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Anybody got experience of using this for automotive lighting?

ULTRA EL Wire - High Intensity Super Bright Polar 3 | *|*EL Wire Craft

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Its not good in direct sunlight.

It needs to be low light or dark, if its in the sun it just can't be seen
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Anybody got experience of using this for automotive lighting?
ULTRA EL Wire - High Intensity Super Bright Polar 3 | *|*EL Wire Craft
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Its not good in direct sunlight.
It needs to be low light or dark, if its in the sun it just can't be seen
Normal EL wire cannot be seen in direct sunlight - I don't know about the ULTRA - It is brighter and might be visible in direct sunlight - it should be visible in dim lighting and WILL be visible in the dark - it is not lighting grade (for you to see other things).

If you are thinking about light surrounds look at this:

https://www.alfaowner.com/Forum/alfa-...l-project.html
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Normal EL wire cannot be seen in direct sunlight - I don't know about the ULTRA - It is brighter and might be visible in direct sunlight - it should be visible in dim lighting and WILL be visible in the dark - it is not lighting grade (for you to see other things).

If you are thinking about light surrounds look at this:

https://www.alfaowner.com/Forum/alfa-...l-project.html
Ultra is no better, I've played with them all.

But thanks I'll check out the thread.
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What made me think of it was the photo of the Jaguar XE, the drl look solid.

http://www.carbuyer.co.uk/news/13878...u-need-to-know
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Having not seen one in the flesh, my bet would be on a light pipe.
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You can see at 40 seconds on the video , it's multiple LEDs . A light pipe can serve as a position or accent light but is unlikely to have enough output for a DRL. It looks pretty homogeneous in the animation .
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You can see at 40 seconds on the video , it's multiple LEDs . A light pipe can serve as a position or accent light but is unlikely to have enough output for a DRL. It looks pretty homogeneous in the animation .
After watchng it a few times I can see what you're saying, they've done well to make it look contiguous though.
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