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Re: DIY Superflux LED bulbs (578, W5W/194) Plug-and-play!

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i bought 2 of these.......for the rear strip/

http://www.oznium.com/high-intensity-led-floodlight
Are you just going to screw them to the rear strip or try and mount them behind?

I have two of those (the spotlight version) mounted behind my TV and they're nice I just wish the light didn't have a halo of warmness
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Re: DIY Superflux LED bulbs (578, W5W/194) Plug-and-play!

i drilled a 1 inch hole planning on mounting from the back thru the hole/

what you mean halo of warmness???
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Old 04-20-2011, 12:35 AM
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Re: DIY Superflux LED bulbs (578, W5W/194) Plug-and-play!

If you look at the outer edge of the light you'll see how it's a little warmer than the rest. For what you're using them for you wont even notice it (if the floods even have the same "halo") but mine project onto a white ceiling so it's more noticeable. It isn't a big deal and no one even notices/cares, i'm just a perfectionist like that


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Re: DIY Superflux LED bulbs (578, W5W/194) Plug-and-play!

ok thanks jdub.

so 2 of them should ight up the rear of the wk fine.

i also looking at a 4 inch led to replace the oem tail gate light.
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oh yeah two will be plenty
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Re: DIY Superflux LED bulbs (578, W5W/194) Plug-and-play!

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i bought 2 of these.......for the rear strip/

http://www.oznium.com/high-intensity-led-floodlight
nice rob! curious to see how they will look! maybe i wont get the 5led superflux until i see how your's turn out. other option might be to get a 5watt star led and mount a small heat sink to it
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Re: DIY Superflux LED bulbs (578, W5W/194) Plug-and-play!

For me, I came to the conclusion im better off just buying the leds instead of trying to make them myself. I have bought and blown more in led chips and resistors than its worth. The first, second, and even the third time trying to make them was fun but after they keep blowing it gets depressing. Haha.
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Re: DIY Superflux LED bulbs (578, W5W/194) Plug-and-play!

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how are your leds holding up? mine and nate's are not doing well

down to 2 working out of 6
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It's funny, the cargo strip LEDs are doing great so far but every so often one of the LEDs from one of the DIY "bulbs" will go bad, which causes the bulb to strobe. I don't know what causes it, as they're all wired the same.
Oh no! I'm very sorry to hear about that. I wasn't able to follow find your two orders. Did you contact us with the problem? I'd still send out replacements as needed. Let me know!

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Oh no! I'm very sorry to hear about that. I wasn't able to follow find your two orders. Did you contact us with the problem? I'd still send out replacements as needed. Let me know!

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Thanks for that, I appreciate good customer service. You guys have been good about replacing my bad LEDs and I have a couple extras from the last batch, which will come in handy because a couple LEDs in my cargo strip also failed. If I ever need more, I will let you know. Thanks again
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Re: DIY Superflux LED bulbs (578, W5W/194) Plug-and-play!

I had to replace a bunch of the dead superflux LEDs. I upped the resistor a little to 22Ω, hopefully that makes them run a little longer.

Since the soldering station was out and warmed up, I decided to make some straight-firing 194 bulbs for the liftgate and footwell lights. This first one I plan to use in the liftgate light, which is completely useless and will go unseen, so I rushed it. I cut the proto board w/scissors and didn't even paint it lol
For the footwell bulbs I will at least paint the boards to prevent the yellow colorcast. I ran out of superflux LEDs so I used some white 5mm LEDs that I've had sitting around forever. They're pretty bright but they have a narrower viewing angle (20)

Construction is very simple. First, you need some bulb bases, like these: "Empty Wedge Bulb Bases"

Now you need to make the LED pill/module. For this I just cut a circle of prototyping board slightly larger than the opening of the bulb base. Then I soldered the LEDs in series as closely as possible. I used a 22Ω resistor, which should run the LEDs around 20 mA. You need to make 2 long leads that point down. I used the resistor for one, and a piece of solid 20 AWG wire for the other



Slide the module into the bulb base, making sure to get the leads through the little holes at the bottom of the bulb



Fold the leads over in the proper direction (they go in opposite ways) and trim if needed. I used a little hot glue to secure the module to the base



Here they are compared to my DIY superflux bulbs. They're definitely bright but not as bright, and the spread is narrower. The proto board created a nasty yellow colorcast but it's not as bad in real life, the photo exaggerated it



While I had it out, I also got some shots of the "cargo strip"






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Re: DIY Superflux LED bulbs (578, W5W/194) Plug-and-play!

Well Oznium said they can't replace my burnt out LEDs anymore but they gave me a 20% coupon to use so I can buy new ones--no thanks. I'm getting Nichia LEDs this time, no more messing around. I'm getting a tube of 60 so I'll have extras if anyone needs some.
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Re: DIY Superflux LED bulbs (578, W5W/194) Plug-and-play!

my second time around i wne t with 2 of the big pods. lots less glue and holes. I also added a switch so they werent on when i didnt need them.

i bet a switch will help heaps in regards to burn time
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