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Here we have the ambient lighting system from the new Buick Lacrosse. I am thinking about doing something like this. I have been seeing a lot of interior lighting done with LEDs, but I don't really like them as well as this. The light here looks very uniform, and does not look like it's done with regular LED lights.

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so i don't get it????



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the line of light on the dash looks to be el wire and i would say the rest is leds

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so i don't get it????
I am looking for a consistant light across something, like a glow. I am not looking for a light with a bright spot in the middle like an LED would make...

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the line of light on the dash looks to be el wire and i would say the rest is leds
el wire?

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Try the individual led bulbs and wire one at a time. That might give you a better "glow" than the standard bright led bars and strips. idk

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el wire is a thin electroluminescent wire that looks like neon when hooked to a power source. you pretty much super glue it in place or use some other clear type glue but its some neat looking stuff i helped a friend put some in his camaro

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el wire is a thin electroluminescent wire that looks like neon when hooked to a power source. you pretty much super glue it in place or use some other clear type glue but its some neat looking stuff i helped a friend put some in his camaro
Is that stuff hard to install? Ive seen it for sale just wasn't sure how it all works and hooks up...

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I also like that. they may have had some help with photoshop in that pic though lol.

The malibu has some really nice lights in the door handle bezel though and I wanna do that with my car. I am also looking for a nice clean glow to make the interior classy and not "ricey"
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its hard to do it to the doorhandle bezel cuz once u pop it off, there's more behind it...not really enough room for the back of a LED...unless u drill a hole in the piece behind the piece


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