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Old 10-20-2010
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NEW LED Halos (Flashtech) Any interest?

I work for a company called flashtech. For the explorer, everyone said they would love them but nobody came through, lol.

These are the first, patent-pending LED halos. CCFL (cold cathode) lighting halos were made for in-door use. The heat melts the inverters, and the cold cracks the rings. These LED's don't have problems with the elements, and last MUCH longer, and are 3x brighter!

We've come up with a kit that works for the Ford Ranger (01-10 I believe).

Other kits can be custom made if sent in to flashtech.

The rings, appropriate wiring, and voltage regulators, run about $199.99

If enough people buy them, they can be as low as $169.99. We'd need a group buy.

For an extra fee Steve will install them in housings.

Anyway here they are, this is basically a feeler. Here they are on my personal ranger.

In person you don't see the individual LED's nearly as much, this was HD mode on my iPhone4





Sorry for the poor and few pics. During shipping one of my headlights broke, but I installed the one to show you how they look. They look FANTASTIC on the car. They come in other colors, too. UV purple, Red, Blue, Green, Amber, and Yellow. Here are my other vehicles with flashtech LED halos.












The charger had white AND amber headlights (although they look orange in this picture).

What do you guys think? I figured this is a neat mod that could appeal to both the on AND off-road modifiers!
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looks like the halo covers the mirror a little
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looks like the halo covers the mirror a little
When they are on and not in HD, you can't tell because of glare. They do cover the mirror, it's the only way to keep them forward facing, yet mounted to the ring. (It curves inward.) They're difficult lights to work with. The explorer rings sit inside the large ring. They look fantastic. Lots of compliments.

I'll post more pics when I get my set back.

Also, the rings aren't as noticeable when you're looking at the housing from more than a few feet away. The board is painted black so you don't see it.
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would u guys ship em?
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and do they come in yello? lol
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Of course we ship. :) Flashtech is located out of metairie, LA. I am just a marketing rep.

FLASHTECH - The leader in automotive lighting and accessories. if you want to see any work or order!
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you guys should come up with a kit for us mazda guys no one makes anything for our trucks headlight, corner lights or tail lights
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you guys should come up with a kit for us mazda guys no one makes anything for our trucks headlight, corner lights or tail lights
send us a set to work with, we will see what we can do. what year are you talking about? Some lights (with textured plastic) can't easily accommodate halos.
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Is this kit integrated into the headlight wiring harness? Or on it's own circuit?

Or should I ask, Is this plug and play?
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I already built my own into the running lights for WAY less than that. Think about 37 cents per LED.
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I already built my own into the running lights for WAY less than that. Think about 37 cents per LED.
Not everybody is willing or capable of doing that themselves. Don't get me wrong, we're all super proud of you and all of your LED mods, but why hate on this guys thread with your LED cheapness... It won't make the cost go down any.


I like these halos but unfortunately I'm poor. lol



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Is this kit integrated into the headlight wiring harness? Or on it's own circuit?

Or should I ask, Is this plug and play?
X2... this is what I want to know!
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CCFL's are used in the BMW crowd for Angel Eyes. I have them on my E46 and have gone through some cold winters. I know of 3 others that have CCFL's and not one of them have had a problem with them in elements. They work just fine and are bright...
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CCFL's are used in the BMW crowd for Angel Eyes. I have them on my E46 and have gone through some cold winters. I know of 3 others that have CCFL's and not one of them have had a problem with them in elements. They work just fine and are bright...
if you want some good reading, search for inverter failure on google for CCFL, and cracked rings. I don't know anyone who has had these work for longer than a year. CCFL are also 1/3 as bright. LED consume less energy as well.

A lot of car makes use LED's as halos now standard. I am sure some people have good luck with CCFL. Chargerforums and LXforums have lots of good reading, and a few cars burning to the ground because of inverter failure.
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Is this kit integrated into the headlight wiring harness? Or on it's own circuit?

Or should I ask, Is this plug and play?
Each kit comes with directions on how to tap these in to your parking lights. They come with a simple voltage regulator as well. The kit isn't plug and play per say, but not difficult to install, electrically. The ring installation in the headlights would probably best be done by a professional or by us (we can install them and sell them pre-installed in housings obviously for a charge). This is how I bought them for all three of my vehicles. I wired them myself, however.

The reason they aren't plug and play is A) many people want them to be controlled by a switch, rather than on always when the parking lights are on, B) this is the first set for the ranger, not much time has been spent on marketing them to ranger enthusiasts. I personally tried these on explorer forum and it completely flopped. 1/20 people who committed to buy, did, and it was sad. I personally own an explorer and ranger, and am a good friend of the owner of Flashtech. More interest = lower prices, and more ranger-specific additions.

Just a molding for the halo rings costs a small fortune, lol.

If you have any further questions, PM me I get it quicker. I apologize for my belated response, been busy planning wedding, working, and full-time college.
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I already built my own into the running lights for WAY less than that. Think about 37 cents per LED.
That's fantastic. Many people would prefer a brighter LED specifically designed for this purpose (not that yours isn't, but I'd guess 99/100 of those who would try this, are not), tested for reliability, and carrying a warranty. Others enjoy custom do-it-yourself jobs. I myself am not crafty enough for them but can appreciate good work.
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if you want some good reading, search for inverter failure on google for CCFL, and cracked rings. I don't know anyone who has had these work for longer than a year. CCFL are also 1/3 as bright. LED consume less energy as well.

A lot of car makes use LED's as halos now standard. I am sure some people have good luck with CCFL. Chargerforums and LXforums have lots of good reading, and a few cars burning to the ground because of inverter failure.
i agree LED's are bright, but the CCFL's i have on my e46 and on my buddy's are also bright. anyways, i'm just speaking from personal experience and we've had zero problems with our angel eyes.
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