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    Whos interested in LED Light effects?

    I have been searching online ALL night and I have
    combined several different products to create a DIY
    custom LED kit.

    I found a LED controller for RGB LEDS that use three
    colors (red, green and blue) to create any color
    imaginable.

    The programs available:

    1. Morph and hold with vibrant colours. (Hold delay adjustable.)
    2. Morph and hold with bright colours. (Hold delay adjustable.)
    3. Morph and hold with full spectrum colours. (Hold delay adjustable.)
    4. Red marker to help you find your way through the programs.
    5. Sweep continually between vibrant colours.
    6. Sweep continually between bright colours.
    7. Sweep continually between full spectrum colours.
    8. Green marker.
    9. Indie dim with each colour "rambling" independently.
    10. Indie dim pastels (all colours 25% min).
    11. Blue marker.
    12. Rainbow. Can be stopped and started on any colour using option button.
    13. Rainbow continuous. (Speed adjustable)
    14. Black marker.
    15. Colour plasma lightning. (Speed adjustable.)
    16. White plasma lightning. (Speed adjustable.)
    17. Colour strobe. (Speed adjustable.)
    18. Magenta marker. 19. Colour burst with vibrant colours. (Speed adjustable.)
    20. Colour burst with bright colours. (Speed adjustable.)
    21. Colour burst with full spectrum colours. (Speed adjustable.)
    22. Cyan marker. 23. Windswept flame effect. (3 independent.) (Speed adjustable.)
    24. Subtle flame effect. (3 independent.) (Speed adjustable.)
    25. Yellow marker.
    26. Static fixed primary colour. (Selectable.)
    27. Random fixed full colour. (Reselectable.)
    28. Random fixed vibrant colour. (Reselectable.)
    29. Ramping fixed primary colour. (Selectable.)
    30. Ramping random colour.
    31. White marker.



    Its pretty much just a circuit board with no housing.
    It will be small and if you need a housing or covering,
    we can make one out of fiberglass or whatever.


    Then get a on/off power switch, a bunch of wire, fuses,
    LEDS and some creativity.


    I'm going to be ordering my supplies next week... So
    if anybody else is interested in building a kit; post up!


    Theres gonna be alot of soldering, wire crimping,
    hotgun glue and patience... But in the end it should be
    very rewarding... Having something better and more
    custom than a 400 dollar LED kit.



    Each LED controller is about 25$... If you have one all
    the LEDs will show the same color. I will be using 2 or
    three channels to have three different effects
    gong simultaneously.

    A switch, is a couple bucks, or you can pick up a
    wireless infared one for about 15-20$

    Wire, solder, and fuses is a couple bucks.

    I'm still looking for LED boards, but you need one red,
    one blue and one green per 'bulb'. You can double it
    and do two of each also for more brightness.

    Gonna be using superflux LEDs... cost about a dollar
    each, but im sure i can get em at 50 cents each if i
    look more.


    So if anybody is interested in doing this.. post up... or you can just wait for me to make mine, post pics, and then decide if you want it or not.

    I probably wont get around to completing it for atleast 2 weeks after I get it.
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    i would love to do this if i can do a all yellow set, I have been very interested in building my own sey for a whilebut have no idea what resistors and such to use

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    This kit is aimed towards color changing and effects (Like I want to have strobing color changing headlights), hence the 3 channel RGB set up... if you just want yellow lighting. then theres like strips you can buy that are felxible and water proof and already wired with transistors... just hooked them up to a 12v source and they are set to go.

    Something like this...
    http://www.oznium.com/led-flex-strips
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    Eww... That site doesnt have yellow...
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    damn i wish they had yellow, i love those

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    There has to be a company somewhere online that sells yellow/amber led strips....
    And if there isnt (I doubt it) you can always use RGB stripes to mix and make yellow (red+green)

    You just want a glow right? No effects or anything...





    **UPDATE**
    I just finished talking to my dad (he is an electrician) and we decided
    to just make 1 kit (for my bike) to see how it works and work out any
    bugs if they arise.

    Parts ship in from over seas... so I dont know when I will get them or how long it will take to make it.

    I priced out different LEDs.... Basically the a RGB module
    (1 red, 1 green, 1 blue, resistors, circuit board and silicon
    coating for waterproofness) cost anywhere from 1-4 dollars
    each; depending on how bright you want each LED to be.

    How bright are they? Well... I don't really know yet... thats
    why I'm gonna build a demo kit.



