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murfman 07-12-2010 09:44 PM

LED "Shadow" lighting
Here are some pics (In the rain!) of my latest mod. I bought some of the Ebay Led strip lights from Blinglights

And installed them when I baked and painted my headlights black. My idea was more of a "mood" lighting than the Audi look, so I affixed the LED strips to the front plastic housing ( the one I painted black) inside the housing, so the LEDs shine down into the low and high beam reflectors instead of being directly visible. I then cut the parking light circuit of the wiring going to the front parking light bulbs so they only work as Hazards/turn signals I then wired the LEDs into the parking light circuit. It is hard to get good pictures of them as the camera seems to make them brighter than they are. They are pretty bright, definitely noticeable, but still much dimmer than the head/fog lights.

Looking at the fogs and the reflections on the ground you can see the difference in brightness. You can also see I need some HID bulbs for my fogs lol.

White WK Swagga 07-13-2010 06:56 AM

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Looks sick!!! Can you take some pics in the daytime with the lights off?

B.P.O.D 07-13-2010 09:48 AM

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NICE BRO!!! def a first to do inside the headlights with a strip! good thinking! more pics!!!

murfman 07-13-2010 04:15 PM

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These are the daylight pics, where I have the LEDs, they can not be seen from any angle, if you ever had your lights apart, the LEDs are mounted to the bottom of the plastic shroud, just above the gap between the shroud and the reflectors for the headlights.

murfman 07-13-2010 04:15 PM

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I'll try to get a tripod to set the camera on for some more pics ASAP.

DJ BoNiOmArIo 07-13-2010 04:21 PM

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oh wow that is a sick idea

B.P.O.D 07-13-2010 04:23 PM

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awesome bro, can i see night time w/o rain please???

murfman 07-13-2010 09:04 PM

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Pictures at Dusk:

murfman 07-13-2010 09:05 PM

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The Jeep is pretty dirty, din't get a chance to wash it today..

Scottina06 07-13-2010 09:10 PM

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cool little mod murf!

maxst2 07-14-2010 03:00 AM

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ooohh i see what you did... thats fancy!

White WK Swagga 07-14-2010 04:37 AM

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Oh so you hid the led's behind the housing just so that you only see the light it reflects not the LED's themselves? Looks sharp!!! I like that alot!!!

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