RE: [DML] #5939 at DCS'12
[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]

RE: [DML] #5939 at DCS'12

A really simple circuit using a linear regulator (LM317 should work iirc)
configured for 12V should help increase your LED lifespan significantly...
assuming the LEDs have a resistor that are set for 12V.

Here is a neat little calculator for getting the right resistor for LEDs...

Note that different color LEDs have different specs for the forward
voltage... here is a general guide...


-----Original Message-----
From: dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of
Sent: Tuesday, June 12, 2012 9:10 AM
To: dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [DML] #5939 at DCS'12


It finally stopped raining long enough for me to get #5939's door panels
back on, so it looks like I may make it to DCS after all (I had to remove
the panels to dye their carpets black, and to modify my door edge LED's to
be more easily replaceable:
.jpg )

Speaking of which: anyone who tells you that LED's never burn out is full of
shit. I am bringing one of my old strips so anyone interested can see what
eventually happens to even high dollar SuperBright brand LED's (#5939's new
door edge lights:
jpg )

I also am driving down on a home made manifold this time rather than my
usual sand cast manifold:

I have to drive a bus Friday morning/afternoon, but should be in Orlando
shortly after midnight. #5939 will be indoors this year. I am competing in
the World's Dirtiest DeLorean category.

Bill Robertson


To address comments privately to the moderating team, please address:

For more info on the list, tech articles, cars for sale see

To search the archives or view files, log in at! Groups Links

<*> To visit your group on the web, go to:

<*> Your email settings:
    Individual Email | Traditional

<*> To change settings online go to:
    (Yahoo! ID required)

<*> To change settings via email:

<*> To unsubscribe from this group, send an email to:

<*> Your use of Yahoo! Groups is subject to:

Home Back to the Home of PROJECT VIXEN

Copyright 2006  All rights reserved.

Opinions expressed in posts reflect the views of their respective authors.
DMCForum Mailing List Archive  DMCNews Mailing List Archive  DMC-UK Mailing List Archive