    I will keep everyone updated and if anybody has any questions... post up.
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    yea i just want pure yellow, but mostly i have ran into amber leds. i wand a pure yellow to match my bike

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    I will look into it later for ya.
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    Keep us posted, I would be interested in an LED set up.

    Eric

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    UPDATE!

    I ordered 16 Red, 16, Green and 16 Blue LEDs for the
    "million color" effect (picture these three primary colors adn the color wheel)

    They cost about 1.70 each, but have 4 diodes inside...
    so its like 4 in 1. Takes the space of 1 LED and puts out
    4 times the light... Good deal to me.

    Also have a DIY RGB controller kit....

    Gotta solder it all up but I went ahead and put one red
    into my new projectors and conencted it to my turn signals... its pretty tight.

    Pics/Video Link.




    The current is kinda strong for just one LED so it doesnt completely shut out....
    Also due to the projectors "projecting" nature... its brighter on the bottom half.
    I have to find out where To put them for an equal brightnes... Maybe towards the top/front
    Right now it is just dangling somewhere in the back.




    I will add youtube link after its done uploading.
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    Just 1 color and its flashing thru my turn signal circuit.... But it gives you an idea.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WXAqFvzwawg
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    What the heck is that for? It looks like a MONSTER LED. LOL!! I have a place I go to for all my LEDs and they're really cheap compared to anyone else.

    http://www.superbrightleds.com/ I mean, if you don't care to build your own modules.
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    Quote Originally Posted by icebrkr View Post
    What the heck is that for? It looks like a MONSTER LED. LOL!! I have a place I go to for all my LEDs and they're really cheap compared to anyone else.

    http://www.superbrightleds.com/ I mean, if you don't care to build your own modules.
    damn. I wish people would read my post before saying stupid incorrect shit. The led is inside the headlight
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    Why you gotta be a dick?
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    I dunno... sorry. : /
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sytrept View Post
    I dunno... sorry. : /
    You're gonna piss off Prettyboy.. that's his territory ya know.
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    Oh well... Mike can bite me.
    So you want LEDs or your just gonna thread jack? :P
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    Quote Originally Posted by TampaFZR View Post
    yea i just want pure yellow, but mostly i have ran into amber leds. i wand a pure yellow to match my bike

    To straight up light your bike up... I think it would be
    best to get some waterproof flexibe led strips..

    They put out "glow light" and your bike will pretty much
    illuminate the ground and itself at night.

    I found a few places that sell 'yellow' but in the pics
    they look amber to me.. not pure yellow like your bike.

    Anyways, You can cut them every
    3 inches or so to fit your sizing needs and they wire up to a 12v source... Just need
    a fuse and a few wires... not much work to do because they
    are practically pre-made. Big plus being flexible and water proof too.


    They cost about 14 dollars a foot... and I think a
    bike would have way more than enough lighting with 6 feet...

    It would cost between 50-100 bucks for everything i suppose.



    On another note... If you really want a specific yellow, You can opt out
    for a RGB LED strip... It can combine the red and Green leds and create
    the perfect hue of yellow you want. It can also do 2 million different colors
    through out the whole spectrum by mixing different variations of Red Green and Blue.
    They cost like 3 dollars more a foot than single colors (~$17) plus you
    need a controller/processor thing to tell the leds which color to be. Mine cost roughly 30 bucks.
    I posted a video of it below. Like I said, you can do any color and also have
    effects like strobe , rainbow or color fade... ect... with the controller.

    Something to think about.

    Two one foot strips on each side the bottom faring.
    Two one foot strips on the front above the fender/below the upp fairing...
    Two one foot strips on the rear... under the undertail.


    Link to youtube vid of a RGB strip hooked up to the controller I will be using.
    Its a pretty long video... but shows everything it can do.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GuS9MgrZqFg
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sytrept View Post
    Oh well... Mike can bite me.
    So you want LEDs or your just gonna thread jack? :P
    "Hey! Wait for me!"
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sytrept View Post
    Oh well... Mike can bite me.
    So you want LEDs or your just gonna thread jack? :P
    So do you have a way these LEDs will survive the heat generated by the headlight?

    I have a 1989 GSX-R 750 with the HUGE saucer-plate headlights. I've been looking for a angel-eye/parking-light type gimmick but I don't think the LEDs will survive the heat-- if they do, it will only be for a few days.

    "Hey! Wait for me!"
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