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Modding Modding led's

Discussion in 'Modding' started by AJB2K3, 22 Feb 2012.

  1. AJB2K3

    AJB2K3 New Member

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    I have a problem, I need an 8mm led but all you can get is 5mm or 10mm.
    I have ordered 10mm but there a bit too big which leads me too my question.
    How much of the lens can I shave down to achieve the 8mm diameter?:dremel:
     
  2. Mark_Skeldon

    Mark_Skeldon New Member

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    you'll be fine taking them downt to 8mm. Just don't goo to far on one side.

    I used to do this to take the domed top off for a more diffused light. Roughing them up with some wet & dry can produce some nice effects. Very time consuming though!

    Hase you tried looking on Farnell or RS Components?
     
  3. SuicideNeil

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    Have you tried using Google?

    8mm is just as common as 5mm or 3mm or 10mm really...
     
  4. AJB2K3

    AJB2K3 New Member

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    Well I'll be, I never even knew they existed, I was in Maplins (a few results) and they had none listed in there catalogs and all my googling only showed 3,5&10mm!

    Thanks
     
  5. The_Crapman

    The_Crapman Don't phone it's just for fun.

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    How do incorperate a link into a word or phrase like you did in your post? thankyouplease:D
     
  6. Dreamslacker

    Dreamslacker New Member

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    Replace the link text between the brackets after generating the URL code using the button.

    Example (replace the curly brackets with square brackets):

    Code:
    {URL="http://www.google.com"} Goooooogle {/URL}
     
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  7. The_Crapman

    The_Crapman Don't phone it's just for fun.

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    Awesome. thanks dude!:thumb:
     
  8. AJB2K3

    AJB2K3 New Member

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    Nicw way to Hijack a post but yeh I have to agree, thanks dude!
     
  9. The_Crapman

    The_Crapman Don't phone it's just for fun.

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    sorry mate. i originally came on your thread as i'm looking into different LED's and what you can do with them. I should have pm'd him :duh:
     
  10. AJB2K3

    AJB2K3 New Member

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    I just 300 for £6 so I've got loads to spare
     
  11. The_Crapman

    The_Crapman Don't phone it's just for fun.

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    Sweet! what coulor are they? I'm after some white ones.
     
  12. AJB2K3

    AJB2K3 New Member

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    Unfortunately red yellow and green, And I have a large list of stuff needing green leds
     
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  13. The_Crapman

    The_Crapman Don't phone it's just for fun.

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    ah well. thanks very much for the offer!
     

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