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Ground Effect Lights
« on: June 19, 2018, 06:29:17 PM »
So I did this today.  I attached them to the Aux switch on the dash and moved the front LED's from that switch to the day time running lights.
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Re: Ground Effect Lights
« Reply #1 on: June 19, 2018, 07:37:21 PM »
1. Why?
2. I hope you're never parked next to me.
3. See #1.
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Re: Ground Effect Lights
« Reply #2 on: June 19, 2018, 07:47:20 PM »
So I did this today.  I attached them to the Aux switch on the dash and moved the front LED's from that switch to the day time running lights.

Nice work. I have toyed with the idea myself, but have not gotten around to it yet.
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Re: Ground Effect Lights
« Reply #3 on: June 19, 2018, 07:50:26 PM »
Look neat! Probably a bit brighter than what I would want, but still nice. I like ground effect lights.
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Re: Ground Effect Lights
« Reply #4 on: June 19, 2018, 08:01:57 PM »
Happy Wanderer -

1. Why - Because its MY bus - I paid for it and "I" like them.
2. You hope I am never parked next to you - If I am, simply tell me you would prefer I turn them off as they bother you and guess what - I will turn them right off.  When I am parked next to someone I don't normally turn on any outside lights, because I am respectful!!  I bet you are an absolute delight when someone pulls in next to you with an outside TV.
3. See #1
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Re: Ground Effect Lights
« Reply #5 on: June 19, 2018, 09:02:18 PM »
I bet they really help when working under the RV! 8)
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Re: Ground Effect Lights
« Reply #6 on: June 19, 2018, 09:24:55 PM »
I bet they really help when working under the RV! 8)
Or when you need to find it in the dark  ;)
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Re: Ground Effect Lights
« Reply #7 on: June 20, 2018, 12:36:33 AM »

You know what I much rather how someone with under lights like yours, then having blinding white lights. Also, if you so happen to arrive real late in the evening say after dark, which would be unfortunate, but crap happens, the lights would come in handy messing around in the dark.

I see a project in my future of similar nature.
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Re: Ground Effect Lights
« Reply #8 on: June 20, 2018, 01:10:57 AM »
So I did this today.  I attached them to the Aux switch on the dash and moved the front LED's from that switch to the day time running lights.

Looks really cool. I better not show my wife. She'll want some  :) :) :)
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Re: Ground Effect Lights
« Reply #9 on: June 20, 2018, 01:47:37 AM »
They don't seem so bright as to be annoying.  Certainly wouldn't keep me awake at night.
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Re: Ground Effect Lights
« Reply #10 on: June 20, 2018, 07:29:07 AM »
You know what I much rather have someone with under lights like yours, than having blinding white lights.


Thatís a pet peeve of mine also, those that replace their porch light with the brightest, whitest LED they can find, then leave it on all night. They can be objectionable from considerable distance. I replaced my porch light with an LED for power savings, but got warm white so itís a fairly soft light and looks like the original bulb. And if Iím anywhere near anyone I use it only when necessary.
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Re: Ground Effect Lights
« Reply #11 on: June 20, 2018, 07:32:07 AM »
So I did this today.  I attached them to the Aux switch on the dash and moved the front LED's from that switch to the day time running lights.

Do you have a link as to where you purchased them?
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Re: Ground Effect Lights
« Reply #12 on: June 20, 2018, 09:09:59 AM »
Those turned out nice.  I put some light green ones under our last coach but they weren't that bright.  I keep telling myself I'm going to put some under our Dynasty but it never makes it to the top of the list. :D

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Re: Ground Effect Lights
« Reply #13 on: June 20, 2018, 09:21:13 AM »
I googled this relating to blue lights since I had always heard they were illegal in florida, even the blue dots that are put on stop and tail light lenses.......

