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Old 01-16-2012, 09:04 PM
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Re: Ambient lighting

ok. This is the led i used from VLEDs.
http://www.v-leds.com/Interior-LED-B...-p8918030.html

It's a 1 chip led which i chose over the 4 chip one because of the brightness. Mine is hooked up like the dome, turn on whenever the doors/dome light are open. I was going to switch it to stay on whenever the car is on but i never got the chance. It's an easy install, you dont even need to drill through anything. Just slip the wires between the 2 panels.



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Old 01-16-2012, 09:15 PM
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Re: Ambient lighting

that light in the bottom right corner of your door, what is that mounted on? or is that just a reflection from something.

also, did you put a hole in the door handle there? I don't have a light there already, so my plan is to drill and mount something. which I'm curious as to how you would have done that! (edit-just re read your post about "slipping it in", I'm gonna go have a look)



also, lets think tank over your cupholder ideas. any jumping off point for them?
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Re: Ambient lighting

that's another led strip, 1 light 3 chip led, much brighter than the previous link. It suppose to act as a "puddle" light but it scatters the light a bit. I rather have it acting like a dim "spotlight" to the floor. The strips comes with automotive tape. Yea i got bit by the led bug .
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Old 01-16-2012, 09:27 PM
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that's another led strip, 1 light 3 chip led, much brighter than the previous link. It suppose to act as a "puddle" light but it scatters the light a bit. I rather have it acting like a dim "spotlight" to the floor. The strips comes with automotive tape. Yea i got bit by the led bug .
I got ya. ok so how are we gotta do these cupholders? I'm thinking three on the inside walls in a triangle pattern. one on the center console wall and two towards the front. for your viewing pleasure of course.

any thoughts?
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I got ya. ok so how are we gotta do these cupholders? I'm thinking three on the inside walls in a triangle pattern. one on the center console wall and two towards the front. for your viewing pleasure of course.

any thoughts?
Take a look at this for the LED layout on the cupholders: http://www.wkjeeps.com/interior/8221...Ambient_wk.pdf

As for the overhead ambient lighting, I have a couple of ideas. One of them is a surface mount LED that I found, but unfortunately it doesn't come in the green that I was looking for: http://www.theledlight.com/MicroStar.html

I am looking to mimic the BMW style overhead ambient light which is a lot less intense than what I've seen so far. I'm thinking I can either put two holes between the sunroof button and the garage door openers or on the underside of the rearview mirror to achieve the BMW look. I am thinking I can either find a green LED and figure out how to reduce the intensity, pick up an instrument panel or heating control LED/lamp and put a diffuser of some sort, or pick up a couple of the green ashtray bulbs from the older Grand Cherokees and wire those up since they have a pretty low intensity.

If I can drill the holes in the direction I want the lights to sit, I can hopefully direct the light right where I want it without the light source being too visible while driving. Any thoughts?
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Old 01-17-2012, 09:18 AM
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Re: Ambient lighting

I'm pretty sure it wouldn't be too hard to reduce the intensity, but if it's one single LED, it's probably exactly what you're looking for as far as light output.

the bmw interior lighting would be about the same as one single teeny tiny led.
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Old 01-17-2012, 09:29 AM
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I'm pretty sure it wouldn't be too hard to reduce the intensity, but if it's one single LED, it's probably exactly what you're looking for as far as light output.

the bmw interior lighting would be about the same as one single teeny tiny led.
I will probably do two lights, and from what I read if they are wired in series, they will become more dim. actual light output then is effected by the resistance (I think).

Doing side research online today, may stop by radio shack to get some test LEDs and see what I want before getting online and ordering exactly what I'm looking for.
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Take a look at this for the LED layout on the cupholders: http://www.wkjeeps.com/interior/8221...Ambient_wk.pdf

As for the overhead ambient lighting, I have a couple of ideas. One of them is a surface mount LED that I found, but unfortunately it doesn't come in the green that I was looking for: http://www.theledlight.com/MicroStar.html

I am looking to mimic the BMW style overhead ambient light which is a lot less intense than what I've seen so far. I'm thinking I can either put two holes between the sunroof button and the garage door openers or on the underside of the rearview mirror to achieve the BMW look. I am thinking I can either find a green LED and figure out how to reduce the intensity, pick up an instrument panel or heating control LED/lamp and put a diffuser of some sort, or pick up a couple of the green ashtray bulbs from the older Grand Cherokees and wire those up since they have a pretty low intensity.

If I can drill the holes in the direction I want the lights to sit, I can hopefully direct the light right where I want it without the light source being too visible while driving. Any thoughts?
that's exactly where i would put the leds in the cupholders shown in that link. Towards the back of the cupholders so you wont look directly at it if you look down. As for which type of led there, i think the surface mount will work best so the light just shoot straight and fill the holders.

Some put the led towards the bottom but it must be a pain to see the light shooting upwards.
At first i was leaning towards copying the style on my bro's '12 Stang. maybe with halo rings or cutting the holdrs and using plexiglass and leds bulbs before i knew it'll be a pain to remove in my 09 lol.


Muddy- check this out: http://www.oznium.com/prewired-surface-mount-led
surface mount in green.

I have a set of leds coming today but unforuntely i dont have possession of my jeep anymore so i wont be able to complete this until i purchase another one.
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Went to radio shack over lunch, got an assortment of leds and resistors and will probably be using a 9v battery for testing (inside where it's warm) and scaling up the resistance based on 13.5V for the car. I'll let you guys know what I discover...
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Went to radio shack over lunch, got an assortment of leds and resistors and will probably be using a 9v berry for testing (inside where it's warm) and scaling up the resistance based on 13.5V for the car. I'll let you guess know what I discover...
awesome man! keep us posted!
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I have a couple of interior locations figured out where these lights would look like they were factor installed. Do you guys have any ideas where led ambient lights would have been installed had they come from the factory?
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Well, like I mentioned earlier, I went to Radioshack to pick up some supplies and get this project going. I got a few different LED's, some 12v LEDs (already have a resistor), and a variety pack of or resistors. I was also hoping to find a potentiometer, but didn't quite have what I was looking for. Anyways, 20 bucks later, I have the start for my project.

Before I left work I made a spreadsheet that had a resistance calculator for both whatever voltage I could find at home (ended up using a 9V) and would also calculate what I would need for 13.5V for the running car. Here is a screen shot of it, but if anyone wants me to send them the file just let me know.


I ended up using the yellow highlighted column for my overhead lights: 5mm green 3.0VDC - 20mA - 40mcd



I used this info to make a couple different "flashlights" that I could test out in the car. This is a picture of one of my flashlights I made:



After figuring out which pair of lights I wanted based on intensity and light pattern, I went forward with making a wiring harness:



This one shown with the test resistor still attached, but the rest of the harness ready to go:


For these lights at 13.5V is need 375 ohms on the positive side, but with my resistors, the closest I could get was 150X2 and a 100 for a total of 400 ohms:



And here's the final product (for now)

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