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Question about LED Strobe lights

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by 619Tacoma, May 6, 2013.

  1. May 6, 2013 at 1:52 PM
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    619Tacoma

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    Hello all,

    I am looking to buy a set of amber LED 'panels'. It's for a little project on my truck. Anyway, the only LED panels that I've seen that I like are LED Strobe light panels from Ebay. They are flat, the size I want, amber & LED.

    I've already asked a couple of sellers but they say no, it will only strobe. I keep thinking they are wrong and without the control box, I can make it work as I want it to.

    My question is this: Can I use these lights in "always on" mode?

    Since the controller that comes with the lights only has strobe functions, I won't be using the controller. If I were to cut the wires coming out of the panel & simply connect positive to a power wire and run the ground to a on/off switch, will they work?
    or is there something in the controller box that is vital to the lights working at all?


    http://www.ebay.com/itm/2x-48-LED-P...Parts_Accessories&hash=item485508dfde&vxp=mtr

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  2. May 6, 2013 at 2:58 PM
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    i would THINK that the control box is the only part that is making them strobe...and i would THINK that they would be constant on if they were wired directly to the 12v power
     
  3. May 6, 2013 at 3:18 PM
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    What are you going to use them for? Even if you could get them on to stay solid I wonder how bright they would be since they are made for strobing? Might be pretty bright.
     
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    I am about 99.9% sure that if you remove the box, they will function as constant on when given power and ground.
     
  5. May 6, 2013 at 3:38 PM
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    Thanks guys. That is what I'm thinking as well. I would think the control box is the only thing that makes them 'strobe'. If I remove that from the equation, then I should be able to make them stay on.

    Yeah, I don't know how bright they will be either. It's a very good and valid point. I'm thinking of using them as DTRL. If they're too bright, then of course i'll be tossing the idea out the window. I am thinking about mounting them in the two triangular voids on the front grill. I'd be cutting the back of those triangles out & replacing it with some type of black mesh material. I'd be mounting these lights behind the mesh & running them as DTRL with an on/off switch in the cab.
     
  6. May 6, 2013 at 3:39 PM
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    I'm assuming you dont like the OEM DTRL's? Have you thought about the fog light anytime mod?
     
  7. May 6, 2013 at 4:04 PM
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    Actually, I really like the OEM DTRL with the Anytime Fog Mod. (I already have the Anytime Fog mod)
    The thing is that I drive quite a bit and I've heard other owners talking about their lenses melting and such - which I definitely don't want to happen.

    So I thought about LED bulbs in the stock DTRL location. But then I'm thinking the 'look' will not be the same. I replaced my corner lights with LED lights and they are nowhere near as bright as the halogen bulbs. So I fear that LED 'bulbs' as DTRL will not look as bright or amber as I like either.
     
  8. May 6, 2013 at 4:23 PM
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    Let us know how these work out if you get them
     
  9. May 6, 2013 at 4:45 PM
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    You can get bright LED bulbs but it will cost you plus you need resistors to get rid of the hyper blink.
     
  10. May 6, 2013 at 5:53 PM
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    If you remove the control box they might burn out. Most of the time the flasher is where the resistors are built in and straight to 12v will burn them out.
     
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