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matt j 3rd January 2015 09:55 PM

R33 LED/CCFL Rear Lights - R34 Nismo/R35 2014 Style
 
Today I ordered some parts in an attempt to update my rear lights.

As some of you know, I made my own LED rear lights years ago and used the R34 Nismo version as inspiration. I had an idea recently whilst looking at the new R35 2014 rear lights and have decided to try and incorporate the CCFL rings into the design.

The end product should look like a cross between this:

http://i143.photobucket.com/albums/r...9012008318.jpg


and this:

http://www.gtrlife.com/files/img/13/...reveal3064.jpg


Parts won't arrive for a couple of weeks sadly and I've got no idea how they'll look but I fancy a change after 8 years. :)

Mookistar 3rd January 2015 10:04 PM

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Kadir 3rd January 2015 10:08 PM

This should be good!

SkylineGTRCy 3rd January 2015 10:09 PM

me too, sounds interesting :)

matt j 3rd January 2015 10:11 PM

I've taken all the measurements and ordered the set that's nearest the right size.
126mm should fit just about the same as on the R35, proof is in the pudding I guess.
Worth a punt at $54.

matt j 4th January 2015 07:43 PM

I don't have photoshop as I'm on mac but this is similar to what I have in mind...

http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k2...psadd1f26f.jpg

Simonh 4th January 2015 07:50 PM

That is potentially awsome

matt j 4th January 2015 07:56 PM

Cheers Simon, thankfully I'm better with lights than I am with trying to make an image^ lol

speedingpanther 4th January 2015 08:50 PM

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Originally Posted by Mookistar (Post 3492410)
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Originally Posted by Simonh (Post 3494090)
That is potentially awsome


Agreed - and good luck Matt.
Will be interested to see how you go about it :)

DINGER B 4th January 2015 11:48 PM

I have LED lights on my 33 at the moment, I like the look of them as it gives it a more up to date look... Will be good to see what you come up with mate.

Cris 5th January 2015 10:35 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by matt j (Post 3492362)
Today I ordered some parts in an attempt to update my rear lights.

As some of you know, I made my own LED rear lights years ago and used the R34 Nismo version as inspiration. I had an idea recently whilst looking at the new R35 2014 rear lights and have decided to try and incorporate the CCFL rings into the design.

The end product should look like a cross between this:

http://i143.photobucket.com/albums/r...9012008318.jpg


and this:

http://www.gtrlife.com/files/img/13/...reveal3064.jpg


Parts won't arrive for a couple of weeks sadly and I've got no idea how they'll look but I fancy a change after 8 years. :)

Matt - how are thinking to handle the low/high intensity for the light/brake light? Perhaps CCFL for normal lights and LEDs for the brake light.

LiamGTR 5th January 2015 10:38 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Cris (Post 3495450)
Matt - how are thinking to handle the low/high intensity for the light/brake light? Perhaps CCFL for normal lights and LEDs for the brake light.


That sounds like the better of the 2 options I think, with the other option being LEDS for normal and CCFL for brakes.

matt j 5th January 2015 10:59 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Cris (Post 3495450)
Matt - how are thinking to handle the low/high intensity for the light/brake light? Perhaps CCFL for normal lights and LEDs for the brake light.

CCFL ring will be sidelight, Ultra bright LEDs already in for the brake.

The CCFL is just an update to the existing lights as below, brakes off...

http://i181.photobucket.com/albums/x164/pkgtr/SZ.jpg

Brakes on...

http://i181.photobucket.com/albums/x164/pkgtr/SBZ.jpg

Cris 5th January 2015 11:38 AM

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Originally Posted by matt j (Post 3495482)
CCFL ring will be sidelight, Ultra bright LEDs already in for the brake.

The CCFL is just an update to the existing lights as below, brakes off...

http://i181.photobucket.com/albums/x164/pkgtr/SZ.jpg

Brakes on...

http://i181.photobucket.com/albums/x164/pkgtr/SBZ.jpg

Ah I see. Makes sense. You might have a blank space on the CCFL (i.e. not a complete ring). Should look pretty cool either way. In the dark with just to CCFL illuminated it brings this to mind:
http://cdn2.autoexpress.co.uk/sites/...?itok=FwOAhp64

matt j 5th January 2015 11:49 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Cris (Post 3495514)
You might have a blank space on the CCFL (i.e. not a complete ring).

Yeah, that is my concern but I have ordered full rings so will see when they arrive. If they're not full rings, I have a fallback plan ;)

LiamGTR 5th January 2015 11:50 AM

Are these the same CCFL rings people fit into the front of the BMW headlights?

matt j 5th January 2015 11:52 AM

Same technology yeah Liam.

matt j 5th January 2015 12:08 PM

Full rings:

http://i.ebayimg.com/00/s/NjAwWDYwMA...Byw~~60_57.JPG

Jags 5th January 2015 01:41 PM

I'm quite interested to see how this turns out now

G40tee 5th January 2015 02:38 PM

intruiged also!


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