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I'm in I have a 2000 Boxster S. Can you make a race mode (flashing) and street mode standard. Let me know when I can order


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LED brake lights........

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I would like to get 2 sets of these LED brake kits. Please PM how to send the payment. And hold the shipment till end of March. Thanks.

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I would also be interested in a set for a 930, let me know when available. Thanks, Ken
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Sign me up. And how about reverse lights?
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I'll take a pair, thanks. Agree, would be nice to replace brakes, reverse, and flashers also in one big kit.
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Brake LEDs

Hi Jerry

So glad that you're making these for 911s too. Put me down for a set for my '87 Carrera.

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Thanks for the feedback.

Here's where I'm at with these lights. I did one small prototype run of 3 boards to check fitment. Got them close, but need some adjustment. I will make the adjustments and run a couple more boards. If these work, I will order a larger quantity. They have to be right and fit and work well.

I buy the boards and assemble them by hand, one at a time. It's a slow process but it's the only cost effective way to do it. I have a colleague to help with the assembly.

I need some help though; I'm not familiar with the 911 family over the years. These boards fit my 1986 930 brake lights. How many years of the 911 had the same brake light fixture size?

I am planning to do the rear turnsignals as well but these will be later.

I've thought about the backup lights as with the 914 but the whole point of these is to increase safety so people won't use our cars as battering rams as they text/email/sleep behind the wheel.
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Hi Jerry

So glad that you're making these for 911s too. Put me down for a set for my '87 Carrera.

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Hi Bob,

I've been sitting on these for quite a while because I couldn't figure out a nice set of clips like I did for the 914 LED boards. Finally had eureka moment this weekend as I experimented with different plastic clips that I made with my new 3d printer.

I feel comfortable moving forward now.

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I need some help though; I'm not familiar with the 911 family over the years. These boards fit my 1986 930 brake lights. How many years of the 911 had the same brake light fixture size?
I believe the same fixture was used on all LWB cars, '69-89.
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Thanks for the feedback.

Here's where I'm at with these lights. I did one small prototype run of 3 boards to check fitment. Got them close, but need some adjustment. I will make the adjustments and run a couple more boards. If these work, I will order a larger quantity. They have to be right and fit and work well.

I buy the boards and assemble them by hand, one at a time. It's a slow process but it's the only cost effective way to do it. I have a colleague to help with the assembly.

I need some help though; I'm not familiar with the 911 family over the years. These boards fit my 1986 930 brake lights. How many years of the 911 had the same brake light fixture size?

I am planning to do the rear turnsignals as well but these will be later.

I've thought about the backup lights as with the 914 but the whole point of these is to increase safety so people won't use our cars as battering rams as they text/email/sleep behind the wheel.
I see you are in Allentown, PA. Are you coming to the Hershey Swap Meet this year? If you do, can you bring a set for me to purchase?

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I would like a set also, What is the cost for a set. Nice work

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I would like a set also, What is the cost for a set. Nice work
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I would like a set also, What is the cost for a set. Nice work

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Philips has a set of low-draw LED bulbs readily available for $40 a pair. They are bright in all directions, and are a drop-in replacement for 1156, 1157, and a few other standard bulbs. They're DOT-approved as well.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00HV25XUM/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1


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The turn signal flasher may/probably not work correctly as it depends on a certain current load to operate correctly. Might need a load device/circuit inserted in the turn signal circuit or a correct LED-compatible flasher to fit the factory 4-pin connector.

Here's nice-to-have features I would appreciate:
- Instead of a square light pattern, format the PCB with an array of LEDs in a circular pattern (e.g. 2" dia.); This creates a circular, 911R-type look to the rear.
- Angle the outer rows outward to increase the angular light cone.

BTW, nice job.

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$40/pair, from Philips...DOT approved:

Amazon.com: Philips 12899RX2 X-treme Vision LED Rouge 1157 P21/5 Brake/Stop Light (pair): Automotive

They are bright in all directions, and are a drop-in replacement for all 1157s.
They look interesting. Have you tried them out?

I just ordered a pair of these to evaluate them.
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The turn signal flasher may/probably not work correctly as it depends on a certain current load to operate correctly. Might need a load device/circuit inserted in the turn signal circuit or a correct LED-compatible flasher to fit the factory 4-pin connector.

Here's nice-to-have features I would appreciate:
- Instead of a square light pattern, format the PCB with an array of LEDs in a circular pattern (e.g. 2" dia.); This creates a circular, 911R-type look to the rear.
- Angle the outer rows outward to increase the angular light cone.

BTW, nice job.

MHO,
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Do you mean like this?

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Do you mean like this?

Yes, but why not include the inner rows? Otherwise the lit taillight looks like a donut (nothing personal against donuts). IOW, make it solid red for more light volume like your solid red square, except it's round like the light pattern from these, but much more visible than what these weak bulbs produce:


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Like this?

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Like this?

That's what I had in mind. However, not sure about the resultant lighting effect. I noticed this LED cluster pattern isn't as tight as your previous 2-row donut layout. Perhaps provisions for resistor mount area on the back side? I'm guessing folks here might prefer less a contemporary Audi-like taillight look for a more vintage, single-source "bulb" appearance.

BTW, there's a random LED around the 11 o'clock position (inside the outer ring). An extra copy and paste element in the mockup?

Thanks for your patience.
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