Hey there fellow Fett Heads.
As many people do who want to take there helmet to a new level, I added lights in my RF topper. Hyperdyne lights to be exact. The helmet in question is the TF that will soon get a progress thread, but in the mean time I wanted to take a moment to share my light set up and how I did it.
Here is a movie showing off both my lights and one of my fans for my helmet.
Its a Windows media file and is about 10 megs... excuse the goofy indoor lighting. But this is with lights on and windows open so it shows it how it would look to you trooping indoors.
Now for a breakdown of how I got it to fit and work.
First off, it has a tilt switch (I think thats what its called) that in a certin position will cause the lights to turn on and if you move the RF it will shut off, this eliminates the need to put an on off switch.
I didt care for the feature, not to mention its a touchy feature that will shut the lights off if the helmet gets jared at all... you have to be completely still.
So I removed this and sodered the connectors together completeing that curcut.
Next I used my sodering iron to remove the battery connectors. The board clearly marks which is positive and negitive so it was easy to soder on wires to conect to a new 9V batter connector that will be added inside the helmet with a switch.
Now the real trick was to get the LED wires to route throught he tiny hole on the indes of the RF topper and plug into the board. Now the LEDs do have a + and a - connection so you have to be aware of this when bending them through the little hole and plugging them into the topper.
I also had to bend over the white light so it would lay flat and flush with the board.
Now your ready to glue on your clear peice. But make sure and test your lights several times to make sure you wont need to tweek anything.
I am very happy with the outcome of this little project. Now all I need to do is run the wires down my stakl and make a removable batter connection using velcro.
So I give a thumbs up to the Hyperdine lights, ship fast, and there very customizable for any topper.