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Old 3rd December 2008, 11:15   #1
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Default DIY-Blue LED Parking Lamp & Speedo Meter+Wire Mesh Grille & Underbody Neons for Alto

This diy started off with the purpose of changing the speedometer lights to blue and got sidetracked into changing the color of the parking lamps.

Components:
Blue LEDs (5mm or 8mm)
470 Ohms resistors
Holders from fused LED parking lamps(the ones that are used in bikes like discover or pulsar)

Tools:
Soldering iron.
Cutter.

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

Cut short the longer leg(anode or +ve) of the LED:
DIY-Blue LED Parking Lamp & Speedo Meter+Wire Mesh Grille & Underbody Neons for Alto-cutled.jpg

The 470 Ohms resistor:
DIY-Blue LED Parking Lamp & Speedo Meter+Wire Mesh Grille & Underbody Neons for Alto-470.jpg

Cut short any one lead of the resistor and solder it with the anode of the LED:
DIY-Blue LED Parking Lamp & Speedo Meter+Wire Mesh Grille & Underbody Neons for Alto-sold.jpg

The fused LED parking lamp (from my friend's discover)
DIY-Blue LED Parking Lamp & Speedo Meter+Wire Mesh Grille & Underbody Neons for Alto-fuse.jpg

The holder alone with the LED plied out:
DIY-Blue LED Parking Lamp & Speedo Meter+Wire Mesh Grille & Underbody Neons for Alto-hold.jpg

Blue LED inserted into the holder:
DIY-Blue LED Parking Lamp & Speedo Meter+Wire Mesh Grille & Underbody Neons for Alto-03122008331.jpg

Legs of LED coming out the other side of the holder:
DIY-Blue LED Parking Lamp & Speedo Meter+Wire Mesh Grille & Underbody Neons for Alto-03122008332.jpg

Holder fitted to the headlamp:
DIY-Blue LED Parking Lamp & Speedo Meter+Wire Mesh Grille & Underbody Neons for Alto-dayl.jpg
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Aarey dude,these are readily available in White,Red,Blue,Green i have 50-60packs of these lying in different colours...nice DIY
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Continued...

A night shot of the parking lamp (The LED used here is a 3mm one which can be seen in the inner pic) :

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

A close up ( of 3mm led parking lamp):

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

Will post night pics of 8mm LED tonight.

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Aarey dude,these are readily available in White,Red,Blue,Green i have 50-60packs of these lying in different colours...nice DIY
@ ramie bhai: Hehehe, as i ve mentioned in the first sentence, this started off as to change the speedometer lamps to blue and got sidetracked. Will post the blue speedometer pics once im finished with it.

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Good work, BBCad. You seem to have taken time off from your chop jobs.
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you can use the same type of bulb in the speedo check out my thread

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/modifi...board-diy.html

btw how much did it cost
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bbs, good one...nice pic with details.Have fun!! Try to do the same to tail lamps with multiple LEDs.
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@ getsurya & benny: thanks , i did this while re-installing the OS of my computer

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btw how much did it cost
8mm blue LED - Rs: 5.00 per piece
470 ohms resistor - Rs: 0.25 per piece
5mm blue LED - Rs: 0.60 per piece
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Old 3rd December 2008, 12:13   #8
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to continue with bbs note..

The cost of the DIY is 8mm blue LED - Rs: 5.00 per piece
470 ohms resistor - Rs: 0.25 per piece
5mm blue LED - Rs: 0.60 per piece
and the pleasure of seeing it working is PRICELESS!!
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Just out of curiousity, blue LED parking light bulbs are available in the market; so why go and get those straight?
Dont get me wrong, what you have done is really cool, but is there a reason you didnt buy them straight away?
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I'm sure they cost more than 10 bucks apiece.

bbs, can you get the bike parker lamps new ? from spares shops ? I dont want to run around for scrap ones
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Just out of curiousity, blue LED parking light bulbs are available in the market; so why go and get those straight?
Dont get me wrong, what you have done is really cool, but is there a reason you didnt buy them straight away?
as i said before, i bought these LEDs & stuff for the speedometer diy project and then thought of changing the parking lamps too so this was a quick sub-project.

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I'm sure they cost more than 10 bucks apiece.

bbs, can you get the bike parker lamps new ? from spares shops ? I dont want to run around for scrap ones
yeah, you can get them new lamps, but they cost 40 bucks(pack contains 2 pieces) here.
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Aarey dude,these are readily available in White,Red,Blue,Green i have 50-60packs of these lying in different colours...nice DIY
so ramie sir, by postal money order, i will send you rs 11 paise 70 plus rs 10 for currier and send me two pieces of LEDs asap.
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bbs, can you get the bike parker lamps new ? from spares shops ? I dont want to run around for scrap ones
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yeah, you can get them new lamps, but they cost 40 bucks(pack contains 2 pieces) here.
Or you can use a piece of plastic (about 2 to 3 mm thick). Basically, its(the white thingy) purpose is to hold the LED firm when inserted into the car's parking lamp slots.
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so ramie sir, by postal money order, i will send you rs 11 paise 70 plus rs 10 for currier and send me two pieces of LEDs asap.
Aarey sirji when next time we meet,i will exchange of 1colour each with the white wine bottle your getting for me
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+ bbs, the stuff available in the market does not have the resistors in series. they'll burn out soon
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