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Re: Homemade Overhead Ambient Lighting – 2006 WK Grand Cherokee Limited

I need to find a 13v source here in the house so I can choose the resistance I want.
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Re: Homemade Overhead Ambient Lighting – 2006 WK Grand Cherokee Limited

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I need to find a 13v source here in the house so I can choose the resistance I want.
no need, see my edit in my last post.
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Re: Homemade Overhead Ambient Lighting – 2006 WK Grand Cherokee Limited

I'm about to test 470+470+100.
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Re: Homemade Overhead Ambient Lighting – 2006 WK Grand Cherokee Limited

Well I just 3 470ohm resistors. I'll be back. I'm about to take a picture.

And you said the 13v won't make a difference in light even though I'm testing with 9v? I just want it to be dead on. I want to know what I want to do so I can go ahead and plan for a clean install.
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Re: Homemade Overhead Ambient Lighting – 2006 WK Grand Cherokee Limited

Once you figure out what resistance looks good in the car, throw it into the equation:

Calculate a ratio for the light that you like (9v/13.5V = (470+470+100)/required resistance for the car)

or.....

1.5 * (your test resistance that you like) = resistance needed for the car

Super easy after that:

1.5 * 470 * 3 = 2115 ohms for the car

In my set of resistors, there's all sorts of combos but this will get you pretty close
2 * 10K = Brown - Black - Orange

and a 150 = brown - green - Brown

Or if you think it's still a touch too bright, there's one resistor that does 2.2K ohms - Red - Red - Orange
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Re: Homemade Overhead Ambient Lighting – 2006 WK Grand Cherokee Limited

Oh ok. Simple math. Damn I'm rusty. Graduated EE back in 2009 and I haven't used it since.

So it's looking like 3 470ohm (give or take another 100ohms) which would be 1.5x3(470)=1.6k ohms

This is a picture of 3 470 ohm resistors. I might add a little more.



The LED wont be so bright when mounted as long as it is recessed in the plastic.

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Re: Homemade Overhead Ambient Lighting – 2006 WK Grand Cherokee Limited

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Oh ok. Simple math. Damn I'm rusty. Graduated EE back in 2009 and I haven't used it since.

So it's looking like 3 470ohm (give or take another 100ohms) which would be 1.5x3(470)=1.6k ohms

This is a picture of 3 470 ohm resistors. I might add a little more.



The LED wont be so bright when mounted as long as it is recessed in the plastic.

Looks great! Do you mean you are going to add a little more resistance?

As for your math, might want to check it again. Look at my post above yours, I'm getting 2115 ohms, with a 2.2K ohm available in the kit I have, may have them as singles at the shack.
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Re: Homemade Overhead Ambient Lighting – 2006 WK Grand Cherokee Limited

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Looks great! Do you mean you are going to add a little more resistance?

As for your math, might want to check it again. Look at my post above yours, I'm getting 2115 ohms, with a 2.2K ohm available in the kit I have, may have them as singles at the shack.
Not my fault. Damn Calcbot won't multiply straight across and threw my number off.

I just did it again the right way and got 2.2k.
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Re: Homemade Overhead Ambient Lighting – 2006 WK Grand Cherokee Limited

I'm going to buy some and go from there. I need to order a fuse tap.

As for the mounting, I'm not really sure yet.

I'm also going to need more shrink wraps. I have some but not enough.

I'm also going to buy some of that black plastic insulation.

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Re: Homemade Overhead Ambient Lighting – 2006 WK Grand Cherokee Limited

Muddy, after you mounted your green LEDs in the overhead console, what kind of light patteren were you getting?

Now I'm think I should do 2 LEDs because I'm starting to think that the light pattern will be affected from the LEDs being recessed into the plastic.

I'm think it would cause the beam to become too narrow.
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Re: Homemade Overhead Ambient Lighting – 2006 WK Grand Cherokee Limited

I modeled up the situation and based on your 30 degree cone of light, you should be just fine. Here is the cutoff for a 5mm bulb, 2.5mm thick plastic, 7/32" hole with the bulb slightly recessed:


Now for the beam to run into the hole, the tip of the bulb would need to be over .300" from the front surface:

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Re: Homemade Overhead Ambient Lighting – 2006 WK Grand Cherokee Limited

Thanks a lot for that.

Another quick question: How did you angle them? I want the light to be where it is in the pictures I posted which is over the cup holders and shifter.

Did you level the LEDs with the flow of the plastic or did you angle them to a certain extent.
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