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  • The LED tails are done....I think

    Well, I managed to build a set for the '03 sunfire. Not sure if I'm done yet or not. I might try to add a few more diodes here and there.

    Right now I'm running 32 10mm 18,000 MCD diodes in each light. If I didn't have tinted lenses they would be bright as *&#@
    I think they may be a little dim during the day but I have had the pOlice behind me without any trouble.

    Here are the pics.......








  • #2
    Really nice look but I don't think it's legal here in Quebec
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    • #3
      Correct. For it to be legal in Quebec, it would have to spell out "Arręt" with the LEDs.
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      • #4
        I'm trying to make a set mounted in lexan right now. The lens on those would be clear with the led's lighting up red. The new set should be legal in Quebec....lots of new cars have them now.

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        • #5
          How much did this all cost? Any special circuitry that you had to do?
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          • #6
            Nothing special other that a 25w 8Ohm resistor to get the turn signals to work right. Total cost so far is about $40CAN

            The next version will be upwards of $100CAN I think.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by blkfire
              Nothing special other that a 25w 8Ohm resistor to get the turn signals to work right. Total cost so far is about $40CAN

              The next version will be upwards of $100CAN I think.


              I'm thinking of doing the same thing with my tail lights
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              • #8
                BTW: Were did you get your LEDs?
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                • #9
                  I bought mine at a local electronics shop. You can get them on ebay too but I like to know what I'm paying for first so I tested out 10, then I bought the rest.

                  The next set should have around 250 5mm leds per light if I can get the pattern made up right. That was the hardest part so far - my lights are curved both up/down and left/right so it takes some messing around to get it right.

                  Good luck!!

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by blkfire
                    I bought mine at a local electronics shop. You can get them on ebay too but I like to know what I'm paying for first so I tested out 10, then I bought the rest.

                    The next set should have around 250 5mm leds per light if I can get the pattern made up right. That was the hardest part so far - my lights are curved both up/down and left/right so it takes some messing around to get it right.

                    Good luck!!


                    I don't know of any electornics shops here that have any LEDs remotely that bright. The brightest they had was like 8000mcd... and they called those ultra bright
                    I guess ebay it is for me then
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                    • #11
                      ive had this in mind for a while for my lights :-D and halo headlights but never got around to it gonna cost me good money so yeah hahah

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by xdjxklusivex
                        ive had this in mind for a while for my lights :-D and halo headlights but never got around to it gonna cost me good money so yeah hahah
                        Find a wrecked g35 or prius or 3series and you got yourself some nice HUGE LEDs

                        I'm gonna go with smaller LEDs because you can make more patterns with em. I'm thinking of doing a --> for my turn signal
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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by 0l33l
                          Find a wrecked g35 or prius or 3series and you got yourself some nice HUGE LEDs

                          I'm gonna go with smaller LEDs because you can make more patterns with em. I'm thinking of doing a --> for my turn signal
                          Is it just me or would it be cool, and a public neusance to do

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                          just to irritate people behind you....

                          Ofcourse it is not like anybody actually pays attention to turn signals, except maybe to know which side to cut you off on....

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by dug1967
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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by tj!2k4
                              ..being dense today.. what's that mean?
                              Got no clue what that means either
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