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Old 3rd December 2008, 13:48   #16
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@ getsurya & benny: thanks , i did this while re-installing the OS of my computer



8mm blue LED - Rs: 5.00 per piece
470 ohms resistor - Rs: 0.25 per piece
5mm blue LED - Rs: 0.60 per piece
great job. Can you post some pictures of the LED working from little distance, say 1-2 feet. Right now the picture is a close-up

Also, i am curious to know how did you pay for the Rs.0.60 5mm LED? Did you have difficulty in getting change?
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Old 3rd December 2008, 14:02   #17
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[quote=mobike008;107790 Can you post some pictures of the LED working from little distance, say 1-2 feet.
Also, i am curious to know how did you pay for the Rs.0.60 5mm LED? Did you have difficulty in getting change?[/quote]

i ll post more pics tonight. Regarding the Rs:0.60, SORRY that was an error caused by my absent mindedness, the 5mm LEDs cost Rs: 1.50 per piece.
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Old 3rd December 2008, 15:33   #18
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this is cool as the one which we get from the acessoories shop dont long for more than few months and we need to buy another pair. nice DIY
but waiting for the speedo LED change.
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Old 3rd December 2008, 19:48   #19
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Here are a few links to get different LED lightings for automobiles - no intention to hijack this thread - just to help fellow diy'rs

I am no where associated by this website but thought would help all those DIY'rs looking for fancy lighting

DealExtreme: Gadgets & Auto Parts (Page 1)
DealExtreme: LED Car Decorations (Page 1)

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Old 3rd December 2008, 22:09   #20
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Here are some night shots:

The 8mm LED:
DIY-Blue LED Parking Lamp & Speedo Meter+Wire Mesh Grille & Underbody Neons for Alto-l.jpg

Comparison of 8mm LED(driver side) with two 5mm LEDs(passenger side):
DIY-Blue LED Parking Lamp & Speedo Meter+Wire Mesh Grille & Underbody Neons for Alto-ll.jpg

Since the 5mm LEDs were brighter, i joined three 5mm LEDs in the holder:
DIY-Blue LED Parking Lamp & Speedo Meter+Wire Mesh Grille & Underbody Neons for Alto-03122008348.jpg

5mm LEDs in action: (they are really bright):
DIY-Blue LED Parking Lamp & Speedo Meter+Wire Mesh Grille & Underbody Neons for Alto-03122008353.jpg
DIY-Blue LED Parking Lamp & Speedo Meter+Wire Mesh Grille & Underbody Neons for Alto-03122008354.jpg


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unlike the bulbs we have, these are projector LED's . dont expect them the light up the reflectors much. they'll light up only a small area, just like an HID
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Old 3rd December 2008, 22:31   #22
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Here is another video to give an idea about the brightness:

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an extremely nice DIY bbs!!
just one question. how did u manage to put 3 LEDs in one holder?
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just one question. how did u manage to put 3 LEDs in one holder?
i just tried and stuffed the 6 legs (3 anodes & 3 cathodes) into the holes of the holder.

Just now finished assembling the lamp(same three 5mm LED setup) for the passenger side.

DIY-Blue LED Parking Lamp & Speedo Meter+Wire Mesh Grille & Underbody Neons for Alto-kk.jpg

DIY-Blue LED Parking Lamp & Speedo Meter+Wire Mesh Grille & Underbody Neons for Alto-k.jpg

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bbs you sure have some time at your disposal buddy. Nice DIY and my compliments to you.
Also I never knew that a Win OS install infact gave you so much time to do up this. Whats your system config like ? 486 .
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BBS: did you use 3 470E resistors ( 1 each per LED) or just one for all of them ?
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Good pics BBS..I have done similiar thing with 6 white LEDs for the two bulbs above the number plate on the back for my scorpio. Looks cool!!
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Also I never knew that a Win OS install infact gave you so much time to do up this. Whats your system config like ? 486 .
My comp is just an old P4, takes about 25 to 30 mins for installation.

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BBS: did you use 3 470E resistors ( 1 each per LED) or just one for all of them ?
i used 3 470 ohms resistors (1 resistor per LED).
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pics of the LEDs(siwtched off) inside the headlamp unit

DIY-Blue LED Parking Lamp & Speedo Meter+Wire Mesh Grille & Underbody Neons for Alto-j.jpg
DIY-Blue LED Parking Lamp & Speedo Meter+Wire Mesh Grille & Underbody Neons for Alto-jj.jpg
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Nice DIY - Lemme also try to change the parking lights in my swift (although the LEDs would be White not Blue)
Why did you settle for resistors of this rating - (I mean what were the calculations behind that)
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