I was looking for some know-how and help on building my own LED Auxiliary back up/reverse lights to use with my Jeep. I know I can buy some standard halogen cheapies...but I like the DIY route better.
Essentially, it needs to be small and rugged.. the light output should be enough to say...light up a trailer or use as supplemental lighting while camping, and also be used in addition to the stock reverse lights.
I've looked at some Cree XP-L and Luxeon Rebels...but the idea was 2 LEDs per light (2 lights on the bumper)... one led as a spot and one as a flood.... Are there any small rectangular reflectors with spots for 2 LEDs?
A friend has access to a milling machine and CNC machine, and I'm pretty good at welding ABS plastic... I do have an electronics background...but when it comes to the design and specs of the LEDs and drivers (and reflectors) I'm at a loss... it kind of sucks that I can build an airplane and helicopter in my sleep... but get lost on a light...
Thanks in Advance