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Leroy
03-08-2006, 12:19 AM
Has anyone installed LEDs like this in cup holders etc? Looks like for $20 I can have all of the LED's I would ever want. You can get them with the resistor already in.


http://cgi.ebay.com/50-BRIGHT-BLUE-LEDs-7000mcd-5mm-led-leds_W0QQitemZ7395584478QQcategoryZ14984QQrdZ1QQcm dZViewItem

Sorry, the search engine would not let me search LED and other combinations came up with nothing.

erkoehler
03-08-2006, 12:21 AM
From over seas, huh!

Leroy
03-08-2006, 12:22 AM
I'm not picky and besides, maybe Sizzler can pick them up!

erkoehler
03-08-2006, 12:23 AM
Not sure those will be bright enough unless you put 10 of them in each cup holder.

DanC
03-08-2006, 11:51 AM
Not sure those will be bright enough unless you put 10 of them in each cup holder.

At 5000-7000 mcd these LEDs are called ultra bright but are on the low side of ultra bright. Depends on what you want. You're not going to get a laser beam with these but 4 in a cup holder will give a nice glow.

btw Leroy, it says resistor is supplied, not clear to me that it is built in, although they definitely sell ones with resistors built in.

Leroy
03-08-2006, 12:03 PM
Thanks Dan, I'm just looking for accent lighting, not something to see by. It was other listings that had the resistor built in, which would make install much easier.

Would like to drill few holes, put the LED in place and hotmelt/glue in place.

Workin' 4 Toys
03-08-2006, 01:04 PM
Leroy, I am not sure if they have them by you, but RADIO SHACK here has the same bulbs, with the resistor in place. Just a thought.

TMCNo1
03-08-2006, 03:27 PM
I have been thinking of installing RED LED, better make them BLUE LED lights, don't want to think I'm hemmoraging, under my commode seat and lid the the master bathroon. That would be COOL especially in the middle of the night. What do you'all think??????????????????

Leroy
03-08-2006, 03:43 PM
Thanks WFT, I was hoping RS would have them and wanted to check before ordering off ebay. I think this is my bling project and shower install is my practical project this spring.

TMC#1 I would put one of each color in and have them flash like a disco! Or even better have an led light up each time you "hit the target"!

TMCNo1
03-08-2006, 05:09 PM
Thanks WFT, I was hoping RS would have them and wanted to check before ordering off ebay. I think this is my bling project and shower install is my practical project this spring.

TMC#1 I would put one of each color in and have them flash like a disco! Or even better have an led light up each time you "hit the target"!


:uglyhamme :uglyhamme :uglyhamme Absolutely beautiful statement!

erkoehler
03-08-2006, 06:46 PM
I was thinking about going with rope lighting to accent the boat in certain areas, but after seeing these LED prices, I might have to go that route!!!

TMCNo1
03-08-2006, 09:48 PM
Thanks WFT, I was hoping RS would have them and wanted to check before ordering off ebay. I think this is my bling project and shower install is my practical project this spring.

TMC#1 I would put one of each color in and have them flash like a disco! Or even better have an led light up each time you "hit the target"!


I got it all set up! Went to RS and got everything and it really looks good, but, I got one big problem! Now the whirlpool tub is full of 12V batteries to power everything! Still working on it all, now I'm adding lights in the shower?

Leroy
03-08-2006, 09:56 PM
You can use your MC battery during the winter....

Seriously you can get a 12v wall pack.



I got it all set up! Went to RS and got everything and it really looks good, but, I got one big problem! Now the whirlpool tub is full of 12V batteries to power everything! Still working on it all, now I'm adding lights in the shower?

detonate69
03-09-2006, 11:54 AM
Just wanted to throw out an FYI.
Check out www.wakespecialty.com for LED's In different arrangements specifically made for boating.

Leroy
03-09-2006, 02:37 PM
Radio Shack, $3.29 each....:rant:

http://www.radioshack.com/product/index.jsp?productId=2102850&cp=2032058&f=Taxonomy%2FRSK%2F2032058&categoryId=2032058&kwCatId=2032058&kw=led&parentPage=search

Hoff1
03-09-2006, 03:06 PM
I got some from Radio Shack last year. Be sure to get 12 volt lights unless you plan on doing the extra wiring with resistors to knock down the voltage. They are not as bright typically, but I ended up blowing a few and wasted my money. Live and learn.

Workin' 4 Toys
03-09-2006, 03:40 PM
Did you see the feedback for the seller of that listing?

"Not bad, for a Limey."

What are you planning on doing Leroy?

Leroy
03-09-2006, 04:02 PM
WFT; I saw one with 100% rating and he had sold a lot of stuff. Made me think, "you can't make all the people happy all the time". Ebay is off limits at work.


