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Old 12-04-2011, 06:01 PM
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Hey guys, I am thinkin about putting red LEDs in the footwells and hooking them up to a switch which I am putting just below the cigarette lighter. I do not know a lot about LEDs and was wondering if you guys could give me some advice on what brands are good and stuff like that. Thanks for any help.
 
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Old 12-04-2011, 06:54 PM
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Just about any ebay LED is the same. I recommend finding some cheap LED strips on ebay. You can get them as cheap as $10 for 5 yards of LEDs. Most of them are ready for 12 volts too. They have a sticky side too so you can stick them to the underside of your dash easily. They are also cuttable every 3 LEDs so you can make it about as long as you want. Something like this would work:

5M 500cm 300 LED 3528 SMD Red Waterproof Strip DIY 12V | eBay

All you need to do is solder it up and wire in the switch. Good luck.
 
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Old 12-04-2011, 07:53 PM
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Alright thanks for the help man. I'll keep the forum updated.
 
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i might have to pick up a roll of these. thats a good deal but im going to find a different person to buy them from, these are in Hong Kong thats along ways to be shipped.
 
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Old 12-04-2011, 08:42 PM
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Ya thats true.
 
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hong kong is "okay" for LEDs. i havnt heard issues from them. but shipping does take about 2 weeks
 
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Old 12-05-2011, 12:31 AM
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Yeah i get most of my leds from hong kong only had 2 bad ones outta the bunch ive ordered so there not too bad
 
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Old 12-05-2011, 10:16 AM
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if you order anywhere but from Hong Kong, prices will almost double in most cases
 
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Old 12-05-2011, 12:11 PM
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Here's a link to what i've got. They are $50 which kind of sucks, but they are color changing, remote controlled (which is pretty sweet), come with 6 sets of lights and a bunch of different modes (fade, blink, etc). I put 2 under dash, 2 under front of the front seats and 2 under the rear of the front seats and it lights up the footwells in front and rear without a problem. Also, you've only got to hook the main box up to power, and wire the light bars to that, rather than run a power and ground to each light.

needless to say, i'm pleased...but they are a bit more expensive


http://www.ledunderbody.com/expandab...light-kit.aspx
 
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Old 12-08-2011, 09:13 AM
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I like those ones Jester. I am most likely going to get those. Since it has the control box do I need to buy a seperate switch?
 

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