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Halo Wiring HELP!

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Parabolous

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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?
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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
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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?
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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
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Post Sun Aug 12, 2012 8:43 pm

What "size" fuse should I go with for this project?
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Post Sun Aug 12, 2012 9:10 pm

3a imo
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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
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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.
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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 fuses

Likely you could go even smaller gauge
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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?
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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
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