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Old 09-22-2018, 05:21 PM
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Can't See Under the Hood?

So I had a constant issue with one of my headlights where the light wouldn't go on unless the plug that connects the headlight to the jeep was in a certain position. Naturally, I had to constantly open the hood and move the plug and sometimes that would be at night where there is not much light around. I figured I might as well install some hood lights and try to make it look cool at the same time. Lemme know what you think!



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Old 09-22-2018, 05:43 PM   #2
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Well Sir,
I do like the work you've done. But, I'm wondering just how long the glue will last on the backside of those LED strips. I've done a fair amount of LED work and, without a doubt, the glue, which in many cases, was supposed to be the big name "3M" stuff, failed within 24 hours and, that's in a lot more favorable conditions than under the hood of a 210 degree Jeep engine. If yours lasts, good for you. The other thing I would prefer is for them to be a more bright white.

I mean, if I'm gonna need light, I want LIGHT. But, to each his own. If you like what you've done, then by all means, keep it and enjoy it. It's not my jeep, it's yours. I also might try and and find a regular hood switch that works when you lift the hood. I actually thought about putting LED strip lights under my hood quite a while ago but, never followed through. Yours is a nice job. I might have to re-kindle (old fire dept term) my thoughts on the project.
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P.S. Here's a couple of projects of my LED work:
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Very nice work. I was going to buy white at first cause as you said you want LIGHT, but when I got to the store they only had 1 strip of white left and 2 blue so it was almost a sign that I had to have blue. Also, I guess I am pretty lucky cause the glue is holding up real strong still. Luckily in Canada I have some cold weather coming to help keep that engine bay cool.
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Very nice work. I was going to buy white at first cause as you said you want LIGHT, but when I got to the store they only had 1 strip of white left and 2 blue so it was almost a sign that I had to have blue. Also, I guess I am pretty lucky cause the glue is holding up real strong still. Luckily in Canada I have some cold weather coming to help keep that engine bay cool.
Roger that Sir, keep up the good work. I like playing around with LED stuff. Not that long ago, I did a project where I added "LED arrows" inside the glass of my mirrors on my Honda Goldwing. That one was a fun project. I drilled the back of the mirrors (black plastic rear housings behind the mirror) and, inserted individual LEDs in each hole. I had to wire in resistors so the LEDs didn't burn up since LEDs can only work on about max of 3V or so. I also did an LED strip light under the lips of my pickup bed so they'd light up the bed at night when I needed light back there since the factory cargo light is junk. Fun stuff.
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