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    Default LED Boot Light Strips

    After seeing how dim the boot lights in my Signum are I'm getting a few ideas for LED strip lights in the boot.

    I'm thinking of putting two 48cm strips of LEDs along the bottom of the load cover holder (marked in red lines in below picture, although it would be underneath that flap on the plastic casing) and then wiring each strip up to the boot light on each side, could anything go wrong with this setup?

    Would it damage the light fittings - make them burn out or anything? Would I just wire it in parallel to the boot lights on both sides? pos to pos and neg to neg on the connectors to the festoon bulbs? And do people thing it would be bright enough?



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    hmmmm........I have something already made for this exact thing , maybe when you come up in a couple of weeks , we can try something for you

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    I did get the idea from those led strips you've got but didn't want to deprive you of some :P

    Do you reckon it's a feasable place to put them, as long as the wires are long enough I could peel away the side of the boot liner as there is a gap from the two hidey holes on each side that goes along the boot liner and the gap goes all the way to the boot light fittings.

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    We will sort it , you just decide where and I'll do the soldering and crimping required. I have a couple of spare strips here now .

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    You could always extend the cables with soldering iron and heat shrink tubing matey...

    Here is a link to what I did with my interior lights if it helps....

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    Quote Originally Posted by kman247 View Post
    We will sort it , you just decide where and I'll do the soldering and crimping required. I have a couple of spare strips here now .
    cheers mate I'll probs buy some of those hids-direct strips so I don't use up all yours and plus we do get discount from hids-direct


    Quote Originally Posted by lizard View Post
    You could always extend the cables with soldering iron and heat shrink tubing matey...
    Here is a link to what I did with my interior lights if it helps....
    What did you wire the footwells up to? What do they come on with, doors open? A switch and wired to permanent live? And there aren't any problems with having too many lights for these fittings they don't blow/burn out? Oh and the most important question, did they have blue ones instead of white? :P

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    That would be cool

    Ive always thought my boot could do with a little more light

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    I wired mine into the front interior light so they come on when doors open or you turn interior light on. You should'nt have any problems with anything burning out as the current draw of the LEDs is a lot lower than your standard bulbs. I have a total of 180 LEDs in various size panels running off of mine and no probs whatsoever...HTH

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    just found this. Same sort of thing, different seller though but he does do different sizes...HTH

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    Quote Originally Posted by lizard View Post
    I wired mine into the front interior light so they come on when doors open or you turn interior light on. You should'nt have any problems with anything burning out as the current draw of the LEDs is a lot lower than your standard bulbs. I have a total of 180 LEDs in various size panels running off of mine and no probs whatsoever...HTH
    So the wire goes up behind dash and through the door pillar between drivers/passenger window and windscreen then through roof lining to the courtesy lights?

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