#1
And when I say effect I don't mean effect pedal.
What i want to do is line my car with red LEDs on the roof of the cabin, and blue LEDs on the floor of the cabin, connect it to the stereo so I can have my car pulse with red and blue (therefore purple = 1337) light. But here's the thing: I want the reds to flash in response to treble, and the blue leds to bass.

So my ultimate question is this:
High capacitance electrolytics (allow/block) (high/low) frequencies
Low capacitance electrolytics (allow/block) (high/low) frequencies
High inductance inductors (allow/block) (high/low) frequencies
High inductance inductors (allow/block) (high/low) frequencies

And for the desired effect, which should I put at the (cathode/anode) (+/-) end of the LED strip?
cool, thanks.

Other question: If its nighttime, I'm driving down the interstate at a billion miles an hour, besides the fact that for some reason I cannot get a ticket for speeding, would I get a ticket for potentially having the worlds' fastest rave party ever? [Would the flashing lights give me a ticket?]
P.S.: My windows are not tinted.
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#4
I'm just asking about sound. I want to allow only high frequencies to get to my red leds (blocking lows, passing highs) and let only low frequencies get to the blue leds (passing lows, blocking highs).

I can do the power part of the wiring myself, I'm sure.
#5
It wouldn't be purple it would be red and blue, it would be a distraction, you would probably get a ticket, this is the wrong forum, with a stupid title, and you are certainly not god.
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#7
red + blue = purple iirc.
I thought it would be good here, since I'm just asking how to separate high/low frequencies, not how to install it in my car. I thought I'd put why I'm asking it in the thread but I guess I shouldn't have.
Thanks otter, for the "i'd probably get a ticket" bit.

and the reason the the title is because its something I do know, I just forgot. X[ Also I think flashing LEDs with music is stupidly cool. =]

and an eq wouldn't be exactly preferred because I would need two, they would be too big, and too expensive. I have monies only for a DiY route.
#8
Red and blue lights are illegal, because of emergency vehicles, you know. At least in the US, I don't know about abroad. But I'm guessing if you're covering a car with leds that pulse to music you're standard "American" fare
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#9
uhh... the po-po haz red and blue lights

people b thinkin u the popo n be liekz... O SHIAT MONTEL, ITS DA POPO!!@!@!@!!11
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#10
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Red and blue lights are illegal, because of emergency vehicles, you know. At least in the US, I don't know about abroad. But I'm guessing if you're covering a car with leds that pulse to music you're standard "American" fare
Haha, my friend always pretends to be a cop by flashing some red and blue lights. It gets people to pull over so he can get by them without changing lanes. He's just that lazy.
#11
^ Don't want to be in the car when he gets taken to the pokey.
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#12
Red + blue =/= purple.

It = red and blue... they don't really mix.
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people b thinkin u the popo n be liekz... O SHIAT MONTEL, ITS DA POPO!!@!@!@!!11


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Red and blue lights are illegal, because of emergency vehicles, you know. At least in the US, I don't know about abroad. But I'm guessing if you're covering a car with leds that pulse to music you're standard "American" fare


They're illegal on the outside of your car... inside is pretty obscure. My friend has blue streetglow lights all over on the inside of his car for the same reason. The cops have never had a problem with it. If it flashes red and blue though they might because it's too similar.
#15
Okay, so any ideas how to separate the changing voltages of "high-end" treble and the "low-end" bass with a capacitor + inductor combo?
#16
okay so this is how it works

you can use just resistors and capacitors to be used as high pass and low pass filters (like in the big muff tone stack) after you pass the audio signal, you are going to need to use a bridge rectifier to convert the AC audio signal to DC.

there are problems with this like:

is there going to be enough voltage to even light the leds? (you can amplify the signal)
is there going to be enough current to light the leds? (you can use transistors and ICs to do this)
is this going to affect the sound quality of my music? (you could have an extra amp just for your leds)
#18
Don't put red and blue lights on your car dude, choose a different colour or you'll have people pulling over because they think you're a cop, until a real cop pulls you over. Basically every other road user will think you're a dick, and then you'll eventually get arrested. You'd be losing on all fronts.
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#20
for some reason.... I think the OP was high....
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#21
Red + Blue does not equal purple when concerning light. Especially if they're going at different times.

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