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Posted: Thu Mar 23, 2006 11:27 pm 
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Need some help diffusing these LED's so there isn't such a prominent 3 points of light, i also already have a bit of paper in there.

It is extremely bright behind it but the 3 lights are just going to be too annoying at night.

 

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Posted: Thu Mar 23, 2006 11:42 pm 
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Try sanding them

 

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Posted: Thu Mar 23, 2006 11:45 pm 
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LMAO they are!


thought of that but it made zippo difference

 

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Posted: Thu Mar 23, 2006 11:53 pm 
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haha, Well i'm outta ideas... :?

 

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Posted: Thu Mar 23, 2006 11:57 pm 
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how close are they to the screen?

 

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Posted: Fri Mar 24, 2006 12:45 am 
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as far back as the trip allows

 

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Posted: Fri Mar 24, 2006 12:56 am 
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can you angle them? so they done aim directly at the screen

 

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Posted: Fri Mar 24, 2006 1:32 am 
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nah tried that and it did help but i couldn't see the display anymore

 

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Posted: Fri Mar 24, 2006 2:59 am 
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how expensive where the leds? ;P

only thing in my mind now is go at em with a ciggie lighter to warp the LEDs plastic

 

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Posted: Fri Mar 24, 2006 3:06 am 
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have u tried putting another peice of white paper behind the current 1.

the paper should spread the light out abit more.

why r u putting 3 led's in there any way?

 

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Posted: Fri Mar 24, 2006 6:57 am 
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Try covering the LED's with a layer of clear silicone from Woolies. You can fiddle with thickness etc then. Put thicker silicone on the middle, and make it go to a flat as you get toward the edges. Should diffuse nicely.

or, hacksaw a coloured oval lighter in half. Perfect shape already. You could use that for the shape and silicone that on :)

Use up all the gas first tho :P

 

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Posted: Fri Mar 24, 2006 9:23 am 
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just use a normal globe and a coloured peice of paper, will be easier.

 

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Posted: Fri Mar 24, 2006 9:37 am 
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well the normal globe is the reason i changed in the 1st place because it was too dull to see,

Anyway cheers for the comments i'll put them all to practise and see how they go.

 

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Posted: Fri Mar 24, 2006 3:33 pm 
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get a brighter led, around 8,000mcd, you won't need 3

ask them at jaycar, they'll know what your on about

then sand the top flat and sand around the edges

works for me

 

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Posted: Fri Mar 24, 2006 4:10 pm 
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And Gaz is the winner!!!!!


i Angled two at the bottom downwards and the top one up so the direct beam was out of view and it's bloody nice even during the day.

i used 3 lights as 1 single led just didn't disperse enough light during the day for my liking and also sanding them did naff.

I'll grab some pics tonight just to show how bright it is.

 

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