After completing my Juke footwell / glove box LED mod, I decided that the footwell LEDs just were not bright enough. I came across these Optek 3 LED white lights from Newark that have just the right white light and luminosity. These LED bars are built tough. The LEDs appear to be set in a hardened liquid plastic. Wires run in one end and out the other – it seems that these strips were built as a series set of 3x LED bars and cut to order. I ordered 2 and both were joined together. Before installing them above the footwell area, I had to do something about the white. After masking off the LEDs, I gave them a few coats of Plastidip to make them black.
I am impressed with the end result. I was after something that would provide nice white light when I am looking for something down in the footwell area during the dark… They cast a bright wide swath of light to illuminate the entire footwell area. They also cast enough light to see under the seats as well.
Illumination with the Optek 3x LED Bar:
The original LED illumination: