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post Aug 10 2019, 08:48 AM
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I'm getting ready to order some boards with updated dc/dc converter modules and was wondering if I should get the boards in white or black. One guy trying out my 911 fog lights thought they would look better with a black board.

Anyone have a preference?


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post Aug 10 2019, 08:52 AM
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Here's a crude attempt to photoshop a black PCB on the driver side.


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post Aug 10 2019, 09:05 AM
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Great work, great thread.
Did I miss an updated picture of the light pattern with the final taping?

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post Aug 10 2019, 09:33 AM
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This set is for @mepstein . This set and mine will be the only ones with the discrete dc/dc converter running 500ma. All further foglights will use a dc/dc converter module running about 425ma.

Mark, do you want me to paint one of the bezel rings or are you going to send another set already painted/powder coated? I'll only need the bezel ring as the back side of the enclosure is not necessary to install the led boards.



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post Aug 10 2019, 09:35 AM
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QUOTE(orthobiz @ Aug 10 2019, 11:05 AM) *

Great work, great thread.
Did I miss an updated picture of the light pattern with the final taping?

Paul



I haven't done a before and after with the tape. The tape does help with the upper light but does not completely cut it off. With such a small lens close to the LED it's hard to completely cut off the top of the light pattern. I'll get a before/after with Mark's set of lights.
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post Sep 23 2019, 05:13 PM
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I did a lot of experimenting with the light pattern from the LEDs and the results were less than I hoped. Actually none worked. Trying to shade the LEDs from the upward light output only managed to reduce the LED output.

I have a set of LED fogs on my 914 and my 911. They are 2x brighter than the standard bulbs and 1/3 the power. They don't seem to blind anyone as they're not that bright.

At this point I think I'd like to get a few of these in some other cars to get some other opinions. What I'd like to do is sell up to 5 sets at a reduced price ($100/pair). The regular price will be $165/pair.

I've only worked out the clips and fixturing for early fogs so only looking for those with early fogs. The boards will be black.

Let me know if you're interested. I've started building the boards and will have them finished in a couple of weeks. I'm hoping to get @mepstein s fogs to him next week.


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post Sep 23 2019, 05:24 PM
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Very cool stuff. Driving my rural roads during dear season, the more light the better.
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post Sep 23 2019, 05:36 PM
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QUOTE(mepstein @ Apr 14 2019, 08:45 AM) *

QUOTE(Tbrown4x4 @ Apr 14 2019, 09:09 AM) *

I'm totally supporting this. I drive at night 90% of the time, and my fog light reflectors are shot. I got a quote to re-silver at almost $100 each side. A quality LED conversion would give me my fog lights back.

If you want the best led headlights out there - in my opinion- its these trucklight 7” headlights. Very popular with the Jeep guys as well as motorcycle riders. There are cheaper options but a lot of times you get what you pay for. They take 10 minutes to install with no mods and are a total game changer. They make driving at night so much easier. They look a little odd but during the day the lights are down anyway. Even though they are very bright, I never get flashed because they have a very good cut off. The high beam is insane. They use less voltage than ordinary lights so are a little easier on our cars older wires and less battery drain.


At Okteenerfest we had a demo from a tech from VintagecarLED.com install a set of their headlights in the stock 7"housing. It was a slick switch, with less amp draw than my H4's installed years ago. I installed them 2 days ago and they light up the night with a well controlled beam set HI and LO. The model number is VC3500Standard and we were offered a 15% discount total $160.65 for attendees, and I believe the regular price is $179. I watched a YouTube test of 12 different brands of LED headlights, and this was the winner for me. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/cheer.gif)
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post Sep 23 2019, 09:05 PM
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I'm not in the market for these right now but I love this stuff and the work behind it. My $.02 - on this car shown, white boards. The lights just sort of disappear that way.

That said, I have black bumpers and black grills so if I would get them I'd probably go black boards......
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post Oct 27 2019, 11:54 AM
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Any progress on a rectangular version for 75-76 and 911s?
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post Nov 7 2019, 10:37 PM
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QUOTE(drem914 @ Oct 27 2019, 12:54 PM) *

Any progress on a rectangular version for 75-76 and 911s?


Do you know if the 75-76 version fixtures open up? I had a 911 version where the glass lens was bonded to the metal reflector. I couldn't get them apart and had to give up.
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post Nov 7 2019, 10:57 PM
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Printed a spacer for the later foglights and they fit nicely using the original clips.

Have all the components soldered on the first of 3 black board sets. I'm offering the first 3 sets for $100/pair but no takers yet. Normal price will be $165/pair. There's lots of expensive components on these boards.

There are 5 911 owners with the 911 version of these foglights now. Once I get past this initial startup, I plan to make these generally available.

This set has been cleaned. Now will glue on the LED lens holders and screw on the heatsinks.

Printed a jig for drilling the holes for the heatsinks. This set is done and ready for assembly.


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post Nov 8 2019, 12:23 AM
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QUOTE(Spoke @ Nov 7 2019, 08:37 PM) *

QUOTE(drem914 @ Oct 27 2019, 12:54 PM) *

Any progress on a rectangular version for 75-76 and 911s?


Do you know if the 75-76 version fixtures open up? I had a 911 version where the glass lens was bonded to the metal reflector. I couldn't get them apart and had to give up.

According to the maint. manual they do not, like the 911 version. I will have to look for a replacement LED bulb to the 35w bulb to be replaced in the lens housing. Any recommendations?
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post Nov 8 2019, 07:45 AM
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Hi Jerry, @Spoke
I will try a set...I have all your other LED offerings and love them (IMG:style_emoticons/default/smile.gif)
I will PM you for the details
Thanks!
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post Nov 8 2019, 07:56 AM
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Hey I missed your posting back in sept. About having components for the round fog lights, I have been waiting for this since the beginning so if you still have available one of those first sets at $100 I will PayPal you now!

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post Nov 8 2019, 08:15 AM
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I’ll buy one of the intro sets if still available. Thanks
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post Nov 8 2019, 08:54 AM
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QUOTE(mepstein @ Nov 8 2019, 09:15 AM) *

I’ll buy one of the intro sets if still available. Thanks


@mepstein

Is this in addition to the white set? I painted the early rings and should be ready to ship all the parts back to you. The boards will be mounted in the early rings. I didn't do anything with bodies. Please PM your contact info.


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QUOTE(Spoke @ Nov 8 2019, 09:54 AM) *

QUOTE(mepstein @ Nov 8 2019, 09:15 AM) *

I’ll buy one of the intro sets if still available. Thanks


@mepstein

Is this in addition to the white set? I painted the early rings and should be ready to ship all the parts back to you. The boards will be mounted in the early rings. I didn't do anything with bodies. Please PM your contact info.

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Very cool thread, love to see fabrication like his.
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