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Posted: Mon Apr 21, 2008 1:16 pm 
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my interior lights are very crappy and hardly of any benifit at night.. i still cannot read anything at night due to the poor light trown out... doesnt help when my roof mounted light is gone due to an LCD moniter in its place...

ive seen the down lights mounted flush in cars at the "auto salons" and cars at summernats and am keen to seeif anyone has done that mod here? or know any info on how to set them up/mount them...

cheers for any help or info....

 

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Posted: Mon Apr 21, 2008 2:58 pm 
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get some map lights out of an AU fairmont, and or get some bright LEDs and holders and place them around the car

 

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Posted: Mon Apr 21, 2008 3:23 pm 
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I think huggiebear installed some downlights in his fairlane. But it was in the boot and it looked sexy because the light turned on slowly...like a dimmer.

phong =P~

 

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Posted: Mon Apr 21, 2008 9:37 pm 
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it was actually in my old EA, i hooked it up to the boot light button... you can buy smaller versions of downlights from jaycar and other places. check out some caravan mobs as alot of those places use LED downlights. perfect for cars

 

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Posted: Mon Apr 21, 2008 10:21 pm 
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TOO BLOODY BRIGHT. the globs in my driving lights are 50 watt 12v down lights and they are bloody bright as all get out.

get the smallest wattage you can you can get them smaller than the ones im using but still bright

 

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Posted: Tue Apr 22, 2008 12:06 am 
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^^^ i"d rather too bloody bright than straining to see at all regardless of the interior lights even on.. lol.. they are that pathetic... :roll: might visit jaycar... :wink:

 

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Posted: Tue Apr 22, 2008 12:08 am 
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yes jaycar have some good lights arounf the place. you might also want to search the interior mod section.. there is a few LED strips into interior lights that look to work really well

 

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Posted: Tue Apr 22, 2008 1:57 am 
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I believe you can get LED downlights. Alot less heat and power being used.
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Posted: Tue Apr 22, 2008 5:02 pm 
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Yuo'll never be able to fit a proper downlight in the roof lining. Unless you want to holesaw a hole through the roof, and have a globe and 12v tail sitting 30mm above.

Go for an LED setup, but in strips rather than trying to buy one LED 'downlight' globe.

Joolz, you can buy LED downlight globes, have been able to for over a year or so. But they're still relatively expensive.
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Posted: Tue Apr 22, 2008 5:12 pm 
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why not put LED strips in behind the hood lining covers? just drill small holes for the led's to sit in so when you open the door the outside of the roof lights up

 

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