REVIEW: Car Interior LED Lights USB Powered – 2 YEARS LATER…

About two years ago I about this Viden Car LED lights with remote and powered by USB ( https://amzn.to/3uaLFVj ). I wanted to add more ambient lights to my foot wells, glove box, and storage areas in my car at night.

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The tried 12 volt LED car lights which are brighter but run very warm. The main reason to buy USB 5volt over 12v was that it was simple easier to get power from the car USB port or 12 volt usb chargers. The USB version also runs cooler than the 12 volt versions.

The USB ambient lights has plenty of light. I mounted them in in my front foot well, glove box, and under my dash storage for more light to find stuff at night. The install was simple and every thing still works after 2 years.

The only problem was the adhesive. The Viden Car LED lights (https://amzn.to/3uaLFVj ) glue released after 2 months in the summer heat. I replaced them with 3M Automotive Super Strength Molding Tape ( https://amzn.to/3o9hNYs ) and it has stayed on for over 18 months.

The 3M Molding Tape ( https://amzn.to/3o9hNYs ) is an self sticking high heat resistant adhesive foam tape for automotive applications but I always keep a roll handy for other projects that rely need good adhesion. It can be used for car interior trim panels, body side molding, emblems and mounting other light duty items.

Overall, I am very happy with the Viden USB powered Car LED lights with ( https://amzn.to/3uaLFVj ) as they turn on when the car powers up and it has a memory of the last color scheme used. So its set and forget.

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DIY – How to add MORE Car interior lighting! For glove box and foot wells (12 volt vs USB ) Quick & Easy – Unboxing | Review

New cars have less lighting for the glove box, storage, and foot well areas. I made this video review to show you how to easily add of a simple LED car interior light kit ( https://amzn.to/33MbKhM ) from Amazon. I have added LED lights to my 2018 Honda Clarity and other cars the glove box and foot wells.

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I wanted simple ambient light that was not distracting and can be set to power on / off when I start the car. I bought two kits to review: USB powered 5 volt flexible LED light kit ( https://amzn.to/33MbKhM ) and a 12 volt version ( https://amzn.to/3nJki0H ). I choose to use the USB powered led lights due to the lower voltage, lower heat generated, and flexible material to mount to the curvy interior panels. There are also smart phone versions ( https://amzn.to/3iKgatO ).

I made previous videos on how to set the theme for the new Honda infotainment system colors and theme.

Adding this led light kit to the interior to match the colors in the infotainment was fun. I also wanted to match the sport drive mode red. But overall I wanted low amber color light so I can see any items that may be in the dim glovebox or foot wells. My install took less than 20 minutes . I only installed the lights removable panels that do not have any electronics or air bag modules. The LED lights are also placed so they do not glare and distract me while driving.

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[HCV 20] 2018 Honda Clarity – Heater KILLS EV Range ( Quick test – How Much & How Fast?)

Driving the Honda Clarity during the cold Winter season, my EV range drops to about 43 miles of range on a full charge. Normally it about 48 to 50 miles. But how much does the heater burn in terms of EV range per minute. I made a video to find out. Btw, my Youtube vlogs and reviews may also have associated affiliate links to products that may earn from qualifying purchases.

Heater KILLS EV Range – I Experiment on how much how fast?
When owning a 2017 Chevy Volt, I noticed the heater ate 4-5 kwh of energy which running the heater on the traction battery. It didnt take long for the see the range drop. I eventually bought 12 volt heated blanket ( https://amzn.to/377I0KE ) to keep me warm rather than use the HVAC heater core. I bought one for my Chevy Volt along with a heated seat cover ( https://amzn.to/2Sx9sMI ) , as my Chevy did not come with heated seats with I bought it. Both items used less heat than the HVAC heater core.

Unfortunately the 2018 Honda Clarity does not have a EV power use meter for the car. It just have an EV range. So i started testing it based on time and ev range drop.

RESULTS:
Air Conditioning – COLD – Set to coldest level LOW and Max Fan Speed.
With a full charge and A/C on it coldest, the impact to EV range doesnt drop in over a minute.

Air Conditioning – HOT – Set to HIGHEST temperature level and Max Fan Speed.
With the Heater on HI temp max fan speed, my EV range for my Honda Clarity drop 0.3 to 0.4 miles a minute!

With the Heated seats ON and Air Conditioning – HOT – Set to HIGHEST temperature level and Max Fan Speed. My EV range for my Honda Clarity drop 0.4 to 0.5 miles a minute! That means it heated seats only uses about .05 – .1 ev miles a minute.

Perhaps I need a 12 volt heated blanket ( https://amzn.to/377I0KE ) to keep me warm rather than use the HVAC heater core. I bought one for my Chevy Volt along with a heated seat cover ( https://amzn.to/2Sx9sMI ) , as my Chevy did not come with heated seats with I bought it.

I hope you found this experiment video useful. Stay tuned for a future update!

Playlists:
Honda Clarity Vlog : https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLKer6MqqRUgrMhCGsZ9-MbJyxtbsTAVM7
Honda Clarity Tips : https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLKer6MqqRUgrt0lGwV60TxkKDXD6FApXX
Chevy Volt Vlog: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLKer6MqqRUgr1sBSRtccywl7p3tEdfGHT

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