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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 06-01-2016, 04:23 PM Thread Starter
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Installed a LED strip w/ Custom 5V Regulator

I needed to add a interior light, so I bought a LED strip. Stuck it on the roll bar since I don't have the foam in there anymore. The LED strip only needs 5VDC and wanted to use the cigarette lighter as the source of power. Being that I had the tools at work I custom made a PCB for the job!
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Nice work

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Thanks! Are solder masking we have in house is just for prototyping, so it isn't the best.
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How about a pic with the lights on! Really curious what this looks like at night.
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A technological quantum leap in interior lighting! but now you risk having more lumens on the inside of the car.

Now if only you can make enough of those cool looking Lotus branded PCBs for a group buy - we would all be happy droogs.

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Here is what it looks like with the light on!
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Also, the brightness is adjustable.
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