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Unread postAuthor: Shadowscion » Sun Nov 18, 2007 2:36 pm

I need to come up with a way to light my license plate. It is just a rectangular tube bumper about as all as the license plate is. All of the lights I found at auto stores would look really stupid as they stick out 2 inches. As of now I can't take it on the street at night :S. Anyone have any ideas?
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Unread postAuthor: VH_man » Sun Nov 18, 2007 2:39 pm

umm, a "grain of wheat" setup of small high intensity LED lights. you can get them at edmund scientifics. this should give you something small enough.....
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Unread postAuthor: PCGUY » Sun Nov 18, 2007 2:46 pm

Or just replace the bulb?

Surely your car already has a license plate light, if for some reason the setup is missing then I am sure a visit to the junkyard would prove worthwhile.
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Unread postAuthor: Shadowscion » Sun Nov 18, 2007 3:14 pm

Nope, its a custom bumper.
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Unread postAuthor: psycix » Sun Nov 18, 2007 3:22 pm

Yeah LEDS rule!
And leds are safe/easy/look cool/are just awesome.

Use leds!
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Unread postAuthor: POLAND_SPUD » Sun Nov 18, 2007 4:18 pm

Has anyone tried using LEDs as projectiles..? My dad bought dozens of lighters with LEDs in them. I figured out that I can remove the whole part with batteries.I added a bolt to make it heavier and wrapped them (the LED with batteries thing and the bolt) in transparent tape. If enough tape is added it is reusable. It looks great when fired at night :D And you can find easily your projectiles fired for maximum range
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Unread postAuthor: jrrdw » Sun Nov 18, 2007 4:26 pm

psycix wrote:Yeah LEDS rule!
And leds are safe/easy/look cool/are just awesome.

Use leds!


I agree, just have a little hood/reflector over top. Should do the trick.
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Unread postAuthor: TurboSuper » Sun Nov 18, 2007 9:17 pm

Mabye wire some LEDs+resistor in parallel with a tailight?
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Unread postAuthor: psycix » Mon Nov 19, 2007 10:13 am

Maybe set up a timer system to give various patterns of blinking christmas colors :wav:
yyeeeeeey :D

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