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Old 10-02-2006, 03:41 AM   #1
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so im sittin here thinkin. computer power is reduced to 12v car power is also 12v. If i were to get a bunch of computer led setups and light bars and all that good computer mod stuff. Whouldnt that work just as well hooked up in my car? Right? has anyone done this?
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I'm sure it would work just fine, might be alittle trickier to mount some of the things but no biggie. I did the flip side of that once; I had bulit a pc for a friend of mine I took a 10" or 12" (forget which one) red neon I had laying around and hooked it up in his case which didn't have any windows. He said when he turned it on, he thought it was on fire.
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yes it will work fine I have computer neon in my car as we speak.....like said before they just dont have the holes for screws that the car neons have but....you can buy pc neon for a hell of a lot cheaper then that stuff they sell at Auto Zone......if you need a cheap place I know one 2 12' lights for 7.99 just pm me and I will send you a link...
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I mentioned this idea a while back, and people went ballistic on me!!

I would imagine the computer lights aren't as bright, but depending on what you wanna do, 12v is 12v....
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just keep in mind, a cars voltage changes from 12ish to almost 14.5. Which in many cases can be enough to blow out LED'* and neon tubes that aren't designed for more than exactly 12 volts.
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good point..but some of the led setups say Voltage range 12-14 volts DC... and the screw hole parts im not to worried about i'll rig something up...i was even thinkin of rippin the side door lights out compleatly and mounting a 3 bar led case light in them..i mean hell...if you buy more then 3 at this one site i found they are only 2.50 each and the 5 led bar brackets are 6.99 each...

now next all i need to do is find a way to get the undercar lights at a cheaper price..im sick of advanced autos and other places rediculus prices..

and does anyone know if my 97 should have a light under the hood somewhere im missing? cuz theres no light there i see
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no there isnt a light under your hood
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That'* how my trunk is lit up! Dual 12" cold cathodes.

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I had 2 CCFL (cold cathode) lights in my car, and after about 6 weeks the tubes broke inside from vibrations. i wouldnt recommend using them based on my experience
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By the way..just to let you all know i got my order of PC led lights and starting installing today...so far it looks good...i'll get pics when i get the whole part of this lighting project done.So far i replaced the side door lights with 3 beam led(all 4 doors (after cracking a few coverplates and pull tabs ::not the best design:
and i put a 3beam led swaped with the light in the truck..
next 2 3beams leds under each back seat and 1 5beam under the hood

By the way my mistake on putting this thread here..it should be moved to Detailing & Appearance if someone can do that.
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