LED Conversion & Animation
The foundation of an electronic device is the printed circuit board (PCB). They are the roadways of electronics. There are a lot of variables involved in manufacturing electronic devices. Advancements in modern technology have made it possible to manufacture reliable and high quality electronic devices in small quantities. PCBs are made specific to a design. It can either be the OEM pattern or a Custom Pattern. (Our Custom Pattern service for LED Conversion coincide with our Artisan Lighting service. Custom design and build planning is required to get a general idea of pricing.)
We hand-pick electronic components we utilize based on their functionality and features. Surface mounted devices (SMD) are the current standard in the electronics industry as well as our personal preference due to their very low profile dimensions, high intensity not to mention the latest in LED technology. Just to give you an idea, a single 3528 SMD LED (3.5mm x 2.8mm) can be as bright (or even brighter) as a single superflux LED (5mm x 5mm). Its rectangular profile allows us to mount the LEDs much closer to each other to achieve more seamless lines and intricate patterns even without diffuser material.
After the math, the PCB's are designed via computer aided design (CAD). Hundreds of hours may go into this stage of the build. We figure out the schematics based on the features included and each wiring is routed manually much like a puzzle.
We receive the boards within a week or two of submitting the designs to the manufacturer. Solder paste is applied on the pads, and whether there is a hundred or three thousand, each component is arranged manually for the time being. The assembly is placed in a reflow oven, set to the electronics data sheet specifications to heat the solder paste to its melting point and weld the components permanently on the board. Components mounted on the opposite surface are soldered by hand. The completed LED Conversions are tested countless times for functionality before being installed in the light assemblies.
Dual In-Line Package (DIP)
Surface-Mount Device (SMD)
LED Conversion & Animation
Stage 1: LED Conversion
Marker Lights (-100 LEDs) - $250.29
Indicator Lights (-500 LEDs) - $609.97
Tail Lights (-1000 LEDs) - $1194.80
Tail Lights (-2000 LEDs) - $2137.25
Tail Lights (-3000 LEDs) - $2956.10
Stage 2: Switchback
The Switchback feature allows a group of lights that share the same space to switch between two colors one after the other. This eliminates confusion when indicator lights are in use and make it more conspicuous for other drivers.
Stage 3: Sequential
More of an aesthetic, this feature allows the LEDs to light up one by one or in groups of a certain amount. The Sequential feature make lights more distinct and give an elegant show of functions.
Stage 4: Full Animation
This feature is just that, a full animation of your lights directly at your fingertips. Our animation module, made by ZLEDS Lights is bluetooth controlled via phone app. It offers up to 40 channels. Each channel translate to a groups of LEDs that light up independently on command when in show mode. The more channels there are, the more seamless the movement or animation would be.
There are 5 inputs available on each module, including a switched constant power, which allows you to use the show mode even when the car is not on or running. Other inputs are used for the OEM functions of the lights like park, brake, turn signal or reverse.
Each input can be programmed to perform a startup and closing sequence whenever each function is used. Each sequence has up to 40 frames for programming and an unlimited amount of sequences can be programmed for each input.
Each frame works much like a motion picture frame, wherein you input each channel you wish to light up consecutively to play a certain sequence of the show.
The module allows full control of the brightness, speed, loop, delay, and much more. For full details and instructions of this feature, visit ZLED Bit Editor.
Red-Green-Blue, also known as the basic colors, make up the entire prism of colors when mixed in certain shades. This feature will definitely add contrast to the OEM colors.
Fully control this feature through a bluetooth app, assign up to three zones which can be controlled independently of each other and can perform different colors, strobe, fade and brightness.
For street legality purposes, the controller resets back to white as a default color. The RGB feature also functions as indicator lights.
Starts at $226.60
Highlight the design or shape of your LED lights in a more subtle way and appeasing to the eyes.
Starts at $844.60
It's not exactly "custom" if it's still recognizable is it? Custom Pattern is only achievable on lights with lenses with plain color. We can try to make custom clear lenses or if there are aftermarket options.
Starts at $927
The greatest quest mankind ever did from the dawn of time was to find spice from all the corners of the world. This is the equivalent of it in the lighting industry. It's not necessary, but it looks really hot.
Breadboard or Prototype Board
Printed Circuit Board (PCB)