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1996 EX increase head lights input voltage?

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Old 06-02-2009, 08:32 PM
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Hi guys,

I have an accord 1996 EX and i changed the headlamp for an projector. It has angel eyes and projector. My car is old and so is the battery. Even equipped with HID conversion kit+projector, my lights are not as bright as new cars (comparing to cars without projectors) and my angel eyes circles light are very dim. The angel eyes are hooked to parking lights.

My question is, is there a way to increase the light brightness (voltage) of the angel eyes? I want them to be brighter. Will a single-power supply Op-AMP work by increasing the gain by 2? Or you guys have easier ways? Thank you very much.

 

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I don't even know what to say to the op amp idea ..... if HID's are not bright enough, you need to ditch the projectors that you got off of ebay.

The pic looks nice .... bright too.
 
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the HID is ok. It's the ring angel eye you see in the picture. The circle. It's pretty dim compared to BMW's.
 
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Because you paid $100-250 for them off eBay. That's why.

BMW halos are lit by the projector itself, not 2 tiny, junky LED's in a plastic ring.

You can't just increase the power to an LED... if you want them brighter, open the light and replace it with a 1w FLUX LED or something.
 
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One thing you can do is to remove one and apply power to it straight from the battery, if you get more brightness then you may be able to do something about this - you're saying right now they're powered off the parking lights.
What are the ratings of these lights, volts and amps?
 
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Old 06-07-2009, 10:51 AM
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One thing you can do is to remove one and apply power to it straight from the battery, if you get more brightness then you may be able to do something about this - you're saying right now they're powered off the parking lights.
What are the ratings of these lights, volts and amps?
Parking lights are 12v, they are simple incandescent bulbs. That circuit has a several resistors to bring the voltage down to about 3v. You can in theory up the voltage to about 4-5v and get a bit more light, but the color will wash out. Feeding the LEDs 12v is a sure way to burn them. They may work for a bit but for not more than a few hours. What he needs to do is replace those crappy LEDs with some real 18000mcd white LEDs, those are probably 5000mcd or less. Running it straight to the battery, first would require a relay, second the voltage supply is identical to the parking lights.
 
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