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Old 06-03-2006, 12:33 PM   #1
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these came in the mail today, they are going under the dash, they are pretty damn bright for $7.88.....ordered them from xoxide.com



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gotta love cold cathodes.
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I had some ultras from xoxide before. First for my computer then for my car, and they were damn bright. I got them for like 2 bucks a set on clearance too
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yummy....glow is good
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I bought my backlit keyboard from that site. 2 of them actually. Im partial to leds, but I also have a set of blue CCFLs just like those, really cheap and theyre so much thinner than the neons or leds that you buy from a rice shop. Maybe you could consider putting it in a thin channel or something that way you cant see the bulb directly when your sitting in the seat.
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a long time ago i test fitted the blue ones out of my computer in the bonneville.....if u put them back far enough, you cant see them while sitting in the seat
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Anyone mind directing me to the information on how to install some LEDs under the dash? I did some searching but it was all confusing and not very helpful.
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Anyone mind directing me to the information on how to install some LEDs under the dash? I did some searching but it was all confusing and not very helpful.
I would also be curious to find that out. I don't know much about LED'*, always willing to learn, so free bump for the guy with the great **** star name.
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that is a good name

well it all depends, do the led'* take 12V? if they dont you'll probably need some sort of regulator
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Installing leds is no more complicated than installing neons if you buy an LED bar from streetglow or another company. With these units you glue / tape / screw the LED bar under your dash and hook up a + and - to the battery. Thats the easy way, the problem that I find is that they are expensive and the LED bars you buy are quite bulky so its more difficult to hide them.
In my case, I bought a strip of LEDs off ebay, glued it into a plastic channel (so you can't see the leds from the front seats) and 2 way taped them under the dash, Then hooked the wires into the 194 light bulb sockets that are already under the dash. If you want to MAKE your own LED bar its a little more complex. LEDs do not work like regular lightbulbs. You have to put a current limiting resistor in series with an LED to run it off of 12 volts. There are many differant circuit configurations as well. If anyone wants an example schematic or something I can post one. I wouldnt suggest trying to make your own LED circuit unless you know a little bit about electronics and soldering. Its not too hard, but it can get confusing if you arent familiar with LEDs. This site has premade LED strips and things already set up for 12 volt applications for under 10 bucks.
But, if you still want to give it a shot let me know and I can help you design a circuit. I buy most of my leds off of this site.
http://stores.ebay.ca/LCK-LED-LIGHTING-COMPANY

Also search for the member corvettecrazy, he has a lot of LED experience as well.
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