Introduction: Improved Hood Light LED Mod

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This instructable will show you how to modify me Hood Light LED Mod so you get more light.

Step 1: Step 1: What You Need

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You will need:
LED reading light
Modified hood light
Soldering iron and solder
Hot glue gun and glue
Wire strippers and cutters

Step 2: Step 2: Start

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Start by taking apart the LED reading light and desolder the wires.

Step 3: Step 3: Cut

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Now cut the circuit in half.

Step 4: Step 4: Solder

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Now solder wires to each LED board. Then solder them together in parallel

Step 5: Step 5: Dissasemble

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Now open up the modified LED hood light, desolder the LEDs from the wire and the resistor. Then solder the LEDs to the wire and the resistor.

Step 6: Step 6: Glue Pt. 1

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Now cover any exposed wire with glue, but NOT the resistor.

Step 7: Step 7: Glue Pt. 2

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Now tuck all the wires into the base, glue the LED circuits into place and hold fr 2 minutes. Then clean any glue strands.

Step 8: Step 8: Done

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Now put the cover back on the assembly, and test it out!

Step 9: Final Note

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sephiroth67 (author)2011-07-05

in the caption you say "pos to neg" which would be series. Which is it?

XOIIO (author)sephiroth672011-07-05

These are in parrallel, both negatives and positives from the boards are connected to the main wires.

wonkette (author)2010-01-17

From where did you get the reading light?

XOIIO (author)wonkette2010-01-17


sharlston (author)2009-08-21

nice thats well good

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