Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Fallbrook, CA, USA
Re: Interested in a DIY LED running light kit?
That would be interesting. The hardest part (right now anyway) is creating the faceplate to hold the LEDs. I have to drill very slowly with very little pressure to prevent breaking the plexiglas or elnogating the holes when it gets snatched by the drill threads.
I bought some Crayola air-dry clay today for a new mold. I'm going to create new faceplates and build a clay mold over the weekend. For at least one of these lights. I don't think I have enough for two as I had a few LEDs pop after giving it a bit too much voltage. I have new ones on the way though.
If you want to see how/what I do, feel free to PM me and we can set up a time this weekend. I'm not too far away from SD proper (about 45 minutes to an hour depending on where you are) in Fallbrook (between Escondido and Temecula off I 15).
As an FYI, If I were using aluminum for the faceplate (and I've thought about buying some more - I ran out of what I had) I think I'd put one or more mounting tabs right on the faceplate so I could bend it 90 degrees and put a bolt through it. Shoot, now you've got me thingking I should head out to the hobby store and buy some.
2006 Magnesium Black Metallic K1200LT (sold - sigh)
1996 Sinus (aka Cirrus) Blue Metallic R1100RT