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Written by Vidar Fagerjord   
Saturday, 05 May 2012 19:37
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In this article, I'll show how I backlighted the overhead and how I made the pedestal flood light.



The FlyEngravity overhead I own does not have integrated backlighting, so I had to find my own solution. Which turned out to be flexible 12V LED ropes. The ones I got can be cut into 9cm pieces with 3 LED's. They are warm white, so they create a very nice effect. I am going to build a PWM dimmer (Pulse With Modulation) in order to be able to adjust the brightness.

The LED strips are mounted on plastic rails, two per section (the fuel panel is on the leftmost section). They are then connected in parallel.

The image does NOT do the lights justice! The gauges looks the most correct in the images. Except for a few areas, the backlighting is very uniform. The LED strips are mounted appr. 5cm (2 inches) from the backside of the panels.

I'll post more info and images on this when I start working on the AFT overhead.


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