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Nice one Jay

Got a link to the bulbs and resistors used please? This is the final part to complete my LED project
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in one of the previous posts mate... (although its getting hard to tell which one )

use the "search in this thread" link to try and find it!
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That looks pretty good, very good in fact (other than the Cylon thing - despite being a massive BSG fan I just don't like it!).

Really good transition between tail and brake lights - that's the most important thing.
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Jay, did you receive the indicator LEDs in the end and if so were they any good ?
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They are still on a slow boat from china. Will update the thread when they come
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They are still on a slow boat from china. Will update the thread when they come
I'll wait for your update on the Indicators, and then probable do the entire rear Tail Cluster in one go.. The Amber ones are pricey though

HID, Front Sidelights (Full Beam untouched, but I'm ok with that) all Done !!
Interior LEDS done!!

So, Rear Cluster pending..
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Nice one DG, Main Beam just isnt worth it at the minute. Firstly you just cant get bulbs anywhere close to the HIDs and secondly in the 2.4 its a proper mission to get them changed. I have now mastered the art, but I actually have to nearly dislocate my thumb to do the drivers side

If your going to do the rear clusters all in one go, definitely build the loom extensions I mentioned on here before. They make it sooo much easier! Once I get the ohms figured out for the indicators I will post some specs for the loom extensions required for my config, complete with links to the bulbs and estimated costings for the conversion so others can consider it as a package.

That said, One of my side projects is to build a H7 LED replacement bulb using 3 of the new 10w LED panels that have come onto the market, moulded round a central heat dissipation unit (this is the hard bit), that would ultimately, be the same size as the bulb so it fits in the housing (more stuff behind the bulb in the headlight area but the bulb bit would be the same size for a like for like replacement). What I have to test out using my trusty spare headlight is beam pattern & brightness and it could just not work at all as the current reflector isnt designed for it so it may not be possible without a projector lens. The 10w LED panels are 800 lumen's each so 3 would be on par with the lumen's of a standard Halogen bulb, but ice cold at 5/6K with instant on for flashing and who knows, if it works you could use them instead of HIDs as well

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Like your enthusiasm, mate.

That's why follow your threads closely.. good work, Jay.


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Finally wrote up the full details on the Cylon unit on my blog for those interested:

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Has anyone tried any LEDs for the fogs? the H1's??
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I haven't bothered due to the low lumens they have. Interested to hear other people's experiences though.
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I haven't bothered due to the low lumens they have. Interested to hear other people's experiences though.
Yeah, need decent light for the fogs.

Would like to change the bulbs to try and get a bit 'whiter' etc, but i know it will be near impossible without HID's.

In my case the fogs could do with a good machine polish. They look terrible!
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I'm gonna be trying some of these out soon, apparently their supposed to give out a light that's pretty much the same colour as 6000K HIDs

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Just replace them. Its a 10 minute job too. The old ones go off after about 2 years.
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Heard about this guys products. Honda owners use him for hids they're meant to be pretty good. I'm interested as well

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Heard about this guys products. Honda owners use him for hids they're meant to be pretty good. I'm interested as well

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I'll be getting a group buy price from him shortly for sidelights and H7 bulbs for high beem (if anyone is brave enough to tackle the dreaded bulb change ) after ordering some for myself and posting the results

Will keep you posted
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If they are a good match I will brave one final bulb change as I at least have mastered the technique now
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Changed my full beams on Friday (2.2 jts), hoping I may regain use of my mangled hands one day!
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I'm gonna be trying some of these out soon, apparently their supposed to give out a light that's pretty much the same colour as 6000K HIDs

http://i715.photobucket.com/albums/w...Comparison.jpg
I think it is risky to rely on a photo comparison like that. The same effect can be achieved by simply changing the white balance on the image, and you can see already from the backgrounds that the photos are taken at different settings.

Not wanting to pour scorn on this, just to set realistic expectations.
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I think it is risky to rely on a photo comparison like that. The same effect can be achieved by simply changing the white balance on the image, and you can see already from the backgrounds that the photos are taken at different settings.

Not wanting to pour scorn on this, just to set realistic expectations.
+1. Agreed

In fact, taking photos of lights on cars is hit and miss. Apart from the white balance issue, its very difficult to capture any kind of light. Camera often over compensates, flares, washes out, blurs etc etc, unless you know what you're doing.

So when seeing everyone's pictures of the HID's we all bought, everyones look slightly diff!

Not a criticism, just making the point about the pictures, that definitely sometimes they can be deceiving!
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+1. Agreed

In fact, taking photos of lights on cars is hit and miss. Apart from the white balance issue, its very difficult to capture any kind of light. Camera often over compensates, flares, washes out, blurs etc etc, unless you know what you're doing.

So when seeing everyone's pictures of the HID's we all bought, everyones look slightly diff!

Not a criticism, just making the point about the pictures, that definitely sometimes they can be deceiving!
Absolutely true!!
Unless the photos are captured by a powerful SLR, by someone who knows exactly what he's trying to capture, in short, a very good photographer..
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http://www.alfaowner.com/Forum/alfa-...your-hids.html

Well there's the thread gathering interest, i'll only be taking payments and making orders after testing the bulbs out myself so that everyone is satisfied
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Not meaning to hijack this thread, but i put LEDs on my Spider 501/194/T10 Mini Light Tower 6 Leds Xenon White (110) New by Ultra Leds U.K

They work fine, but i get an error message on the dash, Check front left, front right lights? Did i get the wrong ones?
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Not a hijack at all

Your LEDs are not CANBUS friendly, so your ECU thinks the bulbs are blown.

Option1: Get CAN BUS Friendly ones (see first post of this thread and go with any of the sidelight options)

Option2: add a resistor to the bulb to simulate the extra load.

Option2 will require you to own a multi-meter and a soldering iron though
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ok cheers, option 1 it is
i take it theyll be ok to keep in until i get the others
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