haha thanks, you're the first one to comment about that.
Fantastic install. I really liked the recessed LEDs in your T-TOP head liner.
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I was about to ask if thats what they were....Originally Posted by BeaverWise
After being in the newer BMW 7 series I have a fascination with using LED's for ambient lighting inside of my car. Ive been trying t figure out a way to make them gradually dim up and down with the door open signal. Any ideas?
Not too sure on making them dim up and down, but if and when you take the plunge of LEDs, buy from Oznium.com; RadioShack and all those places are rip offs. the led's at that site are 8000mcd, in other words -- VERY BRIGHT! and they will also include resistors that you need to wire to a 12v car source so it makes the job easier. Mine just pop on when the door is opened, or when I put interior lights on (I always have them on at night when I'm driving around because I love the look). Worst part is they look awesome in person but it's hard as hell to actually get good pictures of them.
I cant seem to find any of my night pics of the BMW, but its deffinetly the best use of lighting in a car that I've seen. Its subtleness in the design of the interior is great.Originally Posted by meissenation
This is a day view:
If you look at the silver piece that curves on the door (its cut off), under it is some sort of light array that gives a little bit of light on the leather (4-6 inches), just enough for the effect...
The cieling has several ambient lights that shine down.
Ill ask my mom to take some pictures of the interior again when she goes back in about a month.
This is also a nice feature: The little LED hole under the handle on the right.
A guiding light.
The door handles of the BMW 7 Series are another innovation: if the doors are unlocked using the remote control key, the area in front of each door lights up, guiding passengers to the car in the dark.