Wanting to put red LEDs in the hood scoop of a truck so it looks as if the engine is "alive."
I have a friend who wants to put red LEDs in the hood scoop of his truck. The truck is a Toyota Tacoma with a stock hood scoop. We want to have the system run so that the more RPM the engine experiences, the brighter the lights shine. There would be a baseline brightness (idling RPM) and a maximum brightness (4000-5000 RPM) Revving the engine would make the lights go from dim to bright and them back to dim when you let off the accelerator. What materials do we need? We don't want to make a flashlight type light with the LEDs but more of a glow. Are there certain LEDs that would be better suited for this sort of application than others? What kind of switch/wiring could we use?