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Old 08-23-2010, 09:55 PM
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Tonight I feel I've finished the PCB design for the headlights. 56 LEDs, which consist of 4 concentric rings. I will need to put a few jumper wires here but that's not going to be a problem. 224 Holes will need to be drilled per PCB, 448 for both headlights! Outermost ring will be run at 60ma for running lights (No PWM) - Inner rings will be run at 60ma for turnsignals. Some of the clearances are pretty tight - I sure hope I don't have problems acid-etching this.

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Old 08-23-2010, 11:39 PM
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no idea what you said but cant wait to see it
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Old 08-24-2010, 09:34 AM
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no idea what you said ..
... which part ?
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Old 08-24-2010, 12:58 PM
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! Outermost ring will be run at 60ma for running lights (No PWM) - Inner rings will be run at 60ma for turnsignals. Some of the clearances are pretty tight - I sure hope I don't have problems acid-etching this.

i get the acid etching part took an intro to electronics class but i only remember how to make stuff that was the best part everything else dont really member lol
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Old 08-24-2010, 08:29 PM
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This is the design I have for the corners. 28 Superflux per corner.

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Old 08-24-2010, 09:50 PM
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Here is an update showing how to use Voltage regulators on the circuits to protect them from voltage spikes - very useful not just for LEDs, but other circuits as well.

[YT]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A6jd9S7P9dA[/YT]
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Old 08-24-2010, 09:52 PM
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exactly as i predicted, jp7 sounds like the type of guy with a pocket protector filled with pens hahahahaha
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Old 08-24-2010, 09:56 PM
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exactly as i predicted, jp7 sounds like the type of guy with a pocket protector filled with pens hahahahaha
very funny, most of the day I'm in coveralls and greasy actually...
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Old 08-24-2010, 10:08 PM
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yea, but your aptitude for led lighting and creating all these circuits gives your inner nerd away
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Old 08-24-2010, 11:47 PM
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those corners are gonna be soo sweet
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Old 08-25-2010, 05:25 PM
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Today I worked on the headlights some more, by cutting my holes and semi-mounting my projectors. I started off by measuring the size of the parabolic reflector in the projector unit and making an ellipse in cad that was the same size. Printed out the ellipse, and centered it in the opening of the headlight using existing marks that make up the factory reflecting surface. I made lines with a sharpie, and cut carefully with a dremel. After a few cuts, I'd size up the projector, and make more cuts until everything fit basically how I wanted it to. Here are the results:





I haz projectorz...










Because of the care I took, aiming is going really well. Here is the HID projection in my basement:



Here is one right hand headlamp with the projectors, with the other right hand headlamp stock halogen.



The fixture I have to aim everything and simulate the front end of the truck(s)




and lastly - a video comparison: (CLICK BELOW TO WATCH)

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Old 08-25-2010, 05:33 PM
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Looks good. Did you ever get my corners?
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Old 08-25-2010, 05:44 PM
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Looks good. Did you ever get my corners?
Yes - they came the other day - thank you!
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Old 08-25-2010, 05:51 PM
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Not a problem man. Do me a favor, get on RF and leave me some feedback.
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Old 08-25-2010, 11:40 PM
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putting projectors in doesnt seem to be that bad just take your time i guess..now the aiming i guess seems a lil time consuming but im loving this..cant wait to see the final product and will you be taking any orders for all of this if people send you their heads and or corner lights?
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