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Old 11-24-2012, 09:50 PM   #1
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Daytime Halo's and red trim rings

Installed new LED's on the halos and added trim rings. The new LED's are 5 watt, replacing the 1 watt stock SMD's, and the rings are circuit-on-board style. Another vendor calls the C.O.B's plasma lights. The halos are now on a separate circuit so they can be on without the parking lights, although I have to remember to turn them off, or the headlights on without the halos. I followed gator6977's DIY for the install (THANKS gator6977). The trim rings are also on a separate circuit.

Sorry for the crappy pics, i need a new camera.
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Old 11-24-2012, 10:35 PM   #2
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That looks awesome! Wayyy better than seeing individual LEDs!

Where are the COBS from?
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Old 11-24-2012, 11:16 PM   #3
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I bought them from www.superbrightleds.com. They have everything for DIY. The COB's are available in multiple sizes, including HID and DRL trims. I used the 80 mm size. The COB's come complete with drivers, the 5 watt LED's needed separate drivers. The correct puck drivers are shown on the pics.
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Old 11-25-2012, 01:34 AM   #4
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those 5w halos look good and so do the red demon eyes! If you can get a picture next to a new model BMW I would love a side by side comparison to get a reference to how bright the 5W LEDs are in person
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Old 11-25-2012, 11:43 AM   #5
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Careful. Remember that the stock halo-LED heat sinks were designed for 1W parts.
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Old 11-25-2012, 07:07 PM   #6
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I've left my 3w' s on for almost a full day with no adverse affects. Still going strong too! Tusk, those look frickin' awesome! It might be getting close to time to reopen mine! Well done sir!
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Old 11-25-2012, 07:42 PM   #7
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This is what I want to do for Xmas! How was the install?
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Old 11-25-2012, 07:55 PM   #8
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I bet crack and bake. No thanks not on my stock halos. Yikes.
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Old 11-25-2012, 08:55 PM   #9
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I've left my 3w' s on for almost a full day with no adverse affects. Still going strong too! Tusk, those look frickin' awesome! It might be getting close to time to reopen mine! Well done sir!
Thanks. I am already planning on opening them up again. Thought about another modification while wrapping this one up. Will have to order more parts first.

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This is what I want to do for Xmas! How was the install?
The install was straight forward. I waited overnight for the adhesives to cure before proceeding to re-assemble the front end, so start to finish was a full day. Removing the front end took a little over an hour, and 30 minutes to put back on. Baking the lights is required. I put all the wiring in cable trays, and pulled some spares for future use.
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Old 11-25-2012, 11:46 PM   #10
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Looking really good! Nice work.
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Old 11-25-2012, 11:49 PM   #11
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that looks great man
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Old 11-26-2012, 03:30 AM   #12
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I just bought my retrofit kit and rgb halos. I can't wait for the install day.
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Old 11-27-2012, 11:55 AM   #13
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What would I need to buy to install the halo fog lights? The halo's themselves? Any wiring or harness'?
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Old 11-28-2012, 01:48 AM   #14
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Jaime, you can buy the RGB (multi-color) ones and all the wiring, which isn't that much, comes with them. The same is true if you go with a single color. Either or, it's all pretty straight forward and not all that difficult. The only snafu is opening the lens's. Your best bet is a band saw as many have had bad instances with fast moving cutters, i.e. 3000 rpm dremel. The plastic melts really quickly. This link has about all you need and at about the best price you can find. This is one of the next mods on my ever growing list.
http://www.superbrightleds.com/cat/l...accent-lights/
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