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#1 riktanius

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Posted 10 May 2019 - 10:19 PM

Hey there!

Just like the dashboard directory and the arches thread, we should have a lighting thread. I'm curious as to what people are using, what they want to buy, and whatever new you are seeing out there.

#2 Purplemini1972

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Posted 10 May 2019 - 11:59 PM

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I have LED pretty much everywhere. Switchbacks in the indicators, strips for some under dash lighting. Tails and brake lights as well.

Just waiting on some LED replacements for the driving lights so they are the same temp/colour as the headlights!


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#3 unburntfuelinthemorning

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Posted 11 May 2019 - 06:12 AM

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#4 yeti21586

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Posted 11 May 2019 - 11:00 AM


Here's a thread for spot lights
http://www.theminifo...our-spotlights/

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Posted 11 May 2019 - 12:06 PM

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Here's mine

#6 unburntfuelinthemorning

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Posted 11 May 2019 - 02:57 PM

Those rear lights look neat the way they're sunk in.  I like them in the boot lid too.



#7 riktanius

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Posted 12 May 2019 - 02:49 PM

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How did you install those 3rd brake light strips? I've been thinking of putting one that also has reverse lights on my mini.

#8 riktanius

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Posted 12 May 2019 - 02:51 PM

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I have LED pretty much everywhere. Switchbacks in the indicators, strips for some under dash lighting. Tails and brake lights as well.
Just waiting on some LED replacements for the driving lights so they are the same temp/colour as the headlights!


How do you feel about those led halo lights? How's the color temp/ beam shape? I've seen them be way too blue or just throw light all over the place and not be very crisp.

#9 unburntfuelinthemorning

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Posted 12 May 2019 - 02:58 PM

 

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How did you install those 3rd brake light strips? I've been thinking of putting one that also has reverse lights on my mini.

 

See this thread:  http://www.theminifo...il-light-bulbs/



#10 riktanius

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Posted 12 May 2019 - 08:37 PM


High level brake lights EGhCC0T.jpg?2

How did you install those 3rd brake light strips? I've been thinking of putting one that also has reverse lights on my mini.
See this thread: http://www.theminifo...il-light-bulbs/

That is a really nice and clean install! Good job.

I've been thinking of putting one of the motorcycle led strips on the back of my mini as a third brake light.

Then take the bottom light and turn that to a reverse lamp and then switch out the rears for MK2 style amber and red lamps.

#11 unburntfuelinthemorning

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Posted 12 May 2019 - 09:32 PM

That is a really nice and clean install! Good job.

I've been thinking of putting one of the motorcycle led strips on the back of my mini as a third brake light.

Then take the bottom light and turn that to a reverse lamp and then switch out the rears for MK2 style amber and red lamps.

 

Thanks.  What do you mean by the bottom light, the fog light?  If you don't have to have it then why not, it's a nice look with mk2 lights.



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Posted 13 May 2019 - 03:14 PM

 

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I have LED pretty much everywhere. Switchbacks in the indicators, strips for some under dash lighting. Tails and brake lights as well.
Just waiting on some LED replacements for the driving lights so they are the same temp/colour as the headlights!


How do you feel about those led halo lights? How's the color temp/ beam shape? I've seen them be way too blue or just throw light all over the place and not be very crisp.

 

They are LED specific housings and not LED bulbs in a Halogen housing. Thus the beam is perfect! The color is 6000k white .



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Posted 13 May 2019 - 11:29 PM

I'm quite fond of my underglow :) 

 

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Posted 14 May 2019 - 07:32 AM

I'm quite fond of my underglow :)

It is indeed an underglow to be pround of.

 

Did you make that front air dam?  I really like that.



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Posted 14 May 2019 - 06:26 PM

 

I'm quite fond of my underglow :)

It is indeed an underglow to be pround of.

 

Did you make that front air dam?  I really like that.

 

 

Thanks! These were just some cheap ebay lights which ended up breaking after a few months. I've just fitted a quality set from the US which is much better :)

 

It's actually a mk1 Golf GTI splitter  ;D






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