Halo headlight installation is pretty straight forward, just follow these simple instructions on how to install halo headlights and your ride will have a cool new glow in no time!

You’ll have 4 wires coming from your halo’s, 2 red, these are your positives, and 2 black, which are obviously your negatives.

Connect the positives to each other, and then connect the negatives.

Stay on the safe side and be sure to fuse the inbound power to the switch.


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Parabolous

Joined: Jul 24 2012
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Post Tue Jul 24, 2012 2:51 pm

Hello everyone!

New to the forum and I am in need of help. Try and tried I have to find a ‘how-to’ on wiring up halos but I cannot seem to find anything.

I apologize if this is confusing, but that’s why I need help haha.

I am setting up 4 LED halos. All 4 halos will have white LED’s, however, only the 2 inner rings will have red LED’s as well.

I am wanting to set these halo’s on a ‘on-off-on’ rocker switch from Oznium, so that one flip will turn on only the white LED’s in all 4 halo’s and the other flip of the switch will only activate the inner red LED’s.

My question in how do I wire these? I know that’s a broad, very broad question but any help would be appreciated.

Thank you for your time and help! icon_biggrin.gif

bad venge

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Post Tue Jul 24, 2012 4:42 pm

fairly straight forward grround all four
then wire 2 whites together and 2 reds together
there are two outputs from the switch one feeds the whites , one the reds
fuse the incoming power to the switch …Or you could do it with a relay
Parabolous

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Post Tue Jul 24, 2012 7:20 pm

Does it matter where I solder the resistors? At the LED end or the switch end?
bad venge

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Post Wed Jul 25, 2012 2:53 am

Most Halos have the resistors built in , If thats not the case here I’d solder them near the halos but outside the housing for appearance and ease of service/repair
jmoddes

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Post Thu Jul 26, 2012 4:55 pm

^^ if you bought halos that are already in a headlight, you just need to wire them directly to 12 volts. don’t worry about a resistor. Venge is right on about that. I’m also wiring a buddies truck up with halos either tonight or tomorrow, if you’d like I can give you pictures on how i’m doing it.
Parabolous

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Post Tue Aug 07, 2012 7:55 am

Thanks for the replies! I would really appreciate it if you were able to get pics from that install.

I am going to be making the halo’s themselves. So even with resistors, will I still need fuses?

bad venge

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Post Tue Aug 07, 2012 8:26 am

YES fuses protect the wiring (and your vehicle) incase of a short … icon_wink.gif

Since you are making your owm halos I’d recomend using prewired LEDS with the resistors built in for reliability and looks

Parabolous

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Post Sun Aug 12, 2012 8:43 pm

What “size” fuse should I go with for this project?
jmoddes

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Post Sun Aug 12, 2012 9:10 pm

3a imo
bad venge

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Post Mon Aug 13, 2012 2:54 am

Need to know Type of LED’s , Number of LED’s you are using AND wiring gauge, To give accurate fuse size
Parabolous

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Post Mon Aug 13, 2012 6:34 am

Well I will be using 8 white 3mm LED’s rated at 10000mcd and 2 red 3mm LED’s at 18000mcd. The white LED’s are at 3.0-3.2 forward voltage and the red are 1.9-2.5. Both have a forward current of 20Ma.

I will use either 16 or 18 gauge wiring.

bad venge

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Post Mon Aug 13, 2012 8:47 am

16 holds 22 amps I’d use 15 amp fuses
18 good for 16 amps I’d use 10 amp fusesLikely you could go even smaller gauge
Parabolous

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Post Wed Sep 05, 2012 8:05 pm

So I was completely wrong about the amount of LED’s I would use. Now I’m re-thinking sizes because I picked up some 3 mm LED’s and they don’t seem bright at all.

If I do use 3mm’s I would use 18-20 white LED’s and 8 red LED’s.

If I go with 5mm I will use 10 white and 4 red.

Would I have to adjust fuses and gauge of wires?

bad venge

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Post Thu Sep 06, 2012 3:01 am

From experience Red will be weak color …. Likely need at LEAST as many as the white , possibly more to get similar color /light levels
Are they standard 3 mm leds ? Prewired ? need specs to answer? is the number per angel eye or total for both ?

 

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TRogers

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Post Thu Sep 06, 2012 3:25 am

Oznium has angel eyes now, maybe they would work for you? https://www.oznium.com/angel-eyes/thin-angel-eyes