Miata MX5 Switchback LED light conversion





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Uploaded on Feb 2, 2012

updated info at the bottom of this description.
Front indicator/parklight conversion to LEDs with a daylight running light setup and soft fade switchback control. Took a few evenings after work to build, and makes the car *very* visible.

The running lights and indicators arent facing directly at the camera, they are each facing @20 degrees out off the front axis. In the direct line of sight for each, they are very bright. The indicators are specifically setup this way to be aimed at oncoming traffic.

This video shows the camera almost directly in front and showing the worst case with the headlight's beam directly AT the camera (proven with a central lens flare directly over the left headlight)- this provides a lot of glare in a worst case scenario and still showing the ease of visibility of the indicators. Previously, the globe type indicators where very VERY difficult to see under this circumstance.

Direct sunlight on the standard white frosted indicator assembly was also difficult to see when the indicator was on. (yes, i'm wishing i had filmed a direct comparison of that but i dont have that for you to see sorry.)

This was a personal project to spruce up the appearance of the car without physically changing the appearance of the car. It's not available as a kit.

More info on it's development can be found here:

To answer the single biggest asked quest - re: selling them i have no idea how to begin even some sort of production run.
Building by a run by hand is out of the question, way too time consuming and i'd have no life to make other bits. :-(


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