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post #11 of 18 Old 12-05-2012, 01:04 PM
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For the money why not just go with HID's or more common LED light bar? Im all about doing things for the sake of originality but I dont see the advantages...

Your going to need 2 batteries im fairly sure and you will need a regulator to step down the voltage for things like the radio and heater/ac controls.

Unless you have easy access to that equipment I would look at other methods of lighting?
Nah, you'd just wire your 12V stuff off of one battery. (But a 2 battery setup would still have it's wiring/charging issues)

Look at it this way, big rigs do the same thing for the 12v accessories. Pull them off of *one* battery rather than the full battery pack setup
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For the money why not just go with HID's or more common LED light bar? Im all about doing things for the sake of originality but I dont see the advantages...
I got these for way less than any of those options would have cost me. No, I didnít steal them.

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Your going to need 2 batteries im fairly sure and you will need a regulator to step down the voltage for things like the radio and heater/ac controls.

Unless you have easy access to that equipment I would look at other methods of lighting?
Iím going to run a pair of small 12/24v DC step up transformers to power only the lights. Should be easy enough once I decide on the right one. Amazon.com has plenty to choose from.


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i thought the LED lights had a built in regulator to be powered with either 12 or 24 volts....i am sure i read that somewhere
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i thought the LED lights had a built in regulator to be powered with either 12 or 24 volts....i am sure i read that somewhere
It depends.

The lights I have are available in 12v, 24v, and 12/24v. Mine are the 24v version.

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Here are the trapezoid pattern lights mounted on my bumper.

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I like it. What step up transformers are using?
Check out my fog light install in the stock location. Post #6. 100W each.
http://www.clubxterra.org/forums/showthread.php?t=34822

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I like it. What step up transformers are using?
Check out my fog light install in the stock location. Post #6. 100W each.
http://www.clubxterra.org/forums/showthread.php?t=34822
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