I have been using XK Glow LED pods for a couple of years now. I put them on my bike and a couple of others. Great GREAT products. But I have also found other uses for them. For example, a third brake light on my Jeep. When I mounted a 33 inch spare tire, it blocked out the stock brake light.
I use them on the interior of my Jeep to replace the small incandescent lamps for the floor board and map lights. Again, a great deal brighter and I used some blue and red to give a purple glow (for my girlfriend).
My next project is a bit more weird than third brake lights and interior lighting.
I have a small aquarium where the lighting fixture was not working. I couldn’t repair it and the replacement was almost as much as the entire set up cost in the first place. The cheapest one I could find was about $80.
So as I was pondering this I thought about XK Glow.
They sell 2 and 4 pod packs for expansion or replacement of existing lighting.
I ordered the four pack initially then another four pack later (still waiting on it’s arrival) for a total o 8 pods. $40 bucks.
I had some small rectangle tins from another project. Like Altoid tins only without the hinged lid. The pods fit up inside the lids perfectly.
I drilled a hole in the edge of the tin’s lid for the wires, sanded, primed and painted them black to match the rest of the equipment on the tank. Pushed the wires through and mounted the pods with the existing 3M double sided mounting tape.
The original fixture’s power supply is 12 volts so that will work fine. I’ll be wiring and installing the fixtures over the next week or so as I get time. Right now though its a pretty clean looking little light set up.
My only concern is possible heat build up since they will be sitting on a glass surface.