Thanks for your reply.
I had thought about that. If i do run the wires directly to the battery, that wouldn't be too much power to the lights? it accepts 12v DC, but i don't know how much amperage it can accept.
I was going to run the wire(s) to run along with the windshield-whipper wires, in which case, i'd be right at the firewall where all the wires run into the car anyway, so i thought i might as well run it through the firewall and have switches inside.
Is there a better place for these questions? i feel bad to hijack this thread is there's a better place to get advice.
thanks again. Cheers.