Nov 11 2004, 03:23 AM
I just started a 16 LED underglow on my LE Halo case. Wow this is going to be a lot of soldering. I am using green 5mm LEDs wired in parallel with a 5V source voltage. I'll post pics when done.
OT I really need to finish the low profile box.
Nov 19 2004, 01:33 AM
Here are the pics as promised (just took a little longer):Pic 1Pic 2Pic 3Pic 4Pic 5
To do list:
Controller port LEDs
DVD window LEDs
Nov 19 2004, 01:34 AM
wow that looks awesome!!! very smooth, perfect effect for a halo LE!!!! cant wait to see the low profile done though!!!
Nov 19 2004, 01:35 AM
yeah, looks good
Nov 19 2004, 01:38 AM
Heh. You need to finish your low profile box and I need to finish my mini box.. Thank God for the weekend.
Nov 19 2004, 01:45 AM
|QUOTE (jacksparrow @ Nov 19 2004, 02:37 AM)|
| wow that looks awesome!!! very smooth, perfect effect for a halo LE!!!! cant wait to see the low profile done though!!! |
It looks much better on something other than a stained wood table. I will try to get some pics of it on a different surface. It has 5 LEDs along each sides and 6 LEDs along the front all wired in parallel. A lot of soldering.
Thanksgiving is coming up and I plan on doing a lot of work to it then. I just bought some more sandpaper, Dupli-Color primer, and Dupli-Color clear coat today. I looked and looked at the paint but could decided on a color.
Nov 19 2004, 01:51 AM
that is bright
Nov 19 2004, 02:16 AM
where did you mount the leds on the sides, under the lip? and did you make your own led strip thing like they use on the led rings?
Nov 19 2004, 02:28 AM
|QUOTE (holyfrickster07 @ Nov 19 2004, 03:19 AM)|
| where did you mount the leds on the sides, under the lip? and did you make your own led strip thing like they use on the led rings? |
The LEDs are mounted to the bottom of the case with the help of a very small dab of hot glue. I made sure to be tedious with the hot glue knowing that it is visible through the case. It even looks good from outside the case with the lights off. As far as wiring goes, I used 30 gauge kynar wire. Each LED had a separate wire running from it to the next LED. Plus its a parallel circuit so actually each LED has two wires going to the next LED.
Nov 19 2004, 02:31 AM
Yeah, I'm wodnering the same. You could always use like twisty ties ro something to suport the LEDs to be straight. I like this 10x better than a damn EL wire, which is fugly. I'm working on a 360 degree Red LED glow system (underglow, side panels, back underglow). Will be around 45 LEDs. I actually might also work on a 2 color LED system, each color having it's own switch. The second color will be white. This is a large wiring project, but I'm going to get my hardware jobs done first.
Nov 19 2004, 03:16 AM
At first I was like "Theres no way in hell theres 16 LED's in that." Then I seen the picture below it and was like "damn thats nice" lol good job.
Nov 19 2004, 03:25 AM
So you put a switch on that right? Looking really good. Should look even better with the controller ports and everything done. I really like that kinda of green led too. Good work. And good luck with the controller ports and everything
Nov 19 2004, 03:29 AM
|QUOTE (Garrett19 @ Nov 19 2004, 04:28 AM)|
| So you put a switch on that right? |
As of yet no, but I plan to when i wire up the rest of the LEDs. Actually when sitting level with the xbox across the room on the couch it is not as blinding as it looks. It does not affect game play or movie watching at all. It would be nice to watch movies in the complete dark though, hence the switch.
Nov 19 2004, 03:30 AM
ya that is pretty cool what mcd are those 5mm leds?
Nov 19 2004, 03:32 AM
|QUOTE (Garrett19 @ Nov 19 2004, 04:33 AM)|
| ya that is pretty cool what mcd are those 5mm leds? |
Your goning to like this. The mcd rating is 12,000
Nov 19 2004, 03:43 AM
Awesome i don't really get how they are not really bright though. The case might dim them down alot because i have (2) 5,000 red leds in each of my controller ports and it hurts ur eyes to look into them for over a few seconds. But that is awesome. Will be even better when you put a switch in there. I think i might put an underglow in mine this weekend but it will only have 4 leds in it haha and only be in the front. Good work.
Nov 19 2004, 04:42 AM
|QUOTE (jeeproject @ Nov 18 2004, 07:35 PM)|
| The mcd rating is 12,000 |
I just choked on my cookie.
Nov 19 2004, 06:59 AM
holy GOD pic 1 is bright!!!!!!!!!! (ouch my eyes)
Nov 19 2004, 07:30 AM
That is badass! You did a great job. Hopefully a tutorial is in store?
Nov 19 2004, 09:03 PM
That looks very good. I cant believe it was on the 2nd page when I saw it too. Where the hell did you get 12,000 mcd LEDs?/?
Nov 19 2004, 09:10 PM
nice awesome job
Nov 19 2004, 10:04 PM
I can smell my eyes burning. J/K Great Job
Nov 20 2004, 01:19 AM
|QUOTE (Camstheman @ Nov 19 2004, 10:06 PM)|
| Where the hell did you get 12,000 mcd LEDs?/? |
I bought them bulk from BestHongKong a couple of months ago. I have not seen any other retailers with 12,000mcd LEDs.
Sometimes I think its not too bright but when you think about the mcd rating you would think that Ray Charles could see it. Actually the case does a very good job of diffusing the direct light that the LED produces. So it is bright but blinding. If you look just directly into the LED, without the case in front of it, it is very fucking bright. Trust me I'm the type of person that learns from experience. Well actually I dont really learn I just keep doing the same stupid shit.
I would highly suggest this mod to anyone with some sort of LE case since the case diffuses the direct light so well. I have even though about doing this to a regular case by drilling a hole for each LED but then you get the direct light from the LED and would be blind.
Thanks to everyone for the compliments.
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