RC car front with new LED lights
Front of RC car, with new LED lights installed.

My brother-in-law is into RC car drifting, and a big part of that is of course to have a cool-looking car! He used a LED light kit, but the front lights were not that great. Very blueish and the intensity of the LEDs varied quite a bit. So I replaced the LEDs and installed some fog lights, it ended up quite decent looking I think :)

I used white 5mm LEDs, pretty bright ones; 25.000 mcd. The color seem quite natural, not too warm and not too cold. Replacing the existing LEDs were very easy, just take out the old ones and insert the new. There was no need for resistors, as the LED light kit already supplied the correct voltage.

LED lenses, low profile
Low profile LED lenses in multiple colors, CLB 300.

For the fog lights I drilled holes in the chassis and mounted two clear low-profile LED lens, which ended up looking very nice.

I didn’t do any modifications to the rear lights, they were just fine as they were.

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Project: LED front and fog lights on RC car by Thomas Jensen is licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0 with attribution required.

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  •   Created Oct 06, 2016
  •   Last modified 2 weeks ago
  •   Project status: Given away