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LED in cup holders 01

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by MatthewMay1, Nov 27, 2011.

  1. MatthewMay1

    MatthewMay1 [OP] I'm an amateur professional.

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    Has anybody put LEDs in the cup holders of their 2001 Tacoma? I really want to do it and what would be the cost for everything?
     
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    MatthewMay1 [OP] I'm an amateur professional.

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    Thanks. Those are tiny! Electricity is not my strength, so how would you wire them so they work with the rest of the cabin lights when the headlights are turned on?
     
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    If you want them to turn on when the headlights and cabin light then splice into on of your cabin lights. I don't know if 1st gens have the light by the shifter. But that's what I used.
     
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    Okay. And they seem really bright. Are they excessively bright for driving at night? or does it just seem like that from the pictures
     
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    They are bright. But they don't distract your vision.

    I used two and it was SO bright if your gunna do the cup holder only do one. I moved mine under the dash for pilot lighting.
     
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    Was that what you were talking about for the cabin lights? And my cup holders are separate so I would have to do 2 if i wanted the lights in the holders

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    All cabin lights that turn on with your head light are looped together. So fine a pair that are in the loop and tap into it. That's why I asked if there was a light by the shifter.
     
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    oooh. okay.
     
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    are the LEDs able to dim?
     
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    So if you can dim them, they are still really bright?
     
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    Yes they bright but remember if you dim them then your cluster also dims. Because your in the same circuit loop. If you wire them alone and put in a switch then they will not dim.
     
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    yeah i realize that, i dim the cluster pretty low when on country highways so i wouldn't want really a low cluster with really bright LEDs
     
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    And also, In the Tundra we have there is an LED in the bottom/back of the rear-view mirror that shines down over the dash/console area. Would these lights work there or again, do you think they would be too bright near the windshield?
     
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    I think those on the tundra would be to bright. Any thing near the windshield would distract your vision.
     
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    Okay. The tundra one is very very dim. but you can see where to put your cup at night!
     
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