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Light your Stick! Dipstick & Engine Bay LED Light

Old 10-15-2009, 03:13 PM
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Old 10-15-2009, 07:39 PM
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I'd like to make a special offer through the end of October 2009

LED Dipstick Light in WARM WHITE........


$22 SHIPPED IN USA


Don't find yourself because you decided to wait! They will all ship October 30th, add your name to the list below:





MKZTG, lock in payment [email protected] any time before the 30th is great!

midlife, you have PM

SirZyrion you have PM

Thanks, and lets keep this list going!

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Old 10-15-2009, 09:13 PM
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Old 10-18-2009, 01:07 PM
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I'm in for this deal.

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Old 10-18-2009, 01:39 PM
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paypal'ed you today
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Old 10-21-2009, 08:42 PM
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10 more days to cash in on this once in a lifetime deal.... it's $8 off the price and useful so very often!
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^These orders will be shipping tomorrow!^
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Old 10-23-2009, 11:57 PM
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Old 10-24-2009, 11:55 AM
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Old 10-28-2009, 12:52 PM
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No luck on yellow LEDs yet, right?
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Old 10-28-2009, 05:29 PM
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quantity 1 in white. Payment sent.
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Old 10-28-2009, 10:39 PM
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SirZyrion, yellow can be done, drop me a PM!
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Old 10-28-2009, 11:35 PM
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Alright I cave, I will take a dipstick light!!!
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good timing (and price!)
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Old 10-29-2009, 01:24 AM
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I don't get it... too simple for 22$. um how about lighting the entire engine bay insted, just sayin... guess I'm sounding like a hater here but, I've never needed to check my oil in pitch black conditions. automatic switch and a hood mounted light for the entire engine bay would be nice I guess. anyway, rock on with you're badness
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Old 10-29-2009, 01:28 AM
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are you sure youve checked your oil? it doesnt have to be pitch black outside to make it hard to see the dipstick hole. even in medium lighted conditions it can be hard to see!
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That's cool BLUR3, I completely understand you've never been there. A lot of us have, and it's impossible to light the entire engine bay + dipstick area and see what you're doing as Konig mentioned in moderately lit areas.

I do make a light that illuminates the entire engine bay, drawback is it does not light up the dipstick area. Can't have your cake and eat it too.

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Old 10-29-2009, 03:44 AM
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Old 10-29-2009, 08:34 AM
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I got mine in the mail the other day. I will have time to install this weekend. Thanks Lebren!
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Old 10-29-2009, 08:08 PM
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Awesome! I'll be sending out all shipments this coming up monday!
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Old 10-31-2009, 05:57 PM
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Lebren,

Works GREAT! I didn't attach mine "exactly" the same way but you would have to look close to tell. I put the on/off switch up closer to the firewall instead of at the end of the bracket and I brought the ground wire around from the front instead of over the back side of the bracket.

The hardest part for me was routing the wire. I had my son hold a flashlight so I could see better while routing the wire up to the fuse box.

Very simple but does the trick. No more fighting to see the damn dipstick hole anymore. Thanks!

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Old 11-01-2009, 04:55 PM
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It's all about how you'd like it! I made the switch wire a little long for this reason, some have requested shorter or longer wires but that's the beauty in a custom light.

The price has gone back to regular, I'd like to thank everyone who took advantage of the killer price of only $22! I'm working on improving the assembly process and hope to improve efficiency to make these.

Glad you love it mkztg!
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Old 11-04-2009, 12:44 AM
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Are those LEDs encased in plastic or are they the SMD type that need to be mounted to a metal backing plate? If the latter, how are they heatsinked to prevent overheating during sustained use?

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Old 11-04-2009, 02:17 AM
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Hi Fyrstormer, glad you asked! The Dipstick light is regulated with a current limiting resistor, the entire circuit uses 100mA @13.5VDC and generates some heat... while these LED's are being driven conservatively as their max is 120mA.

The Nichia Superflux LED's are well suited for this application and while probably the most expensive of superflux choices (warm white with best bin/Rank available) it's well worth it in an environment that gets as hot as our engine bays! I've run mine and driven for an entire day including 2 spirited runs lasting over 20 minutes each and the light enjoyed it as much as myself. This light is bulletproof!

There are limitations to the Superflux such as the wattage limitations but the advantage of self encapsulation supersedes this when fluids are involved. I apologize for going overboard, I'm very passionate about LED's Thank you for your time!
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Old 11-04-2009, 12:52 PM
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Nope, that all makes perfect sense. Here's an example of my own interest in LEDs:

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