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Old 02-25-2007, 01:13 AM
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I'm looking for some manufactures that make light kits for rc cars. The ones i have found are the ones from yokomo, but they are priced rediculously high. I was able to find some from DDM as well, but they are too long, about 6 ft or 2 4ft wires. who makes some good lights for both neons under the car OR head/tailights? if i was to just get some LED's, how could they be hooked up to the body to act as headlights? im guessing a special body would be needed, besaids yokomo does anyone make one? thanks for the help!
Old 02-25-2007, 01:19 AM
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http://www.rc-lights.com/index.htm

thats one site...also VARAD makes under body lights for rc cars
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You can make your own easily. Just drill holes in the body and stick the LEDs in there, wire em up and either power them from the main battery or put a 9v in there.

Theres lots of instructions on wiring LEDs on the net, and you can get LEDs cheap on ebay. just get as high of Millicandela (MCD) rating as you can find.
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just what i was looking for! thanks guys, really could not have found a more perfect answer
Old 02-26-2007, 12:58 AM
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im wondering, of the kits available from rclights, whats the difference between getting liek the blue fog + rear brake lights vs the headlights + rear brake lights? do the fog light ones only come with the lower fog lights and not headlights? these setups can plug into teh rx instead of the 3AA pack correct?

also, anyone know how the varad lights compare to the rc lights? im guessing rc is better, but figured id ask.

you guys are awsome, thanks for the help
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RAM has kits for around $25, depending on what you want. Tower sells their stuff. Looky here: [link=http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin/WTI0095P?FVSEARCH=ram+lights&FVPROFIL=++]RAM lights at Tower[/link]
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[link]http://www.rcneon.com[/link] do nice lights to....only $30 for a full set(front and rear)...
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[link]http://www.rcneon.com[/link] do nice lights to....only $30 for a full set(front and rear)...
that link there ^ is for varad, i had the undercar lighting for my rusty and they were really tough. but i don't think they are worth the money, it was bright too. lol
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[link]http://www.rcneon.com[/link] do nice lights to....only $30 for a full set(front and rear)...
that link there ^ is for varad, i had the undercar lighting for my rusty and they were really tough. but i don't think they are worth the money, it was bright too. lol

just wondering, why not worth the money?
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there's a few things. the simpler the better i just dont like the mounting part
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HOORAY DDM!!!!!, i love them!
Old 03-03-2007, 05:21 PM
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I took the homebrew approach.

I bought superbright 40,000mcd white 5mm LED's from [link=http://www.lck-led.com/]LCK Led[/link]. Followed the instructions and calculated the correct resistor values to use so that my reciever battery can power them at about 20ma (about 150 Ohm). I wired all the lamps in parallel and gave each it's own resistor. I used some [link=http://www.keyelco.com/products/prod42.asp?SubCategoryID=56]Keystone LED lens covers[/link] in various colors to snap through the body.

Spent a total of about 25 bucks for 30 LED's, caps, resistors, wires and shrink wrap. Still working on getting them all in and I'll take a pic when I'm done. I think I might need a bigger battery now, 600ma draw for all 30 lights lol!! I have no doubt it'll light up like the Griswold Family Christmas.
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www.maxxlights.com

Best in the market and run through your BEC, not on a 9 volt battery.
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ORIGINAL: flyinazn10


ORIGINAL: smaxx3.3


ORIGINAL: teamrayman

[link]http://www.rcneon.com[/link] do nice lights to....only $30 for a full set(front and rear)...
that link there ^ is for varad, i had the undercar lighting for my rusty and they were really tough. but i don't think they are worth the money, it was bright too. lol

just wondering, why not worth the money?
they are great, but they are just lights. why pay $50 for them when you could probally get brighter, and better ones for a better price. 1 of my side bars just stopped working one night so i have 2 small bars, and 1 long. i really don't use them anymore.
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Tamiya have developed the best RC light system. I have a car wherein I made my own with LED's (the highest mcd I could get) and they are still not as bright as the Tamiya ones. The TLU-01 unit comes with a pair of red and a pair of white LEDs. It's expensive, but by far the best thing going. If you get the money together, it can be hooked up to a TLU-02 light control unit, and then you got yourself a whole new game to play!

I work in a Tamiya shop, so I'm bound to be biased, but I firmly believe it's the best!

Chris.
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gettnbetter

yeah you'll have to post pics of that!

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