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Anyone ever use the 'Beefy Led Strips' in UV for underglow?

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The5ickne55

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Post Sun Jan 31, 2010 9:01 am

I am thinking of buying them for underglow. All the lights in my car are UV (except dome light) and I was just thinking of putting in UV.

I want to it to be very visible at night. If UV is not very visible, how visible is the white?
DJTricky

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Post Sun Jan 31, 2010 11:18 am

I HAVE!!! they actually look purple. here let me get some pics of the car i put them on

sorry for the crappy cell pics but there beefy uv strips

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Phil
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Post Sun Jan 31, 2010 6:39 pm

UV is not very visible
The5ickne55

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Post Sun Jan 31, 2010 8:23 pm

Holy crap thank you so much for the pics ! I have to get these now...

But now phil has crushed me though....

One more thing, in those pics the UV looks semi teetering on blue.... are they purple purple in person, or are they blue/purple ?
Cooper

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Post Sun Jan 31, 2010 8:42 pm

UV is largely invisible to the naked eye . Go for purple if you want highly visible (or white, like you mentioned, or nearly any other color) . Some "UV" sources are not manufactured to produce pure or only ultraviolet light though, and tend to produce some visible purple light as well . How much sort of depends on the product, and I haven't seen the UV beefy strips in person .

Examine the LED brightness specs for the Beefy Strips, https://www.oznium.com/flexible-led-strips/beefy-led-strip

In mcd (brightness), white rates at 1000, green at 900, red at 250, UV at 50 .
The5ickne55

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Post Sun Jan 31, 2010 8:51 pm

I really wish oznium had a purple X_X

If the lights are remotely that bright in person though I might just order them.
Phil
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Post Sun Jan 31, 2010 9:59 pm

I've never come across a purple LED
Aken

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Post Mon Feb 01, 2010 2:02 am

They're not that bright in person. UV is not a good underbody color. Only good for maybe shows or an accent, but for seeing on the road, not that good at all.
The5ickne55

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Post Mon Feb 01, 2010 9:23 am

Phil you should become a master craftsman and make a purple led !

Man... I would order a ton of them X_X


So final verdict from yall... UV is a bad choice for under glow?
DJTricky

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Post Mon Feb 01, 2010 9:55 am

there actually fairly bright. they are purple more then blue.
The5ickne55

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Post Mon Feb 01, 2010 1:43 pm

If I buy the UV and I don't like them... <_< whats the return policy on that lol
Chevyboi14

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Post Mon Feb 01, 2010 3:57 pm

i have never seen a bright UV light... uhhh ever lol
Aken

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Post Mon Feb 01, 2010 4:49 pm

In most people's opinion, yes, UV is bad for underglow.
Cyber Knight

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Post Tue Feb 02, 2010 8:59 am

It would be good for subtle underglow that would draw less cop heat, but it won't turn many heads otherwise, so it depends on what kind of attention/look you're after.
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Post Tue Feb 02, 2010 9:08 am

It'd be cool if you got some scorpions or funky spiders crawling around under your car.

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