: $20 LED Puddle Light Mod



etcts-v
10-24-11, 09:55 PM
I know this is not for everyone and many will see it as rice, but I just finished a puddle light led mod that I thought I would pass along. Supplies were under $20 and installation was about an hour.

The LED's are white (picture makes them look blue) and they are triggered when you open the doors (tapped off interior floor lights).

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Here is a link to the lights:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/12V-5-X-4-LED-PODs-BLACK-CASE-Color-White-Car-Motorcycle-Boat-Home-ATVs-/280746570595?pt=Motorcycles_Parts_Accessories&vxp=mtr&hash=item415dccb363

mberisha
10-25-11, 08:06 AM
So they are only on when you open the door? That might not be too bad for when getting in the car......

I take it you don't have them on when you drive.....reminds me of my sophmore year circa 1994 w/the neons underneath cars......arghhhh....

GDPossehl
10-25-11, 11:38 AM
Wow, 5 pods for $9?

EdmundGTP
10-25-11, 12:51 PM
Ill pass....

AAIIIC
10-25-11, 01:15 PM
Ill pass....
What's an ill pass? :confused:

etcts-v
10-25-11, 01:22 PM
Yeah they are only on when you open the door i.e. puddle lights (illuminate puddles you are about to step into). Everything is triggered off the interior lights so when you lock your doors, the lights turn off with the interior lights, when you open the door they turn on.

They look slick with all of the other lights on the car (everything in my car is led white, interior and exterior lights)

shadybx7
10-25-11, 04:01 PM
i like the concept but is there any way to diffuse the light so they scatter the light around instead of spotlight it? prob just depends on the LED pod you use right?

"It is better to fail in originality than to succeed in imitation." Melville

etcts-v
10-25-11, 04:24 PM
Yeah there are a number of different ways you could lay out the LEDs for different look (i.e. use an led strip instead of the pods). Personally I like the pod look these 4 LEDs give out.

The other benefit of this setup is they fit perfectly in the recessed trim panel brackets under the car which makes them recessed into the car. Not only can you not see them, but they are protected from speed bumps, snow, etc. which is a huge benefit since my car is only a few inches off the ground!

EdmundGTP
10-25-11, 05:09 PM
What's an ill pass? :confused:

It's when da pass is straight dope, nomsayin'?? Sh*t was ill yo.. Ya huurd?

UnsafeAtAnySpd
10-26-11, 11:45 AM
I think if someone where to mod their mirrors to project light down like many cars have, that would be cool and unricy (that's a word).

JimmyH
10-26-11, 06:40 PM
I have seen lights like this where they put a stencil in front of the light to project a logo on the ground.

CadzillaTN
10-26-11, 11:55 PM
Cadillac Kid is gonna flip out when he sees these!.

I'm with Jimmy, make them project V logos..

Houdini
10-27-11, 07:24 AM
:yeah: It would look awesome as V logos.

nikon
10-27-11, 02:39 PM
Funny, just saw my neighbors new altima had these the other night and thought it was pretty slick. Where did you run the wire through and what interior wire did you tap?

The lights inside the door handle would be another nice touch, wouldn't wanna drill through.

JimmyH
10-27-11, 02:51 PM
http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=59621&highlight=door+lights

shadybx7
10-27-11, 03:43 PM
http://www.camaro5.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=84872&stc=1&d=1262845848

is that a camaro RS?? i can't tell

johnny6
10-27-11, 07:38 PM
The rice force is strong with this one.

Aurora40
10-28-11, 08:04 AM
Is that Camaro one like a last warning to women before they step inside the mullet-mobile?

JimmyH
10-28-11, 09:36 AM
Depends on whether or not you care if I am pulling away from you out of a tight turn :D

bassillac
10-28-11, 10:29 AM
I have seen lights like this where they put a stencil in front of the light to project a logo on the ground.

Star Wars logo?

http://i1228.photobucket.com/albums/ee444/bassillac/sw.jpg

Oh yeah.....

etcts-v
10-28-11, 07:33 PM
Where did you run the wire through and what interior wire did you tap?

I tapped off the floor lights on both the driver side and passenger side then ran the wire down and around the side trim and then through the floor. I used seam sealer to ensure no moister issues with the tiny hole.