Electrical Work

All electrical aspects of the DIY install. This includes: 

  • Recommended materials/tools
  • How to plan the LED layout
  • General good practices/notes
  • How to wire the modules
  • Connecting lighting element to original harness

Necessary Materials/Tools

  • LEDs (available here)
  • Resistors (available here)
  • Basic dimming module (basic / advanced)
  • Solder (60/40, 22 gauge recommended)
  • Basic electrical equipment (wires, soldering iron, etc) 

 

Illumaesthetic Resistor Value References

  • Resistor guide/Tutorial: This is a general guide for resistor values for each grouping

    If the lights do not have brake/DRL dimming functionality (~13.4V non-regulated)
    Red & Yellow groups of     6 –120 ohm   /   5 – 470 ohm   /   4 – 670-680 ohm
    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 ohm   /   4 – 270 ohm / 3 – 470 ohm
    White groups of     3 – 270 ohm / 2 – 680 ohm

    For diffusion – Take the white styrene plate (included), create a “backing” panel behind the diffusion panel, and create an even diffusion “backlighting” behind the panel w/ LED strips. Make sure there is at least ½ inch of spacing for maximum/even diffusion. We recommend 3M window weld butyl to seal off any light leaking from the edges.

    Any questions feel free to email us @ illumaesthetic@gmail.com for any photo references

*Recommended* - Adjustable 12V Power Supply (good for LED debugging)

 
EXAMPLE PHOTO - 

How to plan the LED layout

NTXGlow Tutorial - 


Illumaesthetic Tutorial -  

 

How to wire the modules

 

Wiring in Sequential Modules