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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 02-14-2012, 11:21 PM Thread Starter
 
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LED DRL's ? which/where to put??

throwing around some ideas. not 100% on which way.
Excuse the photochopping quality.

Not my truck. something i borrowed to photochop some examples/ mock-ups

and some not sure if are even possible fully. aka when reality hits after attempting it will look different.

Yes I will be getting the factory DRL's disabled and putting in my own circuits to have LED DRL's on when the headlights are off. but also shut off when vehicle is in park or e-brake. not sure which way I want to go yet.

Let me know what you think. or if you have an idea photochop away.

What i want to accomplish is a sleek, modern, clean (some current)OEM look. but not cheesy ricer look.











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Could be wrong, but isn't there a model of Audi that runs LED DRL's similar to the right hand side in pic #2 ?



Personally, I wouldn't bother, but that's just me, and there's no denying how distinctive the look of the LED's are, and they would fit the bill for a clean look.

I think if you found the right setup/combination that runs along the bottom of the housing, like the Audi, it would work well with the the Tuxedo Black.

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I like pic 2 drivers side head light better than the passengers side

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That might be the easiest and cost effective way.

Looks like you wouldn't have to worry about getting a new housing or screw around with the existing ones, just use the space that's already there.

With the small sizing on the LED's, I'll bet you could pull it off.

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That might be the easiest and cost effective way.

Looks like you wouldn't have to worry about getting a new housing or screw around with the existing ones, just use the space that's already there.

With the small sizing on the LED's, I'll bet you could pull it off.
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This idea has already been done ( lol ) white l.e.d strips 18" long wired to the parking light wire.

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well.. i want to do a led of some sort because i don't want to run the projector all the time. but I want DRL's still. even tho they aren't illegal to not run in ontario.

maybe just hide a couple leds in the headlamp to light up te reflector.. ? kinda like backlighting it.. ??
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I think those Audi's with LED DRL look terrible because on some models they have that wavy kind of strip instead of a straight string. I like LED's in the gap between the bumper and bumper pad the best.

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Maybe just putting a couple LEDs in the turn signal to light up when the turn signals or running lights aren't on.

But also install a turn-on timer. takes 3 secs to turn on unless triggered. so if the signals are flashing the LED shut off and don't turn back on till the 3sec timer ends. but since the lights are flashing will continue to be retriggered and the timer will never end. untill the signal stops. 3secs later the LED will light back up.

LED DRL's would be a white, where the flashers will still be a orange/amber. probably go with a chrome bulb for the turn signal/running light though.
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