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Old 05-29-2009, 12:08 AM   #71
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^hahahaha. I'm not sure of all the special lighting terms.

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So I bought some 3.6V LED's from radio shack today and tried them out in the eyebrows. Blew them instantly. Instead of the light emitting diode it became a smoke emitting diode. haha (circuitry humor). I'm going to go with 12v rated LED's like I should of in the first place. I am going to have to modify the back cover of the headlight to fit the new bulb and adapter cable; just the plate that you remove to take the bulb out. No biggie there; I picked up some JB weld and I have some 1/8 inch thick vinyl sleeves around here that I'll use to extend the plate out while still using the same screw locations. Things are coming together nicely :-D
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Old 05-29-2009, 08:48 AM   #72
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why did you try the 3.6v leds? just cheaper?
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why did you try the 3.6v leds? just cheaper?
Well I guess I just wanted to find out if they would work or not. Might of been easier just to get the multi-meter out and see what voltage was coming out of the LED terminals


Got my new 6000K bulbs and adapter cables today. I will do another test by mounting both lights in the car and comparing the cutoff with no lens and with the aftermarket lens. Pictures later today :-D I might even try the "washer mod" which was mentioned before. Basically it just changes the projector lens angle to produce more blue-ish light at the cut off line. But it also takes away from the sharpness of the cutoff. You can do all sorts of colors from adding more or less washers but the more washers you add the blurrier your cut off gets.
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how do washers change the color? by augmenting the reflector?
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For TSX projectors you put a washer between lens and the reflector at the bottom. So basically it would be the reflector assembly then the washer then the lens assembly. There is a graphic I saw which explained it, let me find it.
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how do washers change the color? by augmenting the reflector?
No, i would be augmenting the projector lens by changing the angle at which the light hits it and reflects out.

but I've decided not to do the washer mod though.
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oh okay, why not?
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Need pics of the washer mod thing. Come to think of it, need updated pics! :)
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Need pics of the washer mod thing. Come to think of it, need updated pics! :)
yeah, i still dont get how it changes the color. seems weird.
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This is what he's talking about
Stock tsx projector

Then after the color mod

You get more of a bluer color at top of the cut off I got these off of Hid Planet
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