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Old 10th August 2009, 14:08   #256
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Thanks for sharing it. I have already used M-seal in my Numberplate light to prevent water. Next I am trying to create flexible LED strips.
For that you can use the flexible transparent pipes that are available with the plumbers. But these are not of good quality - tends to turn yellow after sometime.
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Old 14th August 2009, 10:49   #257
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Thanks to all the suggestions and encouragement on this thread for this idea. I finally replaced the blue LEDs which served as the cabin light in my car with white ones. These are mounted on a dotted circuit board, and replace the existing ble LEDs which were mounted on a piece of cardboard.. a rather crude setup.

Here are some pics of the final setup.

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looks nice. Seems like you could have added a lot more

how does it light up the cabin ?
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looks nice. Seems like you could have added a lot more

how does it light up the cabin ?
I surely could have, but decided to try out how good this is for the time being. The cabin light is at the front of the car, and so there is good illumination at the front portion of the car. The rear is barely lit, but that was also the case earlier.
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I'll probably have to do my LED's all over again, since the rear and side of my car is being replaced due to a recent accident :(
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Old 14th August 2009, 17:49   #261
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OT : What happened? You could PM me with the details.
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Old 24th August 2009, 00:24   #262
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I used the method mentioned by Greenhorn on this thread to fabricate an adapter to connect the LED setup in my car's boot to the existing bulb holder of the bootlamp. Worked like a charm, and the best part is its more secure then loosely connecting the wires to the holder as i was doing earlier. Most importantly, it eliminates the need for cutting the original wires.

Thanks Greenhorn, that was brilliant!
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I tried to go the LED way on the backlit lighting for the power switches on my car. With no real idea how to begin and in constant fear whether i would end up breaking anything, i managed to get to the final frontier and this was what i found.

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This LED connected to a resistor emits the green light for the backlit lighting. Since it looked fragile, and also since i wasnt sure about the size of the LED, i decided to leave it as it is.

P.S. : The beautiful snaps are thanks to lack of a macro mode on my mobile cam, since i didnt have access to my digicam. Kindly adjust.
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Benny, no macro ? No Problem. Shoot regular, but crop the pic.

Now, pls re-post .. will really help see this more clearly. (even if you have to re-open)
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Benny, no macro ? No Problem. Shoot regular, but crop the pic.

Now, pls re-post .. will really help see this more clearly. (even if you have to re-open)
I agree with the cropping part. Too lazy to think of doing it again.
Thinking of doing the speedo console next. Let me see.
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Default LED-ing the Sumo

BadboyScad, Benny & Greenhorn : thank you !. You guys have made this so simple that I was able to finish this in one sitting, even though it has been years since I last held a soldering iron.

So here it is :
5 rows of 3 LED's each.
5mm LED's, rated at 3.2 -3.4V
100 ohm resistor to limit the current.

Set-up, after soldering:
Benny's first DIY : LEDs on an Ikon-leds-mounted.jpg

Stock lighting :
Benny's first DIY : LEDs on an Ikon-stock-light.jpg

And the final look : (shot with a SE K810i, no post-processing)
Benny's first DIY : LEDs on an Ikon-light-er-up.jpg

The lighting is gooood .. much better than the current stock lights. Next step : Will try about 18 LED's (3x6).

Front row lighting yet to be done.

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Congrats Condor! Job well done.

How many sets of cabin lights does the Sumo have?
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@Benny : Two stock roof mounted lights : front & middle row. Have been planning the third row (near rear door). Once done, I think this will be one welll illuminated truck.
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any chance of coloured and possibly blinking LED's for a car-o-bar

I've been toying with the idea of putting up an LED VU meter
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@Benny, that one's for you ;-)
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