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Red LEDs 5mm LEDs in headlights

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kcmxboy

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Post Tue Apr 24, 2007 11:10 pm

I need help i just bought Red LEDs 5mm i need help putting them in my Headlights i have a 93 Honda Civic Del Sol the headlights are Aftermarket and i need a wiring Diagram to help me install them or someone to tell me were to drill or what to drill or if i even drill HELP me Thanks
Aken

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Post Tue Apr 24, 2007 11:14 pm

1) Drill LED-sized holes in headlight, pointing towards the reflector if possible.

2) Wire LEDs. Diagrams can be found here: https://www.oznium.com/forum/topic20

3) Enjoy.
Spawn

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Post Wed Apr 25, 2007 6:27 am

I did a write up for this on the santa fe forum, but the principle is the same. Pretty much the same as Aken's post, just with pictures.

BLAZER_97

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Post Wed Apr 25, 2007 6:46 am

yeah follow aken instuctions and you should be fine
Cooper

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Post Wed Apr 25, 2007 9:14 pm

Dig the write-up, Spawn . Looks like you put in one LED per side . What size ?
Are you satisfied with the brightness, or would you use fewer/more if you had to do it again ?
And you mounted it with hot glue, right ? Any problems so far ? Heat, etc ?
Spawn

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Post Thu Apr 26, 2007 4:16 am

Actually, I've alread replaced them with a single superflux. Originally it was a single 5mm, but they went out on me a few times at crucial moments, like in the middle of a show. I actually used Goop contact cement to seal them in, never had any issues at all.

here's a comparison shot. Superflux on the right, 5mm on the left.
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ImagoX

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Post Wed May 16, 2007 12:30 pm

They went out? Why? Was the lamp heat damaging the LED or something?

Also, how large a hole did you have to drill to fit the Superflux LED? I use a 1/4" for 5MM (fits the Radio Shack LED clips I prefer) but Superflux units are MUCH larger... Did you shave them to make them less visible? Really bright glow, though - I think I'll definitely do this with my MINI and will probably just wire those lights in with my UB LED strips when I install them...

Nice How-To photos - thanks. Using a hose to vacuum out the shavings is a great idea. icon_cool.gif
Spawn

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Post Thu May 17, 2007 1:01 pm

Yup, dunno why they went out, some of them the resistor came off the lead, the other just **fft*** nothing, worked one day, then no joy after. I dunno the exact bit I used for the superfluxes, but i have to do the foglights this weekend, and I'll post up what size I used then. And no shaving on the superflux, left them alone. They actually sit pretty tight and low in the headlights, and unlike normal led's, the light from the superfluxes is as bright as the led itself, so when they are on, it blends in.

Out of curiosity, the other night when I was installing some new tweeters I turned them on in my yard, and lit up the back of my house!! not major but it looked cool, I'll get a shot of that as well.
Spawn

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Post Sat May 19, 2007 9:43 pm

Right, I put the second set of Superfluxes in today in the foglights, so they match the headlights. And I gotta say....DAYUM those things are bright!!!! FYI, I used a 3/8 Drill bit to make the hole for them, wiggle the bit once it's through to make the hole a little larger and they fit nice and snug.

For reference, here is the old setup with just 1 5mm in each housing.
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First thing I noticed is that you can see them during they day! Taken right after i installed them at 1700 hrs.
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What someone I am driving behind might see if I didn't have HID's...
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And now with some extra exposure to get the full picture.
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And just the headlights and strobes (they are on their own switch from the other lights)
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Here you can see how bright they are, they actually cast light on the freakin' road!!
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Red Dragon 777

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Post Sun May 20, 2007 8:15 pm

dang that is bright, i was going to ask about the SF leds since i wanted to put some in the cup holders but once i get the yaris i think i am going to do this mod
pewter s10

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Post Thu May 24, 2007 4:39 pm

kool

i am gonna try this... (not trying to be a copy cat)
SFWZTC

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Post Mon Jun 25, 2007 5:37 pm

Spawn wrote:
I did a write up for this on the santa fe forum, but the principle is the same. Pretty much the same as Aken's post, just with pictures.


which leds are those
Chris

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Post Mon Jun 25, 2007 6:30 pm

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Actually, I've alread replaced them with a single superflux. Originally it was a single 5mm, but they went out on me


Reading goes a long way, doesn't it?
SFWZTC

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Post Mon Jun 25, 2007 9:44 pm

no it doesnt
i will never admit defeat but thanks icon_razz.gif
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Post Tue Jun 26, 2007 10:20 am

haha
ImagoX

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Post Tue Jun 26, 2007 10:59 am

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Bwahahaha!
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