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The Great LED Experiment, Part 1
Written by onetrikpc on 9/24/2004 at 09:41 pm

--- In ipcrc@yahoogroups.com, Kevin Quosig <kevin@q...> wrote:
> Well, after watching other PCers run around in the rain, bright
> sunlight, and places in between, I've decided to start playing with
> brighter LED solutions for tail and brake bulbs. There has *got*
to be a
> way to make the bikes more visible in over bright, low-light,
> low-contrast conditions (outright darkness is less of an issue).

>>>>>>>>>>>SNIP<<<<<<<<<<

> if I can safely part the lense from the base, and it's not too
hard.

1TrikPC reply:
I could not separate the lens from the base, so I cut along the top
and bottom and ONE vertical cut of each housing section. With the 3
cuts, you can "hinge" each section and secure the arrays in each
housing.

>I also have a surprise for you folks mentioning that using LEDs
will "not
> take advantage of the reflector." Got news for you, it's grey
painted
> plastic in there (at least on the '96). I've seen more
relfectivity in
> chrome-look spraypaint, very disappointing. No wonder the lights
are so
> dim...no reflector, a simple bulb, and a wickedly carved plastic
lense.

1TrikPC reply:
I went as far as to paint the inside of each housing BLACK so the
arrays have brighter appearance. With the "reflective" paint inside
the light bar, excessive sunlight or headlights shining into the
brakelight bar seem to over drive the LED arrays. Now that it is
blacked out, the LED arrays really standout. It works great.

>>>>>>>>>>SNIP<<<<<<<<<<<

> Now this won't be a *cheap* project...Uni-go alone is quite a
chunk of
> change, but if it will improve the non-existant light visibility
in poor
> conditions, it'll be worth it.
>
> I'll let you know how the Uni-Go install goes, will take photos
before
> and after.

1TrikPC reply:
A small price for safety...... :o)

Here is a link to see the LED arrays and how they look when lit
(pardon the typos):

http://bellsouthpwp.net/v/i/vianadsl/page2.html

Good luck,
Bob Viana
Jacksonville, FL

"onetrikpc" '89 PC800
"Killer ZB" 1988 Honda ZB50 (Street Legal FUN!!!)
"lil'red" '68 Honda CT90
"?" 2003 Blata Yamaha R1 replica Pocket Bike
"?" 1976 Kawasaki KE100 (Stroke, Stroke)

IPCRC# 1893
http://tinyurl.com/2gp6k
http://home.bellsouth.net/p/PWP-1trikPC
http://bellsouthpwp.net/v/i/vianadsl/index.html
Eph 3:14-21 <><

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CalvinFold
9/24/2004, 01:05 am
The Great LED Experiment, Part 1
Well, after watching other PCers run around in the rain, bright sunlight, and places in between, I've decided to start playing with brighter LED solutions for tail and brake bulbs. There has *got* to be a way to make the bikes more visible in