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PostSubject: Neon Lights   Neon Lights I_icon_minitimeApril 21st 2010, 11:59 am

Just wondering if anyone has any experience with cathodes compared to the standard neon tubes?
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PostSubject: Re: Neon Lights   Neon Lights I_icon_minitimeApril 21st 2010, 12:19 pm

what kind of help do you need?
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PostSubject: Re: Neon Lights   Neon Lights I_icon_minitimeApril 21st 2010, 12:39 pm

Just wondering if the cathode type of light is as good if not better than the tube style neon lights. I am looking to get neon as cost effective as possible.
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PostSubject: Re: Neon Lights   Neon Lights I_icon_minitimeApril 21st 2010, 12:47 pm

I think the cathodes are good, but cant speak for the neon cause I never used them.

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PostSubject: Re: Neon Lights   Neon Lights I_icon_minitimeApril 21st 2010, 12:50 pm

are you looking for the interior?

I personally (just my opinion) wouldn't recommend cathodes since the inverter tend to get too hot.I actually made a switch from cathodes to led's simply because the led's run cooler,and will last longer.Luckly for me I caught my inverter smoking right on time.They did last me for about 6 months though.Maybe it was a faulty inverter,who knows....
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PostSubject: Re: Neon Lights   Neon Lights I_icon_minitimeApril 21st 2010, 12:53 pm

I'm basically looking to get them for my grill and engine comparment, 1 or 2 on the interior as well
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PostSubject: Re: Neon Lights   Neon Lights I_icon_minitimeApril 21st 2010, 12:59 pm

Go with the flexible led strips from Oznium. Measure your grill opening and order 2 strips in that size, one for the bottom and one for the top. As far as the other places you want to put them, do the same measure the area and order as close to that size as possible. You will also need more than 1 switch, unless you want everything running to 1 switch, which is stupid imo. You will need a switch for the grill lights, 1 for the engine bay, and the interior you could probably hook up to your existing interior lights, so it will go on and off with the rest of your lights.

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PostSubject: Re: Neon Lights   Neon Lights I_icon_minitimeApril 21st 2010, 1:06 pm

Yeah I was on Oznium last night (that's what sparked all these ?'s) and thought I would ask about the cathodes too. I'm ordering the LED's tonight and hopefully have them for sunday.

Thanks for the info. Sorry for dumb ?'s but I'm still trying to learn.
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PostSubject: Re: Neon Lights   Neon Lights I_icon_minitimeApril 21st 2010, 1:11 pm

No problem, thats what we do! Whats Sunday??? Mod day is Saturday, if it doesnt get cancelled due to weather. If you pay for the express shipping you will have your items, its only like $8 extra.

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PostSubject: Re: Neon Lights   Neon Lights I_icon_minitimeApril 21st 2010, 1:33 pm

took the tubes out of my grill (inverter went bad)and went with led strips I got at autozone... also added then under my doors..
i got 4 strips for my grill top and bottom left side...and top and bottom right side for the grill...
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PostSubject: Re: Neon Lights   Neon Lights I_icon_minitimeApril 21st 2010, 3:13 pm

Sorry got my calendar screwed up. Saturday is what I meant to say.

Where could I get a good quality tint as well. I want to go 35 all around?
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PostSubject: Re: Neon Lights   Neon Lights I_icon_minitimeApril 21st 2010, 4:19 pm

My buddy has a shop on the southside and he will do it for $150.00 with a lifetime warranty. I also have a place in Roselle, but they are probably over $200 to do the tint.

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PostSubject: Re: Neon Lights   Neon Lights I_icon_minitimeApril 21st 2010, 4:26 pm

Shawn man I still need to get that tint guys info from you. Wonder if he can do my car on Friday.

Bill I "think" I have cathods in my grill and in my interior and have not had any issues with them. I can try to get some pics tomorrow morning when its light out and post them up for you. Will be dark by time I get home from work tonight.

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PostSubject: Re: Neon Lights   Neon Lights I_icon_minitimeApril 21st 2010, 4:27 pm

Hit up Nino from Umbra for tint. Hes located at roselle and wise in schaumburg, awesome guy. i think i paid like 160 with a lifetime warrenty
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PostSubject: Re: Neon Lights   Neon Lights I_icon_minitimeApril 21st 2010, 4:45 pm

mpompilio wrote:
Hit up Nino from Umbra for tint. Hes located at roselle and wise in schaumburg, awesome guy. i think i paid like 160 with a lifetime warrenty
Thats a good price.

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PostSubject: Re: Neon Lights   Neon Lights I_icon_minitimeApril 21st 2010, 8:23 pm

Shawn1112 wrote:
mpompilio wrote:
Hit up Nino from Umbra for tint. Hes located at roselle and wise in schaumburg, awesome guy. i think i paid like 160 with a lifetime warrenty
Thats a good price.

Shit man he just charged me $190.00 fucker! I should cancell my appt.
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PostSubject: Re: Neon Lights   Neon Lights I_icon_minitimeApril 21st 2010, 8:59 pm

tom, i dont think i paid that much, i could have sworn it was 175 TOPS! but I did bring him a lot of business, so i dont know.
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PostSubject: Re: Neon Lights   Neon Lights I_icon_minitimeApril 22nd 2010, 5:59 pm

Illinois Chaos wrote:
Shawn1112 wrote:
mpompilio wrote:
Hit up Nino from Umbra for tint. Hes located at roselle and wise in schaumburg, awesome guy. i think i paid like 160 with a lifetime warrenty
Thats a good price.

Shit man he just charged me $190.00 fucker! I should cancell my appt.

I just called Nino and he wanted $210.00.
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PostSubject: Re: Neon Lights   Neon Lights I_icon_minitimeApril 22nd 2010, 6:03 pm

Ok I am not calling him I will end up paying $250.

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PostSubject: Re: Neon Lights   Neon Lights I_icon_minitimeApril 22nd 2010, 6:03 pm

If you dont mind driving to 147th and Kedzie My guy will do it for $150.00

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PostSubject: Re: Neon Lights   Neon Lights I_icon_minitimeApril 22nd 2010, 6:04 pm

Not at all Shawn. How late is he usually open till?
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PostSubject: Re: Neon Lights   Neon Lights I_icon_minitimeApril 22nd 2010, 6:06 pm

He is open till about 4-5pm depending on how busy he is. If you want a Saturday you will probably have to wait a couple of weeks. But if you can get there by noon during the week you should be ok.

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PostSubject: Re: Neon Lights   Neon Lights I_icon_minitimeApril 22nd 2010, 6:07 pm

Yeah can't do during the week I finally went back to work So I would have to do a Saturday.
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PostSubject: Re: Neon Lights   Neon Lights I_icon_minitimeApril 22nd 2010, 6:31 pm

ChargerSRT wrote:
Illinois Chaos wrote:
Shawn1112 wrote:
mpompilio wrote:
Hit up Nino from Umbra for tint. Hes located at roselle and wise in schaumburg, awesome guy. i think i paid like 160 with a lifetime warrenty
Thats a good price.

Shit man he just charged me $190.00 fucker! I should cancell my appt.

I just called Nino and he wanted $210.00.

That's what he quoted me at first. Then I asked him how much for CAMM members and he took off 10%.
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PostSubject: Re: Neon Lights   Neon Lights I_icon_minitimeApril 27th 2010, 10:43 pm

CCFL are good and cheap, I have a few of them.


However!


Times are changing a LED lighting is taking over.
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