Aftermarket Kit Blue LEDs in Boot - Where to position them ?

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  1. RogerH69 Premium Member Club Supporter

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    I've got some LEDs that are the same as my footwell LEDs, and I was thinking of mounting them in the boot of my Civic. I've got a nice 1 metre piece of LEDs with connectors on each end, so I can use it as one piece, or two.

    I was thinking that I could either run the full 1 metre strip along the inside of the rear interior boot trim (orange below), facing forward. Alternatively, I could cut it into 2 pieces, and mount them on the bottom of the parcel shelf holders (green below), facing down. 51561_IMG_20140904_161800.

    Any suggestions ?

    I've also got another set of LEDs that I'll be positioning under the front seats, to illuminate the rear seat foot area.
     
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  2. chris2982 Premium Member Club Supporter

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    personally I would go the rear boot trim,, orange bit.
     
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  3. SpeedyGee Administrator Staff Team

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    I'd go green bits, as if you had stuff in the that could block the light if strips were along the orange bit.
     
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  4. chris2982 Premium Member Club Supporter

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    what about under the parcel shelf near the seats so the light shines down.
     
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  5. RogerH69 Premium Member Club Supporter

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    I considwred that, but I often take the parcel shelf out, so would prefer not to have the lights on it.
     
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    Green sides get my vote too. One strip at the rear is just too concentrated, a strip on either side should balance it out a bit more.
     
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  7. Nels Moderator Staff Team

    Green. :Thumbup:
    The orange area will have the light shining into your eyes.
     
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  8. chris2982 Premium Member Club Supporter

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    that was my thinking, , , you want to see the light ,, not the bulbs.
     
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  9. SpeedyGee Administrator Staff Team

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    I assumed Roger meant on the inside of the boot, not on the top of that plinth facing upwards. The LED strip would get damaged when the boot was closed.
     
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  10. RogerH69 Premium Member Club Supporter

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    Correct. If mounted in the orange area, it would be in the inside, about an inch from the carpetting in the boot, facing forward.
     
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  11. Nighthawk Guest

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    Problem I would see then is that, if they are in the Orange area, facing into the boot, if you have anything in the boot and it starts rolling around, they could hit the LEDs and either damage them, or cause a short
     
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  12. RogerH69 Premium Member Club Supporter

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    Good point
     
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  13. Chunkylover53 Expert Advisor ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    Green for me too, didn't you have a sub in the boot though or am I getting you confused with someone else?
     
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  14. RogerH69 Premium Member Club Supporter

    South Africa Roger Oxford, UK
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    I do have a sub in the boot :Smile: So Green makes more sense in that respect.

    Now that you mention it..... Maybe I could put some LEDs INSIDE the sub enclosure too..... Maybe link them up to some sort of a circuit that illuminates in time with the bass coming through to the sub.... Ok Roger, that's enough now !!!

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  15. Chunkylover53 Expert Advisor ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    I was very close to doing the same with my sub! My plan was to stick a LED strip to the rear of the sub, facing up so you get a nice blue glow. If you want it to illuminate with the bass then add a sound sensor PCB in line with the LED's then link the whole unit to the rear headlamp so it turns on when the headlights do. It worked out at less than twenty quid last time I priced it up.

    Or the easy option is this,
     
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  16. RogerH69 Premium Member Club Supporter

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    I like that !!!!!
     
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