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Old 07-11-2012, 05:20 PM
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All done, including the rears. Looks great although I did need to move the passenger footwell LED forward towards the firewall as you could see the tip of it at certain angles. Absolutely simple install but couldn't have completed it "first time right" without the help of you guys on the forum. Big thanks to all. The look is OEM standard so I reckon most passengers will take it for granted.
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Old 07-11-2012, 06:00 PM
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Re: Here it is. Custom interior ambient footwell LED lighting. Pics inside!

Well done.

I've been thinking about moving the passenger side front for the same reason. I'll probably tuck it up in the recess near the vent so it's not visible but will need to experiment to make sure the light spread isnt affected.
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Well done.

I've been thinking about moving the passenger side front for the same reason. I'll probably tuck it up in the recess near the vent so it's not visible but will need to experiment to make sure the light spread isnt affected.
I moved the passenger side parallel to the existing white courtesy lamp. Effect is excellent. There's a hump in the moulding. Mine is now between that and the white lamp.
The LED's need to be a 505 wavelength which the Jaycar product states they are. I still think they are a little green so might experiment a little with an alternate supplier.

http://www.oksolar.com/led/led_color_chart.htm

EDIT: - Jaycar admits they are a little too close to the same product in green. I am pricing the aqua LEDS out of the US and will let you know. (The LEDS are a 1/5th of the price Downunder!!)
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Re: Here it is. Custom interior ambient footwell LED lighting. Pics inside!

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I moved the passenger side parallel to the existing white courtesy lamp. Effect is excellent. There's a hump in the moulding. Mine is now between that and the white lamp.
The LED's need to be a 505 wavelength which the Jaycar product states they are. I still think they are a little green so might experiment a little with an alternate supplier.

http://www.oksolar.com/led/led_color_chart.htm

EDIT: - Jaycar admits they are a little too close to the same product in green. I am pricing the aqua LEDS out of the US and will let you know. (The LEDS are a 1/5th of the price Downunder!!)

I used the aqua LEDs as well - it was a bit too green for me as well and I was not quite happy that it did not match well with the stock ambient lighting. I ended up cutting a piece of white plastic bag and put it around the LED and placed it within a LED diffuser cap - pretty much an identical match now.
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Re: Here it is. Custom interior ambient footwell LED lighting. Pics inside!

Hey guys! First post here. I have a black 09' GC 4x4. I was interested in installing the ambient lights too (in red). I was wondering if anyone could tell me how to get to the wires for the gear box indicator. Would anyone care to post a video of how to get in there for 05' - 10' models?

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Re: Here it is. Custom interior ambient footwell LED lighting. Pics inside!

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All you are basically trying to do is tap power and ground from the interior dash panel lighting,

So you don't have to use that area for your car. But maybe if you ask in the WK section maybe someone can assist you.
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Re: Here it is. Custom interior ambient footwell LED lighting. Pics inside!

I hooked mine up today, but they do not seem as bright as your original pictures. I used a 470 k resistor for each LED according to ledcalc.com. i bumped it down 350 k resistors but they still do not seem too bright. Any suggestions? Or what size resistors did you use?
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Re: Here it is. Custom interior ambient footwell LED lighting. Pics inside!

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I hooked mine up today, but they do not seem as bright as your original pictures. I used a 470 k resistor for each LED according to ledcalc.com. i bumped it down 350 k resistors but they still do not seem too bright. Any suggestions? Or what size resistors did you use?
I don't think that resistors affect the brightness the resistor is there to protect the led from burning out from direct current.

It is not supposed to be very bright either, they are supposed to cover the footwell area with soft colored light but if you turn the dash light to the brightest setting the to brightest it should be pretty decent.
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Re: Here it is. Custom interior ambient footwell LED lighting. Pics inside!

I just expected the brightness to at least catch my eye while driving. Even if i look in the footwell, it is very hard to see.

Ill see if I can play with the angle of it to adjust the lighting.
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Re: Here it is. Custom interior ambient footwell LED lighting. Pics inside!

The light should never be distracting. If you put your hand under the overhead console you will notice that there is an ambient light that shines onto the shift console.

The original poster had suggested that you sand down the rounded tip of the LED bulb and sand the rest of it. The sanding makes the bulb frosted and the frosting helps as a diffuser and helps the light fill the footwell.

If you don't the light will be concentrated in one area
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Re: Here it is. Custom interior ambient footwell LED lighting. Pics inside!

looking into ordering that parts and doing this, anyone have any thoughts on using 5mm LED's insstead of the 3mm?

Also, as someone suggested, does the resistor affect the brightness? and can the resistor be soldered onto the positive wire and then split into the two separate led's (one resistor for both leds) or is it better to solder one resistor to each led?

I am pretty new at electrical stuff but generally very handy. I currently have 560ohm 1/4 watt resistors setup (one per front leds and one per rear leds), 3mm led's, 18 guage wire, and the various heat shrink tube, connectors, and mounting gear.

If they are not that bright would it help to install 5mm led's or is that way too bright. also MOMOJeep you mentioned a led diffuser cap, where did you get that from?

Anyhow any feedback would be appreciated. Thanks.
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