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Offline Wing79

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Lighting? Anyone install any after markets?
« on: February 16, 2014, 10:43 AM »
Hey all,
Anyone install any aftermarket lights
in the cargo area?  If so which ones did you go with?  I'm in search of a good solution possibly led setup.  I've got the tall promaster and the two factory light just don't cut it.  Any info or pictures [eek] would be great!

Thanks for any info!!
Jim-
wing79
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Offline MAK

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Re: Lighting? Anyone install any after markets?
« Reply #1 on: February 16, 2014, 11:25 AM »
I got a kit of ebay. I think about 10 led (cluster of 3's) . I put two lines across top of van roof. No problem seeing at night or early morning now. I'll take photo tomorrow.
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Offline 3PedalMINI

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Re: Lighting? Anyone install any after markets?
« Reply #2 on: February 16, 2014, 04:32 PM »
I am making my own for my transit connect.

I ordered this: http://www.ebay.com/itm/ABI-600-LED-Strip-Light-5M-Super-Bright-Double-Density-Warm-White-3000K-3528-/360828482084

and then ordered track and diffuser from here; http://www.aliexpress.com/snapshot/6019464987.html

all in im at about $110 bucks and ill have a custom lighting solution for the transit. Ill be sure to post pictures of how im doing it.
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Offline jimbouk

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Re: Lighting? Anyone install any after markets?
« Reply #3 on: February 17, 2014, 04:06 PM »
I have pretty much the same thing, 12v led strip wired directly into the old interior lights, will get you a pic tomorrow.
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Offline 3PedalMINI

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Re: Lighting? Anyone install any after markets?
« Reply #4 on: March 17, 2014, 12:25 AM »
I am making my own for my transit connect.

I ordered this: http://www.ebay.com/itm/ABI-600-LED-Strip-Light-5M-Super-Bright-Double-Density-Warm-White-3000K-3528-/360828482084

and then ordered track and diffuser from here; http://www.aliexpress.com/snapshot/6019464987.html

all in im at about $110 bucks and ill have a custom lighting solution for the transit. Ill be sure to post pictures of how im doing it.

Finished the lighting today!






Lights


This is at night, it is SUPER BRIGHT in there!!





I did a rail of light at the top of the exterior cabinet so i could see them better at night or in parking garages

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Offline galwaydude18

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Re: Lighting? Anyone install any after markets?
« Reply #5 on: March 17, 2014, 02:01 PM »
I have a 5metre led strip light that can be cut to length and joined together to loop it together. It has a transformer that goes from 240v to 12v. How would I wire that into my van?

Offline Wintoh

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Re: Lighting? Anyone install any after markets?
« Reply #6 on: March 18, 2014, 03:28 PM »
If I'm correct you should be able to wire this straight in without the transformer. But someone please put me right if I'm not correct

Offline Peter Halle

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Re: Lighting? Anyone install any after markets?
« Reply #7 on: March 18, 2014, 04:29 PM »
I checked a couple of my strips here in the house.  You should be able to wire them thru a fuse to a switch to your strips directly from your battery or from the van fuse panel if you have any spares. 

Peter

Offline jimbouk

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Re: Lighting? Anyone install any after markets?
« Reply #8 on: March 29, 2014, 01:30 PM »
I have a 5metre led strip light that can be cut to length and joined together to loop it together. It has a transformer that goes from 240v to 12v. How would I wire that into my van?

Use the existing cabling for you internal light, just replace the existing fitting with the 12v aftermarket. You wont need the transformer as vehicle already running 12v.

Best to disconnect battery first!  [wink]
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