What is Mood Lighting? - Kia Niro Forum
 2Likes
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 25 (permalink) Old 10-02-2018, 08:55 PM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2018
Location: South Florida
Posts: 165
What is Mood Lighting?

I have an 2018 EX with Advanced Tech Package. On the Kia website, in the list of interior features, there is a line for “Mood Lighting” with the description:

Quote:
The mood lamps offer a distinctive and progressive feel to the interior by casting a subtle but dramatic red tint.
What is this?

Last edited by Nouseformonkeys; 10-02-2018 at 08:58 PM.
Nouseformonkeys is online now  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 25 (permalink) Old 10-06-2018, 05:23 PM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2018
Location: South Florida
Posts: 165
No one knows what this feature is? It shows as standard on all trim levels. I hope it’s not just the fact that the controls have a red backlighting.



Last edited by Nouseformonkeys; 10-06-2018 at 05:28 PM.
Nouseformonkeys is online now  
post #3 of 25 (permalink) Old 10-06-2018, 09:23 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2018
Location: California
Posts: 249
Garage
I have no idea. It means there's an ambient red light in the cabin, but I don't know where the light comes from or how bright it is or whether it can be controlled. If my car has ambient red light I've never noticed it, I'll take a look tonight

2018 PHEV
cockedandglocked is offline  
post #4 of 25 (permalink) Old 10-07-2018, 10:22 AM
Super Moderator
 
Join Date: Sep 2018
Posts: 420
It only comes on when you put Barry White music on through the built in media system. Didn't your Niro have the 'sex it up' menu option under setup?? <joke>
Dovidan likes this.
Roadkill401 is online now  
post #5 of 25 (permalink) Old 06-24-2019, 04:28 PM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2019
Posts: 15
I'm really wondering what this is. Dealership had no idea, can't find it in the manual. Nobody has a real answer?
Wessock is offline  
post #6 of 25 (permalink) Old 06-24-2019, 06:17 PM
Super Moderator
 
atc98092's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2019
Location: Auburn WA
Posts: 389
Garage
They are probably using the term to cover things like the light inside the door armrest, and other indirect lighting sources. It usually refers to lights ringing the cupholders, or other low level lights like that. However, I haven't seen any lighting along my console. To be honest, I do to work so early in the morning having a light around the cupholder would be welcome.

Dan
2019 Kia Niro PHEV EX Premium

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
atc98092 is online now  
post #7 of 25 (permalink) Old 06-24-2019, 06:43 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2019
Location: Kentucky
Posts: 119
This is a guess not a definitive answer.
On our 2019 PHEV Niro in the evening when the lights are turned on in the Niro our gauges and instrument panel lighting has a red tint.
Could this possibly be what they are referring to?

5 stars to Roadkill401 on the Barry White reference from someone who is old enough to know who he is referring to.
Johnxyz is online now  
post #8 of 25 (permalink) Old 06-24-2019, 07:57 PM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2019
Posts: 15
I've gone into every menu and setting I can think of and can't find a thing.
Wessock is offline  
post #9 of 25 (permalink) Old 06-24-2019, 08:38 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2017
Location: SW Ohio
Posts: 1,864
Quote:
Originally Posted by Wessock View Post
I'm really wondering what this is. Dealership had no idea, can't find it in the manual. Nobody has a real answer?
You want mood lighting? Factory installed on the Kia Soul. Lots of third party options though.

Mood lighting is changeable colored accents on the doors and below the dash typically. Can be anywhere third party, even underbody to look cool to other drivers and pedestrians (may be illegal in many states).

2018 Kia LX HEV Metal Stream with Advanced Tech
yticolev is online now  
post #10 of 25 (permalink) Old 06-24-2019, 10:42 PM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2019
Posts: 15
It's not that I want it, I'm just curious what it is as far as the Niro is concerned since it's been listed as a feature since it debuted but nobody actually knows what it is or how to use it.
Wessock is offline  
Reply

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Custom LED Lighting Solutions Broncos Electronics, Audio, and Lighting 5 09-15-2018 04:05 PM
Mood lighting Plohnes Electronics, Audio, and Lighting 7 05-12-2018 01:28 AM

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome