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#16 Stoney871

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 05:07 PM

That will be the light output. 6 watts.

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 06:53 PM

Excellent, get some pics up when you get them

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Posted 07 January 2013 - 07:40 AM

Will do mate

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 10:35 AM

If its more light you are after have a look at the link below.

http://www.ebay.co.u...=item484bdfba1e

I have 2 of these fitted in the front light and 2 fitted in the rear and 1 in each of the footwell lights. They are nice and bright and give off a good spread of light.

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 06:18 PM

If its more light you are after have a look at the link below.

http://www.ebay.co.u...=item484bdfba1e

I have 2 of these fitted in the front light and 2 fitted in the rear and 1 in each of the footwell lights. They are nice and bright and give off a good spread of light.



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Posted 08 January 2013 - 06:19 PM

Cheers for the heads up on these mate, will have a look. :)

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 06:59 PM

LEDs arrived today, 4x 7 smd, should brighten up the interior!

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Fitting tomorrow, pics to follow! :)

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 08:05 PM

light came today and its fitted now, simple as the standard one. im assuming its a standard size with fords
with the standard bulbs it did appear to be shining more on the front of the dash though and not where you'd actually want it.
first put in a festoon panel with 6 LEDs (http://www.ebay.co.u...=item4ab576b3c6). which was better because i slightly tinted it towards the interior more.



...but then remembered a 12 SMD panel (http://www.ebay.co.u...984.m1423.l2649) and my soldering iron started calling!!
its a tight fit in the courtesy light section, so i soldered the festoon adaptor directly into the panel with as little wire as possible.


here we go :)

with the LED festoon. you'll notice the light pointing forward and not really lighting the dash (tbh, it wasnt pitch black at that time, but you can still tell)
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With the 12 SMD plate
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Posted 10 January 2013 - 08:09 PM

Spot on mate.

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Posted 12 January 2013 - 08:41 AM

Just noticed when its dark that when in the mode where it comes on when the doors are open that it doesn't turn fully off. There's a very slight glow.
I searched Google and an astra(i think) forum was saying its just because leds run on tiny amps so it can go off what's left in the wires.
But if that's the case then why does it go properly off when the switch is fully off?

Any ideas? ..solder might have shifted to touch something else maybe?

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Posted 12 January 2013 - 08:48 AM

It may be a good idea to fit a resistor inline to stop this.
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Posted 13 January 2013 - 09:31 PM

i was thinking a resistor too. but at first i was unsure due to the way the switch affected it. if that were the problem wouldnt it be on with switch off too? or is the switch tecnically closed when in middle and only open when properly off?

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 12:20 AM

Those led bulbs you got i had be carefull they over heat badly if on for any length of time youll smell the circuits burning oh and they dont refund after 7 days which is convenient as mibe didnt last 2weeks

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 12:47 AM

for £2 i dont think id bother sending them back to china! lol
i dont really sit in my car so they not on long. if im actually looking arond ill probs use the white map lights anyway
..guess il use them till i kill them then get something better :) ..hopefully theyre so weak theyll die for such a minor fault it wont affect anything else! lol

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 01:24 AM

I only say as on mine theyvwere so hot they almost melted the plastic i could actually smell them i used the led pad after that then went back to normal my led door handles and front and rear footwell lights light it up more than enough

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