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Serious fun lights

Serious fun lights

I stared, slack-jawed, at the Varad auto lighting lineup while covering the SEMA show in Vegas this week. I knew about decorative car lighting but didn't know how sophisticated it can be. The reps showed me their latest, the ILS system, which features a stylish mounting strip that contains the lights themselves tied to a CPU-based controller that can do almost anything with the flash pattern or color of the lights. You can set the lights to cycle between 1,000 different colors, tie their operation to your car audio (including a choice of three different "trigger" frequencies), and even get lighting kits that mount to and highlight your suspension. Nutty!