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post #1 of 63 (permalink) Old 07-08-2012, 08:41 PM Thread Starter
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It seems like every post I make lately is on LED's... Anyway, I was wondering if anyone has ever put a light in their engine bay. I'm not really looking at cosmetic as much as functional. I'd like to do one, primarily so I can work on my care wherever/whenever and still have my hands free.

I'll probably try to get one in there soon. Input would be awesome.

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post #2 of 63 (permalink) Old 07-08-2012, 08:55 PM
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I believe acoutu did it, I just saw a pic of it on here a little bit ago and I'm pretty sure it was him
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hooked up to a hood pin for automation. very useful!
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Acoutu, is it effective in the dark for seeing the engine bay?


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Very much, a little blinding at the right angle.
If I was to do it again I'd mount it on the underside of the hood firing down
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If I was to do it again I'd mount it on the underside of the hood firing down
Yea that's what i was thinking. it'll illuminate the whole engine!

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I didn't want to run off topic in Acoutu's showff, so I'll post about this here instead. I was looking at adding a hood pin, but I thought there might be times I don't want the light on when the hood is open, maybe I'll add a toggle instead.

Bronx, what do you think about LED location? I'd want to make it fire down too, but I'm not sure adhesive would do so well in the long run in that heat. Any brilliant ideas for how to attach it? Magnets maybe?

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Magnets would probably be your best option with high temp epoxy to the back of the light strip.


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Yea putting it on the underside of the hood is definitely a better idea as acoutu stated, magnet mounted leds sound fun, i'm sure they are sold somewhere, but how big of a bump will it take until it falls off alone, going to need a pretty strong magnet maybe.

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You can get 60 lb load magnets at a hardware store (probably special ordered) and then just epoxy them to the led. Probably would be more effective to start that way.


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