Price for each LED is 3$ CAN X 12 for 12" Tube. Getting 36$ + resistors to drop voltage to ~3 volts. = 40$. Clear tube = 2$ Custom sides =6$ cable 2$ Total: ~50$ CAN just parts!. So if 12" Tube is going about 60$ plus tax I can say it´s not that bad! But I still like my blue 10" neon lights under my seats.
I can make a red or yellow one of those for like $10 US. Blue and white are the most expensive. It would also be possible to make one that can be switched from blue/yellow/red/green/orange with a multi LED but that would be pretty expensive. Me and my dad will have some sweet LED stuff pretty soon that I´m sure you guys will all like
$60 Can. would be pretty close to $40 US, so it´s alrite, but still kinda high priced.
now what i did (and still need to take some pics), was just take the green LED´s (couple bucks each) and wire them into my windshield wipers and to light up up my grill. pretty snazzy, and under $20 Can for everything, led´s, wiring, except i had a cig. lighter converter already for my lit up 8balls from my rear mirror, so some splicing was needed. a cig. lighter converter is maybe $5 though