Author Topic: RV Head light mod  (Read 4313 times)

Mike

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RV Head light mod
« on: October 30, 2015, 07:39:50 PM »
For a while I've been looking for some side-emitting LED tape to stick on the inside of the head cover to help see thinsg when settingt up feeders.
Recently found this stuff, sold for car light modding : Search ebay for "side emitting LED tape".
Obviously needs turning off during placement to avoid confusing cameras - I just put a small toggle switch on the top of the head cover. There is a convenient 12V supply on the arm PCB.

The sticky backing on the LED tape doesn't feel very strong so I used some thin VHB tape to help hold it down.

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Re: RV Head light mod
« Reply #1 on: November 13, 2015, 12:42:50 PM »
I have done this, works really good. Thanks for posting.

I have also put a LED strip along the metal bar over the middle of the machine, this works really good for inspecting the PCB once built

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Re: RV Head light mod
« Reply #2 on: November 17, 2015, 02:57:15 PM »
If you pull the silicone waterproofing layer off, the strips will last much longer.
The silicone causes the LEDs to run hot and they fail prematurely.

Lesson learned the hard way    ;)