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Gauging Interest... Notchback LED Tail Lights by doublec4
Started on: 03-17-2013 05:36 PM
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I like too Chris. Do you suppose there would be a way to integrate my 4 bulb sequential system to a setup with out reverse lights?
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How's it coming along?
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think about this idea almost daily lol and i am still serious about putting a deposit down for a set to show interest.
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Thanks for the continued interest guys.

I have enough parts here to build a few sets now. I'm just waiting a little longer because I want to do more thorough testing on my car first. I just got it roadworthy again this past weekend and it should be back on the road again next week!

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I am very interest as well!
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I'm definitely interested!
I think the two lines look much better than a hollow box.
I would pay more for a sequential turn signal but would definitely buy a set of them either way.
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id buy a set
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cant wait for them to be ready.
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Can't wait!!
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pending a fastback swap from a kind gentleman so i must note that I would no longer be able to utilize this fantastic looking product... Best of luck ( didnt want to be a no show when they hit the market)
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Interested... love the LED taillights on my Charger and it would be awesome if my Fiero's matched, in a way.
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Thanks for the continued interest guys.

I've been testing the set on my car and I am going to be redesigning them. They need to be brighter so I will be going with different LED lights.

I know there are quite a few people waiting for them, but I'd rather put out a good product instead of rushing it.

Since they are extremely labor intensive to make, I was wondering how you guys might feel about me offering them as a "kit"

Basically I would include everything you need to put them together (Lenses, mounting, LEDs, connectors, etc) and all you would have to do is solder the LED's to the wires. It would bring the price way down and I figure most people on the forum are pretty handy people. What do you guys think?

Thanks!

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Originally posted by doublec4:

Thanks for the continued interest guys.

I've been testing the set on my car and I am going to be redesigning them. They need to be brighter so I will be going with different LED lights.

I know there are quite a few people waiting for them, but I'd rather put out a good product instead of rushing it.

Since they are extremely labor intensive to make, I was wondering how you guys might feel about me offering them as a "kit"

Basically I would include everything you need to put them together (Lenses, mounting, LEDs, connectors, etc) and all you would have to do is solder the LED's to the wires. It would bring the price way down and I figure most people on the forum are pretty handy people. What do you guys think?

Thanks!



That would be great to keep the cost down for the do-it-yerselfer.

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I'd be interested in a DIY kit, it'll probably be about 3-4 months before I'm ready for them though.

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Consider me in for a DIY kit. Gimme a schematic and a reasonable set of instructions and I'll be ginnin' ear to ear
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What do you think the price would be for a DIY kit? For sure interested in one. If you need a GT set of lights to work on for something similar PM me.

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Originally posted by Marine1981:

What do you think the price would be for a DIY kit? For sure interested in one. If you need a GT set of lights to work on for something similar PM me.

Ben


Kind of hard to say right now... but I'll venture a guess and estimate around $150

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I'm in either way!
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Since your humoring the idear of a DIY, does this mean that the GT might be on the books?

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I'm for sure interested in at least a DIY kit and maybe a completed one.
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Subscribed!! Love the idea, but I currently own a fastback. Will consider if you make a GT version.
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I'm waiting. Count me in. Wonderful work on this needed upgrade.

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pending final costs for both the DIY and the complete I would love a set of these. but then i'd have to change all my lights to LED to make it look uniform......damn this would end up costing me a fortune lol

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Report this Post05-13-2013 06:02 PM Click Here to See the Profile for doublec4Click Here to Email doublec4Send a Private Message to doublec4Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Thanks everyone,

I will consider doing the GT once I get the notchback ones on the market. Too many projects on the go right now
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doublec4: What kind of lead time do you think you're looking at for a DIY kit?
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doublec4: What kind of lead time do you think you're looking at for a DIY kit?


Well, I have the design, I'm just waiting on a bunch of components to get mailed to me.

I would say about a month before a kit is ready.
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As I've discussed, I wasn't really happy with the first version of my LED tail lights. The parking lights were bright enough, but I was a little concerned about the brake and turn signal lights after testing them out for a few weeks. I've since moved to a different design with better LED lights. The parking light pattern is different, and so is the brake/turn pattern. Here are some pictures! (Keep in mind this is only with a 12V power source, I have designed the wiring for 13.5+ volts. They will actually be even brighter. You will also notice that with the brake and parking lights on, my power source can't keep up.)

No lights on:



Parking lights only:



Brake light only:



Brake and parking lights:



I will get more pictures of the lights on the car so you can see how bright they actually are with a proper power supply.

I will be testing these out for a little while and then I will be offering them for sale as a kit if they meet my expectations.

The kit will keep the price low and give you a little project to tinker with You will only need to know how to solder and I will provide the components.

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They look awesome man!! I love looking forward to new products like this. You do some top notch stuff man.

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Great work, definantly interested in a kit version.

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Excellent!

My only suggestion, you may consider offering a limited number of completed sets as well, in case anyone would rather pay more than try to build them.
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Excellent!

My only suggestion, you may consider offering a limited number of completed sets as well, in case anyone would rather pay more than try to build them.



I agree!

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Thanks guys,

Doubt they will be ready by the 30th unfortunately. At this time I also just don't have the time to make fully assembled kits. I *may* eventually have time to make 1 or 2 but I would have to charge twice as much. They are fairly time consuming to put together, but it's by no means difficult to do.

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This I will be watching and waiting for! But only on ready to install kit as my soldering skill are very lacking. My only suggestion, how hard would it be to make the brake and turn sequential? I in either way it was just a passing thaught!
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Originally posted by doublec4:


Well, I have the design, I'm just waiting on a bunch of components to get mailed to me.

I would say about a month before a kit is ready.


Still count me in for a kit. Drop a dime when they're ready

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I am very interested, as I am buying an '86 SE on Monday and will be completely modernizing the whole car.
but not $250 dollars interested...
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Originally posted by DKFiero:

I am very interested, as I am buying an '86 SE on Monday and will be completely modernizing the whole car.
but not $250 dollars interested...


Will be less as a kit. That was previously the price when I was going to make the whole thing.
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Latest pictures

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Brake/Turn:









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