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VIP style LED spot light under car

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Phil
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Post Fri Oct 20, 2006 7:53 pm

I wonder if people are interested in these lights

Losing quickly

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Post Fri Oct 20, 2006 7:57 pm

Please Describe the product a little more, Are they just spots or do they come in tubes? Price that you might sell them for, etc.
Tim

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Post Fri Oct 20, 2006 8:10 pm

I think he was joking....
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Post Fri Oct 20, 2006 8:11 pm

More common name for them is puddle lights. They come on a few higher end cars, supposedly as an aid to see the ground better when the doors are open.

They're just spots.
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Post Fri Oct 20, 2006 8:12 pm

I've seen these on a cheap website selling an "underbody kit"
Phil
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Post Fri Oct 20, 2006 8:13 pm

They could be built into a tube.

But more likely they could just be individual spots. - It would allow more freedom in placement, and avoid clearance problems with exhaust, etc.
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Post Fri Oct 20, 2006 8:13 pm

I'm trying to think of a better way to use them...or just a different way
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Post Fri Oct 20, 2006 9:23 pm

dislike it very much sir
Ryan88

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Post Fri Oct 20, 2006 11:05 pm

I think it looks wierd, maybe a skiny solid line would looks better than spots.
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Post Sat Oct 21, 2006 12:34 am

I don't think the market's there . If you're willing to run all the wires and mount individual floods chances are you're the kind of person that likes working on your car and wants to build something with some real visual impact .
That looks more like a nice accent to have from the factory on a Mercedes, but ...
Meh.. I can't see most people installing just that . And it doesn't really match any of the other aftermarket products . So why wouldn't people just do a full UB ?
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Post Sat Oct 21, 2006 6:41 am

couldnt we just do that with some prewired LEDs and a good ammount of time anyway? atleast if this new product doesnt come in a tube, thats what it seems like to me.
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Post Sat Oct 21, 2006 9:13 am

did get a ICELED UFO and hook up the "I" terminal to your dome lights. The UFO well then kick on program 0 everytime the door is opened.
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Post Sat Oct 21, 2006 12:01 pm

i think they could look good under the running boards on high end suv's. but on a normal car it will just look tacky and cheap.


what you should make Phil is a kit with several long white led strips that can be mounted under the doors so when they are opened they illuminate the ground around the door.
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Post Sat Oct 21, 2006 12:22 pm

GlowinPontiac wrote:



what you should make Phil is a kit with several long white led strips that can be mounted under the doors so when they are opened they illuminate the ground around the door.


They are called flexible LED strips......they sell them....
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Post Sun Oct 22, 2006 10:20 am

half ass UB
pOrk

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Post Sun Oct 22, 2006 8:12 pm

They look retarded, have seen them on a few local stock luxury cars
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Post Sun Oct 22, 2006 9:32 pm

Losing quickly wrote:
GlowinPontiac wrote:



what you should make Phil is a kit with several long white led strips that can be mounted under the doors so when they are opened they illuminate the ground around the door.


They are called flexible LED strips......they sell them....


theyre most likely too thick. you would need a lightsource mounted inside the door and lightpipes to bring the lihgt to the bottom.
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Post Mon Oct 23, 2006 11:13 am

could you guys imagine taking a set of those, swapping the white to another color, and then mounting them to the headliner? that would make a hell of an effect on the roof headliner material...
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Post Mon Oct 23, 2006 11:22 am

Neothin wrote:
could you guys imagine taking a set of those, swapping the white to another color, and then mounting them to the headliner? that would make a hell of an effect on the roof headliner material...


Already done it.


Those aren't just on high end cars, they come on Volvos too, and my Lincoln has lights that shine onto the ground when the car door is opened.
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Post Mon Oct 23, 2006 11:47 am

I've seen them on some cars and I love the effect, personally... It adds a verty subtle accent without the "in-your-face" full glow of a traditional UB system. The ones I've seen are quite dim (about half the light output of a UB system to my eye) and the "spot" effect is quite pronounced. I personally think they're classy as hell, expecially on a car that's going for a more understated look...

If you're into a noticible glow then these are probably too subtle for yout tases, but I personally would LOVE to give these a try. The ideal solution in MY book would be to make a system for these that also adds a strip of dots to the underside of the doors as well, which would replace the OEM door light. the ability to turn them on independently of the cabin lighting would be helpful, but I assume that how you wire them is up to personal taste, correct?

I was actually planning on doing something like that on my doors manually by drilling the bottom edge of my door and putting in pre-wired LEDs wired into my existing door lights, Phil...

If you need a guinea pig vehicle for a viability test, give me a holler.
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