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Old 05-16-2010, 09:40 AM
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Re: How To: Install VLEDs Dual Color Turn Signals

BTW, I think I posted this elsewhere, but I wanted to share some links with you guys. If you need resistors for your LED projects, don't spend the money on the V-LED's. Try these instead:

25W 25-Ohm (Running Lights) - http://www.newark.com/vishay-dale/rh...w-1/dp/41K9114

50W 3-Ohm (4-Bulb Turn Signals) - http://www.newark.com/vishay-dale/rh...w-1/dp/65K1887

50W 6-Ohm (2-Bulb Turn Signals) - http://www.newark.com/vishay-dale/rh...w-1/dp/41K9174


These are the EXACT SAME resistors that V-LED's sells you. They even fit into the resistor mounting plates that V-LED's sells. Sure, they don't come with wires attached, but if you're like me, you probably wanna do something custom anyways. And if them adding wires is worth doubling the cost, then buy from V-LED's.

Newark is a great company. Usually there are no minimum quantities so you could order single resistors if you wanted to. And their shipping is dirt cheap! You pay for ground shipping and they ship it to you FedEx 2-day. Great company...
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Re: How To: Install VLEDs Dual Color Turn Signals

son of a ......... i bought a handful, 3 and 6 from autolumination. and they are all the same as your link.
yours are about 40% of the price of the big boys. DANG IT.





Thanks Jason.

Hey i didnt do a seperate ground. as I was tapping and soldering I just kept on going......but I notice something. you cant see it with the naked eye but when i just have my blinkers on, the bulb strobes white then turns to amber.

here is a vid, garage closed. autolumination bulb on right only. stealth chrome bulb on left.


Jason, can you look at your and see if they do the same thing. or maybe an external ground would be better........ you cannot see it with the eye in regular light.

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son of a ......... i bought a handful, 3 and 6 from autolumination. and they are all the same as your link.
yours are about 40% of the price of the big boys. DANG IT.





Thanks Jason.
LOL, ur welcome Rob. I have a small stash of them now for my projects I am always doing. My brother has finally decided to concede that all of the LED stuff I've put on my Jeep looks pretty cool so now we are doing it to all of his vehicles.

As an aside, I have to say that my '98 5.9 Jeep is a way bigger PITA as far as LED lighting. It has this stupid "Lamp Outage Module" for the taillights and it is pretty finicky. To give you an idea, I have 3 resistors for EACH taillight just to keep it from throwing a "Rear Lamp Failure" message. Damn thing is too smart for it's own good, LOL...
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Re: How To: Install VLEDs Dual Color Turn Signals

those look great rob! i bought my resistors from ebay for $6 shipped and i added the wires to them, no probs with them. i also ordered an extra set from that site as a spare a while ago too. my dad said their stuff is top notch
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Hey i didnt do a seperate ground. as I was tapping and soldering I just kept on going......but I notice something. you cant see it with the naked eye but when i just have my blinkers on, the bulb strobes white then turns to amber.

here is a vid, garage closed. autolumination bulb on right only. stealth chrome bulb on left.


Jason, can you look at your and see if they do the same thing. or maybe an external ground would be better........ you cannot see it with the eye in regular light.
@Rob

I did notice a similar phenomenon going on with mine. I have an idea what it is and even an idea on how to fix it. What I don't have is the time to do it right now. Outage ends in another week and a half and then I am going to start messing with my Jeeps again.

I'll update this thread when I figure it out.
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Re: How To: Install VLEDs Dual Color Turn Signals

^^^ rob and lips, just saw that video, the v-leds def do not do that
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^^^ rob and lips, just saw that video, the v-leds def do not do that
Correct, probably because the V-LED's shut the white portion of the light off entirely when it went into blink mode. The autolumination doesn't shut them off.

Basically, each individual LED on the bulb has 2 inputs. One we will call input "W" and one we will call input "A". When there is 12 volts on W, the bulb is white. However, when you put a signal on A, it changes the color of the LED to amber.

V-LED's bulbs don't have the two separate inputs to each LED. Instead, half of the LED's are nominated to be white-only and the other half are amber-only. Bulb is less bright this way, but it uses simpler circuitry, thus the bulb is cheaper and easier to make (tho u'd never know it with V-LED's prices).

@Rob, what you'll notice is this is only a problem when the running lights are NOT on. I think what is happening is when 12 volts is initially applied to the bulb, it gets confused on whether it is supposed to be white or amber, so it takes it a split-second to figure it out. That's what you're seeing.

I think I have a solution, but I wanna try it out first to see if it works before I send anyone else on a wild goose chase...
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try it out and donate it to me as a test mule....

yall killin me with these types of mods! i love it!
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Re: How To: Install VLEDs Dual Color Turn Signals

thanks for the posts jason. i feel its the 'confusion factor' inside the cicuitry of the bulb too.

im not complaining they are dang bright and its not a big deal.

and Jason, if you fix it, I know you'll share
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Re: How To: Install VLEDs Dual Color Turn Signals

yeah jason the v-leds have leds for white and for turn, i might switch over to these leds, i want to see how bright they are compared to the ones i have in there now
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Re: How To: Install VLEDs Dual Color Turn Signals

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thanks for the posts jason. i feel its the 'confusion factor' inside the cicuitry of the bulb too.

im not complaining they are dang bright and its not a big deal.

and Jason, if you fix it, I know you'll share
Of course I'd share. Until some guys called "PoliceIn" comes along and claims that he came up with the idea...

Anyways, they are really bright compared to the V-LED's bulbs, aren't they? And the little strobe effect almost catches people's attention better, especially in the daylight...
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Re: How To: Install VLEDs Dual Color Turn Signals

hey rob do you think you could bring those bulbs with you to nj????
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