I'm wanting to add some accent lights around my boat, drink holders, underneath the dash and such. The rope light is quite expensive. Mounting the LED's is not that difficult and I can add in parallel with the lights inside the boat already. The blue looks nice to me.

Workin' 4 Toys
03-09-2006, 04:49 PM
WFT; I saw one with 100% rating and he had sold a lot of stuff. Made me think, "you can't make all the people happy all the time". Ebay is off limits at work.


I'm wanting to add some accent lights around my boat, drink holders, underneath the dash and such. The rope light is quite expensive. Mounting the LED's is not that difficult and I can add in parallel with the lights inside the boat already. The blue looks nice to me.
I agree, that would look sweet. I was thrown slightly by the remark about the prices through RS. I was beginning to wonder if you have it in your mind you were going to use hundreds or just a few.
I used a few R/S leds in the custom dash I built for my Jeep a few years ago. They were useful and bright. And they had the cap. built in so it made things easy.
I love some of the ideas people on here people have come up with for the lights inside (and outside for that matter) on their boats.
I would certainly pick blue lighting as well.
Maybe because my boat is blue..;)

Leroy
03-09-2006, 05:33 PM
Mine is also the best color! ;)

One ebay listing had 50 LED's for ~$20 including shipping (looked at too many). I think that is what I will do. I have resistors, soldering iron, heatshink tubing, wire and everything else. That is my kind of project!

Leroy
03-09-2006, 09:30 PM
50 for $8.99 including the resistor.

BG1772
03-10-2006, 03:13 PM
Have you guys visited www.superbrightleds.com. Prices similar to ebay, but way less on shipping. I believe that the charge a flat rate of $5 no matter how much you order.

Leroy
03-13-2006, 11:04 AM
Nice site, but looks like it is more expensive.



Quantity Product Price Base Shipping Options Subtotal
50 RL5-B2430 Blue LED $ 0.79$ 0.00$ 39.50
Subtotal: $ 39.50Shipping: $ 5.00Grand Total: $ 44.50

Workin' 4 Toys
03-13-2006, 12:08 PM
Nice site, but looks like it is more expensive.



Quantity Product Price Base Shipping Options Subtotal
50 RL5-B2430 Blue LED $ 0.79$ 0.00$ 39.50
Subtotal: $ 39.50Shipping: $ 5.00Grand Total: $ 44.50


When you get them, I'd like to see what you are getting for that price.

Leroy
03-13-2006, 12:49 PM
Me too!I ordered from Ebay, 50 blue LED's and 50 resistors for $8.99. Was a little nervous as this is the first time to order from Hong Kong!

Workin' 4 Toys
03-13-2006, 04:16 PM
One of my buddies orders R/C stuff from there (HK) often. He gets better prices than me. However, I know what I am getting and when. He is worried all the time.

Ric
03-13-2006, 04:24 PM
I bought LED's from aprgrigs' G__B__ last year and have yet to do anything with them!

Leroy
03-18-2006, 11:43 AM
I have a garage full of stuff like that!!!

SkiDog
03-18-2006, 07:03 PM
I ordered a supply of LED's from www.superbrightled.com a few weeks ago. They arrived in a couple of days. Started my project last night. One of the products I bought was a string of lights that you can cut into individuals. I mounted them in the bottom of the drink holders with the seld adhesive tape that was on the bottom of the lights. They are sticking just fine. Then I took some 1/4'' thick plexie glass,cut it round to fit in the cup holder in the bottom on the lip, glued it in, and wal-la.
Its not gonna give out a whole bunch of light, but heck, I'm not trying to light up the world, just mood lighting! Also, I'm gonna put one of these lights in each speaker grills. It should look cool. If anybody knows the best & easiest way to fish the wires up the tower, please let me know, Haven't tackled that yet! :guitar:

TMCNo1
03-18-2006, 09:21 PM
Easiest way to fish the wires up the tower??????????? :confused:
Rod, reel, line, hook and some bait would get you in the mood? :dance: :toast:
Just go out in a thunderstorm at night and you would have enough lighting!
Haven't tackled that yet? I thought you were installing mood lighting, not playing feetmaball! You'll have to have more lighting than that for a good game if you axe me! :rolleyes:

SkiDog
03-18-2006, 09:29 PM
Well hardy,har, har! To the moon Alice, To the Moon!!!!!!!! :D

TMCNo1
03-18-2006, 09:40 PM
Hey dude, I finally caught up to you. Did ya have a good week?
Had to stir ya up to get your attention! Just trying to light up ya life!

