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ben2112
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DIY - Red light new
      #5683662 - 02/16/13 02:44 PM

I keep forgetting to order a red light. So, while at the auto store picking up some parts. I found some red tail light repair tape. And I thought, Hmmm.. DIY Red light. So I got it. When I got home, I pulled out an LED flashlight and put 2 layers of tape on it. It seems to work. The down side of this DIY is I have enough tape to do about 100 more..

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ischua
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Re: DIY - Red light new [Re: ben2112]
      #5684032 - 02/16/13 06:33 PM

I keep a roll handy just in case. You would be surprised how often it has been used at star parties just for interior car lights. I'm on my third roll.

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Gene7
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Re: DIY - Red light new [Re: ischua]
      #5684111 - 02/16/13 07:29 PM

Throw away the tape and get some dark red LEDs from

Super Bright and your light will be about 10 times more efficient, that does not mean brighter. Gene
Agood source of LEDs is http://www.superbrightleds.com
Go to 5mm Component red LED.















Edited by Gene7 (02/18/13 07:19 PM)


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Shneor
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Re: DIY - Red light [Re: Gene7]
      #5685420 - 02/17/13 03:40 PM

Quote:

Throw away the tape and get some dark red LEDs from

Super Bright and your light will be about 10 times more efficient, that does not mean brighter. Gene




Can you repost the link? Seems it did not come through.
Thx,


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ben2112
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Re: DIY - Red light new [Re: Shneor]
      #5686537 - 02/18/13 07:53 AM

Well, I tested my light out last night. Worked really well. I could read the writing on the eye pieces with ease and look a the star chart, yet didn't blind me or others while viewing. I will call it a success.

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