throwing the panel backlight onto the cabin lighting circuit, but I don't think I want it on all the time, do I? Yeah, they are just tiny LEDs, so maybe I should just turn them on with the boat?

Maybe add a small waterproof switch somewhere in the cockpit for the compass back lights?

So help me walk the virtual boat yard here, and let me know if you've had any brilliant ideas for these things...

Thanks!
Chris

Beneteau F310 ~ Apothic
PYC, Lake Ontario
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