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It would come with all the bits you needed to make it work and some basic instructions, but you would be on your own in terms of getting your headlights apart or cutting the lenses. Price would be a lot less as it would be minus the cost of 2 x headlights and labour. Not sure exactly how much as I would need to think it through.

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Any decision on a price for this yet? I am VERY interested in getting it on my car like yesterday and quite comfortable with deconstructing and reconstructing headlight units (fitted similar kits to others makes and models)

Also, is there a "power down" sequence in the programme, maybe "start up" in reverse?
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We are still working on the initial development sets and getting them on the car before we start selling anything as the last thing we want to do is sell something that doesn't work properly once its on the car and subjected to changing temperatures and daily use.

There is no power-down sequence unfortunately as it would have complicated the installation procedure and/or electronics design quite considerably.
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NP - will keep a very close eye on developments and almost certainly purchase kit as and when available (just hurry up cos 'er indoors will start to corner the budget as xmas approaches). Keep up the excellent R&D work...
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Right then !

I'm in the final stretch now and I've started to test fit the first development set on the car to confirm the positioning of the control unit and power supplies.

Near side
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As long as the weather holds I'm hoping to get them up and running on the car tomorrow.
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These are gonna look amazing when theyre on the car !

Would be interested in modding them to fit a 147.
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I can make the electronics fit a 147 easy. I just need to know the diameter for the ring sizes. Assuming the 147 headlights are a dam sight easier to get apart, you could DIY the install and just buy a kit.

I made the electronics modular so it could be adapted for 2 & 3 ring deployments
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Power games.... I need to get some consumer feedback.

So I know that many of you interested in buying the Halo's want them to start-up on the remote unlock of the car. This is not as easy as it sounds!

Firstly, I have been through all of the systems (central locking, lighting etc) and there is no easy to use trigger signal, so I need to get creative.

What I have come up with is a bit crude but works and has some interesting side effects I need to get feedback on.

If I chain 3 relays together, 2 of which are delay off types and 1 a delay on, I can make it unlock on the remote:

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By using an indicator pulse to feed the first timer relay I get a 2 minute power supply before the second timer relay takes over from the ignition. The problem here is that you have to have got into the car and started it within 2 minutes before they automatically switch off. Not necessarily a bad thing as it saves battery if you unlock it on the drive while your cleaning the car for example. The delay on just buys the couple of seconds needed to stop the indicators upsetting the start-up routine via the interrupt. 2 minutes can be any length of time from 1 second to 30 minutes btw. 2 was my initial thinking, perhaps 5 minutes would be better?

When the key is removed from the ignition, the second timer relay (assuming it starts its countdown on the removal of power rather than the application of power TBC) gives us a second 2 minute window to get out and lock the car.

When the car is locked by the remote again the indicators flashing with the alarm will cause the first timer relay to start a final 2 minute countdown giving a follow me home function before the Halo's eventually switch off. If you dont get out of the car within two minutes of removing the key from the ignition (unlikely? or again, car washing situation), the halo's will switch off, when you then lock the car on the remote, they will switch on again for 2 minutes and then switch off automatically afterwards giving the follow me home function.

Aside from the obvious, if the indicators fire for any reason, such as the alarm going off the Halo's will start-up and stay on for 2 minutes. Again, not necessarily bad as it adds more light to the alarm situation! Also, if you put the hazards on when you're broken down, it would also cause the Halo's to go on and stay on due to the flashing of the indicators. Again, bad or not?

So, side effects, good, bad, dont care?

thoughts?
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The first development is now fully built, closed up, bench tested and all is working perfect.

I tried to get a video done but as I only finished them about an hour ago and its dark all the lights are way to bright to video and just wash in to each other.

As long as the weather does not decide to rain all day I'll get them on the car and get a video done so you all can have a look see.
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Not much longer to wait by the sounds of it - very exciting!
Regarding the halo's coming on with the remote, I must admit that's not a 'must-have' feature for me. It sounds like it makes the electronics more complicated and perhaps unnecessarily so. I'd want my set without that feature if I'm honest!
Stunning work, on the last lap now!
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It's official !

I hate mother nature as she still thinks we need more rain. If it ever stops I will go out and out and fit the lights.

How mean does it look without any headlights ?

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Loving that mate!!!!

I think we need to embark on a facelift redesign project once the Halos are sorted
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edited the Youtube link

I owe mother nature a kiss.

She stopped the rain just long enough for me to get the headlights fitted and get a few videos done going through the sequences.

Car test 02 - YouTube
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Car test 03 - YouTube
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Struggling to get a really clear video as I was starting to lose light and suffering with wash out.

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I owe mother nature a kiss.

She stopped the rain just long enough for me to get the headlights fitted and get a few videos done going through the sequences.

Car test 03 - YouTube

Car test 02 - YouTube

Struggling to get a really clear video as I was starting to lose light and suffering with wash out.
They are looking awesome on the car mate outside in or inside out? its an option.....
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These look awesome, did i notice a slight delay on the second video (Car Test 3) for the passenger side indicator finishing and the DRL coming back on?

Could be wrong though
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These look awesome, did i notice a slight delay on the second video (Car Test 3) for the passenger side indicator finishing and the DRL coming back on?

Could be wrong though
It does look like that. Strange as the videos were done one after each other and nothing was touched.

These are the very first set and I know Jay is fine tuning the program and the centre ring on/off during the indicator is one of the things he's looking at. There will always be a slight delay other wise it would come on and off with the indicator.

But that said this is why Jay and I need to field test them before we let them out to you guys.

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These look awesome, did i notice a slight delay on the second video (Car Test 3) for the passenger side indicator finishing and the DRL coming back on?

Could be wrong though
The delay post indicator is 0.5 seconds and allows the feed to "stabilise". The indicators always take precedence so whatever mode change was happening or whatever state they were in, the indicator dimming always wins for safety reasons.

We are looking into refinements but I do not foresee reducing the delay on the indicators much further as its about as short as I can currently make it, and trust me when I say, myself and people far better than me have tried several different programmatic ways of achieving the indicator dimming, and this is about as good as it can be right now
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Glad you like them long time in the making I know!!
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Looking good. I've no problem with the side effects of the startup sequence and would really like to have the startup sequence.
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