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Old 26th March 2010, 20:38   #1
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Default DIY - LED Strip Necklace for Civic

Finally managed to complete this DIY in 4 hrs flat today. Had purchased the LED strips from Ebay. There was bit of heartburn to cut the original wire of my Civic - I tapped the power from the parking lights so that it comes on when the park lights are switched on. Decided to fix the strip as an L shape on the lower side of the fog lamp. Used good quality Finolex wires and used connectors for connecting the wires. Overall I'm satisfied with the end result. Have a look at the photos
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Old 26th March 2010, 20:49   #2
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looks good.
i like the idea of using wire connectors instead of the using electric tape.
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Nice job there. Looks wicked! Thanks for sharing.
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Old 26th March 2010, 21:39   #4
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Good job done. Though I think red LED strip would look better in your car.
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Old 26th March 2010, 21:42   #5
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if they were just slightly further spaced and pure white it would look crazy. the blue dosent go well IMO.
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Old 26th March 2010, 22:11   #6
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if they were just slightly further spaced and pure white it would look crazy. the blue dosent go well IMO.
Its actually white, the camera is not picking the right colour.
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Looks Nice, much better than what ive seen on indica's sumo's etc here in Mumbai. This being a DIY, Kudos! to the effort.
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Old 26th March 2010, 22:41   #8
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Looks nice. Kudos to your effort. Good DIY infact. Get HIDs and it'll look much better.
BTW, You dint mention how much did the whole thing cost.
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It look suuuuupppppaaarrrr. Just loved the effect it gives. Appreciate your guts to tamper with the wiring.
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Old 27th March 2010, 07:14   #10
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Looks nice. Kudos to your effort. Good DIY infact. Get HIDs and it'll look much better.
BTW, You dint mention how much did the whole thing cost.
Thanks, total cost
LED Strip 2 Nos - Rs 350
Wiring, connectors, insul tape etc - Rs 50
4 hrs time - whatever I'm worth
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Old 27th March 2010, 07:24   #11
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can the LED strip be cut short if its too long?
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Old 27th March 2010, 08:17   #12
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Thanks all for the appreciation.

I've not tried cutting the strip, but I guess it should be possible since you get strips 5 metres long as well. I've heard the common standard is that there is a provision to cut every 3 LED lengths. The one I bought did not have any markings for cutting.

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looks good.
i like the idea of using wire connectors instead of the using electric tape.
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Nice job there. Looks wicked! Thanks for sharing.
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Good job done. Though I think red LED strip would look better in your car.
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if they were just slightly further spaced and pure white it would look crazy. the blue dosent go well IMO.
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Looks Nice, much better than what ive seen on indica's sumo's etc here in Mumbai. This being a DIY, Kudos! to the effort.
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Looks nice. Kudos to your effort. Good DIY infact. Get HIDs and it'll look much better.
BTW, You dint mention how much did the whole thing cost.
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It look suuuuupppppaaarrrr. Just loved the effect it gives. Appreciate your guts to tamper with the wiring.
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can the LED strip be cut short if its too long?
Thanks for all the appreciation..
I guess LED strips can be cut. The normal standard is that you can cut every 3 LED lengths along the marking provided. The one I bought did not have any markings

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can the LED strip be cut short if its too long?
Yes they can be cut. You'll find markings on the strip where you can cut and solder wires.
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Dinu,

Where on eBay? Could you kindly PM/post the seller's details?
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First, congratulations on a well executed job. The results are fab.

But I guess you are better off solderring the wires and shrink wrapping them rather than using open wire connectors. Please do consider weather-proofing the connections. Over time the connectors will gather dust and grime which is the ideal recepe for a short circuit. If you are lucky you'd just escape with a blown fuse but things could get relly nasty.
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