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    Maybe of interest to some here. My wife's cube came with this feature which allows you to select the colour of the lighting in the footwell. I have also seen these in younger kids rides under the seats and various other places. It is basically bars of colour changing LED lights where you can change the frequency of colour to display what you want, even solid non changing colour however these are usually upwards of $200 for the kit. While I was fixing up my daughters car she commented she would like this installed in her car however I was not going to dish out that kind go money for lights.

    I happened to go to Ikea one day and bought this. http://www.ikea.com/ca/en/catalog/products/50192365/ I cut out the 12v transformer and used an ignition activated 12v circuit. Has been working flawlessly to teenage abuse for the last 10 months. Is even brighter and better than the stock Nissan stuff and at a reasonable $40.

    This can easily be installed anywhere in the cockpit of the boat and may be of interest to some.
    Cheers, Hans
    2007 Carver 41 CMY
    Twin Volvo D6-370
    Montreal, Canada
    Midnight Sun I Photos

    #2
    Pimpin! Where did you put it on your boat?

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      #3
      MidnightSun wrote:
      Maybe of interest to some here. My wife's cube came with this feature which allows you to select the colour of the lighting in the footwell. I have also seen these in younger kids rides under the seats and various other places. It is basically bars of colour changing LED lights where you can change the frequency of colour to display what you want, even solid non changing colour however these are usually upwards of $200 for the kit. While I was fixing up my daughters car she commented she would like this installed in her car however I was not going to dish out that kind go money for lights.

      I happened to go to Ikea one day and bought this. http://www.ikea.com/ca/en/catalog/products/50192365/ I cut out the 12v transformer and used an ignition activated 12v circuit. Has been working flawlessly to teenage abuse for the last 10 months. Is even brighter and better than the stock Nissan stuff and at a reasonable $40.

      This can easily be installed anywhere in the cockpit of the boat and may be of interest to some.
      I saw those there too and considered doing the same thing. Glad to hear it works!

      -Jorden

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        #4
        Hans, you big pimp, you!

        No wonder your engines are so pimped out and clean!

        I have to laugh at you and myself.

        It's funny how we will see something that we don't actually need, but because it's cool.... we want one. :coo-

        Then we have to find a place for it.

        So thanks... now I have to make a trip to Ikea!

        I actually found some LED tube lighting at my friend's salvage yard.

        He gave me a few 8 footers and I ended up installing them up behind the valances each side in the cabin.

        .
        Rick E. Gresham, Oregon
        2850 Bounty Sedan Flybridge model
        Twin 280 HP 5.7's w/ Closed Cooling
        Volvo Penta DuoProp Drives
        Kohler 4 CZ Gen Set

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          #5
          I have not installed this on y Boat as those were put on my daughters car however I did install several of the non coloured version like this. http://www.ikea.com/ca/en/catalog/products/20119418/ I have installed this as mood lighting in the cabin by simply daisy chaining them together and I must say it came out just beautiful. I also installed one in every cupboard/cabinet with a micro switch which also is fantastic.

          This all came about because I almost had a fire aboard because of a halogen bulb in a cabinet. This bulb/switch was specifically designed for marine applications exactly as I had installed it. However there was a sleeping bag in the forward cabinet bunched up against it and the door was not fully closed so the light remained on. A 5 watt halogen bulb produces mucho heat and when I found a melted portion of sleeping bag and realized how f'in lucky I was and started shopping for cool running led fixtures. Pricing was crazy for anything marine and I had remembered seeing quite a good selection at Ikea and so it happened. The ikea fixtures run off of a 12v dc transformer which you simply discard and connect to 12v dc on board. Beautiful cheap alternative to marine dedicated lighting which by the way I have found nothing even close to the beauty of these strips. Highly recommended.

          They also have them in round puck versions like this. http://www.ikea.com/ca/en/catalog/products/00119424/

          As for the pimp lighting? Did not pass with the better half. :drama
          Cheers, Hans
          2007 Carver 41 CMY
          Twin Volvo D6-370
          Montreal, Canada
          Midnight Sun I Photos

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            #6
            I have a waterproof color-changing kit with a remote control from Amazon. $35 for a 16' long waterproof silicone tube, an IR remote, and the controller/IR receiver. Easy to install, and a huge hit among all my boating friends. You can see this thing across the lake if it's on full brightness.

            http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...00_i00_details

            Here's a video of it running:

            http://speedextreme.com/temp/oct/lights.mov

            You can set it to any color, or several patterns of changing colors, plus control overall brightness. Coolest $35 I've spent on a boat. And when you just need nice cockpit lighting and not a show, put it on warm white/light yellow and it just looks great, giving the entire cockpit a nice even glow with no bright or dark spots.

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              #7
              I have to get this !!!!!!!

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                #8
                Off to Ikea Today:worth

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                  #9
                  So if cheep is OK.

                  4 cell battery LED Christmas lights work out to be 6 volts. I crammed 3 sets into a flourescent bulb protective tube and attached them to one of my pair of 6V golf cart batteries. They worked great and only draw a few milla amps. It took a while to find all blue with 4 cells. Wallgreens I think. I hid them under the gunnels Now I have to worry about the coasties not liking my blue cockpit lights.

                  Not exactly certified but I'm not worried about my investment if I have to trash them.
                  Carl
                  2452

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                    #10
                    SwampNut wrote:
                    I have a waterproof color-changing kit with a remote control from Amazon. $35 for a 16' long waterproof silicone tube, an IR remote, and the controller/IR receiver. Easy to install, and a huge hit among all my boating friends. You can see this thing across the lake if it's on full brightness.

                    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...00_i00_details

                    Here's a video of it running:

                    http://speedextreme.com/temp/oct/lights.mov

                    You can set it to any color, or several patterns of changing colors, plus control overall brightness. Coolest $35 I've spent on a boat. And when you just need nice cockpit lighting and not a show, put it on warm white/light yellow and it just looks great, giving the entire cockpit a nice even glow with no bright or dark spots.
                    Nice effect

                    Is that link for the same unit you bought Carlos?

                    The one in the link looks like a ribbon, yours looks like a tube.

                    I put in bright white in my arch behind acrylic panels but the admiral hates the colour so I like the idea of 150 for her to choose

                    Ray

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                      #11
                      It's a ribbon inside of a silicone tube (rectangular, flat). That link is for the one I just bought to make the lighted name, the one on the arch is no longer being sold by the same seller, but they look exactly the same. I haven't fired it up but nothing about it looks different.

                      Good idea on the color for the admiral..."here, pick a color or make your own..."

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