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DIY HOW TO: LED Strip Bed Lights

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by Drunknsloth, Apr 29, 2011.

  1. Jan 8, 2012 at 12:04 AM
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    Drunknsloth

    Drunknsloth [OP] Indffrnce will be the fall of manknd but who cares

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    I didn't want to bother with the seal of the tape. Re-taping it usually makes it not stick as well.

    I actually used an aftermarket fuse box, but I'm sure you can find one that is always hot, maybe the dome light fuse
     
  2. Jan 8, 2012 at 12:05 AM
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    Drunknsloth

    Drunknsloth [OP] Indffrnce will be the fall of manknd but who cares

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    Sorry, I've been super busy with three jobs and school. But yes that would work, I don't quite remember why I didn't do that but I was missing a piece or something ;)
     
  3. Jul 6, 2012 at 12:11 AM
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    What about the open end on the last light? Did you just fill it with silicon? Or are there plugs available...
     
  4. Jul 6, 2012 at 12:53 AM
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    Drunknsloth

    Drunknsloth [OP] Indffrnce will be the fall of manknd but who cares

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    Put silicon in it and push it in so it look like it seals up the whole thing and leave a little concave part. Then when it dries, add more to be sure it is sealed and then you can wipe it off so it's flush. Basically just seal it as best as you can.
     
  5. Aug 15, 2012 at 9:38 AM
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    Has anyone with a 1st gen done a similar mod?
     
  6. Aug 16, 2012 at 8:56 PM
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    Drunknsloth

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    Blackdawg should be doing his soon, if he finds the time :D
     
  7. Oct 7, 2012 at 4:45 PM
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    senojeelnodnarb

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    where are the red leds placed to light up the floor board?
     
  8. Oct 7, 2012 at 4:48 PM
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    Drunknsloth

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    I put them right under the dash. I punched holes into the plastic and used zip ties to secure the LED strip up. I think I have a picture on here somewhere. Let me see if I can find it.
     
  9. Oct 7, 2012 at 4:51 PM
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    Drunknsloth

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    This is the passenger side, no need to punch holes:
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  10. Oct 7, 2012 at 4:53 PM
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    Driver side:
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    I has since been supported by a flat metal bar so it's not so sloppy.
     
  11. Oct 25, 2012 at 3:40 PM
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    Where are you located? Are you willing to install?
     
  12. Oct 25, 2012 at 10:28 PM
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    I'm in Utah. I am willing to install but that may be a very long drive :eek:
     
  13. Nov 12, 2012 at 10:37 PM
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  14. Nov 13, 2012 at 6:47 AM
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    Replied
     
  15. Nov 13, 2012 at 11:11 AM
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    Replied.
     
  16. Nov 13, 2012 at 11:14 AM
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  17. Nov 13, 2012 at 11:49 AM
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    Subd, i wanna try this out it would be awesome
     
  18. Jan 5, 2013 at 6:10 AM
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    Lowes sells a nice LED battery operated light bar. I just used the double sided tape and mounted it under the rail. When I need light,just push the button. Gives me more than enough light at the location I need. Only $14.95
     
  19. Jan 6, 2013 at 1:42 PM
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    Yeah, LED prices have dropped a shit ton since I started on these... I haven't seen any rigid ones around though.
     
  20. Jan 6, 2013 at 1:49 PM
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    Shit I never posted in here..

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    These things are awesome!! Love them.
     
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