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RXP rider 02-22-2009 09:03 PM

New way to light your footwells with LED's!
 
Well DDM was selling 30 LED Angel eyes for a dollar so i grabbed a set to "expirment" with...well using two of the four I came out with LED footwells! I tapped into existing wires and pulled the old bulbs. It look really good, gives lots of light which has a really wide spread, no light source can be seen unless ur looking right up at em. what do ya think? Im odering some bulbs for the ones in the ceiling soon.

http://i582.photobucket.com/albums/s...g?t=1235357867

http://i582.photobucket.com/albums/s...g?t=1235357929

this one I covered the regualr bulb up top.

http://i582.photobucket.com/albums/s...g?t=1235358015

http://i582.photobucket.com/albums/s...g?t=1235358102

and a pic of my sub box I happened to finish today.

http://i582.photobucket.com/albums/s...g?t=1235358166

w0w 02-22-2009 09:06 PM

damn nice work!!! how did u end up doing it?

///Moose 02-22-2009 09:09 PM

wow, that looks really good!

adas 02-22-2009 09:16 PM

lol i have a set of the 30 leds just sitting here, trying to figure something. pic of how they're mounted? i'll probably copy your idea:str8pimpi

RXP rider 02-22-2009 09:47 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by w0w (Post 9454444)
damn nice work!!! how did u end up doing it?

1. I pulled out lenses and pulled out the bulbs, use a flat head screw driver to pop out lenses.

2. Wrap white (pos) wire to the farthest post from the connector. Black (ground) to the closest post to the connector, I used a little bit of sodder to hold tight, but u may get by with out it.

3. Pull wire through side of lenses, their not very thick and lense will still close.

4. Mounting, I used 3M double sides trim adhesive to mount them to the underside of footwell.

It so easy! pics in a sec...

RXP rider 02-22-2009 10:08 PM

Pass side under glovebox, power off.

http://i582.photobucket.com/albums/s...ing/howto1.jpg

pass side power on.

http://i582.photobucket.com/albums/s...ing/howto2.jpg

drvr side power on.

http://i582.photobucket.com/albums/s...ing/howto3.jpg


(sorry for bad pics)

RXP rider 02-22-2009 10:13 PM

I think I may use the next two in the trunk by my sub, idk I want to find somewhere different....Aluminum pedals as soon as I can save up so cash! should compliment them nicely.

///M3Turk 02-22-2009 11:03 PM

looking nice!
do they still have that deal?

RXP rider 02-22-2009 11:22 PM

no but other vendors have them, not the same price so prolly not worth it...

2000_328CI 02-22-2009 11:24 PM

what's the cheapest place you can get them? I always wanted more light in my trunk and this could be a great way to get it

Nuori 02-22-2009 11:27 PM

I'd consider that after I get my first pedicure.

RXP rider 02-22-2009 11:51 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Nuori (Post 9455366)
I'd consider that after I get my first pedicure.

.......:confused:

RXP rider 02-22-2009 11:53 PM

Im not to sure where to ge them for cheap, but i forgot to mention, there is little tabs that stick out, you have to break them off in order for them to sit flush, dosnt effect the rest of the housing.

I'd be willing to trade my other two angel eyes, if someone has a set of any alum. pedals (auto) or anything else that could be useful lol.

w0w 02-23-2009 12:02 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by nuori (Post 9455366)
i'd consider that after i get my first pedicure.

rofl

Nuori 02-23-2009 12:09 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by RXP rider (Post 9455562)
.......:confused:

:facepalm:

Chris-TK 02-23-2009 01:58 AM

That looks really clean. :bow:

xPhantom 02-23-2009 09:45 AM

wow, that's cool.
nice work!

pnice1p 02-23-2009 11:41 AM

Nice work, looks great.

RXP rider 02-23-2009 08:21 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Nuori (Post 9455709)
I'd consider that after I get my first pedicure. :facepalm:

everyone is entitled to there own opinion, Its just that yours isnt worth sh!t. :)

iftwb 02-24-2009 05:52 AM

I took a different approach to getting more light to my actual cabin. Although the lighting in your pictures looks clean, the look of the Angel Eye ring just sitting there makes me feel like its a little tacky - no offense though; just my opinion. I just purchased some cheap LEDs that are direct replacement, and I also installed hidden white CCFL tubes for each footwell in the entire car [making a total of 4] - so it kind of illuminates the entire floor. The CCFLs are additional lighting if required and are directly controlled by a switch in my driver glove box, seen here:


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