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Interior light,... making it brighter
Posted 04 April 2005 - 05:39 AM
I was thinking of putting in a higher wattage globe, but higher watts = more heat > chance of fire
I also want to add a boot light as i cant see a damn thing back there
Anyone got any suggestions
Posted 04 April 2005 - 09:51 AM
as long as you run a wire for the total amp draw, and properly fuse it there will be no risk for fire
you could connect them to your own swithch if you chose, a relay optional depending on how many lights and how bright they are
the dome on the roof, one of the wires is hot at all times, and the other hot with the door switches, the selection between on for the door and on all the time grounds through a screw to the body
Posted 04 April 2005 - 10:01 AM
Posted 07 April 2005 - 07:31 AM
Posted 07 April 2005 - 07:47 AM
Aren't those high brightness LED's expencive?
Posted 07 April 2005 - 04:59 PM
Light output is not related to heat output. With incandescent lighting (normal resistance type) there is a lot of heat, brighter globes will increase the heat output. LED's emit virtually no heat for their brightness.
Yes, LED's are expensive but they last a lot longer than incandescent globes and are a whole lot brighter.
Posted 07 April 2005 - 10:43 PM
Posted 08 April 2005 - 12:05 AM
I do theatre tech on the side, and we use halogen lamps that take up to 750 watts of power - that gets VERY hot - I see your concern about heat, but most of the heat in those lighting instruments comes from waste heat due to their inefficentcy - visible light has virtually no heat associated with it (if you have enough it does, but that amount of light would instantly blind you)
using LED's will eliminate the need for your concern about heat and current draw, they are one of the most efficent means of generating light available today (little waste heat - in fact there is virtually none), they have a good color temp (which means they are white), and various other desireable characteristics (extremely long life)
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