View Full Version : Case Lighting (the cheap way)
02-17-2002, 01:41 AM
Over at a new site called thermalgoo (http://www.thermalgoo.com) they have posted an interesting article on lighting your case without having to buy expensive 'neons'. Doesn't look too bad and might be a viable alternative, but I'm wondering about the heat though compared to neons & cold cathode types.
Check out the article and pics here (http://www.thermalgoo.com/modules.php?op=modload&name=Sections&file=index&req=viewarticle&artid=1)
Nice little article from a small site - Wonder what the stress is on the 12v rail . . .
02-17-2002, 03:39 AM
Hardly anthing I would have thought Case, they are just dashboard lights. What intrigued me was the two holders inthe first picture - I don't wander thru Halfords that much - I just wandering whats with the stands, most people cut out holes inthe dash and mount them that way.
I like these inventive ways of doing things :)
Edit - re-read the article, looks like the ligts are more of custom lighting for the front/rear windscreen??
What does anybody else think the orignal purpose of these lights were?
When I first saw them, even before I read the article, I said to myself, Ah-ha! Those are like what I've seen people (around here anyway) mount under their cars to illuminate the underside - actually looks pretty cool to see a car coming up the road with a blue glow radiating from underneath it . . . Although I did go to Halfords website, and it describes them as "dash lights" - makes no sense, why would you want them inside your car????:confused:
02-17-2002, 11:44 AM
yup my friends got them under the dash of his car blue LED's his are 3.3 volt though and go for about three bucks each at radio shack, not bad intensity for such a tiny light. lurch
02-17-2002, 11:52 AM
My guess is these are put under the seat for some extra fancy lighting, thus the little mount. They are not for reading purpose or else they would be red.
Under the car exterior lighting? Nah, these are too weak for people to see. L33t uses neon or cold cathode for exterior lighting, unless you're a cheap lamer got some radio shack daskboard lights.
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