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Re: 3D printed headlight cap for LED conversion
« Reply #20 on: December 02, 2018, 02:13:01 PM »
*Originally Posted by Fer [+]
How about water and moist?

I think i might do a similar thing, but keeping the lamp sealed. Cooling is not an issue, as the original headlight bulb is 55W, and LEDs typically are less than 30W.

The difference is a light bulb is designed to work at a high temperature, solid state components are typically not.

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Re: 3D printed headlight cap for LED conversion
« Reply #21 on: December 02, 2018, 06:57:22 PM »
*Originally Posted by zombie [+]
The difference is a light bulb is designed to work at a high temperature, solid state components are typically not.

And that is why the fan is there. In a closed lamp, the air will be circulated, and cooled on especially in the front, getting all the wind. The halogen bulb can tage some temperature, but the rest of the lamp is plastic. So it is designed to get cooling even in a closed state.

If you drive in the rain, you will get moisture and crap in the lamp.

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Re: 3D printed headlight cap for LED conversion
« Reply #22 on: December 02, 2018, 07:11:56 PM »
*Originally Posted by Fer [+]
And that is why the fan is there. In a closed lamp, the air will be circulated, and cooled on especially in the front, getting all the wind. The halogen bulb can tage some temperature, but the rest of the lamp is plastic. So it is designed to get cooling even in a closed state.

If you drive in the rain, you will get moisture and crap in the lamp.

I agree you will get moisture, but I'm saying you will not get proper cooling in an enclosed space.

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Re: 3D printed headlight cap for LED conversion
« Reply #23 on: December 17, 2018, 10:23:06 AM »
I also printed this headlight cap. Looking forward to installing it next year, using the same LED bulb as mentioned in the first post. Please see pictures below. Quality is top notch. No excess material or sharp edges.

Details of the print:
Material: PA12
Polishing: Yes
Coating: UV protected





If anyone is interested in this print, please let me know.


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Re: 3D printed headlight cap for LED conversion
« Reply #24 on: December 17, 2018, 01:10:38 PM »
What should I expect for printing fee from local 3D Printer? Several regional firms have equipment and material, and vary from commercial firms to 1-man garage operations.
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Re: 3D printed headlight cap for LED conversion
« Reply #25 on: January 14, 2019, 05:01:50 PM »
*Originally Posted by Caty [+]
I also printed this headlight cap. Looking forward to installing it next year, using the same LED bulb as mentioned in the first post. Please see pictures below. Quality is top notch. No excess material or sharp edges.

Details of the print:
Material: PA12
Polishing: Yes
Coating: UV protected


If anyone is interested in this print, please let me know.


Much cleaner/ better looking.

Have you installed this since you posted the photos?
What are your thoughts RE: the cap and the LED bulb chosen?

Is converting worth the hassle?

Could you please post a quality photo of the LED beam at night?

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Re: 3D printed headlight cap for LED conversion
« Reply #26 on: January 20, 2019, 05:34:59 AM »
I just did the conversion using the cyclops led bulbs and this nifty 3d printed cap.  Holy cow, what a difference !  Changed out the peanut bulb in both the low and high beam housing. It looks fantastic.

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Re: 3D printed headlight cap for LED conversion
« Reply #27 on: January 22, 2019, 03:56:21 AM »
What is the benefit of changing the peanut bulb? 
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Re: 3D printed headlight cap for LED conversion
« Reply #28 on: January 22, 2019, 06:05:44 AM »
*Originally Posted by Circus [+]
What is the benefit of changing the peanut bulb?

To match the whiter brighter light of LED's or HID's. Looks yellow and dim otherwise.
« Last Edit: January 22, 2019, 06:08:36 AM by Meguerra »

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Re: 3D printed headlight cap for LED conversion
« Reply #29 on: January 23, 2019, 06:07:21 AM »
*Originally Posted by Circus [+]
What is the benefit of changing the peanut bulb?


I've done mine, and if you want to see what it looks like we can meet somewhere and I can show you.  But yeah, it's for looks.

The drawback is how amazingly challenging it is to actually change the bulbs...
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