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Old April 7th, 2010, 03:33 PM
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Was just wondering if anyone had tried to mod their hookah with custom leds?

All I have is this tiny 10" with a pumpkin base, but I got 10 super bright blue leds, waterproofed, hooked up to 18v [2 9v batteries], in the base. Its sweet lookin at night.

I don't have any pics at the moment but if someone wants to see the super janky creation [the setup itself isnt very pretty], i can take some and get them up.


When i get a new hookah this summer, I plan on making something a bit more permanent for it too, so I'm just lookin for any ideas or advice someone may have?
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Old April 7th, 2010, 03:38 PM
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someone made a hose with LEDs in it not sure what section it's in
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Old April 7th, 2010, 03:43 PM
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Default Re: Lights!!!

here is the thread

http://www.hookahpro.com/forum/showthread.php?t=20585




oh and watch this video man.. it shows you how

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NmlFd...os=CJiwuDg-0nI
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Old April 7th, 2010, 03:48 PM
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Mad_Hatter, wtf is that video about :P

Maybe it's nice at night when drunk/but besides that, I see it as a waste of money.

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Old April 7th, 2010, 07:21 PM
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That video is great man, probably gonna make one now. Idk if i can follow the vid directly though .

Anyways-----
Well a lot of things are a waste of money for cosmetic/'cool' reasons. I case mod xbox 360s, where you can see inside the case, inside the disc drive and there are leds everywhere, lighting up the whole system.

Total waste of money.
But it looks sweet as hell.
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Old April 7th, 2010, 07:49 PM
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Old April 7th, 2010, 09:56 PM
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Default Re: Lights!!!

Always wondered how many people got into the hookah base lights? I've seen reviews on a system that the base sits on, but there was a tip-over concern... Good luck with the home made stuff, and lets see some vids or pics of what ya come up with?
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Old April 7th, 2010, 09:59 PM
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Old April 8th, 2010, 12:04 AM
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i've seen base lights & little light up balls and "ice cubes" you can put in the base, but they're not cheap
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Old April 8th, 2010, 01:34 AM
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I would think the easiest and by far the most cheese-less way to go about this would be to just stick a small handmade circuit with an LED to the bottom and put a base protector over it and you'd never have to see it and your pipe would be unmolested.
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Old April 8th, 2010, 01:36 PM
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hmmmmmmmmmm.... maybe some watch batteries hooked up to a board with some SMD leds? super bright, super small......




Thats a pretty great idea. I'm gonna have to look into that. Gonna have to get myself some project circuit boards.
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Old April 8th, 2010, 02:28 PM
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Looks pretty cool but not really worth my time haha I like how my rig looks already
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Old April 8th, 2010, 03:35 PM
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i've seen base lights & little light up balls and "ice cubes" you can put in the base, but they're not cheap
Those are a waste of money, they usually break very quickly and you can't change the battery on some of them.
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Old April 8th, 2010, 03:36 PM
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Old April 8th, 2010, 04:17 PM
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I'll post pics of what i made, and the base with it set up tonight. It only took an hour and like 3 bucks for batteries to do [i already had soldering tools, wire, heat shrink, and leds sitting around... i do a lot of LED projects]
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Old April 8th, 2010, 06:52 PM
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Default Re: Lights!!!

I think putting led's on a hookah for 'accents' could be pretty cool. Not really base lights but a under glow from the ash trey and other parts. I might have to mess around with some leds I have laying around to see.
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Old April 8th, 2010, 07:37 PM
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Got some pics guys.
The object itself, 2-9v batteries in series, 18v running through 2 sets of 5 blue leds in parallel with a 48ohm 1/4 watt resistor for each strand. coated in hot glue and shoved into a cut off tube that is meant for individual roses.


the object itself on
[sorry about pic quality, my phone is all i got.... ]



inside my little tiny pathetic hookah, the pic makes it look pretty gay cause of the super intensity at the leds. However, once there is smoke in the base and water, the smoke really diffuses the light and makes the whole thing look SWEET, esp at night.



I'll get my actual camera next week and maybe take a pic at night to show the real effect.
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Old April 8th, 2010, 07:52 PM
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Not to shabby. Why the 2 9v batteries though? Everything I ever done is ether 1 9v or 2 AA batteries. With 2 AA batteries you really don't need a resistor and take up a little less space.
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Old April 8th, 2010, 08:05 PM
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laziness. Blue leds typically have a 3.3v drop across. 2 AA's gives you 3v.
I wanted 10 leds. So even if i was okay with a little less than 3.3v [these leds will light with about 2.9 minimum, but not very bright], i would have had to wire 10 leds in parallel.
Which would take up much more space and be super tedious. 18v gives me 5*3.3 + a little to spare, so i can wire two rows of 5. the extra 2 resistors weren't a big deal. MUCH easier than a load of 10 parallels.

[ed.] and I had the 9v hookups laying around, try taping together 2 AA batteries, and connecting them without some sort of snap on/snap in holder.
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Old April 8th, 2010, 08:52 PM
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Default Re: Lights!!!

I also have a little 10 incher with a pumpkin vase. It came with a single blue LED that shines threw this clear cylinder above my vase. Looks really neat at night. Has a built in strobe effect too. Great for party's although i'm not much of a party person. Not so great for the epileptic.
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Old April 8th, 2010, 09:07 PM
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Nice, battery operated or plug in?
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Old April 8th, 2010, 09:22 PM
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Battery. I found the little guy hiding on the back of a shelf at the shed. I saw he was only $15 bucks, and once i found out it lights up i was completely sold haha. Apparently shiny lights can cause serious cases of impulse buying.
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Old April 8th, 2010, 09:35 PM
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what would be sweet is if you connected another battery to the circuit to up the voltage and find a way to waterproof some leds like i did and get them into your base. Its a killer effect.
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Old April 9th, 2010, 02:45 AM
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that's pretty sweet boggler, looks really bright too
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Old April 9th, 2010, 03:35 PM
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Tiz. It doesn't look good in the pic, it just looks white. but it really glows a really royal blue when there is smoke in it and its outside. The camera just makes it look lame.
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