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Old August 11th, 2008, 04:07 PM   #1
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Blue Ambient Lighting

Anyone do the Honda Factory Blue LED Ambient lighting to thier accord? I've heard mixed reviews, like it sucks and the led does not flood well, just spot lights the floor (not like the brochure). Interested if anyone can take a pic or offer their 2 cents?
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Old August 12th, 2008, 01:12 AM   #2
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if your talking about the little blue light around the homelink and sunroof controller and whatnot, its okay, not that bright at all, could be brighter though haha, but meh, i like it, if your talking about LED's and whatnot, look at my "Custom Intake" youll see one in my grill! =D going to change it to red though, like it more
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Old August 13th, 2008, 04:51 PM   #3
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Actually I'm talking about the actual Ambient lighting kit that you can get that is installed under the front dash.

http://www.collegehillshonda.com/sto...lumination.jpg
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Old August 19th, 2008, 03:19 PM   #4
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Okay, I bit the bullet and bought the kit.....guess I'll be the guinee pig. Will get to it later this month.
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Old August 25th, 2008, 08:39 AM   #5
 
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Nice...i want to get the lighting too..
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Old August 25th, 2008, 10:09 AM   #6
 
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look on my thread titled custom interior finished. i have night shots of white led's that are angled on the front floor. i'm thinking of doing some led's in the doors today
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a customer has installed them at my store, they are ok. but would prefer if they did light up a little more esp when you have black carpet
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Old September 3rd, 2008, 05:11 PM   #8
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It's done, took me a while to route the cable under the steering wheel box because it's tight in there with the new harness but overall the look is okay. Not as nice as the pictures show in the accessories manual for the Accord but I still like it. It's sudle enought that it doesn't blind you but a nice touch overall. not bad for $80 ish from College Hills Honda. I'll post some pic's tonight when it gets dark. Note that if you have the EX-L you will have the lower insulator covers that allow you to easily install the lights to them plus they reflect the light better than the provided metal clips. If you don't have the EX-L then i would purchase the driver and passanger insulator covers for better results. Parts are here:

Drivers:
http://www.collegehillshonda.com/sto...23-ta6-a01.jpg

Passengers:
http://www.collegehillshonda.com/sto...rinsulator.jpg

Root link for parts and video clip on how to install:
http://www.collegehillshonda.com/hon...d_interior.htm
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Old September 6th, 2008, 01:32 AM   #9
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wow 80 bucks thats not bad at all. cant wait to see it at night
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Old September 7th, 2008, 10:23 PM   #10
 
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blue led looks super nice!
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Old September 9th, 2008, 10:31 AM   #11
 
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It looks pretty nice .. not too bright but very noticeable at night .. looks awesome if you're wearing white shoes

I was going to link to some pics of my blue lighting scheme but apparently I need 10 posts to be able to do that
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love it!!!
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Old September 27th, 2008, 07:09 AM   #13
 
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I put mine in yesterday, light up the floor good if its dark, not too bright, Im happy with them.
also did an LED tag light, big improvement!
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Old October 3rd, 2008, 10:18 AM   #14
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Sounds like something worth buying
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Old October 10th, 2008, 12:07 AM   #15
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Important Secret for custom LED installs

Where ever you are replacing LED's or anything of that sort, i would suggest sanding the LED's to very close to their light emitting part, check out some pics and you'll get the idea of what i mean, And what that does is it makes your spot light LED's become sort of like a wide angle surface mount LEDs, Or you can just buy surface mount LED's but they are never as powerful or the right amount of MCD needed for some installs. So guys hope u enjoy this lil secret and have fun loving all your LED installs from here on!!! I promise u you will be astonished with the results!!
ESPECIALLY YOU GUYS THAT ARE DOING MOOD LIGHTING LED'S!!!!!

