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Old 06-21-2006, 02:41 AM   #11
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I'm working with a 25 degree viewing angle cause they're 3mm LEDs (my white ones are 5, but I don't intend to use those).

I may have to kick it up notch to 10ish/side see how that works.

I'll mount them all on a removeable/moveable strip so I can aim each one, and possibly add more later.
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being an LED guru along with phoenix, I would also suggest using more LED'* than that. Maybe you want to look into something like this ( http://www.oznium.com/meteor ) but in white.

If I were going to do what you are doing, I would use upwards of 30 LED'* that give out atleast 2 lumens at 70deg or more viewing angle. Or maybe 1-3 1watt (or 5 watt) LEDs.

good idea, but I think you need to use more.
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Thanks for the input guys.

The reason I'm doing this is cause I have 300 laying around, so I'm going to work with the ones I got, and make them work the best.

I'm going to fabricate modular LED strips of 10/strip, and I'll just keep manufacturing more by hand until I get a happy light output level.
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Ok..how about this.. Mount the led'* into the hush panel, then wire them all together and put a connector on it..tap that connector into the existing wiring for the 194 bulb...and leave the 194 out of the socket.

This way..you can disconnect the connector if you need to move the panel and you have a nice even spread pattern because you can mount the lights anywhere in teh panel that you want.
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Ok..how about this.. Mount the led'* into the hush panel, then wire them all together and put a connector on it..tap that connector into the existing wiring for the 194 bulb...and leave the 194 out of the socket.

This way..you can disconnect the connector if you need to move the panel and you have a nice even spread pattern because you can mount the lights anywhere in teh panel that you want.
Sorry... what'* a "hush panel" I guess that'* just the plastic that wraps around under the dash?
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Yes..the black panel with the light currently in it.
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Well I've got the driver'* side units built and installed. I did 12 LEDs and it'* really bright, looks AWESOME even in the day. Pics to come later, prolly after it'* dark and I've got the passenger done.
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How did you do it?
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How did you do it?
2 circuits, each with 2 sets of 3 in parallel. Each LED seeing around 18-20mA.

I mounted the circuits on strips of normal 1/4" foam core board which I've found works AWESOME for doing this.

Then I ripped off the hush panel to pull the 194 socket out to get to the wires, connect my circuit in and BAM! Let there be light!

I'll get a more detailed post with pics later tonight when I'm completely done for anyone in the future who wants to do this as well.
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Both sides done, installed, sexied to the max.

Pics and details to come later tonight, prolly in "Your Ride."
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