This is the tutorial will cover all the electrical aspects of assembling the DIY Kit.
This Tutorial will Cover:
- Recommended Materials & Tools
- How to Plan LED Layout
- General Practices & Notes
- How to Wire Modules
- Connecting Light Elements to Original Harness
Recommended Materials & Tools
- LED's (Available Here)
- Resistors (Available Here)
- Dimming Module (Basic / Advanced)
- Solder (60/40, 22 Gauge Recommended)
- Basic Electrical Equipment (Wires, Soldering Iron, Etc)
- Adjustable 12V Power Supply (Optional)
Illumaesthetic Resistor Value References
This is a general guide for resistor values for each grouping.
If the Lights Do Not have Brake/DRL Dimming Functionality (~13.4-14.2V Non-Regulated)
Red & Yellow Groups of 5 – 270 ohm / 4 - 470 / 3 - 670-680 ohm (NOTE - We no longer recommend wiring in groups of 6)
White Groups of 4 – 150 ohm / 3 – 470 ohm
If the Lights Do have Brake/DRL Dimming Functionality, or have 12V Regulation.
Red & Yellow Groups of 5 – 120-150 ohm / 4 – 270 ohm / 3 – 470 ohm
White Groups of 3 – 270 ohm / 2 – 680 ohm
For diffusion, take the white Styrene Panel (included) and create a "backing panel" behind the Diffusion Pane. Use LED strips behind the panel to create an even diffusion "back-lighting". Make sure that theire is at least 1/2 inch of spacing for maximum and even diffusion. We recommend 3M Window Weld Butyl to seal off any light leaking from the edges. Please refer to our diffusion tutorial for more information.
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*It is highly recommend that you have a 12V Power Supply for LED debugging.
How to Plan the LED Layout
How to Wire the Modules
Wiring in Sequential Modules