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Old 10-15-2011
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Evil Eyes! Led illuminated headlights

I've actually been wanting to change my mazda's front end to the ranger style headlights/grille but I think this has changed my mind on that, today I removed my headlights to see what I could do to make them illuminate when im parked for night shows and swag factor when i run into the store to grab a few things.

I took 8 10mm diffused wide angle leds, and mounted them in the top and bottom of the headlight, even with just 4 the lighting was bright but the 8 makes it real even at all angles, all I had laying around was blue at the moment, so.. the once my leds ship I will pop the red ones in to match my paint.

Due to temptation reasons.. I'm not going to make these flash or even have a mounted switch to activate them, I'm going to use my alarms - trunk output, and wire up a a relay pack with 4 relays and 2 diodes to be able to use the - pulse into a latching on/off output. IE-free remote turn on/off, and I may wire them into the alarm park flash as well, but not sure until i actually have the red ones here to test it in place.

This was the original 4 leds


and again but with 8, at about 5 feet away.


What you guys think? I know im pretty excited to get my leds, I just ordered another 1000 resistors and have plenty more leds on the way for some more interior mods and other projects as well. =]
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Looks like good work... but I'd have to see it on the truck to say whether I like it or not...
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I had seen an f250 posted up at wal mart the other day with the same kind of thing, white truck with green lighting, i liked how it looked only the headlights didnt seem very bright so i wanted mine to be lol, ive never really been a fan of the underbody lighting since they always look uneven, but primarily i want it to get attention at shows. Of course pics of it installed will be uploaded as soon as I get the leds. ;]
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Looks cool! When do you install them? Won't know for sure until there on.
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Looks like good work... but I'd have to see it on the truck to say whether I like it or not...
I'm thinking the same... get them on there and post up some pics!
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It will be at least a few days, coming from china so.. shipping is always different, i might get the urge to mock them up this weekend in the blue, it just looks wrong since everything on my truck is red lol.
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Ok, so my leds FINALLY came today the day before I leave town for a few days thankfully, unfortunately.... I ordered the lower 200-300mcd leds instead of the 800mcd ones I intended to get in my rush to order them =\, I'm still happy with the turnout though I would like them to be a little brighter and eventually I will more then likely redo them with brighter leds.

Anyway.. here it is, just like I said wired up to the trunk output of my alarm brain, through a series of 4 relays combined with 2 diodes to give me a - pulse to a latching on/off output.









After I get back next week, I want to see if I can put some leds in the side markers as well, I think it would look a little better carried over to both sets of lights.
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hmmm your truck looks evil
Cool effect though.
Props on the work
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Not to be rude but this looks like something that belongs on a 16 year olds Honda.
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It really does look like it belongs on a Honda, and yet I'm still perfectly ok with that lol I was planning on entering some night shows so, the more "clean" looking light mods I can do, the better I will stand out. The thing I hate the most is seeing people slap strips of lights on things hanging all over the place, it looks cheap, and does take much thought or creativity in my opinion.
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I think it looks pretty good but it defiantly needs to be on some clear headlights not the stockers.
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I think it looks pretty good but it defiantly needs to be on some clear headlights not the stockers.
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I bet they'd be a lot brighter with clear headlights too. How clean are yours? maybe use that 3m kit to "restore" them.
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I'm putting a Single 1watt led in each housing of mine. the black housings already have a hole that is capped off for this purpose. It will function as a DRL
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Looks good. Bet it looks better in person.
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It does look better in person, the lenses are yellowed and do need to be cleaned, I would rather have it on my stocks then aftermarket clears so the light is disbursed evenly through the lens instead of shining all through it, i dont think it would be as noticeable, but thats just my thoughts on it.
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