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Old 10-04-2010, 05:15 PM   #51
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Thanks, all the cutting is hidden so even if you DO mess something up you can't see it


nice eye! its a great knife. I really miss my benchmade Pardue tho


***UPDATE TO THE MOD***

i wanted a brighter LED so i searched all over the place and found a great deal from a company in China

120 lumens per LED! (a maglight with 3D cell batteries oputs out 77 lumens...)

they are 3watt LEDs pre-wired with a heatsink for 12V. i just disassembled the bulb casing and took the LED and heatsink out.


So this can be used to replace the led? Do they have these in other colors?

Also this mod can be applied to any 2010/2011 camaro right?
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Old 11-17-2010, 01:32 AM   #52
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best place i've found for LEDs

1, 3, and 5 watt in several colors!

http://www.sparkfun.com/categories/174
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Old 11-17-2010, 06:55 AM   #53
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very kool, thx, gonna do this, thanks for the writeup

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Old 11-22-2010, 09:51 AM   #54
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3 watt seems to work the best with no chance for overheating

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Old 11-22-2010, 11:04 AM   #55
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Kendell where did you get your led for your door light mod?
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Old 11-22-2010, 11:14 AM   #56
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i think it was ebay..I've already made a quite a few for other people (with different sayings)...i try to buy the LEDs and power drivers in bulk if possible. PM me if you have any questions.
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Old 11-22-2010, 06:06 PM   #57
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looks great kendell!

You are right, the 3watt are 300% better than radio shack LEDs. I'll update this thread with pics of my 3watt setup in a couple weeks.


a bulb/LED like this is perfect, you just need to take it out of the casing. It has a built in 12v regulator
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Old 11-24-2010, 08:59 AM   #58
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Thanks Chewy, have you returned from your tour? Definitely update us. I actually didn't use that bulb that you're going for. There's an easier way. Let me know if you got the bulb yet or not?
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Old 11-25-2010, 03:29 AM   #59
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Thanks Chewy, have you returned from your tour? Definitely update us. I actually didn't use that bulb that you're going for. There's an easier way. Let me know if you got the bulb yet or not?
Not home quite yet...almost done

I actually got one bulb like that installed right before I left the states (never got a chance to snap a few pics though) and it worked perfectly. I have another one for the other door waiting to get put in.
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Old 11-30-2010, 10:49 PM   #60
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so is the back end of the box that high up? i mean how does it really suppose to look like when your finished?
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Old 12-03-2010, 11:34 AM   #61
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so is the back end of the box that high up? i mean how does it really suppose to look like when your finished?
yea, it has to be that far up to create the projection in focus. put it any closer and it gets blurry

this is exactly how it looks

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Old 12-03-2010, 01:01 PM   #62
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yea, it has to be that far up to create the projection in focus. put it any closer and it gets blurry

this is exactly how it looks

Hmm. I found the opposite issue Chewy, that's why I designed my version all self contained and it sits on the inside of the door..

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Old 12-04-2010, 10:16 PM   #63
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WOW thats amazing bravo

do you think you could provide links or let us know where you got the items you used? Thanks so much in advanced i am incredibly interested in doing this
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Old 12-06-2010, 04:03 PM   #64
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Hmm. I found the opposite issue Chewy, that's why I designed my version all self contained and it sits on the inside of the door..
Its very possible the type of LED used would change the focal point. I know i adjusted and tested mine few dozen times to get it the best projection.

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WOW thats amazing bravo

do you think you could provide links or let us know where you got the items you used? Thanks so much in advanced i am incredibly interested in doing this
Check the first post bro, i put TONS of info in there and a few updates after.
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Old 12-09-2010, 03:14 PM   #65
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just a thought, but could you line the inside of the box and the back of the painted plastic with some of that reflective tape and make it a little brighter since that black paint and plastic is not reflective?

Something you COULD try to make it project more is to find a small flashlight and take the projector cone out of it and mount that inside the box with the LED at it's focal point. It would take a little bit of trial and error to get the LED set in at the focal point but it's certainly possible without much trouble. That way you don't have to worry about multiple sources because the cone is designed to project light from a point source.

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Old 12-09-2010, 03:51 PM   #66
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A parabolic reflector will give you multiple sources.
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Old 12-09-2010, 04:01 PM   #67
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hahaha im asking way too much as is ....amazing diy but did you get the resistors and project boxes at a store like radioshack? wanna make sure i can gather all the parts if im going through with this
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Old 12-09-2010, 07:24 PM   #68
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just saw that u got it from radio shack thanks!
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Old 12-10-2010, 03:53 PM   #69
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A parabolic reflector will give you multiple sources.
Thanks Tony, you beat me to it
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Old 12-10-2010, 11:18 PM   #70
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Seems like more people are catching on!

I got a lot of good response at a car show last weekend. Ran into a couple issues tho:

1. had to wait till after dark to show it off (nothing we can do about that)
2. Trying to KEEP them on...any ideas?

I currently have driver's side wired to the dome light, which works well for about 5 or 10 minutes. but the passenger is wired into the ABL, and goes off after about 30 seconds.

Unless you have the key in the ignition, but then the car beeps at you that the doors are open (to show the light).

someone smart (sick SS) suggestion car show door props, it should simulate the door being closed (no 'dummy' beep) while holding it open (keeping the lights on)


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Old 12-13-2010, 01:04 PM   #71
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Seems like more people are catching on!

I got a lot of good response at a car show last weekend. Ran into a couple issues tho:

1. had to wait till after dark to show it off (nothing we can do about that)
2. Trying to KEEP them on...any ideas?

I currently have driver's side wired to the dome light, which works well for about 5 or 10 minutes. but the passenger is wired into the ABL, and goes off after about 30 seconds.

Unless you have the key in the ignition, but then the car beeps at you that the doors are open (to show the light).

someone smart (sick SS) suggestion car show door props, it should simulate the door being closed (no 'dummy' beep) while holding it open (keeping the lights on)


Thoughts? Ideas?

I'd add a switch carrying 12 volts with a diode in it. This way you can run the projectors as is, but you can also keep them on constant. Unfortunately you would probably have to snake a wire into each door, its a bit time consuming but can be done.
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Old 12-17-2010, 05:12 PM   #72
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guys i seriously cant wait to do this mod! You guys are all awesome
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Old 12-17-2010, 05:15 PM   #73
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Pretty cool mod and a GREAT write up on it!

I've been lurking in the MOD areas of the forum trying to get ideas and this may just be one of them.
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I'd add a switch carrying 12 volts with a diode in it. This way you can run the projectors as is, but you can also keep them on constant. Unfortunately you would probably have to snake a wire into each door, its a bit time consuming but can be done.
good idea dude, looks like its going to have to wait till after new years tho. Going back to CA for a couple weeks for the holidays.

I'll let ya know how it goes after i get back
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Old 12-28-2010, 01:18 PM   #75
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Awesome work.
Wish I had the time and patients to do something like this. Wish I knew who the vendor is that makes / installs these items. I'd rather pay the $120. LOL
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