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Interior lights

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by chadderkdawg, Aug 30, 2011.

  1. Aug 30, 2011 at 7:41 AM
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    chadderkdawg

    chadderkdawg [OP] Don't ask questions you don't want the answer to..

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    Curious if anyone has always-on interior lights. In my Bimmer I had a real dim orange light that shined towards the console cubby and cup holders, it was kinda nice.... anyone have anything like that here?

    Cheers :thumbsup:
     
  2. Aug 31, 2011 at 12:00 AM
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    Linelock4

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    I think you mean key on lights for the interior. The easiest way to do this is to you leds with resistors to cut the brightness. You could even use a relay to cut the brightness more when you turn your parking lights on. You can get all the parts from Digi-Key. I just quickly did a drawing of how it should be done but I can seem to attach the drawing to this post. If you want give me your email and I can send it to you and answer any more questions you might have. I did professional car audio for 15 years and I had to do this very thing for many of my customers.
     
  3. Aug 31, 2011 at 2:41 PM
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    sook

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    Check the group buy section for flyeyez designs

    Search for interior led, interior lighting, led cup holds, fighter pilot mod, cock pit mod

    I used 12" cold cathode computer tube lights in my foot wells and wired them to the rest of the "parking" lights
     
  4. Mar 7, 2012 at 4:36 AM
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    Honey Badger1

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    like so?
     
  5. Mar 9, 2012 at 5:32 AM
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    Nicko

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    nice lighting !!

    I had the same idea to do it just like that
    with the lights under the dash. But Im going
    to do mine in red.
     
  6. Mar 9, 2012 at 6:33 AM
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    jkirkpatrick

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    OP - if you're first generation and you have the overhead console with the two light swithches, you should be able to tap into your headlight switch, drill a very small hole in the console, and mount a LED to shine down on your console.

    I'll be doing this myself, but not until this spring/summer. Light switch tap in as you don't want it on all the time. One LED should be neglible power draw. I'm using a red LED myself.
     
  7. Mar 10, 2012 at 6:09 PM
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    grizquad

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    Nice lights HoneyBadger. I just installed the wired Flyzeye Design lights in my 2012, and they are great! I did the Blue/white with red halo. If you order from them, in the comments section, put your TW screen name and you get a $10. refund check with the order. Good people and nice lights.
     
  8. Mar 12, 2012 at 6:34 PM
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    Nicko

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    thanks for the info,
    when i finish with it ill definitly post
    up the results,
     
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