Skankx wrote:Well, I did it. $250 in LED lights are coming my way. I don't think I'll have any problems obtaining my night license this year. I decided to go with RGB because, let's face it, they're fricking awesome. I don't think I should have a problem with battery drain issues. I may add another 12v battery just to be safe (my dad's the shop manager for a local trucking company so I get my pick of massive, slightly used Volvo batteries from rigs/cranes)
Is there anything I need to keep in mind when installing the lights? tips? tricks?
Not sure how long you are intending to have a single strip on a single controller, but if it goes too long the signal can degrade and cause the lights at a certain distance to glitch (ie: not be the color you are intending). When this happens you will need to get a RGB Repeater which will require a power line and you just put it in between the strips between a strip which is working good and the bad one.
this one seems a bit pricey but you get the idea:
These LEDs are pretty bright. A lot of people diffuse them... but if bright and crisp is what you are want you are good.
Other than that, you should be good to go... Post pics and progress!