3X00-Modified wrote:We have a few LED's here we use in light sources that would be GREAT for a backup light... Hell they would put some headlights to shame... Granted they need a very large heat sink and fan to keep cool... LMAO.
Ace where are you getting your LED's from as well? I feel that they can be had for much cheaper which should drop the price some.
Prices have been pretty decent, and they have good quality stuff. I know there are some cheaper shittier brands out there, but I try to avoid them for that reason. Yeah, I have to stay away from the high wattage ones, they will melt stuff, especially in a light like these. But these newer strip lights should be good and bright, vs the ones I had been using which averaged 100 bucks for a 300 LED roll. These newer ones are 150 for the same count, probably 3 times the light the others are. I won't use them in side markers, way too bright for that, but anything else is game. LOL
heavywoody wrote:Ideally I'd like to have LED's in the reverse lights as well, but that depends on the throw of the light so I can actually see backing up. If the light throw is terrible, no sense, ya know?
I am using 24 LED bulbs now, and the throw is good with those, so these would be a bit better me thinks. Considering the number of LEDs would be decent, especially if we did a two strip pattern for reverse.
I have some preliminary prices for you, off the top. Been sitting here figuring it out. Here is a breakdown:Amber LED prices for both sides:
$27 for single strip per row
$48 for double strip per row (except the first row)Red LED prices for both sides:
$45 for single strip per row
$90 for double strip per rowWhite LED prices for both sides:
$18 for single strip per row
$33 for double strip per row (except first row) (recommend this option, better for throwing light)Other items:
Resistor kit to simulate actual bulb load - $20 bucks. (based on 5 bucks a resistor)
Bulb bases for turns, brakes, and backup lights. $3 bucks. (based on .50 a base)
Plexiglass 1/8" panel molded to fit light - $10 (based on $5 bucks a side and I have to custom make them)
Wire, Solder, diodes, other various misc to create light, lower lighting level for running light, etc (approx) $17 bucks.My time involved in creating each of these:
Labor $75Shipping cost:
$15 bucks anywhere in the US.
So to make it easy, here is the estimated
totals for a single strip and a multi strip version of EURO TAILS ONLY:Single Strip of LEDs per horizontal row for a EURO TAIL:
$230 US.Double Strip of LEDs per horizontal row for a EURO TAIL:
Price for the standard US tail light version is the same, just has no amber LEDs. The per LED cost is the same, so same price. You can also mix and match, using the various prices for the single/double strips if you like. No problem. Just let me know, I can get you a correct total for the choices.
Once I get a chance to build the customizing circuit, will have that as an extra option, otherwise I can hardwire the panel to whatever pattern you would like for those with standard US tails. Customizing a Euro tail is useless, due to the colored lenses.
I really need to find someone that can make the lenses in clear, so we can do amber/red or whatever the hell we wanted.. lol