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      10-09-2006, 09:15 PM   #15
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Originally Posted by dejav0o
Damn nice Frank... I placed an order for the sunglasses holder last week, and was planning to do some DIY to get the lights to work with it, but I guess you beat me to it. Great job!!!

I was planning to install my lights on the front side instead of the back, so it'll point upwards a little instead of straight down into the holder. Do you think this would work also? or would it look a little weird?
My original design was to install them at front too.
But, I was looking at following the current design.
If you look at the current, the bulb shoots light upward.
but the tray has a plastic piece and hood to reflect the light down.
I could not replicate the same effect without risking damaging the tray.

My second idea was to put the lights on the sides.
This will not work as there is little room to play because of the spring mechanism for the lid.

So my 3rd solution was the winner for me.

IMO, installing the bulbs at front will not look as good.
Like you said, the lights will shoot up and won't "light anything"
when you look at my final design, you see 2 things:
1) 2 nice little round holes shooting amber light
2) you see the bottom of the tray lighted amber
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