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Old 01-24-2014, 06:03 PM   #1
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Led light strip

Purchased 4 led strips off amazon cheap as borscht but debating where to put them

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Ideas so far include one line on my sound bar or around it worked into my dome light or into the brake lights like this somehow

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Any tips or ideas bad or good will help!
Pics or pointers if you've done it before ?

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Old 01-26-2014, 11:34 PM   #2
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I've seen a few of those led strips on pu's around, here nad every one seems to have a few led's or so out. Dunno if you can replace fix 'em once they start going either fwiw... I do like the look though.

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I got the brighter waterproof models in white and have them as rock lights.
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Old 01-27-2014, 03:28 PM   #4
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I got the brighter waterproof models in white and have them as rock lights.
Would like rock lights but not in red as I don't want the rice box under glow affect
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Old 01-27-2014, 04:12 PM   #5
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I would like some along the inside of my tub so I can see what I am reaching for in the back at night while surf fishing.
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Old 01-27-2014, 04:50 PM   #6
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I put them on the bottom of my dash to light up the floor boards. It looks pretty cool. Also other people put them around their headlights and it looks really good
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Would like rock lights but not in red as I don't want the rice box under glow affect
Make sure you get white and not cool white.

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Make sure you get white and not cool white.

I have a 5 meter strip of these lights on the way, and am going to do the same thing... I have a couple questions though
Do you have a wiring diagram or something you went off of?
Did you wire them through a relay?
Also, did you connect the different strips in series or parallel?
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I have a 5 meter strip of these lights on the way, and am going to do the same thing... I have a couple questions though
Do you have a wiring diagram or something you went off of?
Did you wire them through a relay?
Also, did you connect the different strips in series or parallel?

I'm interested also.......
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Ive thought about doing this because all of my other lights are blue and thought it might look cool
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I have a 5 meter strip of these lights on the way, and am going to do the same thing... I have a couple questions though
Do you have a wiring diagram or something you went off of?
Did you wire them through a relay?
Also, did you connect the different strips in series or parallel?
Well they pull such a small amount of power there is really no need for a relay. They are just + and - so I stuck my three strips to the sides and the front and ran a negative line from each to the closest ground point (a bolt in the frame or body) and a positive line from the switch to each strip. You will need to know how to solder to wire these because you need to solder new leads onto the strip when you cut it. You want the 5050 model lights

1. Positive line from battery to switch with a 3 amp fuse in the middle
2. 3 positive lines coming out of the switch, one to each LED strip
3. Attach ground line from each strip to a good ground point.
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Well they pull such a small amount of power there is really no need for a relay. They are just + and - so I stuck my three strips to the sides and the front and ran a negative line from each to the closest ground point (a bolt in the frame or body) and a positive line from the switch to each strip. You will need to know how to solder to wire these because you need to solder new leads onto the strip when you cut it. You want the 5050 model lights

1. Positive line from battery to switch with a 3 amp fuse in the middle
2. 3 positive lines coming out of the switch, one to each LED strip
3. Attach ground line from each strip to a good ground point.
Thanks,
The only reason I'm running a relay is because I am getting a SPDT switch so I can have them come on with my interior lights, otherwise I agree there wouldn't be a need for one.
Yours look pretty awesome...
So you got the 5 meter strip with 300 5050's as opposed to the 5 meter strip with 600 3528's? I'm not sure about the specs of the lights but it seems to me that there is no way that the 5050's could be twice as bright as the 3528s.... could be wrong though
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I put them on the inside of the tub, just to light up the inside when the wife and kids need to find stuff while driving and I don't want the overhead lights one


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i would like to do something like that but i would like them either white or red. i want to put some red accent lighting behind the grille, wheel wells, underneath the sides of the jeep, the front and back, and the interior floor boards. i'm also thinking about making the lights at the back that are facing the ground light up when i apply my brake light. and possibly adding a white light strip at the back facing down to act as a reverse light when i shift it in reverse. and im thinking about wiring it up to the headlight switch thing in the cab (the thing that you pull to turn on the headlights i don't now what its called) so it comes on with the headlights! BTW IM NOT TRYING TO BE A RICER SO PLEASE DONT COMMENT SAYING THAT I AM!!! i just really like the idea. what do you think??

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