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Hooking wall mounting car headlights to music

Trey

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Hello everyone,

My boss has asked me to set up something for him and I'm a little lost. He wants a set of old car headlights he has on his wall to flash in sync with his sound system. I've already used a transformer to step down the voltage to the required levels to power the lights (and they work), the problem I'm having now is how to wire in the music. From this point on I am out of my comfort zone. So my question is, can I wire a solenoid or a relay in between the transformer and the lights and drive it with the the signal from the music to get the results he wants?
 

BobK

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Easiest way might be to hook them up to an audio amp through a transformer. How much current do they draw, and at what voltage?

Bob
 

KMoffett

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Hello everyone,

My boss has asked me to set up something for him and I'm a little lost. He wants a set of old car headlights he has on his wall to flash in sync with his sound system. I've already used a transformer to step down the voltage to the required levels to power the lights (and they work), the problem I'm having now is how to wire in the music. From this point on I am out of my comfort zone. So my question is, can I wire a solenoid or a relay in between the transformer and the lights and drive it with the the signal from the music to get the results he wants?

Google: color organ

Ken
 

davenn

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OK for each lamp ? that's 240W each!
you are going to need a very significant power supply

you need to give us lots more and much clearer info

have you googled Colour Organ yet ?

Dave
 

BobK

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Hook them in series to a 500W car audio amp that you can buy for < $100 on Ebay. You will also need a 12V 40A supply.

Bob
 
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