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Old 07-21-2012
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My New Mod. The most Bad @$$ 3rd Brake light

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



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



This was from across the room with all 42 lit up



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



This is in direct sun light It looks brighter in person




These are the Cargo lights









This is the drive




More will come later when I get the stuff to finish them up. Let me know what you think
 
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Looks good!
 
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Nice work dude!
 
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cool project.
 
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jp7 will be jealous.
 
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So will the bugg.
 
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Originally Posted by <TX>TORKiT View Post
jp7 will be jealous.
He sold both his rangers and dropped of the face of the earth. Haha.

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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.
 
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Looks great!
 
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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.
 
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how much did it cost?
 
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Originally Posted by btm757 View Post
He sold both his rangers and dropped of the face of the earth. Haha.
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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.

This mod looks good BTM.
 
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Originally Posted by Lord Of War View Post
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.

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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.
 
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That's bright! Nice work.
 
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My vreg setup.



The back of the light



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!!!

 
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Awesome mod.

Nice trucks, btw.
 
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holy lights batman!
 
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Originally Posted by 03crewcabranger View Post
Awesome mod.

Nice trucks, btw.
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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.
 
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Here is the cargo lights at night. Way brighter than stock

 
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Here is the cargo lights at night. Way brighter than stock
plug in led that ****
omg i can see germs reproducing! hahaha
 
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you're ruining the lawn.

I wish my cargos were that bright
 
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Nice Ben!

....one fo me? lol.
 
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Nice job man!!!

Looks great!
 
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