Working on Project
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: United Kingdom
This thread is really good, because it demonstrates clearly, that it is not as straightforward as just buying some LEDs and sticking them on the front.
I get the issue regarding brightness and heat dissipation too.
From the research you have done so far, do you think it would be possible to implement the kind of design proposed in my photoshop mockups without introducing too many design issues. The benefits of HALOs and Strips, seems to be the combination of low power LEDs means there is not heat dissipation to deal with, and the combined light output of lots of small LEDs together, creates a nice effect. But to go to individual high power LEDs would suggest they would need to be much more powerful to be of any use, and as such are going to be big and hot.
So, any possible solution looks like it needs to be a small unit, designed with its own reflector assembly to give the glow effect. Otherwise it is just going to look like a bright dot of light.
So, we just need a suitable LED which has it's own small reflector built in designed to be standalone and is small enough to fit in the small gap between each of the lights on the 159/Brera/Spider.