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How Many Leds Should I Use In My Controller Ports?


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#1 Cichlid_Guy

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Posted 22 July 2005 - 02:40 PM

I saw a thread somewhere that showed how to put LEDs in the controller ports. They put 2 in each port, I dont have enough for that, can I use one for each port? I know its possiable but will it look as good? Thanks

#2 Maverick0984

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Posted 22 July 2005 - 02:51 PM

well...if you could somehow mount them in the middle and use maybe hot glue to displace the light it might look alright, but i'd really recommend 2, just order em from lsdiodes.com, they're cheap....

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Posted 22 July 2005 - 03:00 PM

i would always use 2 follow the timmy's mod its the cleanest and easiest way to do it but dont go as mad with the bends as he did (hes a master led bender lol!)

hopefully i will be posting a new tut on how to do it with 2 shortly (waiting on digi cam!)

#4 Cichlid_Guy

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Posted 22 July 2005 - 03:08 PM

I have some LEDs to do it but I was just wondering because I was going to do more then the controller ports if they only needed one. I guess when I get an order from Isdiodes I will get some more.

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Posted 22 July 2005 - 03:13 PM

ive had 4 in each port once.

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Posted 22 July 2005 - 03:33 PM

I put two in each.

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Posted 22 July 2005 - 04:08 PM

if you're going to do it... might as well do two things...

1. drill both sides of each port to disperse the light better.

2. don't buy garbage LED's (like radio shack) it will prove to be a waste of your time!

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Posted 22 July 2005 - 07:04 PM

I generally do 3, but 2 also works pretty well.

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Posted 22 July 2005 - 07:15 PM

1 isnt that bad if all you want is a tiny beam coming out of your ports i did them for someone they are alright

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Posted 22 July 2005 - 07:17 PM

QUOTE
2. don't buy garbage LED's (like radio shack)

its how i started.

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Posted 22 July 2005 - 07:20 PM

If you're after a discrete nice glow you could go with just one like me, mounted backwards in the middle to just let the light reflect off the metal shielding.This way of doing it doesn't throw much light outside the ports, just lighting up the inside enough not to blind you.

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#12 halofreak007

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Posted 22 July 2005 - 07:21 PM

nice camera biggrin.gif

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Posted 22 July 2005 - 09:40 PM

I might try it like you ball3. I will try 2 leds in each one also, see whitch one I like better. Most likely I will like the one backwards LED because I am not a fan of the LED spotlight effect.

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Posted 22 July 2005 - 09:51 PM

@ball3
very nice done and nice pics.
i have 2 leds on each port but they are usually covered up since they blind you. I am going to give your method a try.

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Posted 22 July 2005 - 11:28 PM

7 3mm leds each is typical




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