Inspired By Dark night rises movie , n many cars that have very expensive lights on it . Many cars out there have many Kinds of light on it . One which i find more attractive are horizontal strip lights on front. so i decided to make one for my car ,, here is what i did.
Having Our car parked at mechanics for hours n having expensive lights as of 200 to 400 $ . its very inexpensive and you can do it by your self.
with this methods you need some electronics skills like to see "+" as positive n "-" negative n that's all.
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Step 1: Materials Required
1: LED Strip roll
2: solder rod
3: solder wire
8: safety Scissors
Step 2: Working With Small Strip for Testing
Small part of the LED strip could be taken off just from place with four dots + white line (may be symbolized with scissor)
cut one part out . for simplicity we just do this to check out if the strip work with your car battery .
Circuit of the strip is also shown in one of photo
when u buy this LED Strip You might see that this lights work on 12 to 12.6 DC volts.
Step 3: Soldering the Ends of Unit of Strip
The unit is the smallest working part of Strip. Soldering its ends And testing with Your car is better instead using whole roll of LED Strip.
While soldering u need to work carefully . AS the heat from the rod is to intense n can give you swear burns
BE VERY CAREFUL ! !
Process : when rod is hot , the solder wire is melted on the tip of rod and then placed on the place where the connection is to be created.
AM here testing this small Strip with 6 LED lights , with a 12 volt charger
Step 4: Testing With the Car
First of all cars are of various kinds. so its very necessary to check the voltage output of car.
Test with the voltage meter what volts does it give (battery of car is mostly at front ,lifting up the bonnet )
After the test I found that battery in my car was of 12.6 Dc volts
So m good to go with Long Strip.
Step 5: Long Strip of LEDs
Do same with the the big strip . but attach big wires when soldering
switch ensures that everything goes perfect .n when ever you want you can switch on or off leds :) :D
isn't it cool.
Select a place in front of car where you want horizontal line of light :D
paste it permanent with industrial glue ..
or just Tape it for temporary .
Just one step , n we are done
Step 6: Connect N Switch on LEDs
Connect the + positive wire From the LEDs to + positive terminal of battery (red one)
Connect the - positive wire From the LEDs to - positive terminal of battery (black one)
Try different Colors of the LEDs , match the color with your car and fly in sky .
BE SAFE !!
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