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PostSubject: Re: HALOs...my own personal HELL   HALOs...my own personal HELL - Page 2 I_icon_minitimeNovember 8th 2009, 7:59 pm

Mad Hatter wrote:
Dave, when are you gonna tackle this install? Is plcman local?

Diallo and I will figure that out. Maybe next Saturday, D? Would be nice to have them for the Unlawful Gathering.

plcman is in Florida. But he's happy to talk to anyone and help them. He's got great advice. He'll also PM you.
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PostSubject: Re: HALOs...my own personal HELL   HALOs...my own personal HELL - Page 2 I_icon_minitimeNovember 8th 2009, 8:03 pm

I don't want to sit here and bash AAC, or Flashtech really either. If you REALLY want to know what went bad with either, PM me.

But I WILL continue to praise plcman. He is THE MAN!

BTW, he told me he's working on another regulator that will make variable voltage easy.

AND, from my talking to him, I'd recommend EVERYONE get a regulator...Flashtech or AAC. AAC rings are made to run on 12v. Put your R/T in diagnostic mode and check how many volts you're putting out when driving. Mine is 14v. Verified it with a meter. Those 2V WILL make a difference in heating up the ring. And the issue is the heating/cooling cycle repeating time after time...that will crack solder joints eventually and yo'll lose LEDs in one or groups of three.
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PostSubject: Re: HALOs...my own personal HELL   HALOs...my own personal HELL - Page 2 I_icon_minitimeNovember 8th 2009, 10:41 pm

Great Info. We'll see if i have mine this weekend as well.
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PostSubject: Re: HALOs...my own personal HELL   HALOs...my own personal HELL - Page 2 I_icon_minitimeNovember 9th 2009, 8:03 am

Iguanaman wrote:
Mad Hatter wrote:
Dave, when are you gonna tackle this install? Is plcman local?

Diallo and I will figure that out. Maybe next Saturday, D? Would be nice to have them for the Unlawful Gathering.

plcman is in Florida. But he's happy to talk to anyone and help them. He's got great advice. He'll also PM you.

Damn straight they're going in Saturday!! We waited too long to get the right parts for this. The immediate look will be great, but we're looking for life longevity with these.
This Saturday at my house! The earlier, the better!!
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PostSubject: Re: HALOs...my own personal HELL   HALOs...my own personal HELL - Page 2 I_icon_minitimeNovember 9th 2009, 8:04 am

Mad Hatter wrote:
Great Info. We'll see if i have mine this weekend as well.

Need any help with yours, Mo?
After Dave's yours would be my 8 install. Just let me know! My house is always free.
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DA H.N.I.C. wrote:
Iguanaman wrote:
Mad Hatter wrote:
Dave, when are you gonna tackle this install? Is plcman local?

Diallo and I will figure that out. Maybe next Saturday, D? Would be nice to have them for the Unlawful Gathering.

plcman is in Florida. But he's happy to talk to anyone and help them. He's got great advice. He'll also PM you.

Damn straight they're going in Saturday!! We waited too long to get the right parts for this. The immediate look will be great, but we're looking for life longevity with these.
This Saturday at my house! The earlier, the better!!

You got it!

Can you post that updated pic with both rings, the Flashtech running at 7v?
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DA H.N.I.C. wrote:
Mad Hatter wrote:
Great Info. We'll see if i have mine this weekend as well.

Need any help with yours, Mo?
After Dave's yours would be my 8 install. Just let me know! My house is always free.

That's what I was suggesting to him. If he made the drive up, the three of us could install the 2 sets.
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PostSubject: Re: HALOs...my own personal HELL   HALOs...my own personal HELL - Page 2 I_icon_minitimeNovember 9th 2009, 9:02 am

Iguanaman wrote:
DA H.N.I.C. wrote:
Iguanaman wrote:
Mad Hatter wrote:
Dave, when are you gonna tackle this install? Is plcman local?

Diallo and I will figure that out. Maybe next Saturday, D? Would be nice to have them for the Unlawful Gathering.

plcman is in Florida. But he's happy to talk to anyone and help them. He's got great advice. He'll also PM you.

Damn straight they're going in Saturday!! We waited too long to get the right parts for this. The immediate look will be great, but we're looking for life longevity with these.
This Saturday at my house! The earlier, the better!!

You got it!

Can you post that updated pic with both rings, the Flashtech running at 7v?

Here was the most recent pic.

AAC 12volt amber on the left.....................................Flashtech 7volt amber w/regulator on the right

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PostSubject: Re: HALOs...my own personal HELL   HALOs...my own personal HELL - Page 2 I_icon_minitimeNovember 9th 2009, 9:10 am

Rep for Dave for an informative post. Really convinced me to never, ever put these things on my car.
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PostSubject: Re: HALOs...my own personal HELL   HALOs...my own personal HELL - Page 2 I_icon_minitimeNovember 9th 2009, 11:28 am

HiPwr wrote:
Rep for Dave for an informative post. Really convinced me to never, ever put these things on my car.

