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Old 06-24-2006, 01:07 AM   #51
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what type of resisters did you use? 1K? also what is the Volt specs on the LEDS?
unless you have the exact same LED'* the volt specs will be different meaning the resistors will be different....I would suggest using below

http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q...=Google+Search

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http://www.luxeonstar.com/resistor-calculator.php

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http://led.linear1.org/1led.wiz
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what type of resisters did you use? 1K? also what is the Volt specs on the LEDS?
This will all depend specifically on your car, things like non-running battery voltage, battery voltage while running, type, and quantity of LEDs.

Because you'll be using red LEDs, they use a different substrate than the blue ones to produce the different wavelength of light, so red would have a voltage drop more around 2-2.2V, depending on the manufacturing process used, and the quality.

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Nice to see more LEDs!!!

I do like that color- I know someone already asked this but- are those purple or pure white?
Looks good either way. what is the material that you used to mount them?
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Nice to see more LEDs!!!

I do like that color- I know someone already asked this but- are those purple or pure white?
Looks good either way. what is the material that you used to mount them?
They are blue, the UV filters on my DSLR camera I think shifted the hue slightly because of the uber specific wavelength the LEDs give off.

For the under dash setup I used 1/4" foam core board, available at most art supply stores, and for the door lights I used standard mat board, again, art supply stores.
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Right on Acid.
Looks good. You make me want to showcase mine all over again....
Love the TS'* too.
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Right on Acid.
Looks good. You make me want to showcase mine all over again....
Love the TS'* too.
Do you have a couple pics that showcase yours well, cause I am interested in what others have done.
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They all look like crap- my digital makes them all look graney. But I'll take some more this week. The problem with the LED'*- once you have some- you'll keep adding more.
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The problem with the LED'*- once you have some- you'll keep adding more.
I hear ya, prolly when I get bored next month I'll start doing the backseat... even though no one EVER sits there :P.
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I know what you mean. I actually thought about doing somthing back there at one time- but then I came to the same conclusion.
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OK! So in the process of trying to reprogram my key fobs today I spent a lot of time in the car in the driveway being angry about that, so I decided to LED some more, cause I knew at least I wouldn't get frustrated by that.

First off I give complete credit for this one to BLACK94SSEi since he inspired me to do it, and helped me out with getting the damn plastic mouldings off.

So this is ACTUALLY the easiest LED mod on the FACE OF THE PLANET IN ANY CAR, the car has freaking LED sockets, it'* a joke, pop out the old ones, save them for later, pop in whatever you like to replace! Since they're orange ones stock, they have the lowest voltage drop of all LEDs, so anything replace them with won't cause your replacements to be over currented, it'* SWEET!

OK, now pics, before: boring:


Left side done:


Side door lights, control accent lights, and floor lights all at once!



Passenger side ripped apart, this is TOO easy:


And the passenger side done:


Back seat coming up next! Probably some time this weekend, or next week.
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