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Old 02-24-2010, 07:20 PM
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Engine compartment lighting

I'm finishing up a '48 Chevy hotrod that i plan on showing. I want to maximize the lighting under the hood. Any suggestions on where i can find some LED or flourescent "under hood" lights?

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top decent google search brought me shopwiki.com with 67 results but Im sure your local parts store will have an aftermarket catalog with the same stuff and no shipping costs.
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try this place I bought some of there colored replacement and the bright white ones on a cord ( they are bluish tint but bright !!! ) for the inside of the bed of my truck . I flip the switch for the cargo light and the whole bed lights up under the rails on both sides .there cost is cheaper andthe quality is better than some places I have delt with

http://www.superbrightleds.com/

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Something that you might be able to use is some cold-cathode lights (CCFL or CCD). They're kinda like fluorescents (being tubular in shape), but they are a lot smaller, come in different lengths (4", 12", and/or 20" being common), and also come in different colors so you might be able to color-match to your paint if so inclined.

Easiest place to get these believe it or not would be your local computer store - they're used as case and computer lighting in the gaming and tricked-out computers now-a-days, and these are already setup for 12V. They're also cheap!

I don't know if they would stand up to the rigors of an engine compartment though, but I am planning on using 'em as footwell lighting in the interior of my vehicles. I hadn't thought of using 'em in the engine compartment, but thanks for the idea

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