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Dont suppose anyone has the internal reflector going for the headlights do you as in not the lens ones
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I had a cracked lens in one of my early dev ones for ages. Just glue it back together with a very strong plastic bond like JB Weld. It cant be seen once the light is back together.
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Chinese, power supply packed in this week ... just no output voltage, inline fuse to the controllers was intact so I'm guessing that it's just failed. Had a quick look at connections inside, soldered joints didn't look the best so I binned it and bought the one manphibian recommended, so Halo's are back on. May buy another and have controllers fed individually if the lesser rated PSU starts giving me problems as there's enough room for 2 in the junction box to do so
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Chinese, power supply packed in this week ... just no output voltage, inline fuse to the controllers was intact so I'm guessing that it's just failed. Had a quick look at connections inside, soldered joints didn't look the best so I binned it and bought the one manphibian recommended, so Halo's are back on. May buy another and have controllers fed individually if the lesser rated PSU starts giving me problems as there's enough room for 2 in the junction box to do so
Yeah, that original PSU is pure turd.

Not had any problems with mine *touch wood* since i got it back up and running
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It seems the quality of that original PSU really tanked.

Mine is still 100% ok though, over 2 years of abuse!
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Hi mate. Just wondering if you have a set of controllers ready to go. I can pay with PayPal asap. Been dying to get these on for months!!
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Hi mate. Just wondering if you have a set of controllers ready to go. I can pay with PayPal asap. Been dying to get these on for months!!
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Yep, got a couple of sets left. Email halo@jabawoki.com
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Morning, anyone tried it in Singapore? Is it legal to install the angel eye?
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Just read this complete thread from page 1, 2 cups of tea later I am at page 47 :-)

These look fantastic, I must admit I know a fair bit about modding lights with Angel eyes, I have been making and selling CCFL, and later SMD LED angel eye headlights mainly for Ford Mondeo's for about 7 years now.

I am looking at buying a 159ti in the next few weeks so I might well be in the market for a pr of controllers then.

Jay I know you said you had to use the rings you linked too, however I have spare rings here in probably the correct sizes, is there a reason why you say you need those particular rings?

Next to read is the LED thread, I do like a nice set of LED lights

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Just read this complete thread from page 1, 2 cups of tea later I am at page 47 :-)
Thats some epic commitment!

The reason they have to be the exact rings is that the approach I took was to drive the LED's nativeley via the NUD4001 LED driver chip. Its what all modern Audi/BMW etc use to run the LED's in them.

That chip is essentially a micro buck/boost Power supply that guarantees a perfect flow of current to the rings. The amount of current flowing is governed by a specific resitior value on the controller. More or less resistance = more or less power. The rings we use require about 400mA of constant current to operate. So as long as the ring you choose to use has about the same power requirement it will be fine.

You can figure out how much power a ring needs by putting a multi-meter inline with it.

Also, rings that have additional resitors, or extra black boxes with power supplies are no good unless they can be removed. The NUDs are designbed to drive the LED chain directly not via any other electronics.

Furthermore, the NUD's are never actually on permenantly! They are flashing on and off at many thousand times per second. This is how we change the brightness, by altering the frequency. So again, anything between the NUD and the LED and it wont cope with the on/off duty cycle.

So in short, yes you can use different rings, but only if they are direct @ 400mA so if you have some knocking around, check the power they draw to see if they are suitable.



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Hmmm

Has thetoolboxshop.com gone out of business. Keep going to the links from the project halo wiki page and it would appear they may have done. Which sucks :-(.
Can anyone else recommend somewhere to get the parts that are listed with them?

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I got my Superseal connectors via Ebay. I'm guessing that cable would be readily available also
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I added this some time ago about parts

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The prices are on Jay's wiki page, but to give you an idea this is what I've spent so far inc delivery in pursuit of Halo-ness :-

New Lucas headlights 118 (eBay)
PSU 15 (eBay)
Halos 33 (Aliexpress)
Delay Relay 54 (eBay)
2 Pol SuperSeal Plugs & pins for PSU (eBay) 7.50
Controllers (thanks Hurri) 80
On/Off Switch (eBay) 2.50
PCB connectors & Pins 10
6 Pol SuperSeal Plugs & pins for Headlight connections (eBay) 15 ... if you want make the controllers easily detachable from the headlights.
Junction Box to house the PSU & Relay (eBay) 4.95 http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/ABS-BLACK-...item2ecb2e9e28

All cable & heat shrink & anaconda (from work)

Think that's the lot!!
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How much for the complete kit. Germany shiping.
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I have all the parts! Now just need to get Mrs. Beard out the house so I can use the oven lol.
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Thats a CCFL angel eye kit, they are the gen 1 of angel eyes and quite old now. SMD LED ones are the ones you want, they are brighter and have instant turn on where as the CCFL have to "warm up"

I have just got the latest COB angel eyes which I plan to put in my 159 when I get some spare time.
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Thats a CCFL angel eye kit, they are the gen 1 of angel eyes and quite old now. SMD LED ones are the ones you want, they are brighter and have instant turn on where as the CCFL have to "warm up"



I have just got the latest COB angel eyes which I plan to put in my 159 when I get some spare time.

Do me a favour and measure the MAh pull for each size ring will you? I'm interested to see alternatives to the current gen project halo rings but need to understand the voltage and amperage differences to alter the controllers.

When you measure, measure upstream of any magic black boxes in line to them!

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Do me a favour and measure the MAh pull for each size ring will you? I'm interested to see alternatives to the current gen project halo rings but need to understand the voltage and amperage differences to alter the controllers.

When you measure, measure upstream of any magic black boxes in line to them!

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I would, however the amp part is bust on my DMM (fuse gone I think) ! I'll see if I can have a look at it or get another DMM.
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Headlight split - bit of a adventure - now scratching head looking at wiring these up :-) while the lights are apart has anyone thought of changing out the projectors?
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Headlight split - bit of a adventure - now scratching head looking at wiring these up :-) while the lights are apart has anyone thought of changing out the projectors?
Top Tip ... don't put the exit holes for your cables too near the drain holes on the outer edges of the lights ... The cables end up being a little too close to the bodywork when the lights are re-fitted
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If anyone is still interested in joining the project but doesnt think they can handle it as a DIY job there is a member who is willing to build serts for you now. PM me for contact details.
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