well whats your pricing? and a round about on parts pricing?
I spent 60$ on LEDs for this one, if you wanted the same design I could probably get away with about 50$ in parts but it took me about 40 hours. I probably could do another in 20-30 hours - probably about 400$ for the labor.
i would love a red led in mine... buti get killer migranes somtimes and light is my enemy.... this would not help.... i somtimes have turn my guages all the way down and still can be much...ha now my ohc is not helping!
How's the coloring in person? More yellow than orange or more orange than yellow?
It looks like a very vivid amber light from a traffic signal... maybe just a tiny bit more orange than that. These LEDs are 590 nanometers dominant wavelength. I used a 587 nanometer 360 degree LED for the headlight switch, which is basically identical to traffic signal lights. They match really good. Im going to paint the radio bezel the same glossy white tomorrow. I'll do matching amber in the stock radio.
The contrasting color of the "trim ring" looks really nice.
Do you have to wear sunglasses at night with all those LED's?
No its not too bright its just very colorful. The camera overexposes LED light. If you want to understand first hand take a picture of your dash with no flash and look how much it will overexpose it compared to real life.
Also - someone asked how I wired things in. I used one of the stock sockets that used to hold one of the bulbs, and I soldered the wires wires to the socket holder itself so that I can just plug it in like a bulb.
geeze next thing this guy will be building an iron man suit... your talented with wiring my friend...
No actually the next project is to RE-LED the stock radio with Amber LEDs instead of the green ones that come from ford. More tricky because Amber LEDs have lower nominal voltages than Green, also use less current too.
Then after that I'm going to be building some LED scrolling turnsignal tails for my Evo IX. I have Evo VIII tails to practice on.
Originally Posted by btm757
...one morning we will all wake up and notice jp7 replaced the sun with LEDs
Originally Posted by Fx4wannabe01
I'm sure it'll turn out like all your lighting projects: amazing!
Originally Posted by dixie_boysles
you are the lighting king
Originally Posted by Fink132
For those who don't know, this is our resident LED Expert.
Chose any color - I bought 5 of the 19" ones. NON-waterproof. NFLS & WFLS series Flexible Light Strips
If I had to do it again I would probably just buy SMD LEDs and glue them directly to the back, because then I could get even better results with LESS leds and LESS cost.
I would also have bought my stuff from LEDSUPPLY.com if I could do it again.