Therefore it's our conclusion that in Florida neon underglow is not illegal, as long as you follow these restrictions: Red lights may not be visible from the front of the car. Blue colored lights are prohibited on any part of the vehicle......

of course if a person was not driving around with them on then no one would even know.
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Re: Ground Effect Lights
« Reply #14 on: June 20, 2018, 09:25:08 AM »

Thatís a pet peeve of mine also, those that replace their porch light with the brightest, whitest LED they can find, then leave it on all night. They can be objectionable from considerable distance. I replaced my porch light with an LED for power savings, but got warm white so itís a fairly soft light and looks like the original bulb. And if Iím anywhere near anyone I use it only when necessary.
:)) I changed mine to an amber lens in the hope of drawing less bugs. Iíve been camping one way or another for over 50 years and still enjoy walking through a campground at night looking at how everyone has decorated their site.
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Re: Ground Effect Lights
« Reply #15 on: June 20, 2018, 10:55:43 AM »
still enjoy walking through a campground at night looking at how everyone has decorated their site.

As do I, as long as they don't decorate it with sodium vapor floodlights  ;)
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Re: Ground Effect Lights
« Reply #17 on: June 20, 2018, 11:18:43 AM »
Happy Wanderer -

1. Why - Because its MY bus - I paid for it and "I" like them.
2. You hope I am never parked next to you - If I am, simply tell me you would prefer I turn them off as they bother you and guess what - I will turn them right off.  When I am parked next to someone I don't normally turn on any outside lights, because I am respectful!!  I bet you are an absolute delight when someone pulls in next to you with an outside TV.
3. See #1

Haha!  Nice.

I dig what you did also and wouldn't mind doing it too.
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Re: Ground Effect Lights
« Reply #18 on: June 20, 2018, 11:26:47 AM »
I just ordered a roll of these dimmable led rope lights with remote controller.

https://www.amazon.com/GuoTonG-Waterproof-Connectable-Frequency-Controller/dp/B079FKTZ73/ref=sr_1_2_sspa?s=home-garden&ie=UTF8&qid=1529510334&sr=1-2-spons&keywords=dimmable%2Brope%2Blights&th=1

I put them on the wish list.  One question/review was funny, it was about the lights turning themselves on.  Ghost lights!
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Re: Ground Effect Lights
« Reply #19 on: June 20, 2018, 02:56:04 PM »
Iíve been parked next to people with garish LED lighting. Itís obnoxious and totally unnecessary.

As children, we were taught by our parents to be courteous campers, and we have passed that onto our own children who continue to camp. That includes concepts like not cutting through other sites, not playing loud music or shining bright lights that would disturb our neighbors, even talking loudly around the campfire during quiet hours.

Unfortunately, these concepts have become foreign as people have become concerned only with themselves and care not about others around them. Generators running day and night, blaring music, high intensity lighting, etc. have become the norm. Iím a bit old-fashioned and continue to be respectful towards the people I share a campground with.
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Re: Ground Effect Lights
« Reply #20 on: June 20, 2018, 03:14:33 PM »
Iíve been parked next to people with garish LED lighting. Itís obnoxious and totally unnecessary.

As children, we were taught by our parents to be courteous campers, and we have passed that onto our own children who continue to camp. That includes concepts like not cutting through other sites, not playing loud music or shining bright lights that would disturb our neighbors, even talking loudly around the campfire during quiet hours.

Unfortunately, these concepts have become foreign as people have become concerned only with themselves and care not about others around them. Generators running day and night, blaring music, high intensity lighting, etc. have become the norm. Iím a bit old-fashioned and continue to be respectful towards the people I share a campground with.

Hmmm... Stop by sometime and have a cup of coffee...those too are festive.
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Re: Ground Effect Lights
« Reply #21 on: June 20, 2018, 03:22:25 PM »
One's opinion is just that... one person's opinion. I enjoy looking at how campsites are decorated and I go to some length to prepare an aesthetically pleasing campsite for us, and perhaps someone else will get a kick. I also have found that folks are more willing to approach us in conversation when we have an inviting campsite.

I also have a strict quiet at all times policy, and a little decorative lighting is a plus.

