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    Default Re Did my Cubby hole lighting.

    I did have one x48 blue led pad in there to start with but there were three problems with this.

    First the span of light got on my nerves as it was too central and didn't fill the hole to well.

    The second problem was it was too bright. At night it lit up my face blue and I was getting some funny looks from people on the street.

    Third problem was heat. This thing really got very hot indeed enough so to get me rather concerned.

    So I put them of them in and soldered a resistor onto each pad to tone down the brightness and heat. Now all problems are solved.

    Let me know what your think
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    looking good, i didnt think led's got hot tho, thats one of their many good points

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    Looks like a good spread of light.

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    Quote Originally Posted by J P S View Post
    looking good, i didnt think led's got hot tho, thats one of their many good points

    Thank you matey.

    Trust me they do if left long enough on a 12v feed. It was enough to burn the top of my finger when I reached in for something.

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    Quote Originally Posted by new boy View Post
    Looks like a good spread of light.
    Thanks New Boy. Yep I do like the span much better now.

    Looks great at night with all the other led's in there. Matches the brightness much better as well.

    Also now I don't look blue inside the car lol.

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    You could take one of the panels out and do this,

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    Already have one of them in the front interior light

    Dont have the sunglasses holder yet but if I get one I will certainly copy your mod. Looks great!

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