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Beefy LED underbody glow!

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Cyber Knight

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Location: Calgary, Alberta


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Post Sat Mar 15, 2008 11:50 pm

Well we've seen plenty of UB kits on here, but not many using the beefy LED strips. I wanted to go with these so there would more of an all around glow instead of four blatant lines, I think it worked well. Wheel well strips would be the ultimate solution. There are four 6' strips in use here. They aren't the same blue as the headlights, but pretty close, you can't even tell in the pics. Pics and video time!

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The tripod police will be all over this one, sorry.


Tdawgthegreatest

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Post Sun Mar 16, 2008 12:10 am

I like it! The front glow is...awesome

Your passenger side Beefy looks like it goes towards the inside of your car in the front...like its angled.
Kierra

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Post Sun Mar 16, 2008 12:15 am

your civic = sexy.
i've never really been a fan of civics.. but damn.
i like the fade on/off with the door locks
Drifting10

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Post Sun Mar 16, 2008 1:55 am

dude thats effing sick i love the fade out like i wanna do it right now like i wanna insert my floppy into its disk drive
Losing quickly

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Post Sun Mar 16, 2008 6:45 am

looks good!
Kevin_S

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Post Sun Mar 16, 2008 6:52 am

the fading is a very nice idea..new, original....kudos
Tat2Dragons

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Post Sun Mar 16, 2008 7:39 am

Tdawgthegreatest wrote:
Your passenger side Beefy looks like it goes towards the inside of your car in the front...like its angled.


It's probably partially covered by the snow that was kicked up by his front tires. icon_eek.gif


Nice job,the glow looks great. icon_cool.gif
kornholio788

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Post Sun Mar 16, 2008 7:45 am

Very cool dude. I love the fade out as already said. That is very cool. Normally I am a fan of two colors but damn does yours look nice with just the blue. Very well done! icon_twisted.gif
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Post Sun Mar 16, 2008 9:39 am

You should post a DIY for the fade.
Cyber Knight

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Post Sun Mar 16, 2008 10:52 am

Thanks guys. Last night was a miserable drive home in sloppy snow, the front of the side tubes are covered with slush, but I had to get some kinda pics going. As for a DIY, everything is tied into the interior dome light, which already fades, that why the rest does too. I don't know how they make the dome lights fade.
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Post Sun Mar 16, 2008 11:05 am

I would assume they're also on their own switch?
clutch1

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Post Sun Mar 16, 2008 11:54 am

Adding a capacitor into the system makes it fade, but where exactly to add it I'm not sure. Probably the source power.
Black DX

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Post Sun Mar 16, 2008 12:42 pm

it's called "theater lighting" and is were you can get a device to create the same effect.


The people that say "oh it's just a capacitor" or something else, it may be something simple but I've yet to see a spec'd write up showing how to create the effect with what materials...
MrJayDeeOne

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Post Sun Mar 16, 2008 3:33 pm

that looks awesome. nice job.
robbie

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Post Sun Mar 16, 2008 4:09 pm

Nice job. Love the amount coverage that the beefy strips put out underneath the car. Keep it up can wait to see what else is store. icon_biggrin.gif
blue one

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Post Sun Mar 16, 2008 4:35 pm

looks good man, and pretty bright.
Cyber Knight

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Post Sun Mar 16, 2008 7:52 pm

banned from SG wrote:
I would assume they're also on their own switch?


Definitely, I have full control over these bad boys icon_cool.gif
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Post Mon Mar 17, 2008 6:21 pm

Cyber Knight wrote:
banned from SG wrote:
I would assume they're also on their own switch?


Definitely, I have full control over these bad boys icon_cool.gif


Excellent work. Add some wheel well lights and you're money in tha bank
Acey

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Post Mon Mar 17, 2008 6:58 pm

A few things.

Firstly, it looks great. One of the hottest Civics I've seen.

Secondly, you say it's hooked to the domelight, are you drawing all the current for the strips off the domelight, or is it relayed? I suppose the LED's don't draw that much and the stock domelight wire should be okay, but just in case. I only ask because I've heard of relays making a loud buzzing noise/malfunctioning when that fade happens. And again, it looks great man.
Lankhimself

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Post Mon Mar 17, 2008 10:01 pm

Very nice. I love pics of glow on snow...and that trick with the door locks is AWESOME. Great work.
Cyber Knight

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Post Tue Mar 18, 2008 7:56 am

Thanks for the compliments guys!

No relay, like you say I don't think the fade would work with a relay. I've got a LOT of stuff hooked into the dome light, in fact when I installed the beefy strips I removed the flex strips from in my engine bay and am going to replace my interior cathodes with flex strips. After calculating the draw from all my lighting I'm getting close to the 7.5A limit of that circuit now that I added the beefy strips.
Radioflyer

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Post Tue Mar 18, 2008 8:05 am

well done. Nice even glow all over....and bright as hell.
markwerline

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Post Tue Mar 18, 2008 3:10 pm

That is Money!! great job man. sick fade... godd idea tying into the domelight for that.
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