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Neon Car lights. What they are and How they can Set your Ride apart from the Rest

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Neon Car lights. What they are and How they can Set your Ride apart from the Rest

Antonio Gabellone
November 21, 2005

Have you ever seen those car's with neon car lights on them around your local area at night and wondered what that was you just seen? Or maybe rather, how is it that those neon under car lights can look so cool and strobe through so many colors like that?

Just incase you don't know about neon & LED car lights, they are specially designed LED & neon tubes that can mount under your vehicle, inside your car, inside and under your SUV or truck, on your boat and even on your motorcycle. Thousands of people from all walks of life are installing these neon lights in un-imaginable amount of ways to highlight the best features of their vehicle to set their ride apart from the rest.

By now you might be asking yourself, What can neon car lights do for me that my normal head lights can't already do?

Well, for some people, a car is a means of transport and nothing more. As long as their vehicle gets them from point A to point B and back again, has nice comfortable seats, a good sound system and a coffee mug holder, it serves all of its purposes well. And of course there are other drivers for which a car is much, much more - an extension of their personality and an object of their fixation. In this huge world of automotive accessories, there is no product that screams any louder than the neon under car lights. If you consider cruising in your car is among your favorite hobbies and you relish the stares of pedestrians and fellow-motorists, then a custom under car light kit may be for you.

Ever wondered how long neon car lights have been around? Well, Hot Rods were the first cars to have under car lighting installed on them, (although, the lights were nothing like the kits in use today) back before import and export was a big industry world wide. And today, thanks to the World Wide Web and the fact that import and export is now more commonly practiced throughout the world, they have become more popular then ever before.

These car light accessories, which can mount to the body around the perimeter of the vehicle's undercarriage or inside the car, come in kits that contain the elements you'll need for the installation. The "how to install" instructions that should come with your kit are fairly straight forward, but since it requires drilling into the body of the vehicle and substantial electrical work (depending on the type of kit you buy), it's best left to the more experienced do-it-yourselfers. If this project seems a little too hard for you, rest assured that there are a growing number of custom shops that perform this type of neon car lighting installation. If you do decide to take on the installation yourself, be sure to purchase a kit that is compatible with your vehicle, and read and follow the instructions that come with the kit carefully.

The highest quality Neon Car kits on the market today are made by big brand name makers such as PlasmaGlow, StreetGlow and LiteGlow, just to name a few. Dealers selling these Brands will have exactly what you need for any competition or street vehicle. Most of the under car kits (and interior car lights) come in many colors and sizes, they include a Transformer, generally two 50" tubes, two 38" tubes, installation instructions and all necessary mounting hardware to complete the job. The exterior type tubes are commonly made of a durable Lexan® type plastic that protect the neon elements inside the tube with unsurpassed durability!

Please keep in mind that the main issues we face with having LED or Neon Car Lights on our vehicles these days is the fact that they are often frowned upon by the authorities. So to avoid any uninvited fines, its best to install neon lights so as they can be activated through a separate switch rather than having them come on when the headlights are turned on. To do this, you can run a power wire directly from the car battery to the kits operating switch, thus by-passing the vehicles headlight wires. And of course, it's always good to check with your State Road Laws in regards to having neon or LED car lights on your Vehicle.

So if you been searching for the ultimate custom add on for your ride and don't mind the attention from curious onlookers, and the fact that the glowing effects tickles your fancy, then you might consider neon car lights to spoose up your ride. Imagine the fun you could have with neon car lights?

About the Author:
Antonio Gabellone is the Owner/Author of All-Neon-Car-Lights.com - The Site is a great resource aimed at Neon Car Lights from PlasmaGlow with "life-time Warranties". Copyright© All-Neon-Car-Lights.com 2005-2006 - Permission is granted to reprint this article provided the webmaster supplies a *LIVE* link to the authors website.

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