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This is a discussion on interior neon lighting within the Interior Mods forums, part of the Tech & Modifying & General Repairs category; So I've been thinking about installing some interior neon lighting for awhile in my 08' WRX and wanted to get ...

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    interior neon lighting

    So I've been thinking about installing some interior neon lighting for awhile in my 08' WRX and wanted to get some feedback on afew issues.

    1. What type of lighting would be best. Neon, LED's or tube lights, etc...

    2. where would be the best lacations for the actual light mountings. In the door sills, under the dash, under the seats...

    3. Where would be a good place to buy either a kit or individual pieces to mix and match...

    4. What color or colors would best compliment my blue impreza(medium-dark tint all around with medium tinted headlights and tails)

    Thanks on advance! Any advice or tips on installation methods or photos of lighting you already have installed would be greatly appreciated.


    There may already be a thread that discusses this issue already and if so maybe someone could redirect me.

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    Leds last longer... The rest you aked is up to you man its ur car not mine pick what colors u want and u can put them where ever you want just make it look nice if you do it. Mean hide all wires...
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    Not my thing, but here goes...

    LEDs do last longer, as pointed out.

    They're also typically smaller, so it's easier to mount them hidden.

    They also throw off a lot more light/power used.

    Add in the fact that you don't need to use a converter like with neons & cold-cathode tubes, and I think LED wins.

    Your best bet, oddly, might be checking PC case-mod sites. You'll more than likely find a rather wide selection there.

    Color-wise, it's entirely up to you. I'd like to mention, though, that red would do the least damage to night-vision.

    And, remember to put it on a switched circuit. I know a guy who hooked up his lights with a direct connection. He didn't notice they were on overnight and it was light out when he parked...car did start up, though a bit more slowly than typical, and he went to work. When he got back to the park-n-ride later that night, the battery was fully dead on both his car and his cell.
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    maybe njot available for the 08's....but the 09s have an interior mod kit with LEDs for all of $30. It's a clean kit built for the car and the way I'd go.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PurpleMongoose View Post
    Not my thing, but here goes...

    LEDs do last longer, as pointed out.

    They're also typically smaller, so it's easier to mount them hidden.

    They also throw off a lot more light/power used.

    Add in the fact that you don't need to use a converter like with neons & cold-cathode tubes, and I think LED wins.

    Your best bet, oddly, might be checking PC case-mod sites. You'll more than likely find a rather wide selection there.

    Color-wise, it's entirely up to you. I'd like to mention, though, that red would do the least damage to night-vision.

    And, remember to put it on a switched circuit. I know a guy who hooked up his lights with a direct connection. He didn't notice they were on overnight and it was light out when he parked...car did start up, though a bit more slowly than typical, and he went to work. When he got back to the park-n-ride later that night, the battery was fully dead on both his car and his cell.
    i thought LEDs were more energy efficient than gases?

    LEDs will get much hotter though than a neon light and shine brighter.

    Blue would be the best color IMO.

    I used to have a neon lights on my celica (inside and out)

    I would never do it again, but that's just me
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    I'm not a fan, but if I did it, I'd match the color to my car.
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    Quote Originally Posted by brfatal View Post
    What if you had a black car WRXie?


    he got you on that one
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    Quote Originally Posted by brfatal View Post
    What if you had a black car WRXie?
    I'll admit, I didn't think about that when I said it.
    Red? Black and red looks good.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WRXie View Post
    I'll admit, I didn't think about that when I said it.
    Red? Black and red looks good.
    No.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wrx0131 View Post
    No.
    What would you do? You have a black one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WRXie View Post
    What would you do? You have a black one.
    lol

    well i wouldnt do it

    but if someone gave me sum $$ for it then i guess................id use a black light....get it? black light...
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    Quote Originally Posted by wrx0131 View Post
    lol

    well i wouldnt do it

    but if someone gave me sum $$ for it then i guess................id use a black light....get it? black light...
    Well I wouldn't use it either. You don't think red looks good on black?
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    Quote Originally Posted by WRXie View Post
    Well I wouldn't use it either. You don't think red looks good on black?
    Yea i was just messing with you. Black and red are my favorite colors
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    Quote Originally Posted by wrx0131 View Post
    Yea i was just messing with you. Black and red are my favorite colors
    Now how was I supposed to know that?
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