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    is there a DIY light guide?

    ive been reading these for a while, but I get more and more confused every time. is there any link that ive missed that dumbs everything down. I want to try and put one together my self, but im in way over my head.

    can someone post a link, if there is one, of a step by step guide.. More importantly is there list of parts required and where to get each.

    Is this something that anyone can do? should i give up now since i have NO electrical experience what so ever.
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    What kind of light would you like to build?

    There are a few nice guides available depending on what you want to build.

    Dave.

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    I have a DIY LED bikelight guide... that I've been working on.
    Also, here is a nice compilation of projects and other guides.

    There is a wealth of info both here and on CandlePowerForums.
    Good luck.
    - Allen

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    Im thinking the seoul, but thats just judging off beam shots from different posts. I would like a whiter light. my night rides to date havent lasted longer than 1.5 ish hours, partly due to the limitation of my current light's burn time. i want to make 2 of the same light, one for me and other for my girlfriend. i figure the brighter the better. Is the Seoul the way to go? what can/should i use for a battery?

    achesalot- your guide is the reason im probably getting in over my head. it looks so easy, but i just dont know what anything is or where to find them. I went through your break down of terms and items, so im slowly getting up to speed.
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    Seoul P4 (U-bin) or Cree XR-E (Q2 bin or higher) are good choices.
    I've listed some lenses that work with each of these on my sight, but there are more available as well. Google is your friend when looking for all these parts. I've listed some of the sources I've used, but as time passes maybe better sources become available... you just have to dig and read these forums.

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