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Re: Ground Effect Lights
« Reply #22 on: June 20, 2018, 04:57:29 PM »
One's opinion is just that... one person's opinion. I enjoy looking at how campsites are decorated and I go to some length to prepare an aesthetically pleasing campsite for us, and perhaps someone else will get a kick. I also have found that folks are more willing to approach us in conversation when we have an inviting campsite.
Agree.
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Re: Ground Effect Lights
« Reply #23 on: June 21, 2018, 07:14:59 AM »
One's opinion is just that... one person's opinion. I enjoy looking at how campsites are decorated and I go to some length to prepare an aesthetically pleasing campsite for us, and perhaps someone else will get a kick. I also have found that folks are more willing to approach us in conversation when we have an inviting campsite.

I also have a strict quiet at all times policy, and a little decorative lighting is a plus.

Agreed.

I don't like bright lights and loud music at campsites either but I absolutely love that subdued glow of undercoach lighting.

I've been next to a few that have them and don't for a second feel like they are intrusive or annoying at all.

But that's just me.  You know what they say opinions are like....... ;)

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Re: Ground Effect Lights
« Reply #24 on: June 21, 2018, 09:49:24 AM »
My only question, did you attach the lights to the frame rails or the lower edge of the coach wall? 
I had a couple of strings of those on my last coach that I ran along the lower edge of the sidewall.  They looked real cool, but they didn't hold up to the road conditions.  I've been thinking about getting a couple of strips and running along the frame rails on the new coach.  I've got one strip(left over from the old coach)that I put on the roller for the awning.  I made sure that the actual lights themselves aren't visible from outside the campsite once the awning is deployed.
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Re: Ground Effect Lights
« Reply #25 on: June 21, 2018, 10:20:18 AM »
I like it. That blue color seems pretty low-key. And the light does not seem to travel far across your concrete floor so I would imagine on gravel and grass, it would disperse pretty close to the MH and wouldn't be an "in your face" kind of light.


When I was about 18 or so, colored under-car lighting was quite the rage (actual neon lighting, I think). The fad went away pretty quickly but every now and then I see one.
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Re: Ground Effect Lights
« Reply #26 on: June 21, 2018, 12:19:13 PM »
Here is a link to where I bought them - https://www.boogeylights.com/

They are attached directly to the under frame pointing straight down.  The directions from Boogie Lights was pretty specific about how to clean and pre-treat the surface prior to installing them.  They even come with alcohol pads and 3M surface prep.  Time will tell how they stand up to driving and weather but they seem to be very secure.
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Re: Ground Effect Lights
« Reply #27 on: June 21, 2018, 12:35:55 PM »
The lights that John Beard just ordered are 110 Volt AC and these lights are 12 Volt DC I believe.  Catblaster sort of indicated that you'd possibly would be driving down the road with them on. Are you? Do you intend to drive with them on?
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Re: Ground Effect Lights
« Reply #28 on: June 21, 2018, 12:41:31 PM »
The lights that John Beard just ordered are 110 Volt AC and these lights are 12 Volt DC I believe.  Catblaster sort of indicated that you'd possibly would be driving down the road with them on. Are you? Do you intend to drive with them on?

By using a 110 volt system, I have the luxury of unplugging the system very conveniently. Running with ground effect lighting might be illegal in certain jurisdictions. In Las Vegas having "Rock Lights" on a Jeep is all the rage, however some are getting ticketed for having their systems on while driving. So the short answer is no, not while driving.

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Re: Ground Effect Lights
« Reply #29 on: June 21, 2018, 07:02:12 PM »
Mine are 12V but I wired them to an Aux switch that is not powered when the transmission is engaged or when the air brakes are released.  So even if I forgot to turn them off as soon as I start driving they turn themselves off.
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Re: Ground Effect Lights
« Reply #30 on: June 21, 2018, 09:00:49 PM »
In some jurisdictions having any kind of blue, red, or yellow light visible while the vehicle in moving would be a violation since those colors are often considered at  "emergency lights".  Many also have a certain distance that they can be mounted. Parked vehicle, no  problem. Moving vehicle, big problem.
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