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btm757 07-21-2012 06:07 PM

My New Mod. The most Bad @$$ 3rd Brake light
 
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Well I decided to do my first LED retro so all my exterior lighting will be LED.

First for the Parts I used. The Brake lights I used 42 Phillips Lumileds at approximately 5 lumens each that's a 210 Lumen Brake light.

Voltage regulator is a Sharp PQ12RD21 which is a 12v regulator.

For the Cargo Lights I used 2 Cree XT-E LEDs one on each side. Driven by a LUX Drive 700mA Flex Block. The cargo lights will be about 500 lumens. I will have some TIR style optics on them so the light is more focused.

Well here are the pictures

https://www.ranger-forums.com/attach...ine=1342915621

To give you an idea of brightness this is how bright they are with 9 LEDs lit up

https://www.ranger-forums.com/attach...ine=1342915621

This was from across the room with all 42 lit up

https://www.ranger-forums.com/attach...ine=1342915621

Some look slightly different I think its the iphone camera doing that

https://www.ranger-forums.com/attach...ine=1342915621

This is in direct sun light It looks brighter in person

https://www.ranger-forums.com/attach...ine=1342915621
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These are the Cargo lights

https://www.ranger-forums.com/attach...ine=1342915621

https://www.ranger-forums.com/attach...ine=1342915621

https://www.ranger-forums.com/attach...ine=1342915621

https://www.ranger-forums.com/attach...ine=1342915621

This is the drive

https://www.ranger-forums.com/attach...ine=1342915621


More will come later when I get the stuff to finish them up. Let me know what you think

RazorsEDGE 07-21-2012 06:14 PM

Looks good!

Clinton 07-21-2012 06:25 PM

Nice work dude!

KLC 07-21-2012 06:33 PM

Nice!

SteelDirigible 07-21-2012 06:47 PM

cool project.

<TX>TORKiT 07-21-2012 06:55 PM

jp7 will be jealous.

morris 07-21-2012 07:03 PM

So will the bugg.

btm757 07-21-2012 11:32 PM

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Originally Posted by <TX>TORKiT (Post 2004613)
jp7 will be jealous.

He sold both his rangers and dropped of the face of the earth. Haha.

Quote:

Originally Posted by morris (Post 2004619)
So will the bugg.

I will also be making some high power led lighting for the OHC and Mustang dome light. Oh and for the brake light I will be trying to cram as many LEDs as I can into the empty space under the reverse light on the 06+ tails.

I also have a ton of Amber Lumileds I am trying to figure out something to do with them.

99offroadrngr 07-21-2012 11:36 PM

need

98liftedranger 07-22-2012 01:52 AM

Looks great!

Lord Of War 07-22-2012 08:22 AM

Awesome.

Is there a website or anything where I can read to learn how to do LED stuff? I would like to update some lighting on the F150.

andrew_deaton 07-22-2012 08:43 AM

how much did it cost?

<TX>TORKiT 07-22-2012 10:51 AM

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Originally Posted by btm757 (Post 2004646)
He sold both his rangers and dropped of the face of the earth. Haha.
.

Good, that dude was cocky for some reason? After he dissed my LED bolts for the rear license plate, I lost all respect. Sorry about my rant. :mischievo

This mod looks good BTM.

btm757 07-22-2012 01:41 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Lord Of War (Post 2004677)
Awesome.

Is there a website or anything where I can read to learn how to do LED stuff? I would like to update some lighting on the F150.

Hidplanet.com has some very helpful people for when it comes to vehicle lighting. A lot of custom stuff done there.

Quote:

Originally Posted by andrew_deaton (Post 2004682)
how much did it cost?

I've spent about $75 on it including all the parts including the $25 3rd brake light housing. Plus a few hours of labor and it's way brighter and looks better than any commercially available light out there.

FULLSCALE 07-22-2012 07:32 PM

That's bright! Nice work.

btm757 07-31-2012 04:34 PM

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https://www.ranger-forums.com/attach...ine=1343774057

My vreg setup.

https://www.ranger-forums.com/attach...ine=1343774057

The back of the light

https://www.ranger-forums.com/attach...ine=1343774057

And on the truck. Its way brighter than the stock brake light. Hard to see it in the picture but you can really tell it in person. Its awesome!!!

https://www.ranger-forums.com/attach...ine=1343774057

03crewcabranger 07-31-2012 04:52 PM

Awesome mod.

Nice trucks, btw.

rangermainer 07-31-2012 04:58 PM

holy lights batman!

btm757 07-31-2012 05:01 PM

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Originally Posted by 03crewcabranger (Post 2007102)
Awesome mod.

Nice trucks, btw.

Thanks

Quote:

Originally Posted by rangermainer (Post 2007104)
holy lights batman!

Hells yeah!!!! Now I need to find a way to make my tag lights something better than the PNP one I have now. Gonna be hard do to space.

btm757 07-31-2012 06:55 PM

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Here is the cargo lights at night. Way brighter than stock

https://www.ranger-forums.com/attach...ine=1343782508

rangermainer 07-31-2012 06:56 PM

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Originally Posted by btm757 (Post 2007152)
Here is the cargo lights at night. Way brighter than stock
plug in led that shit
https://www.ranger-forums.com/attach...ine=1343782508

omg i can see germs reproducing! hahaha

99offroadrngr 07-31-2012 06:59 PM

you're ruining the lawn.

I wish my cargos were that bright

Taylor 07-31-2012 06:59 PM

Nice Ben!

....one fo me? lol.

tjtheman007 07-31-2012 08:43 PM

Nice job man!!!

Looks great!

Mcleary316 07-31-2012 08:50 PM

http://forum-img.pinside.com/pinball...t=27812&inline


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