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halo projector leds not working

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by llbigdll, Jun 15, 2009.

  1. Jun 15, 2009 at 12:16 PM
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    llbigdll

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    i bought the projectors about 6 months ago and about 1 month into having them 3 of the 6 leds stopped working. has anyone else experienced this problem.
     
  2. Jun 15, 2009 at 12:49 PM
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    The ones near the grille? I would check your connections, highly unlikely that all 3 would go out.
     
  3. Jun 15, 2009 at 12:51 PM
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    I've heard from many people that their LED's go out on their halo's. I don't own any but have just heard from people on this site.:cool:
     
  4. Jun 15, 2009 at 1:09 PM
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    I've heard this as being somewhat common. I know there are a few threads about it. Search around and you might find some answers. :)
     
  5. Jun 15, 2009 at 3:54 PM
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    the led wires are routed to a small transformer and i wonder if i could wire them directly to the battery and install a switch to control them
     
  6. Jun 15, 2009 at 8:56 PM
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    They will blow.
     
  7. Jun 16, 2009 at 4:19 AM
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    chances are that ur ballasts went bad, or ur connections suck. but changing leds is a breeze
     
  8. Jun 19, 2009 at 10:43 PM
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    +1. Don't do it without the proper resistor attached.
     
  9. Jun 20, 2009 at 5:05 AM
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    Tonnuea Tint euro Tail lights halo head lights billet grille- black debadged black powdercaoted 17's "knight rider" mod aero turbine exhaust black bull bar multicolor halo fogs
    you can even pick any color u want, be creative
     
  10. Jun 20, 2009 at 5:14 AM
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    which ones are having the problems? The ones with the vertical leds by the grill or the other ones with leds horizontal below the headlights.
     
  11. Jun 20, 2009 at 5:21 AM
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    Tonnuea Tint euro Tail lights halo head lights billet grille- black debadged black powdercaoted 17's "knight rider" mod aero turbine exhaust black bull bar multicolor halo fogs
    it sounds like the vertical, the horizontal have 8 leds not 6
     
  12. Jun 22, 2009 at 6:26 AM
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    the ones that are having problems are the vertical
     
  13. Jun 22, 2009 at 8:08 AM
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    Cool....well, cool that I have the horizontal ones. Not cool that the others are having problems.
     
  14. Jun 22, 2009 at 8:22 AM
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    Tonnuea Tint euro Tail lights halo head lights billet grille- black debadged black powdercaoted 17's "knight rider" mod aero turbine exhaust black bull bar multicolor halo fogs
    yea mine never did work, so i just switched out all my leds
     
  15. Jun 22, 2009 at 10:28 AM
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    did u have the same headlights that i am talking about
     
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    well i tried swapping out the led but it wasnt that. 4 of the leds are working now so the 2 that are left are not getting enough power cuz u can see the led light up but barely. my guess is that the ballast is screwed up. what do u suggest i do.
     
  18. Jun 22, 2009 at 9:47 PM
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    i can only tell u wut i did, i pulled out my ballasts and my leds, and i went and bought leds and matching resistors, solder them in, pretty easy to do
     
  19. Jun 23, 2009 at 7:18 AM
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    LEDs do not use a ballast .... you simply need a current limiting resistor in series with the feed wire. The resistor must be wattage rated.
    Roughly, a 1000 ohm 5 watt resistor would do for a series of LEDs - however I'd have to see the board.... look for heated (brown stained) board or components.
    Use a higher wattage resistor for replacement, of the same value.

    Could be a bad solder joint, or connections. LEDs either work or don't, so it's the wiring, or cct board connections. Simply re-solder the LED connections to the cct board. That's likely all that's wrong.

    Vibration related fatigue is my guess.
     
  20. Jun 23, 2009 at 11:47 PM
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    I own those headlights too and I hate 'em! They look cool and all but they were a b*tch to install and the little blue LEDs don't twist lock in so when ever I go wheelin' they vibrate out of their hole! They vibrated out when I was muddin' and mud actually got inside the damn head unit :-( not so much that you notice but still...i spent 200 bucks on the damn things and they've been nothing but a headache!!!!
     
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