Milwaukee M12 LED Underhood Light Review: What’s it all About?
The Milwaukee M12 LED Underhood Light Kit is designed with a purpose in mind. It was created to provide the best possible lighting experience for your vehicle. This kit includes everything you need to turn your car into a full blown disco! You will get three different types of lights, which are LEDs (Light Emitting Diode) that give off white light. These lights come in various colors and can be controlled using a smartphone app.
There are two types of LED lights available; the first type uses red, green, blue and other color combinations to create a spectrum of light. The second type uses only one color combination to produce its effect.
Both types have their advantages and disadvantages. They both work well when used properly but they do not perform equally well at every situation. A good example would be how they look in daylight or darkness.
A few things to keep in mind when choosing between these two types of lights:
Color Temperature – The color temperature determines how bright the light appears. There are four different color temperatures, each having a slightly different appearance.
The most common color temperature is 5000K which produces a warm glow while 4000K produces a cool glow and 3000K produces no visible light at all.
Brightness – Obviously, brightness is important when choosing a light. The higher the lumen rating the brighter the light, however, there are other factors like color temperature to take into consideration.
More lumens do not always equal better visibility especially during the day time.
The trade-off you have to make when choosing between these two types of lights is whether you would like the more colorful lights during the day or the colored lights that appear brighter at night.
The Kit also includes two flood lights. These provide a more traditional lighting solution to your vehicle.
The flood lights have an adjustable head and can be placed anywhere in your vehicle. The lights are designed to work with halogen, HID and LED bulbs so you can choose which one you want to use.
Lights are not all this kit provides though. It also comes with a light controller device which is compatible with your smartphone.
The controller has five different buttons:
Mode – Changes the way your lights behave. You can choose from four different effects which are flashing, fading, strobe and smooth color changing.
Speed – Changes the speed that your lights change and cycle through color or pattern changes.
Brightness – Allows you to dim or brighten your lights.
Colors – Changes the color or color pattern that your lights are displaying.
Power – Toggles your lights between on and off.
These controllers are designed to be simple but they allow you to have a lot of fun with your lighting. The controller plugs into your car’s OBD-II port (no tools required) which is the same port that would be used for a GPS tracker or diagnostic machine.
It also means that the controller is 100% reliable as long as your car has a working OBD-II port. These controllers do not interfere with any of your car’s electronics and it can even be easily moved from one car to another.
The last thing this kit provides is a hard wired switch and LED background scenery. The switch allows you to turn the lights on and off without having to use the controller.
It plugs into the OBD-II port and uses a noise-cancelling microphone to detect your specific engine sound. Unless your car is absolutely silent, you don’t have to worry about the lights turning on or off at an inopportune time. The scenery is comprised of a few different colors LED strips. These strips can be stuck anywhere you want inside or outside of your vehicle using the included 3M tape. The strips produce a solid color with no flashing or fading effects. This is a great way to spice up the interior of your vehicle or add some flair to the exterior!
With all these products combined, you get the Ultraviolet kit. With the included instructions, you can have everything installed in less than twenty minutes.
The controller has a long wire which allows you to place it anywhere within reach of the OBD-II port (If your car has any extra cabin space, you could also place it elsewhere). The lights are also wireless so you have maximum positioning options. You can put the flood lights in the cabin of your vehicle, undercarriage lighting, around the license plate and more! The possibilities are endless.
The Ultraviolet Kit is for anyone looking to make their car into something more than just transportation. This kit makes your car into an expression of yourself.
It’s like a costume for your car. The lights can be set to any color or cycle through various colors and patterns. With the included controller and smartphone compatibility, you can keep your car looking good and sounding good while being completely safe on the roads. Everyone loves something that looks and sounds good!
Once you purchase the kit, installation is a breeze. The OBD-II plugs directly into your car’s diagnostic port and has a long enough wire for you to place the controller anywhere within reach.
Car safety and convenience has never looked so good before!
On top of everything else, the Ultraviolet kit also saves you money. It saves you gas money by turning off your engine at stops and turning it back on when you move.
It saves you time, because it turns off your engine automatically, and we all know that time is money! It also saves you from increasing your car insurance just to be able to drive your car.
Nothing is better than a car that looks good, sounds good, and is good for the environment. With the Ultraviolet Kit, you get all of those things with just the push of a button!
