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 Installed an LED Light Bar on Tink

 Created by: MtyMous
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Mar 21, 2019 09:58PM 1963SV2  
Mar 19, 2019 06:10PM MtyMous  
Mar 15, 2019 01:07PM Dan Moffet  
Mar 13, 2019 05:51PM MtyMous Edited: Mar 13, 2019 07:28PM 
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 Posted: Mar 21, 2019 09:58PM
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Don't know why you would want a dual throw switch.  I can't think of rational reason you would want the light bar on without high beam.  

Its illegal where I come from not to have such lights extinguish when you switch from high to low beam.

In any case, mounting the light bar where you have is not a good idea.  

Cheers, Ian

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Wiring is a future video I think. I'm wiring everything up with a dual throw switch. Position 1 is constant on. Neutral position is all off. Position 2 is high bean triggered. All on a separate circuit with a relay powering it all.

 

As for the cutoff, it may not be a laser line cut-off, but that's not really too much of an issue as I said, I don't want to use it in city or oncoming traffic anyway. It really is just for backroads and as a driving light.

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Interesting concept.

I would like to see the light projected on a white wall, as you would do to align headlights. Views with the light bar only, then light bar and low beams and then light bar and high beams. Seeing the brilliant light 3 feet above the floor a about 6 feet away would suggest a fairly high cut-off angle to me, which would blind oncoming drivers.

You didn't mention how you were going to switch it... obviously a battery on the ground as in the video won't work!
I would probably tie it into the high-beam switch for control convenience, with a second switch downstream to turn it off and still permit high beams.

Some on-the-road night video would be good too, both from the car and from an on-coming car.

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Hey guys. Just adding another video to the series I just started. I'm working on upgrading everything on the car, especially the lights. I like to drive at night so an LED Lightbar for the backroads will come in handy. Check out my install video if you like working on your mini and want to see how I did it!


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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eeb4T6gVYBA&t=619s