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I dont really want to buy a $130ground fx neon kit for my car, can i use cold cathodes for the underside? Answered

The ground fx kit for my car would be around $130 bucks. Cold cathodes go for $6 on ebay. Can i use 6 cold cathodes and wire it into my car?

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Wolf Seril (author)2009-07-28

*sigh* I'm guessing your license plate is "playa" or "ballerz" or something like that?

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XxtwistedxX (author)Wolf Seril2009-08-02

No i have a 1997 Chevy camaro, Its a nice car and i love ground fx.

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frollard (author)2009-07-28

LED is way more efficient than CC, doesn't use mercury, and is a LOT more vibration resistant - agreed with fwjs. I would also argue you get more lumens per dollar for leds...if a bit more work to assemble.

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steveastrouk (author)frollard2009-07-28

"LED is way more efficient than CC" NO IT ISN'T !! Only the very latest LEDS, still in research, and at silly forward currents can beat CC. I keep seeing this LEDs are more efficient stuff, they're getting close, but they ain't there yet !

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frollard (author)steveastrouk2009-07-28

I searched a bit and ccs are around 40 lumens per watt - led can be anywhere from 20-90 lumens per watt. all in all they average around the same. Touche - "way more" is inaccurate. "on par" is better.

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fwjs28 (author)2009-07-27

There a tually is an ible on using LEDs...I'd try that instead of cc

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