Stop driving a hunk of boring metal and plastic and let your car benefit from all the wonderful things that Ultraviolet lighting can do!
“I can’t believe how much better my car looks and sounds now!”
-Kevin D. (Cincinnati, Ohio)
“Thank you for saving my marriage. My wife no longer nags at me to turn off my car before going into the store.”
-Jake C. (Des Moines, Iowa)
Add Your Own Ultraviolet Style and Comfort To Your Car!
With our easy-to-use controller and included mounting tape, you can have the Ultraviolet Kit installed in any car in less than twenty minutes! The controller lets you cycle through different lighting effects or set it to a solid color of your choice.
With the smartphone app, you can set it to either mode and choose from an infinite number of colors! Get creative and make your car into something that’s truly yours, with the Ultraviolet Kit!
We here at UltravioletKIT are dedicated to making your car into something that’s completely unique. Unlike other car customizing options available, our lights are completely legal and safe for both you and other drivers on the road.
The possibilities are endless when it comes to making your car into a one-of-a-kind masterpiece. With over 16 million color options and various lighting effects, the Ultraviolet Kit can make any car into something spectacular!
Our lights are designed to make your car safer and more convenient. We all know how hard it is to find your keys in the morning or find your cell phone while driving.
With our lighting options, you’ll never have to worry about these hassles again! Save yourself time and stress with the Ultraviolet Kit.
At less than half the price of other car customizing options available, you’ll be getting the best deal on the market with the Ultraviolet Kit! When getting a tattoo or painting your car costs more than a lighting kit that can turn it into a work of art, something is severely wrong with the system.
With our convenient payment plans, you can have your very own personalized car lighting kit for as little as $2.94 a week!
All you need to get started is the Ultraviolet Kit. Either purchase it from us here on Kickstarter, or buy it from our website when we start fulfilling backer rewards.
Simple As 1-2-3!
Step 1: Find The Perfect Location For Your Lights!
Step 2: Attach The Lights!
Step 3: Start Turning Your Car Into A One-Of-A-Kind Masterpiece!
Q: How long does it take to install the Ultraviolet Kit?
A: Depending on how many lights you want to put on your car, it can take as little as 20 minutes or as long as a couple hours.
Q: Do I have to be a professional to install the Ultraviolet Kit?
A: While our instructions are very simple to follow, if you aren’t comfortable doing this, then we don’t recommend installing the Ultraviolet Kit yourself.
Q: How long do the batteries last?
A: The Ultraviolet Kit contains high quality, brand name batteries that are sure to last a long time!
Q: I drive a truck, will the lights still work?
A: All you need to do is adhere the lights to a metal surface and they will work just fine!
Q: Are The Lights Waterproof?
A: No, you shouldn’t expose the lights to water. It’s best to keep them out of the elements.
Q: How do I switch between colors?
A: Use the buttons on the back of each light to switch through the color modes.
Q: Are the lights pre-programmed to change colors or can I make them blink etc.?
A: The lights will cycle through different colors on their own, but you can stop them at any point to create your own lighting effect!
Q: How far away will these lights be visible from?
A: Due to differing factors, it’s very difficult to tell exactly how far away these lights will be visible from. Your best bet is to test them out and see for yourself!
Q: Do I need to do anything special to keep these lights on my car?
A: While our lights are very durable and weather-proof, we don’t recommended leaving them on your car 24/7. The best way to make sure your lights look brand new is to take them off when you aren’t using your car. This will prevent them from becoming damaged and also save you battery power!
Q: Can I use other batteries with the lights?
A: No, the lights have been programmed to only work with our batteries.
Q: Can I use these lights on a plane?
A: As funny as it may seem, no you cannot use these lights on an airplane. The lights are only for land vehicles.
Q: Do the lights come off easily?
A: Yes, the lights can be removed with minimal effort if you’d like to take them off.
Sources & references used in this article:
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- Size adjustable drop light construction (SM Thatch – US Patent 4,197,573, 1980 – Google Patents)
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- Hand-held lamp (CM Su – US Patent App. 29/482,738, 2015 – Google Patents)
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- Vehicle safety light (F Romanelli – US Patent 4,054,789, 1977 – Google Patents)