I finally had all my parts and more importantly the time to attempt my rear LED conversion.
As I have stated before, I wanted to get a look similar to the pre-productions “showoff” Volt.
Here is my current look and the steps to get there:
Initially I did a row of LEDs on the top edge only. The strip emits light sideways face the edge and then reflecting off the polished lip outwards. This strip has more LEDs per inch to smooth it out:
I then added the same setup to the lower edge:
I messed around with these some but still got too much bright led-ness around the edges. Some material from another test item gave me an idea.
This much too large string of LEDs is draped in a soft translucent rubber. I cut off some carefully planned strip and overlaid them on top of my LED strips:
My first result seemed too bright still for night use so I tried a few resistors and found the right level:
More far way shot:
I will have to clean up some lines and find a good way to make sure it doesn’t fall apart on the road!
I think this has some serious coolness potential.
Please know that with no exceptions each of these lit picture does not do justice to what my eye sees. Best my Android can do!
Assuming I go forward and do this to all six pieces...This is the goal: (best pic I could find, please post better if you run across)
Original Thread - by Brittt1