Wilson LED conversions - multiple models and repair

Bogie

Junior Member
Ever crack open a SoundOff Ghost yet ? Looking to swap from white to red don't know what diode there using or if it's potted.
 

Ozzy8585

Member
No bump since october. Dang


Not much is new. Still working on concept lights if anyone has some general Ideas what you would like to see. 2x5 or whelen 500 size, 3x7 or whelen 700series drop in replacements as take down/scene lighting etc?


I can make corner and 500 modules split color with split control. Can add this on to existing modules. Corners I can make up to quad color with quad control. Or single. Color with quad control, or anywhere in between.
I'm was thinking of changing over some of my 700series to white for scene lighting or split warning/scene. Just wasn't sure if they would be bright enough to work as scene lighting. Also looking for a cheaper alternative for LED takedowns for my liberty. Any ideas?
 
I have a whelen 8 head arrow stick linear amber lightbar, would be really cool if I could have the dual color function on the corner modules (far left and far right) to add to my red lighting.


what would be the process and such to do this with my bar?


What would you need me to do?
 
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wilsonbr90

wilsonbr90

Wilson LED
I'm was thinking of changing over some of my 700series to white for scene lighting or split warning/scene. Just wasn't sure if they would be bright enough to work as scene lighting. Also looking for a cheaper alternative for LED takedowns for my liberty. Any ideas?
They are pretty bright. The beam is workable. I have a spare one laying around. Maybe I'll change it to white and take some pictures

As far as takedowns in a liberty. I built two bars for local guys. One uses tir6s and the other lin6s. Both guys have had compliments from others saying how bright and noticeable those white heads are.


Send me a pair of halogen td's and a pair of tir6 or lin6s and I'll make them plug and play, I may even have a few of the connectors for takedown laying around
 
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wilsonbr90

wilsonbr90

Wilson LED
I have a whelen 8 head arrow stick linear amber lightbar, would be really cool if I could have the dual color function on the corner modules (far left and far right) to add to my red lighting.


what would be the process and such to do this with my bar?


What would you need me to do?
It wouldn't be dual, it would be split. Feel free to pm me and we can discuss what you'd like further.
 

TheCrownie

Registered Member
I just got a pretty cool idea while looking for 500 V series. It can also be done with ION V's or any other V series light. 

What about replacing the white takedown with amber and using them as a turn signal with mirror beam or sidekick housings?

I don't know if this can be done but it'd be also nice if you can split the takedown led's into white and amber and control them separate. This way you'd have both takedown and turn functionality. 
 

Station 3

Forum Guru
Wilson is currently making me a FRANKENSTINE Stinger streamlight flashlight !!! my LED burned out in it and he is putting in a MONSTER LED I cant wait!
 
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wilsonbr90

wilsonbr90

Wilson LED
I was actually going to announce this after I get the new led in.


Original led was a 198lumen cree xr style. I had a spare xr in the 220lumen variety. That was an improvement.


I was just about to ship it back when I had the inspiration.


I'm going to retrofit it to fit a cree xp g. This is a 480 lumen output led with the same power draw as the old 198lumen led, but almost 2.5× the output.


Will try to do some before and after pictures once I get it done
 

unlisted

Gold Supporter
I was actually going to announce this after I get the new led in.


Original led was a 198lumen cree xr style. I had a spare xr in the 220lumen variety. That was an improvement.


I was just about to ship it back when I had the inspiration.


I'm going to retrofit it to fit a cree xp g. This is a 480 lumen output led with the same power draw as the old 198lumen led, but almost 2.5× the output.


Will try to do some before and after pictures once I get it done
Think you can convert a non led model to led?
 

JohnMarcson

Site Founder
Administrator
Think you can convert a non led model to led?
You can, by buying an LED one. :)  

 He would need a circuit board etc to mount too.  The traditional ones are just bulb to battery with springs and wires via a switch.  It's less trouble to buy a LED one than try to find and stuff the guts in I'm sure.

