led warning lights

Discussion in 'The Projects Forum' started by reeder631, Mar 29, 2009.

  1. reeder631

    Thread Starter New Member

    Mar 29, 2009
    need help, wanting to make led warning lights for my car. have 5 1 watt leds thinking about using a 4015 boost puck or a 4023-D-350 Buck Toot but i dont know where to put the flasher in the circuit. have a sho-me 11.1005 flasher. will be using 5 leds per fixture the buck toot has a input to make the unit flash but dont under stand what kind of input needed any help would be great
  2. Mike2545

    Active Member

    Mar 26, 2009
    Make sure any lighting/effects you put on a motor vehicle pass any local/state laws.
  3. thatoneguy

    AAC Fanatic!

    Feb 19, 2009
    5 1 watt LEDs would violate most US Laws unless they were white, pointing to the front, and not flashing.

    Here is a rough definition of "illegal" for most of the US: Red/Blue/Green to the front, white to the rear (except when backing up). Flashing/strobing forward, flashing is allowed only while braking/turning, or parked (hazard lights). Headlight brightness and taillight brightness also must be within limits. If taillights make an officer behind you squint, you'll get a ticket.
  4. reeder631

    Thread Starter New Member

    Mar 29, 2009
    will have red light permit for lights