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Cupholder LED

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rude_boi

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Post Mon Jun 11, 2007 3:38 pm

i know lotsa ppl do it and it looks gud icon_razz.gif .......which LED shd i use?.....i want it to be blue.....shd i use LED strip?
jdusty914

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Post Mon Jun 11, 2007 3:48 pm

DO YOUR RESEARCH!!!!!!!....and please learn to type out proper words and sentences please.....
rude_boi

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Post Mon Jun 11, 2007 3:57 pm

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Cooper

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Post Mon Jun 11, 2007 3:58 pm

I would use the pre-wired superflux LED's . One per cupholder should be more than enough, but I'm only guessnig .
Tim

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Post Mon Jun 11, 2007 4:58 pm

yo dood get some pre wyred super flux LEDs yo
rude_boi

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Post Mon Jun 11, 2007 5:35 pm

thanks guys icon_biggrin.gif
SickWitIt

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Post Mon Jun 11, 2007 7:00 pm

Tim wrote:
yo dood get some pre wyred super flux LEDs yo



rofl.
HoolaKinG

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Post Tue Jun 12, 2007 7:00 am

I used four 3mm LEDs per cupholder, and that was plenty bright, so that is an option as well.
stowsea

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Post Tue Jun 12, 2007 11:16 am

Cooper wrote:
I would use the pre-wired superflux LED's . One per cupholder should be more than enough, but I'm only guessnig .


thats what i did

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rude_boi

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Post Tue Jun 12, 2007 11:35 am

looking gud stowsea icon_biggrin.gif
HoolaKinG

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Post Tue Jun 12, 2007 11:43 am

Here is what the 4 3mm LED's look like

Mad_Eyes

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Post Tue Jun 12, 2007 12:39 pm

How are the leds located in the cupholder?
stowsea

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Post Tue Jun 12, 2007 1:14 pm

i drilled a hole through the bottom and superglued it on the inside of the center console, so only a little bit of the light is popping out the top
HoolaKinG

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Post Tue Jun 12, 2007 7:38 pm

Mine are around the inside edge pointing towards the opposite side (if that makes sense). On the vertical wall, pointing towards the opposite vertical wall.
jdusty914

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Post Tue Jun 12, 2007 8:29 pm

I did what Chris was doing at the time and did the 7 color cup holder lights that are hooked up to a meteor connection...I love them..
Mad_Eyes

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Post Thu Jun 14, 2007 10:53 pm

stowsea wrote:
i drilled a hole through the bottom and superglued it on the inside of the center console, so only a little bit of the light is popping out the top


How far is each led sticking out? Do u mind taking a picture so I can see how much each superflux is protruding? Thanks.

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stowsea

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Post Fri Jun 15, 2007 10:26 am

yeah hold on
Papa Squat

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Post Sun Jun 17, 2007 9:33 am

Cooper wrote:
I would use the pre-wired superflux LED's . One per cupholder should be more than enough, but I'm only guessnig .


I did the same thing... one in each. But, my dumb-a$$ wired them up wrong to the switch. nuts.gif After I fix 'em I'll post some pics.
Mad_Eyes

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Post Fri Jun 22, 2007 11:22 am

Anyone got pics yet? I want to see how much each led or superflux is protruding. Thanks.

I'll post a couple pics of my cupholders later today. I need some input on how to put in superfluxes or prewired leds depending on what is suggested for my situation.
Mad_Eyes

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Post Sun Jun 24, 2007 5:08 pm

Here's what my cup holders look like:









As u can see, I have these rubber inserts I stick in the cup holders. I'm contemplating 2 superfluxes (1 in each), as I think it would be easiest. However, if people think prewired leds would be best for this situation then I would get those instead. Any suggestion on what to do about the rubber insert and led location? Thanks.

Pictures were taken with my cell phone so I'm sorry if stuff isn't that clear.
Cyber Knight

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Post Mon Jun 25, 2007 7:35 am

I just used one 5mm in the centre aiming stright up, sanded the end flush with an LED holder and drilled the right size hole (1/4"), it just pops into place. I finally had a chance to try it at night with full bottles, I was mezmerized by the effect of the light in the car when the water sloshes around, it's a VERY cool effect!
Mad_Eyes

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Post Mon Jun 25, 2007 1:45 pm

Cyber Knight wrote:
I just used one 5mm in the centre aiming stright up, sanded the end flush with an LED holder and drilled the right size hole (1/4"), it just pops into place. I finally had a chance to try it at night with full bottles, I was mezmerized by the effect of the light in the car when the water sloshes around, it's a VERY cool effect!