INCASE YOU'RE WONDERING, THE LAST PICTURE ALL THE WAY ON THE BOTTOM IS A STRIP OF CIRCUIT BOARD WITH A SERIES OF FLAT SANDED LED'S AND YOU CAN SEE HOW THERE ARE NO HOT SPOTS OF THE LIGHT ON THE SHEET OF PAPER!
You guys bettr kiss my azz fo dis one! HaaH kidding... Hav fun using this on ALLLLL your LED mods.
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i have a black on black 08 honda accord and i have the LED light in the front an in the back an i have them hooked up to my dome light! very clean!
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Old November 10th, 2008, 01:43 PM   #17
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Hey guys, sorry haven't got around to posting a pic. Too lazy to bust out the tripod and get a good nightshot. However, having driven around with it a while I really like it. Worth the money to me.
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Old November 10th, 2008, 01:49 PM   #18
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It's done, took me a while to route the cable under the steering wheel box because it's tight in there with the new harness but overall the look is okay. Not as nice as the pictures show in the accessories manual for the Accord but I still like it. It's sudle enought that it doesn't blind you but a nice touch overall. not bad for $80 ish from College Hills Honda. I'll post some pic's tonight when it gets dark. Note that if you have the EX-L you will have the lower insulator covers that allow you to easily install the lights to them plus they reflect the light better than the provided metal clips. If you don't have the EX-L then i would purchase the driver and passanger insulator covers for better results. Parts are here:

Drivers:
http://www.collegehillshonda.com/sto...23-ta6-a01.jpg

Passengers:
http://www.collegehillshonda.com/sto...rinsulator.jpg

Root link for parts and video clip on how to install:
http://www.collegehillshonda.com/hon...d_interior.htm
You might be surprised to know that 'sudle' actually includes a 't' and a 'b'. It's very subtle. Also, it seems kind of tacky, but to each their own.
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Old November 10th, 2008, 02:03 PM   #19
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You might be surprised to know that 'sudle' actually includes a 't' and a 'b'. It's very subtle. Also, it seems kind of tacky, but to each their own.
You're absolutley right, who the heck cares about perfect spelling on a forum anyway! sheesh. But, to each their own.
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Old November 11th, 2008, 12:01 PM   #20
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You're absolutley right, who the heck cares about perfect spelling on a forum anyway! sheesh. But, to each their own.
Just giving you a hard time

As for the ambient lighting mod, it probably won't be quite as advertised. Honestly, I'd just go with some cc's and wire them up to the door lights. Brighter, and a no spotlight effect.
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Old November 11th, 2008, 02:02 PM   #21
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do you have pics yet?
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Old November 11th, 2008, 02:29 PM   #22
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That looks good, not too much in your face. It's very subtle, yet noticable.

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$80 is $72 too much!
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Where ever you are replacing LED's or anything of that sort, i would suggest sanding the LED's to very close to their light emitting part, check out some pics and you'll get the idea of what i mean, And what that does is it makes your spot light LED's become sort of like a wide angle surface mount LEDs, Or you can just buy surface mount LED's but they are never as powerful or the right amount of MCD needed for some installs. So guys hope u enjoy this lil secret and have fun loving all your LED installs from here on!!! I promise u you will be astonished with the results!!
ESPECIALLY YOU GUYS THAT ARE DOING MOOD LIGHTING LED'S!!!!!

INCASE YOU'RE WONDERING, THE LAST PICTURE ALL THE WAY ON THE BOTTOM IS A STRIP OF CIRCUIT BOARD WITH A SERIES OF FLAT SANDED LED'S AND YOU CAN SEE HOW THERE ARE NO HOT SPOTS OF THE LIGHT ON THE SHEET OF PAPER!
You guys bettr kiss my azz fo dis one! HaaH kidding... Hav fun using this on ALLLLL your LED mods.

you don't really have to sand the all the way down, in fact you might mess up a few led's that way

just shave them down until you have a nice flat surface
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It looks goood i have Blue LED's on map and dome lights

and as well the Honda Blue interior illumination
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Old January 23rd, 2009, 03:38 PM   #26
 
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i wish it wasnt blue
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Old February 4th, 2009, 06:55 PM   #27
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I've seen the blue ambient lights on some video - didn't really like them at all... didn't make anything look better at all. the little blue light by the switches is useless but it's something to look at it in the dark i guess..
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Old June 27th, 2010, 08:42 PM   #28
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Seriously thinking about getting this. I just hope it doesn't look cheezy in person.
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Old July 25th, 2010, 09:52 AM   #29
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A friend hooked up the inside of his RX8 with blue lighting and it looks chill. I am going to see if its bright. I kinda like it when it looks like a spaceship
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I just had this done by my dealer. It looks really good. Actually looks pretty close to how it does online/brochure. The driver's side appears to be slightly dimmer than the passenter side, but I really like it.
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