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dalt1

LED options for lighting floor?

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dalt1

On my old 06 VLX the seat cushions overhung the base and I was able to use adhesive strip led to shine down and light the floor. On my 2012 the seat cushions are flush with the seat base walls covered with carpet. I cant mount lights to the underside if the cushions. That leaves me with mounting directly to the carpeted wall. Problem is I am having trouble finding led lights that will mount to the side wall but shine down on the floors. What have you all used for this application?

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dalt1

Dang missed a space in title. Mods can you fix that please?

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saidainc

pics or the misspelling in the title is totally irrelevant....

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bjcrumpton

Look at EL Wire. Not going to put out a lot of light but would be nice accent. It's what I'm going to play with when I get time on my 2015 LSV that has carpet as well.

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bunji169

On my 2013 I ran LED strips around the top of carpet seat base flush with cushions. I bought the LED strips with the black backing so it didn't stand out as much as the white did. They are super bright and tons of light to the floor.

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SuperchargedC6

Not that this is a Malibu, but this is what Supra does for floor lighting. Not sure what the manufacturer is on these, but they put out a nice light on the floor at night.

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bjcrumpton

Yachtlights.com will have something similar to ^^^^^ in LED if you want that look.

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dalt1

Not that this is a Malibu, but this is what Supra does for floor lighting. Not sure what the manufacturer is on these, but they put out a nice light on the floor at night.

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Have seen these but didn't know if beam pattern would spread out enough without putting in a dozen of them.

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SuperchargedC6

I can get a shot of what the look like at night if you want. If I remember correctly they do a nice job of not being distracting at night while underway.

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dalt1

I can get a shot of what the look like at night if you want. If I remember correctly they do a nice job of not being distracting at night while underway.

Thanks.

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jonredcorn

Mind posting what you used in your 2006 VLX for light strips?? I might do this on my 05

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jgates237

You want to put adhesive backed LED's around the edge of your carpet? Not sure I'd do that as I for one don't think it would look all that good plus, lots of water gets on the floor and it becomes a collection point for debris. Of course this is my old fart perspective on things so take it for what it's worth. If you do install like that please add pics, it will probably look awesome all lit up!

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bandStrider

Have seen these but didn't know if beam pattern would spread out enough without putting in a dozen of them.

I put some of these in my boat this winter, I can take a pic at night if you want to see them.

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bunji169

They are waterproof so they should be fine. I had to get some good quality 3m double sided tape for a couple of spots on my 2013. The sticky back on the LED strips isn't very good.

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isellacuras

I don't think I'd want them anywhere visible.

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dalt1

Decided to throw them in and see how it looks.

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dalt1

Now I want to add some to the gunnels above cup holders. ???? I don't see the connector on E-Bay to add 4 connector cable from 1 strip to another at various lengths? I need to cut and reconnect strips at various lengths.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Lots-RGB-4-Pin-Extension-Wire-Connector-Cable-Cord-For-3528-5050-RGB-LED-Strip-/321448394763?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&var=&hash=item4ad7d1400b

What am I missing?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/191350419529?_trksid=p2055119.m1438.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT

Want to do this but at my own chosen lengths.

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bunji169

Looks Great on Floor!!! There are multiple y adapters on ebay. I ended up just cutting and soldering my own.

http://m.ebay.com/itm/200964608319?nav=SEARCH

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justgary

Now I want to add some to the gunnels above cup holders. ???? I don't see the connector on E-Bay to add 4 connector cable from 1 strip to another at various lengths? I need to cut and reconnect strips at various lengths.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Lots-RGB-4-Pin-Extension-Wire-Connector-Cable-Cord-For-3528-5050-RGB-LED-Strip-/321448394763?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&var=&hash=item4ad7d1400b

What am I missing?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/191350419529?_trksid=p2055119.m1438.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT

Want to do this but at my own chosen lengths.

You will get much longer life out of the installation by not using connectors and just soldering the cable direct to the strips.

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dalt1

You will get much longer life out of the installation by not using connectors and just soldering the cable direct to the strips.

That sounds like a pain. Maybe just do to my disdain for soldering. May have to try it though.

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shawndoggy

get a good (cheap) soldering station from parts express and some good high quality solder. Probably like $25 all-in. You can solder on the male connector ends that plug into the y splitter females. I'm notoriously slow with projects and I did all mine in the boat in about 6 hours?

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