Thanks, but don't think of it that way. If anything, you'll benefit from me going through this. When we DO finally get to installing these, I plan on putting together the mother of all LED halo install threads, show you how to regulate, where to mount it, how to do EVERYTHING. Answer some questions. IMO, there are far to many unknowns that have been out there for these rings (FT and AAC) to have been out there for this long. It shouldn't be this tough.
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PostSubject: Re: HALOs...my own personal HELL   HALOs...my own personal HELL - Page 2 I_icon_minitimeNovember 9th 2009, 2:39 pm

Personally i think the aac ones are more amber looking then the flashtech
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PostSubject: Re: HALOs...my own personal HELL   HALOs...my own personal HELL - Page 2 I_icon_minitimeNovember 9th 2009, 8:38 pm

irishrt5.7 wrote:
Personally i think the aac ones are more amber looking then the flashtech

yea the color is off but all the flashtech led halos I've seen are much brighter than the ACC ones.

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PostSubject: Re: HALOs...my own personal HELL   HALOs...my own personal HELL - Page 2 I_icon_minitimeNovember 10th 2009, 9:58 pm

OK, so what the hell!?

Why SHOULDN'T this saga get weirder?

So today Diallo lit up all 6 Flashtech rings. Guess what...they ARE amber. Even the one that was red:

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Crap. Try this:

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PostSubject: Re: HALOs...my own personal HELL   HALOs...my own personal HELL - Page 2 I_icon_minitimeNovember 11th 2009, 12:41 pm

Geez Dave. Sorry you're going thru so much trouble with this. Sad
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chargerchick wrote:
Geez Dave. Sorry you're going thru so much trouble with this. Sad

Thanks, but it's OK. Following this, Diallo and I may end up being the most knowledgable non-electricians in the world on LED halo installs. waves
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Iguanaman wrote:
OK, so what the hell!?

Why SHOULDN'T this saga get weirder?

So today Diallo lit up all 6 Flashtech rings. Guess what...they ARE amber. Even the one that was red:


Maybe the power is now being even distributed or something. It was too much going to just 1 ring from the regulator eh
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PostSubject: Re: HALOs...my own personal HELL   HALOs...my own personal HELL - Page 2 I_icon_minitimeNovember 11th 2009, 10:53 pm

I hear the voltage controls the color.
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PostSubject: Re: HALOs...my own personal HELL   HALOs...my own personal HELL - Page 2 I_icon_minitimeNovember 12th 2009, 12:29 am

^^^Both are true. But in theory, one or 8 rings hooked up, the regulator should be providing the same power to the rings.

LATEST: Hooked up the regulator and all the rings to my battery tonight...color-wise, they look GREAT! Diallo took some pics...I'll get them posted.

BUT...run the halos off my battery @ 12.5 volts and lower, they're fine. Start the car and the battery runs @ 14v, the lights all start blinking. Talked to plcman, that shouldn't happen. Could just be a bad regulator. He's going to check it out for me.

Staaaaay tuned. Won't have halos in for Sunday, though. That's for sure.
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PostSubject: Re: HALOs...my own personal HELL   HALOs...my own personal HELL - Page 2 I_icon_minitimeNovember 12th 2009, 8:40 am

Here's the pics Dave is talking about. We took these last night at my house just checking for color against his car and ring/light stability under varying voltages. Like he said, at rest (12.3volts) the rings are fine, but while the car is running and the voltage jumps to around 14volts...............not so good.


BTW: to set 'em against the Charger we just taped a couple to the outside of the headlight housing.


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PostSubject: Re: HALOs...my own personal HELL   HALOs...my own personal HELL - Page 2 I_icon_minitimeNovember 12th 2009, 12:34 pm

Ahhh...I'm in love again, for the very first time.
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PostSubject: Re: HALOs...my own personal HELL   HALOs...my own personal HELL - Page 2 I_icon_minitimeNovember 12th 2009, 12:35 pm

That first pic is a hint at the grille lighting too.

Thanks for posting them, D!
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PostSubject: Re: HALOs...my own personal HELL   HALOs...my own personal HELL - Page 2 I_icon_minitimeNovember 12th 2009, 12:38 pm

Man, I need 20" rims. Looks like my wheels were washed in hot water and shrunk in those wheel wells.
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PostSubject: Re: HALOs...my own personal HELL   HALOs...my own personal HELL - Page 2 I_icon_minitimeNovember 12th 2009, 6:45 pm

Ohhhhhh nice!!!! Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: HALOs...my own personal HELL   HALOs...my own personal HELL - Page 2 I_icon_minitimeJanuary 27th 2010, 9:10 pm

It's January 27th...do you know where your halos are?

I still don't have mine.
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