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Posted: Mon Oct 10, 2005 6:19 pm 
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I got some of those "T10mm wide angle wedge 12V DC" from the LED shop online. They fit up alright, but when i put them in the bulb holder behind the trip computer it looks crap, really dull and it only lights up a small section of the screen... whats the solution to this problem?!

 

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Posted: Mon Oct 10, 2005 6:50 pm 
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Posted: Tue Oct 11, 2005 1:28 am 
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Damn that looks really sweet. I couldn't be stuffed mucking around so much though LOL!!
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Posted: Tue Oct 11, 2005 10:48 am 
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Thats awesome Jose. Very nice.

Fordz, have you taken the oragne filter out of the trip comp?
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Posted: Tue Oct 11, 2005 4:22 pm 
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I have replaced my orange filter with a red one.

looks nice jose top work!

 

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Posted: Tue Oct 11, 2005 5:18 pm 
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it was a bit fo a b**ch to do, and now its being flaky on me, LCD backlight goes out sometimes or flickers, still getting 12v to the LED's and the LED's still work with external 12V power, got me stuffed, im thinking of making premade LED modules for the EA-ED tripcomps (so you only have to modify the light guides)

 

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Posted: Tue Oct 11, 2005 5:26 pm 
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it was a bit fo a b**ch to do, and now its being flaky on me, LCD backlight goes out sometimes or flickers, still getting 12v to the LED's and the LED's still work with external 12V power, got me stuffed, im thinking of making premade LED modules for the EA-ED tripcomps (so you only have to modify the light guides)


i'm thinking of running higher wattage globes myself...

 

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would it be worth sanding the top of the LEDs back? what does this do?

 

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Posted: Tue Oct 11, 2005 8:55 pm 
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would it be worth sanding the top of the LEDs back? what does this do?


This spreads the light so its not all in one spot.

 

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Posted: Tue Oct 11, 2005 9:25 pm 
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would it be worth sanding the top of the LEDs back? what does this do?


This spreads the light so its not all in one spot.


this is the problem i've got... whats the maximum you can sand them back?

 

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Posted: Tue Oct 11, 2005 10:37 pm 
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would it be worth sanding the top of the LEDs back? what does this do?


This spreads the light so its not all in one spot.


this is the problem i've got... whats the maximum you can sand them back?


Sand them until they are dull and uniform all over.

 

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Posted: Tue Oct 11, 2005 10:42 pm 
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yeh, ya just gotta flatten the tops off and test them untill you get the angle you want,

 

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Posted: Tue Oct 11, 2005 10:47 pm 
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ok, will this also make them seem a bit brighter as well?

 

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Not realy brighter, but because the light is dispersed better, it helps overall.

(and enough with the murph/ambrose pic it's everywhere.)

 

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if your problem is that the light is uneven (a bright circle in the middle, dark elsewhere) filing off the tops will help, if the probelem is that its just plain not bright enough, the only soloution is to up the brighness, (by changing resistors) or add more/larger LEDs.

Its my picture ill display it if i want to :)

 

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