: ABL (Ambient Lighting) at night!



TheCaptain
09-06-10, 06:35 PM
So yea, ABL isn't the absolute correct abbreviation for Ambient Lighting, but it comes from the Camaro5 forum i frequent and it originated and stuck there. So that's why i refer to it with that abbreviation. Feel free to argue... :)

Anyways, it was a nice rainy, chilly night last night, so i figured what the heck! I'll get some pics of the ABL so everybody can see! (Also one shot focusing on headlight brightness/distance.)

Nav Down / Skyroof reflection
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4103/4964798001_3794221bfd_b.jpg

Nav Up / Skyroof reflection
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4109/4964792843_b453e7c72c_b.jpg

Headlight focus/distance
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4104/4964800729_35c3a6eca3_b.jpg

Anybody want to shoot their shots? I figure the best would be to knock the back seats down, and put aside the cargo cover... although i guess that blocks the front pipes...:confused: similar to this...

http://i117.photobucket.com/albums/o51/TheCaptain07/10%20SRX%20WinterSpring/Backseatfolddown.jpg

TheCaptain
09-06-10, 06:38 PM
Oh yes, notice how the drivers door is dimmer then the rest? It's so it doesn't create too much of a distraction for the driver... lol

And that Escalade commercial is right; screw drive it! If this thing had a bathroom, i'de live in it! :rofl:

These shots also give a trueness to the ABL's whiteness, as "worried about" by another board member in another thread.

Smokin' SRX
09-07-10, 03:52 PM
Nice! But how do you reach the pedals from back there?? :histeric:

Marc NY
09-08-10, 02:37 PM
Nice! But how do you reach the pedals from back there?? :histeric:Good one! :histeric:

BTW: You should have left your navigation map on so we could see where you were when you took those great photos. :D

TheCaptain
09-09-10, 12:28 AM
lol how about a map? :shhh:

http://i117.photobucket.com/albums/o51/TheCaptain07/Misc/Map.png

:p

GMJim
09-09-10, 05:54 PM
Thanks for not posting snow...........

TheCaptain
09-10-10, 03:48 PM
lol, it's on its way Jim! We've got frost warnings out for this weekend! The farmers aren't happy though...

big hitter
09-11-10, 12:48 AM
I just received my 2011 SRX Performance AWD and I don't know how to turn these lights on. What am I doing wrong?

GMJim
09-11-10, 09:22 AM
Big, The light strips are automatic. They are not as bright as the second pic shows.
Test them in the darkness of your garage. You may not even be able to notice them
on a lighted street or lighted parking lot. the floor in front of the back seat should
illuminate as well.

Welcome & Congrats on your purchase.

big hitter
09-11-10, 10:33 PM
Thanks GMJIM. My wife figured it out while I was playing golf. This is one sweet car. Even better than I expected and I have been reading this forum for 2 months.

thenog
12-15-14, 04:19 AM
So is the ambient lighting adjustable because the bottom pic looks brighter? Can you dim or brighten it or is it fixed? If it is adjustable, how do you do it?

Thanks,
Brian

PS....Looking at buying a 2011-2012 performance or premium......and the salesman wasn't very knowledgeable.



So yea, ABL isn't the absolute correct abbreviation for Ambient Lighting, but it comes from the Camaro5 forum i frequent and it originated and stuck there. So that's why i refer to it with that abbreviation. Feel free to argue... :)

Anyways, it was a nice rainy, chilly night last night, so i figured what the heck! I'll get some pics of the ABL so everybody can see! (Also one shot focusing on headlight brightness/distance.)

Nav Down / Skyroof reflection
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4103/4964798001_3794221bfd_b.jpg

Nav Up / Skyroof reflection
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4109/4964792843_b453e7c72c_b.jpg

Headlight focus/distance
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4104/4964800729_35c3a6eca3_b.jpg

Anybody want to shoot their shots? I figure the best would be to knock the back seats down, and put aside the cargo cover... although i guess that blocks the front pipes...:confused: similar to this...

http://i117.photobucket.com/albums/o51/TheCaptain07/10%20SRX%20WinterSpring/Backseatfolddown.jpg

maeng9981
12-15-14, 09:57 AM
It's just the picture that's brighter. But I do believe it can be adjusted accordingly with the dash/button brightness, but you cannot operate it separately.

thenog
12-15-14, 05:47 PM
cool, thanks :)

thenog
12-17-14, 01:58 AM
I forgot to ask. What model year are these pics from and do all model years 2010+ have them?

TheCaptain
12-19-14, 08:56 AM
2010 (Performance and up Collections), 2011+ Luxury Collections have ABL

It's auto on with the exterior/interior lights, and dimmable from the dash interior light switch.

My photos are from my old 2010 Premium.

jrose7004
12-19-14, 12:02 PM
ABL is one of my favorite things about my car!