I would definitely be interested in doing something like that with a superflux, but I'm unclear on how to make it flush with the bottom of the cupholder. Can u explain the process to me?
Cyber Knight

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Post Mon Jun 25, 2007 2:14 pm

I haven't worked with Superfluxes yet so I don't know if there are similar holders for them. Maybe try this:

Put some clear silicone on the green areas, then stick it up thru the bottom of the purple area where you would drill a hole for the Superflux 'lump' to poke thru. It's not very big so it shouldn't be raised above the surface much. Tape it in place overnight while the silicone dries. Obviously, this requires that you can access the underside of your cupholders, and seeing as how your are removable that should be easy.


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Mad_Eyes

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Post Mon Jun 25, 2007 2:35 pm

Ur diagram makes perfect sense. Accessing the underside of the cupholder won't be a problem. It will be even better if I can actually detach it from the center console. Are u also suggesting I drill a hole through the rubber insert? Thanks.

Oh ya lastly, who sells the silicone sealant? (unless u were talking about a different silicone product)
Cyber Knight

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Post Tue Jun 26, 2007 7:27 am

Any hardware store, your just looking for general use clear silicone. Rear the label to ensure it's fine for use on rubber and plastic and you'll be laughing.

Melting a hole through the rubber with a soldering iron might be easier than drilling, depending on how soft the rubber is.
ImagoX

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Post Tue Jun 26, 2007 8:47 am

Phil sells ones similar to these on the LED page as well, but I've not actually used them - I have used the 'Shack ones. They fit a standard 5MM LED - you just drill a 1/4" hole where you want it, push the holder into that hole and the LED simply snaps in. the holder is very strong (if you pull on the LED by the wires, they will break off before the holder fails) but can be released manually with a fingernail.
I'd still seal the LED (the connections anyway) with silicone, since moisture can and probably will get on the LED. Also remember that you can grind down the curved tip of the LED with a Dremel or a file - this will both make it flatter inside the cup holder AND it will help the LED light spread out a bit more. If you file dwn the LED, stop a few millimeters from the diode inside the plastic.
Mad_Eyes

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Post Tue Jun 26, 2007 10:08 am

Cool thanks for all the tips. Do u know if the led holders fit superfluxes or prewired leds?
ImagoX

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Post Tue Jun 26, 2007 10:45 am

They definitely fit the pre-wired 5MM LEDS - it's all I use any more because they're so convenient. The Superfluxes, no - I've yet to see a holder for them. 1 or 2 5MM LEDs will be PLENTY of light though - I have one 5MM LED in each of my door pockets and they light up the whole thing at night as you can see:

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Mad_Eyes

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Post Tue Jun 26, 2007 11:25 am

Cool I'm sold. Looks like I got my next project figured out. Thanks for all the help.
ImagoX

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Post Tue Jun 26, 2007 11:25 am

Any time - pay us back with PICS! icon_cool.gif
Mad_Eyes

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Post Tue Jun 26, 2007 11:55 am

ImagoX wrote:
Any time - pay us back with PICS! icon_cool.gif


They'll come asap, gotta take care of upgrading my system first icon_cool.gif
Chris

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Post Tue Jun 26, 2007 6:51 pm



Just do that. Do it in your headlights as well.

Its what cool kids, such as myself, do. icon_razz.gif
Mad_Eyes

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Post Wed Jun 27, 2007 2:11 pm

Chris wrote:


Just do that. Do it in your headlights as well.

Its what cool kids, such as myself, do. icon_razz.gif


Looks complicated, I wouldn't even know what to do...
rude_boi

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Post Thu Jun 28, 2007 11:54 am

Chris wrote:


Just do that. Do it in your headlights as well.

Its what cool kids, such as myself, do. icon_razz.gif


how did u do it?.........which LEDs did u use frm oznium?
tcvenom

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Post Tue Jul 03, 2007 6:10 pm

can i use the same concept of 2 pre wired superflux led's one per cup holder in a 07 scion tc
Cyber Knight

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Post Wed Jul 04, 2007 7:11 am

Yes, that will be very bright.
x3rothru3ight

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Post Thu Jul 05, 2007 8:44 pm

i just used one superflux in each cupholder



and here is how it lights up the roof of the car when there aer no bottles in them

Mad_Eyes

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Post Fri Jul 06, 2007 12:54 am

Damn those superfluxes look nice. Would u mind taking a pic of the superfluxes in the cupholder? I want to see how u installed them and how much they protrude. Thanks.

BTW where do u live in San Mateo?
kenshin

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Post Thu Jul 12, 2007 8:19 pm

hey do the superflux leds need 12V, or could it run off a 9v battery.
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Post Thu Jul 12, 2007 8:23 pm

I'm pretty sure you can always run it off a lower voltage, but it'll be dimmer as a result.
SickWitIt

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Post Wed Jul 18, 2007 2:40 pm

Talk to phil man - he'll take care of ya.
main-e-ax

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Post Wed Jul 18, 2007 6:50 pm

Mad_Eyes wrote:
Damn those superfluxes look nice. Would u mind taking a pic of the superfluxes in the cupholder? I want to see how u installed them and how much they protrude. Thanks.

BTW where do u live in San Mateo?



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