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Homemade LED light bar

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by Skycam3, Mar 6, 2012.

  1. Mar 16, 2012 at 10:07 AM
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    Skycam3

    Skycam3 [OP] Waiting to see...

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    I have about $235 invested in it and yes, there are different optics. I went with 4 spot and the two outside lights are elliptical optics. I would just go with all spot since it is 24° FWHM and that is plenty.
     
  2. Mar 16, 2012 at 10:40 AM
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    97yota4wd

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    alot of metal, small engine, decent travel.
    caged, camburg long travel, 50t leafpack (soon to be installed) light rack over cab, 5pt harnesses etc
    if you want to make another one... let me know.
     
  3. Mar 17, 2012 at 11:34 AM
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    whatatoy

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    I like it
    This truck is a work truck - not a lot of fancy mod's here, but it's getting the job done!
    subbd for a later use - I like the project!
     
  4. May 30, 2012 at 8:03 PM
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    Skycam3

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    I thought I would give an update. The lightbar is still going strong. You never know when you make something for the first time...
     
  5. May 30, 2012 at 9:29 PM
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    Drunknsloth

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    I definitely want to do this!
     
  6. May 31, 2012 at 6:28 AM
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    If you do it right, which you have, you should trust yoir work :)
     
  7. Jun 1, 2012 at 10:40 AM
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    Skycam3

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    I had three year old twins "helping" me at times. It was a fun project though, when these die the next bar is gonna go BIG! Technology will be even better in a year or two so... I just like that the output is high and amps are low.
     
  8. Jun 20, 2012 at 12:21 PM
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    ae111black

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    Subbed! BTW OP what's the Capacitor for going into the driver?
     
  9. Jun 26, 2012 at 9:02 PM
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    Skycam3

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    It absorbs voltage spikes & drops. LEDs don't like them at all. Also stores energy for startup. Depending on power wire lenght, there might be enough of a voltage drop to damage the driver. It's more of a "just in case" thing, plus they are real cheap and the manufacture recommend them so I went with them. Ran the lights for about two hours this past weekend(truck was sitting still) and the cooling fins hardly got warm. I would go with smaller fins next time. Hope this helps...
     
  10. Aug 16, 2012 at 4:53 PM
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  11. Aug 17, 2012 at 9:30 PM
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    Don't know about the Zombie light switch....at that lumen it should be a Vampire switch! Blade would kill to have a similiar setup.
     
  12. Aug 18, 2012 at 8:31 AM
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    lol nice man been there done this tho lol i built high power led floods for my carp boat.
     
  13. Aug 18, 2012 at 8:34 AM
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    mudthedoor

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    Were gonna be doing this too for my car club at college and we are planing on building a 40+ inch bar! We are planning on using it for night racing on the ice up in northern wisconsin.
     
  14. Oct 28, 2012 at 9:40 AM
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  15. Jan 5, 2013 at 10:45 PM
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    This is so awesome Homemade LED light bar. Thanks for sharing.
     
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