Right Wilson?  
 

unlisted

Gold Supporter
You can, by buying an LED one. :)


He would need a circuit board etc to mount too. The traditional ones are just bulb to battery with springs and wires via a switch. It's less trouble to buy a LED one than try to find and stuff the guts in I'm sure.


Right Wilson?
I've seen led conversion kits.. was kind of hoping Wilson can jerry rig something instead of going that route.


This streamlight is brand new in the box. Gifted to me but I'm not using it since it's not led.
 
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wilsonbr90

wilsonbr90

Wilson LED
The real issue is the reflector design. We all know that halogen reflectors and led reflectors vary greatly.


The nice thing with an led flashlight, especially the stinger models is that they use whatever battery voltage needed to run the led, for instance Garza's is a 4.3v.


Shoot me a pm unlisted with a model number or some pictures. Maybe I can hook you up
 
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wilsonbr90

wilsonbr90

Wilson LED
Bump to top for all the new people here. If I can open it and access the leds I can change them. Flashlights and other led lights included.

I warranty all my work. If an led I changed fails from normal use I will replace it. To date that hasn't happened.
 
Wilson,

I believe I inquired once already, just curious what cost would be to replace a whelen talon lighting (mn date 08) leds from R B to Amber White.

Along with that, what would be your zip so I can get shippinh quotes done up.

Do I have to physically take the light apart or can I just send you the dash light?
 

firecop604

Junior Member
Do you have any pics or vids of the eflood4200 in use? I'm interested and would like to see maybe red / blue with the floods.
 
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wilsonbr90

wilsonbr90

Wilson LED
Yes I can work on ROC boards. I may or may not be able to test them without all the necessary components to run the bar.

Populating I am not sure of. I believe not since if I recall correctly, each module has a computer chip to control it, and without that chip they would not function
 
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wilsonbr90

wilsonbr90

Wilson LED
How about an update.

I cannot do code 3 tricore heads. I have gotten to have one hands on and they are the craziest design for leds I've seen yet. If you have one that's half out, there is a very slim chance I may be able to fix it though.

I've been moving forward with my liberty styled light module. It will either snap into the buckets in the bar or slide into the bar groove. I haven't decided on that factor yet. It comes down to how much clearence I'll have with the led lenses.

It will be a 12 diode narrow to medium TIR design. Very similar to the high output takedown modules(sxtled)
 

JazzDad

Just Another Faceless Member
Silver Supporter
PM sent.
 

13TTPP

Established Member
Hey Brian I'm about to ship you 4 CON3 boards (2r/2b) & a mini justice 6 diode corner module in red. They have to star based LED's in them. The bar must have been subjected to some kind of trauma as the blue con3 and one of the Reds stopped working and 1/2 of the corner module. Just want them all replaced with same color diodes and I'm sure you'll test for function and let me know if there's a problem. It's sad that Whelen didn't want to work with me under warranty as the bar is only about 6 years old. I'm glad you are available to fix this stuff.
 

13TTPP

Established Member
Wilson,

Very pleased with the service you provided, the repairs were perfect! Super quick turn around and very affordable!

Thank you for your help!
 
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wilsonbr90

wilsonbr90

Wilson LED
Bump to the top for new members to see.

I just recently did some whelen 500 duos for dave. Maybe he will post some pictures on here
 

Phoenix_Rising

Resident Ghost
Gold Supporter
image.jpeg image.jpeg image.jpeg Brian converted some Blue/Amber Whelen DUO heads for me to Blue/White. The white is so intense these can easily be used for takedowns or in my application; flood lights

The Whelen CON3 you see pictured were also converted from amber to blue. Notice how much deeper a blue they are vs stock whelen blue
 
Just another free bump.

Had a PowerArc perimeter light changed out from blue to red to donate to my fire department for a LED upgrade. Looks great!

I know you said this was your first PowerArc so I just wanted to let you know it turned out great.

I'll try to get some pictures soon. I forgot to take some as I was installing them.
 

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