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HA! don't even think such awful thoughts!
Ever met the kind of guy that will expressly go against public opinion, even if they don't like the idea themselves? Just for the hell of it? To see if it can be done, and annoy someone at the same time?

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I may yet embark upon many many more LED based projects stealing the ideas and thoughts from a wide range of manufacturers and after market mod'ing scenes:
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you're very sensitive to a simple difference of opinion...
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and who owns mini..?
In the same way as my Fiat Barchetta is actually a Ferrari Barchetta, you mean?

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you're very sensitive to a simple difference of opinion...
So some guys come up with a rather cleverly engineered and distinctive project. There's hundreds of supportive posts from people who want to buy them, then you comment in an abrupt and abrasive way and are surprised by the replies?
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you're very sensitive to a simple difference of opinion...
sensitive? I was taking the p i s s.
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you're very sensitive to a simple difference of opinion...
29 posts since 2011....? Is this your usual calibre of post? And your having a go at someone that has 1,694 since 2011, and is an active member on this forum. Thanks for your input.

You don't like the lights, that's cool, go and post your opinions in your own thread.
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In the same way as my Fiat Barchetta is actually a Ferrari Barchetta, you mean?
Inspired...
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So do you have final retail price? Very interested
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Epic thread!
I doff my cap to you for the hard work, development is never funny, sticking with it and having the vision (!) to do it.
They look blinking lovely!
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So those sets for sale are a DIY kit of what is on the test car? Is it a complete kit?
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Any update Jay?
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Nothing has changed Marc, The Halo's are on the two test cars, working fine but we are waiting for some really bad weather to see if they cope. To be honest we are 99% sure of them now but warranties, refunds and the headaches they involve are beyond the scope of this project so we need to be 100% sure of them.

Post 1 has all the current info and an FAQ in terms of expected price etc.

NB: The posts "Cockspur" has made in relation to the OSRAM DRL's in the fog light location bears no relation to Project Halo for which this thread is dedicated to, in case people are getting confused.
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NB: The posts "Cockspur" has made in relation to the OSRAM DRL's in the fog light location bears no relation to Project Halo for which this thread is dedicated to, in case people are getting confused.
I thought as much, I want the Project Halo lights which I'm guessing are not for sale yet? Jay, do you have a decent idea on cost yet?
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Cost is still estimated at 450 to 500 for the set.

The good news is we havn't had to invest massive money in anything fix any of the issues seen so far. Just a few pence on additional Capacitors & Zenner Diodes + new code (which only cost time). The installation parts are simple enough but I am toying with the idea of a more expensive "delay off" relay to solve an issue with double starts.

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The 12v trigger point we are using for "ease" is on the cars X-Releif circuit, so when you press the start button to start the engine, power is cut to that circuit and all connected components (radio etc) while the car cranks the engine. This means you get in the car, put your key in the ignition and the DRLs start. Then you press the start button and they switch off and then start again when the engine has started properly.

I have found a really nice automotive 12v 10 second delay off relay that would ensure that the lights stayed on during the engine crank and stopped the double start issue. Thing is, its 40 compared to a standard relay that is 4 The reason its so expensive is its design as its designed in such a way that it does not add to the parasitic drain on the vehicle unlike other types of delay off relay. On these cars, that's a must have feature in my mind

Well, development and testing continues, and we shall see where we get to.

The lights get a phenomenal amount of attention though. I constantly see people notice them and look amazed. I had 1 guy in a M3 driving towards me in traffic with his mate in the passenger seat clock them and mouth the words W T F with a look of awe on his face! epic
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I say stick the 40 relay in!
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No issue at all mate. you did a good job on your mod, congrats!
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Cost is still estimated at 450 to 500 for the set.

The good news is we havn't had to invest massive money in anything fix any of the issues seen so far. Just a few pence on additional Capacitors & Zenner Diodes + new code (which only cost time). The installation parts are simple enough but I am toying with the idea of a more expensive "delay off" relay to solve an issue with double starts.

I'll explain....
The 12v trigger point we are using for "ease" is on the cars X-Releif circuit, so when you press the start button to start the engine, power is cut to that circuit and all connected components (radio etc) while the car cranks the engine. This means you get in the car, put your key in the ignition and the DRLs start. Then you press the start button and they switch off and then start again when the engine has started properly.

I have found a really nice automotive 12v 10 second delay off relay that would ensure that the lights stayed on during the engine crank and stopped the double start issue. Thing is, its 40 compared to a standard relay that is 4 The reason its so expensive is its design as its designed in such a way that it does not add to the parasitic drain on the vehicle unlike other types of delay off relay. On these cars, that's a must have feature in my mind

Well, development and testing continues, and we shall see where we get to.

The lights get a phenomenal amount of attention though. I constantly see people notice them and look amazed. I had 1 guy in a M3 driving towards me in traffic with his mate in the passenger seat clock them and mouth the words W T F with a look of awe on his face! epic
If you ever decide to do another PCB design revision in the future I'm sure I can add a timed relay for a lot less money
 
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I[LIST][*]f you ever decide to do another PCB design revision in the future I'm sure I can add a timed relay for a lot less money
...and it would be welcomed Rob, your input has always been invaluable to getting it this far. rjc = behind the scenes guru and much needed ear to bend on matters of illogical C
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I say stick the 40 relay in!
And me. If I am gonna spend this amount on lights might as well be the best!
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Regarding the double start issue, would this ctt work (instead of the expensive delay relay) ?

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Hi gurj, yes it would do the trick but it would require me to fabricate some more electronics up so it will be reserved for any future designs that may or may not come.

TBH, if I am changing the board designs I will likely use a series of principles that allow me to sense the indicators state so I can trigger on the alarm set and unset but that's a whole heap of work that isnt going to happen any time soon!!

For now, I am just going to go with the pre built relay. Its pretty elegant if pricey and suits the need. What I will probably do is simply give people of the option at purchase to have it or the basic one given the premium.

Thanks for looking into it though! all help is greatly appreciated!!!!!!!!!

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