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Shiny combination dial is a problem, but you can deal with it.
on July 27, 2016
I've been using this light for a few weeks, and the one problem I have with it is really a problem with my safe. I have a Stack-On combination lock safe, and the dial is very shiny brass with no paint on the markings. This light is a single, red LED, and it glitters off the engraved dial, so I can hardly read the markings, with or without glasses. I find myself watching the next number come around on the dial and guessing that it must be under the index mark about now. That works, usually.
None of this is a problem if your lock is black with white markings, or just about anything other than unpainted, shiny metal. Just last night it occurred to me to put a strip of Scotch tape over the LED to spread the light. It's much better now.
Installing and using the light is absolute simplicity. The back of it is a magnet, and the front of your safe is steel. Slap the light onto the safe above the dial, and you're finished with installation. Press the button in the center, and the light shines - you have just operated it. it stays on for about two minutes, long enough to open the safe, take something out, lock it, remember what else you were going to get, and open the safe again.
Tonight I'm going to replace that strip of tape with a little strip of waxed paper and new tape to hold it on, and I think I'll be able to stop whining about the shiny dial forever.