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Old 12-26-2005, 12:49 PM   #11
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justin.... will you marry me
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Custom88 : its a FUJIFILM FinePix E510, i need to get a tripod because i cant hold it steady worth crap.

harofreak00 : ide have to get to know you first :P
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Looking sweet!! Did you disable the interior lights by the moonroof switch and the ones for the back seats?

Those pictures make me want to fix up my 89 no matter what the cost...
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The bulbs are removed in the rear overhead lights and the leds in the front overhead lights are connected so that they only go on when you push the button. I disconected the door light circuit and left the constant 12 volt connected. When I take out the interior I am going to put the wiring back to original and use a seperate switch to turn on just the blue lights. That way when you open the doors all the lights come on, but can have just the blue ones on at night.

edit : captainmiller, do you have a pic of your blazer fog lights?
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I thought about doing the same with the LEDS in Majestic. The overheads I had to change to 4 Bright whites instead of just the two- as you kno the lens that cover the light is not perfectly flat- and with the LED'* being directional, it didn't work out, the amount of light to be aimed was useless. I don't have nearly as many LEDS in the Courtesy lights- just two in each. But how many do you have under the dash? I have nearly 60 in Red, and 25 white and about 30 yellow (which was an experiment that had mixed results) All three colors are on different switches.
So Phoenix flame- I usually put one resister on each LED is there anyway to use a larger resistor that could look after several LEDS? and if so- what are the color bands?
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Wish I could post some pics!
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In my overhead lights I used 4 high power LEDs. 500mW (150mA at 3.4 volts). theyre 55 degree 13 lumens. They are more directional than the lightbulbs but theyre MUCH brighter, and pure white instead of the yellow of incandescents. When they are on at night it is hard to see the road Ive also got 30 white LEDs in my glove box to match the overheads.

heres how to read the resistors
http://xtronics.com/kits/rcode.htm

Under the dash I have 30 on each side. They have a wider beam pattern than the door lights so theyre better under the dash. I made mine with a long circuit board with the elds and resistors and used GOOP to attach it to a piece of plastic channel. Then 2 screws to hold it under the dash. How did you put the leds in the doors? I took each light socket out and cut and shaved to make the board fit.
You can easily use one resistor for multiple leds. You can put leds in series and parallel, and with the proper resistor you can do whatever you want. Just make sure that the resistor has a high enough wattage rating.
WATTS = VOLTAGE X CURRENT
One thing that you may notice is that LEDs flicker due to the alternator. If this bothers you too much you can use a capacitor to smooth it out.
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The blue n black look great. That is a clean car. Keep it that way!
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thanks for the info Justin.
I got some orange LEDS I have and Idea that I would like to try out.
What is the bst way to cut breadboard?
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Thanks for all the great support I cut my breadboard with a scroll saw. You can score it with a knife and break it off if as well. The best way is with a saw or some kind of cutting tool. What did you have in mind?
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whats the candela rating of those leds? looks great man. I gotta do that over the summer when I have some time, prolly red leds tho
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