Halo Lights

This album covers the installation of EL wire into my 6 inch ProComp off-road lights. This reproduces the “angel eyes” effect that you see on many high end BMWs.

The EL wire was purchased from elwirecheap.com. I used two 24 inch white strands in the 3.2 mm size, each with it’s own inverter. I opted for the EZ connect ends. Total cost was under $30.



The halo lights were fun for a while, but I ran into some problems with the EL wire. The hard bend that was required to enter and exit the light assembly proved too much for the EL’s thin interior wire. Eventually, it broke and caused the light to ground itself. This caused an overload in the inverter, which resulted in a melt down (literally). I could has redesigned the way I positioned the EL wires, but I decided to try another approach entirely. Using small high power LED’s, I have accomplished the same effect with more light output and better reliability. Here’s how I did it:



Recently, I added a few LED strips to the front. They are attached under the plastic cover in front of the radiator. A very easy install with 3M tape. I made a short video of the final product:

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