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nice, those look great, I'm liking the halo too. i'm guessing the boards are going to stay white though?
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nice, those look great, I'm liking the halo too. i'm guessing the boards are going to stay white though?
Yes - the truck is white, so I painted the boards white (see previous threads) - everything inside of the headlight (except for inside of the projectors) is going to match the body - white.
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They don't look like improperly aimed HIDs... If these are blinding to you that means your straight facing my truck at close distance.
That's good, I figured you thought of it already. I love how it's coming along.
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Last for today after 12 straight hours of work on this, I've painted the internals to match the body.

Shrouds, Lamps and Corners. I masked off the sealant trench to avoid adhesion problems during resealing.





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looks good
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Yes - the truck is white, so I painted the boards white (see previous threads) - everything inside of the headlight (except for inside of the projectors) is going to match the body - white.
oh ok, that makes more sense. It'll look good then. and a change from the usual black.
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oh ok, that makes more sense. It'll look good then. and a change from the usual black.
only vehicle I know with body matched lights are some of the new corvettes.
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This is cool but I think it would have looked a million times better if you did it all chrome (they sell real chrome paint at hobby stores for airbrushes) or atleast a contrasting color.
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This is cool but I think it would have looked a million times better if you did it all chrome (they sell real chrome paint at hobby stores for airbrushes) or atleast a contrasting color.
Thanks, I'm just not a chrome guy though. Always deleted my chrome.
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this is becoming breathtaking
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that is soo awesome, cant wait to see these headlights done.. wish I had the time to do it myself
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damn that looks clean.

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holy **** those are amazing! NOW FINISH THEM ALREADY!!!!
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i would love to see installed pics
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i hope this isnt a stupid already answered question, but why the off white color paint?
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i hope this isnt a stupid already answered question, but why the off white color paint?
It's not off-white, it's pure glossy white. Camera might make it look "off-white" but it's really white in real life.
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i hope this isnt a stupid already answered question, but why the off white color paint?
color matched to his body.

so, installed these yet or what? can't wait to see these in action, they look amazing.
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lemme know when you get a mass production goin on these i havent even seen them done installed and lit up yet and im already sold.....lol!! take your time and do it right man though im sure you are!!! mr. 672 HOLES!!!!!
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Wow !

That's some really impressive work. I really like how you made them body colour.

fantastic effort
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hurry up i cant wait to see these on the truck
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haha looks like everyone is impatiently awaiting the final results

Its coming along nicely :) Btw this project with PCB gives me a thought since its an exterior mod. You Don't happen to have any plans to come up with a future revision to your LED 3rd brakelight? It would be sweet to see one done with the cargo(or super duty) style using a custom PCB.

I attempted something down that road myself awhile back. I think i used something like 15 lumileds or crees per cargo light and 30 reds for the brake portion. Also used generic radioshack board i cut to size. The problem i ran into however was coming up with resistors to handle all that without putting out tons of heat in such a small space. Also I never was able to come up with some sort of a light spreader lens that worked perfectly with the cargo version.

I'm sure you could come up with something a lot better than I
lol its one of two places that's not LED on my truck. The other being my front amber turns since my V-LEDs plug-ins crapped out a few months ago just outside their warranty.
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You Don't happen to have any plans to come up with a future revision to your LED 3rd brakelight? It would be sweet to see one done with the cargo(or super duty) style using a custom PCB.
I plan on using the standard red ones I already have. I will make a PCB packed tight with as many 635 nanometer RED Superflux LumiLEDs as I can fit. If I used any other brake light, it would be the all clear one, and I would paint the board to match the body so you can't really see it from the outside.

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I attempted something down that road myself awhile back. I think i used something like 15 lumileds or crees per cargo light and 30 reds for the brake portion. Also used generic radioshack board i cut to size. The problem i ran into however was coming up with resistors to handle all that without putting out tons of heat in such a small space. Also I never was able to come up with some sort of a light spreader lens that worked perfectly with the cargo version.
I use 4 LED in series and only need about 40 ohms or so and the power dissipation through the resistors is about .08w. I'm using .25w resistors. The paths on the board get warmer themselves because it's conducting about 50-55ma usually.

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lol its one of two places that's not LED on my truck. The other being my front amber turns since my V-LEDs plug-ins crapped out a few months ago just outside their warranty.
Do you have HID or Incandescent bulbs up front? How many miles did you get from your VLED?
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If you put this much work into your headlghts i wonder what your house looks like for christmas
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Damn those look great man. way better than anything you could ever hope to find on ebay
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