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Back Lighting Satoshi Grill

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by goufcustom, Jan 2, 2012.

  1. Jan 2, 2012 at 4:39 PM
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    goufcustom

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    I have some left over flexible white LED strips, and I was thinking of backlighting my Satoshi Grill, wiring it into the front marker lights. Does this sound ricey? I am planning on putting a switch in the system so I can turn it off if I don't want it on all the time.

    I really wanted to do white and red LEDs with a switch for each color, but I couldn't find the LEDs, and I read that anything other than white and yellow is illegal to use as lighting out the front of any vehicle...

    Hope to do this in the next few weeks.

    Edit - Finished this, check out a few posts below for details.

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  2. Jan 2, 2012 at 4:41 PM
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    Forster46

    Forster46 Very nice how much?

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    How do you plan on backlighting it? Just the emblem? I will be doing my satoshi sometime next week and I like your idea.
     
  3. Jan 2, 2012 at 4:48 PM
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    I was thinking of doing a loop around the backside of the main portion of the grill, so it is facing inward. I am waiting for my 5 meters of LEDs to show up, then I will pull the grill, and mock it up and take a picture.
     
  4. Jan 3, 2012 at 6:24 PM
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    Forster46 Very nice how much?

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    Oh wow. Mind telling how much you payed for five feet of leds? That is a pretty cool idea.
     
  5. Jan 3, 2012 at 6:36 PM
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    please post pics when done.... thanks[​IMG]
     
  6. Jan 3, 2012 at 7:07 PM
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  7. Jan 21, 2012 at 5:28 PM
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    DONE: I used twist ties to attach it for now, I want to test it out, I have it all set to go, just haven't connected the power to anything yet.

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    I wired these up to the parking lights, check it out.
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    With headlights:
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    Not sure if I am a fan of them, I will try it out for a little while, let me know what you think.
     
  8. Jan 21, 2012 at 5:34 PM
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    i like it! may do it when i do a satoshi. let me know how those LED’s hold up. or if you don’t like and want to sell them.
     
  9. Jan 21, 2012 at 5:40 PM
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    Thanks, I will let you know if the LEDs fail, hoping they don't. Also glad you like it, really wish I could have done the lights in red, but it isn't legal from what I have read.
     
  10. Jan 21, 2012 at 5:42 PM
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    thanks. and yeah i don’t think we can have blue or red on the front. maybe green? idk i like the scoop mod but i don’t have a scoop. like this and when i get a new grill could do easy.
     
  11. Jan 21, 2012 at 5:47 PM
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    ill be doing this when my grill get here
     
  12. Jan 22, 2012 at 5:44 PM
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    That is cool, not Ricey IMO. I think if you paint everything behind your grille black it would look better but looks great.
     
  13. Jan 22, 2012 at 5:55 PM
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    Thanks, I bought black radiator/engine paint last month, but it has been way too cold to paint behind the grille lately.
     
  14. Jan 22, 2012 at 6:03 PM
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    Thats pretty damned cool. Way to think outside the box
     
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    subbed so cool!
     
  16. Jan 22, 2012 at 6:09 PM
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    thats so cool!!!
     
  17. Jan 22, 2012 at 8:31 PM
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    Forster46 Very nice how much?

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    I think its pretty cool lookin, it would just be cooler if it didnt light up the radiator so much, or more of the toyota emblem. Maybe you can angle them out more somehow? Can's those led strips be cut?
     
  18. Jan 23, 2012 at 5:12 AM
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    THANKS, and yes the strips can be cut, these are left overs from my bed lighting adventure. I really wish the radiator wasnt so lit up too, ideas? It will get painted black as soon as it warms up, but that wont fix it all, just make it less noticable.
     
  19. Jan 23, 2012 at 10:17 AM
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    You could try cutting the strips shorter, and having just one on top and bottom. Then, mount them back fatter toward the radiator, angled out toward the emblem maybe. Then you will have more strips for something else
     
  20. Jan 23, 2012 at 3:42 PM
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    I had a thought, what if instead of paint the radiator black, paint it red, then the LEDs would light the red background a look like red lights, but legally be white lights. Thoughts?
     
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