SkiDog
03-18-2006, 09:49 PM
Hey, yea, we had a preety good week. Cliff & I started on the LED lights last night. Got about half done. Much bigger project than I anticipated, but I think I will like the results when finished. Seriously, though, I need help with the tower lights. Just doesn't seem to be an easy way to get the wires up there. I'm sure we'll celebrate when we finish, in our own kinda way! :toast:

TMCNo1
03-18-2006, 10:07 PM
I know you!, there will be dead soldiers everywhere!

Talked to Ron lately?, I been meaning to call him, but I get on here and forget and then it's too late! He's probably had my tele. no. blocked on his phone.
Sure wish he would get hooked up to the computer, Heck, If I can?, anyone can?
I hate I didn't do it before now! I just gotta get a digi. kodak and learn how to do the pic thing and I be OK, it'll just take time and some tutoring and I'll be there!
Gonna go lay on the couch for a bit, sittin' here about to go to sleep keying this in...................................sorry, went to sleep there for a couple seconds.........................laterzzzzzzzzzzzzz zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

Workin' 4 Toys
03-19-2006, 11:01 PM
If anybody knows the best & easiest way to fish the wires up the tower, please let me know, Haven't tackled that yet! :guitar:
Drill your holes, put a small piece of tape on the end of a fine piece of string, fishing line could do. Then insert the line in one hole, and hook vacuum up to the other hole to suck the piece of tape to and through.

Leroy
03-21-2006, 09:47 AM
From Light of Victory Electronic co!

Leroy
03-21-2006, 09:48 AM
Professionally packed, looks as expected.

X-45
03-21-2006, 09:55 AM
----PM Leroy---

Workin' 4 Toys
03-21-2006, 02:54 PM
Professionally packed, looks as expected.
12 Volt right? And yes, packaged as expected.

Leroy
03-21-2006, 03:05 PM
Yes, the resistor is for 12 volt. SO I should be able to tap into the floor lights at different points and these accent lights will come on with the other floor lights. I'm going to fire one up tonight!

Leroy
03-21-2006, 11:06 PM
Very bright, almost like a blue flash light. THis is off of a 9 volt battery. From the current vs light output don't think it will change much. From about 8 feet away, white wall, about 3-4 ft circle.

erkoehler
03-21-2006, 11:16 PM
Leroy, what was the price on those? If you don't mind....

Leroy
03-21-2006, 11:34 PM
No problem ERK, $8.99 for 50 LED's and resistors, shipped from HK. Never ebay'd from Asia, but worked well.


THey are almost too bright.

erkoehler
03-21-2006, 11:35 PM
How exactly are you going to wire in the resistor and LED and still make it a clean install?

I just can't picture it in my head.....

Leroy
03-22-2006, 12:00 AM
I wouldn't want to spoil the surprise!

I haven't seen my boat since last Oct, but picture wires from floor lightning to these lights. Lights are around the inside of the boat and the power required by these bulbs is nothing. Probably drill holes in cup holders and mount LED in bottom with some glue. Will see about speakers. Also want to mount several under dash and gunnels. Will probably use something like speaker wire and heat shrink tubing to cover the exposed leads. Will solder the LED's, resistors and speaker wires.

Still thinking about where all to install, so tell me if you have any suggestions.

erkoehler
03-22-2006, 12:04 AM
Cup holders, under dash by drivers feet, side gunnel ski storage, bow storage, trunk, and glove box.

SKI*MC
03-22-2006, 12:08 AM
Put some behind the grills of your speakers.

skeeler
04-04-2006, 11:11 AM
Just fimished mine!!
http://www.lockituponline.com/gallery/x-2_led/index.htm

dave06x1
04-05-2006, 11:13 PM
auto zone has them in every color

BG1772
06-07-2006, 02:54 PM
Skeeler, What LEDs did you use for your setup and where did you get them? Looks fantastic!

skeeler
06-07-2006, 02:59 PM
Skeeler, What LEDs did you use for your setup and where did you get them? Looks fantastic!

Right here......http://www.go2marine.com/product.do?no=98248F

The only reason I went with these guys is they were the only place I could find that had the LED housing in white. That way they blend in a little better.

BG1772
06-08-2006, 11:23 AM
Thanks for the link and pictures of your install. That is exactly how I was thinking of doing my boat. It was nice to see pictures that confirm that the way that I was thinking of doing it would work.

Leroy
06-08-2006, 11:47 AM
That looks nice Skeeler, was hoping to have mine done today but may take another day or two. I have the blue LED's. Bought the wire yesterday.

skeeler
06-08-2006, 12:14 PM
That looks nice Skeeler, was hoping to have mine done today but may take another day or two. I have the blue LED's. Bought the wire yesterday.
THanks, I would love to see pics of the blue lights. I have a freind that wants blue lights in his. Should be tackling that in the next week or so. Post some pics when your done!