I figured I'd share today's project with you all. An LED conversion for the oil tail lamp! Unfortunately, I didn't even think to take pictures of the LED unit that I made before I potted it, so I don't have any pics of the board to share.
This conversion is a running/brake light. It consists of 86 red 5mm LEDs. Every two LEDs are hooked in series and connected through a 120 ohm resistor, for a total of 43 resistors. It's designed for 6 volts.
It simply slips into the T oil lamp, and you run the wires out the top through the chimney (or however else you'd like). It is super bright and works great!
I haven't quite finished putting the tail lamp together yet.
Nice work. But it does seem like a lot more work than just using a new 6v LED stop/turn bulb. They are under $5 each, and less than $4 for the socket.
Cameron, that looks awesome! Did you use surface mount resistors?
Very nice Cameron !
Joe, I used through-hole resistors. They are mounted on the back side of the board. I potted it all so they would all be protected from vibration and corrosion.
Cameron, I have been visualizing doing the same thing for awhile and wasn't sure about how to do it. I AM NOT A ELECTRICIAN but not afraid to attempt the installation. Where is your source for the LED's and any other parts ??? Are there any instructions that maybe a friend can help put this together ??? Any help would be greatly appreciated, email: email@example.com