Making a home made dashlight

hvfd525

Member
May 21, 2010
236
Tennessee
I wanted to make my own LED daslight.


I know that radio shack had the single LEDs, but I didn't know if that was all I needed.


Would I just wire half up to one wire and the other to another wire and connect to led flasher, or would I need to use resistors?
 
May 21, 2010
1,176
NJ & IA
Don't use radio shack for leds....SOOOOO over priced...


superbrightleds.com is where i bought mine from at a very good price with fast shipping...


sorry if i sound like a billboard.
 

ELS

Member
May 21, 2010
129
USA NY
If you need, i have a couple hundred high quality 10mm LEDs and resistors to go with them... I have clearly evolved past the simple home made light and no longer require them. Hit me up, all colors, cheap.
 

RJ*

Member
May 21, 2010
346
Finland
I was just going to start a new thread on this, but seeing this is here, I'll just add on.


This is a self-made dashlight I just finished, I've been working on it for several months. It originally started when I saw a computer screen cleaning kit in a shop. It came in a transparent blue box that was just screaming to be made into a dashlight.


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This is 18 4-chip 10mm LEDs on the circuit board. Each LED is roughly the equivalent of four regular 5mm Gen I LEDs.


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Inside is a flasher from board member Changchungleds. As of now, there is no flashback shield or mounting bracket - though it probably could just be Velcroed to the dash. I probably won't be using this, but it was a fun project.


Intensity-wise, I'd say that it is a little bit brighter than a Hawk-I.
 

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