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#1 stevenford_uk

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Posted 30 January 2004 - 02:03 PM

i am starting to experiment with led's inside the car (after inspiration by the mood lighting post)
i am going to replace the interior light with a small lense and about 4 high power laser led's
i am putting footwell lights in, so that when you open the doors they come on and illuminate the footwells red. using pcb, and bout 6 high power laser led's, i am also putting them in the bottom of a modified interior mirror (i am going to try and fit one from an escort or something) so they shine down into the interior and look dead subtle but nice adding atmosphere to the inside.
all my led's will be red or blue. (probably blue because its relaxing :turn: )
when i do these, i will be doing how to's for each item if they work well.

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Posted 30 January 2004 - 10:45 PM

Keep in mind most LED's are VERY directional (only bout 20 degrees), so using them for a lot of lighting wont work very well. I tried this already, in footwells AND interior light, on several cars.

You have to either position a number of them like a fan to face different directions, or sand them, or use mirrors...

Simply slapping a few on will give you the nice colour spot, and it will be bright, but itll be like a bunch of spotlights, and for interior lighting u dont really want a torch in your face!

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Posted 02 February 2004 - 12:25 PM

good point, ill have to fill the dash wit them.... :grin:

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Posted 02 February 2004 - 11:29 PM

lol i do like th ideas of this,

what marksmini has done has fitted a uv tube under this front seats and they light up the front foot well and the back well too!
be used two blue uv's, one was a dark blue and other being a light blue, looks so so nice haven the two blues mix, everyone who has seen this realy likes the idea...

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Posted 05 February 2004 - 09:51 AM

might have to copy that or................borrow the idea :)

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Posted 05 February 2004 - 02:34 PM

sounds good but think u would need a lot of leds

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Posted 01 March 2004 - 10:26 AM

you can buy thin glow wire to light up ur car.

you ccan buy and view how these look from

www.litewave.co.uk

or a more direct link > http://www.litewave....k/glow_wire.htm

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Posted 01 March 2004 - 11:22 AM

Y not try an ICELED these change colour inside ur car and u can programme it from around 1million colours to go in virtually any pattern that you like,.

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Posted 01 March 2004 - 11:32 AM

ill be getting them and the under car kits for my project car, when i get the money and space.

multicoloured (not shown) and a variety of patterns

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Posted 01 March 2004 - 11:38 AM

and another

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Posted 02 March 2004 - 08:44 AM

ill be getting them and the under car kits for my project car, when i get the money and space.

multicoloured (not shown) and a variety of patterns

it looks like a fhotocopier on wheels , oh hang on its not a volvo :tongue:

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Posted 02 March 2004 - 08:52 AM

:grin: ur quite a comedian




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