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Old 04-27-2013, 07:05 AM   #171
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Thanks to Shade-10's suggestion! I used the switched female terminal located in the fusebox by the battery. Crimped on a standard size spade lug and plugged it in! Simple as pie.



So here's mine! Hasn't anyone else thought of these? I came across some prepackaged side pointing SMD LEDs at Wallyworld, and the wheels started to spin. So I dug some up on eBay for fractions of the price. What do you think?



They just stick on, and run the length of your headlight.



Once the headlight is installed, no one even know they are there!



Look pretty good with the headlights on too.

That's a good work around. How did you attached them to the bottom of the headlight? Got a link to the Ebay seller?
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Old 04-27-2013, 11:45 AM   #172
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Would it happen to be like these: http://www.ebay.com/itm/220800067664...664%26_rdc%3D1
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How about an evening no headlights sexy shot?

Looks awesome. Would it be possible to get a similar photo but during the day. I want to get an idea of how bright they are at distance in the daylight.
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No. The ones I purchased were from a US seller and were 60 side mounting SMD LEDs on 24". I went back to look for more, and they were sold out already. But I'm sure they are similar.

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Looks awesome. Would it be possible to get a similar photo but during the day. I want to get an idea of how bright they are at distance in the daylight.
I'll try to grab a shot soon. They aren't super bright in direct daylight since there is no reflector assembly. But I didn't want anything bulky to begin with. So they fit the bill.
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How did you attached them to the bottom of the headlight?
They just stick right on with some double sided 3M tape that was already applied.
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No. The ones I purchased were from a US seller and were 60 side mounting SMD LEDs on 24". I went back to look for more, and they were sold out already. But I'm sure they are similar.



I'll try to grab a shot soon. They aren't super bright in direct daylight since there is no reflector assembly. But I didn't want anything bulky to begin with. So they fit the bill.
Yeah I didn't know how to make heads or tails out of the description, just that they are 47.2", can be cut at every 3rd LED, use 12v, and have self adhesive applied. Didn't know what they meant by 60LEDs SMD 335 Side-emitting LED Flexible Strip? Does it sound similar to what you used? These are $21, how much did you pay?
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Yeah I didn't know how to make heads or tails out of the description, just that they are 47.2", can be cut at every 3rd LED, use 12v, and have self adhesive applied. Didn't know what they meant by 60LEDs SMD 335 Side-emitting LED Flexible Strip? Does it sound similar to what you used? These are $21, how much did you pay?
You want a 24 inch section. You will only use about 20". However here is the clincher. The reason you want two 24 inch pieces is that they will be wired on both ends. Now think left and right headlight assemblies. You need to cut one to be a left hand wired strip, and the other a right hand wired strip. Make sense? I actually have two 4 inch strips leftover that I was thinking about wiring up inside the cargo area. Or inside of a door jam pointing towards the ground when the door is opened. etc etc....

I paid $17 shipped for two 24 inch 60 LED strips. Make sure the LEDs are close together. Unless you want a more separated look.

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A write-up for ST3 reproduction headlights including DRLs:

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Drl

Just recently had PIAA DRL LEDs installed on my daughter's SE 2014 Focus. I bought them from CarToys and very satisfied how they turned out. Since she has the headllight switch on auto they come on when she turns the car on. When it starts to get dark and the headlights come on the DRL turn off. Also had the headlight blubs replaced with PIAA Xtreme white plus. Next the fog lamps.
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Nice. I like that they work like they're supposed to.
Did you install them or someone else?
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