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  1. nexTOme

    nexTOme Well-Known Member

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    he will tell you it looks pretty sick (i totally agree) and call it a day...

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    Thanks for your opinions guys, and thanks for helping me make my decisions... I'm gonna go for it and put the tubes in when I do my retrofit!!
     
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    GL with everything...

    im looking into puttingn some LED's tho....
     
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    I put some LEDs into my parking sockets from superbrightleds.com. Be careful what you buy there!

    I was kind of disappointed with the ones I purchased (6-led cluster) for the interior map lights, they were dim.

    For my license plate and parking lights I bought a white colored led with 4 at angles and a luxeon in the middle i guess, and that's much brighter. Works well in both license plate light and parking lights.

    Of course these are incomprable in output to CCFLs, which is why I want to upgrade.

    I also bought a blacklight festoon bulb for my dome light, with 4 LEDs, and that was a total disappointment. If you buy a blacklight, get one with a million LEDs or there will be practically no output. Looks cool though especially reflecting on white surfaces, but even then you have to bring them up close. BAD.
     
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    i just want to have an accent light under my retro, making my retro stand out much....

    thats all i want...but maybe ill risk ccfl too :hide:
     
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    Russianred Snail Spools You!

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    On another note, Angelusnhc, I have a question for you since you have them installed:

    Do I need to buy two transformers, one for each parking light?
    Or can I connect both CCFL's to one transformer..

    Oznium.com says that each white wire is 11" long and they do not recommend extending it, however past the transformer, the red/black wires CAN be extended to preference. Will the white wires from the CCFLs be enough to reach 1 transformer from both parking lights?

    Thanks!
     
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    ^ you will need to have 1 transformer for each light..thats how mine are
     
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    you need on transfermore for each light. but each transformer can hold 2 lights. so if you wanted you can do accent lights else where. also the red and black wire can be extended but i wouldnt recommend the white wire.
     
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    Is it safe to just highjack the power out of the OEM harness by retrofitting the bulb socket to be a plug (buying an extra set of them and doing what's necessary)?

    Then just have the wire from the plug go to the transformer to the CCFL tube inside the light?
     
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    I just installed these yesterday while doing my retrofit.

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    There are LED strips from Oznium.com. I was gonna do the CCFL tubes but I didnt want anything catching on fire or blowing up so i went with these.
     

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