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LED dashlights good?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Ned Kelly, Feb 12, 2007.

  1. Ned Kelly

    Ned Kelly 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    I recall a thread a long time ago, but no 'searchy' for me.
    Anyways, are the LED dashlights worth the change, or just stay with OEM incandescents?
    Here's some LED dashlights, cheap at .89 cents.
    http://superbrightleds.com/tail-brake-turn.html
    Be nice not to have to replace those bulbs again in my lifetime.
     
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    sweetk30 professional hooker Premium Member

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    leds are basicly a projection beam. you need flood light in dash. make sure you have 168 bulbs as thay are 4 watts. 194 bulbs are 3 watts.

    and do the chrome in a can trick we have done. it does work good. i did it.
     
  3. Ned Kelly

    Ned Kelly 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    Can anyone post the link to that thread on the chrome trick or LED thread?:bow:
    Thanks.
     
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    Problems I see with LED's are the inability to dim them.

    You can get LED's that are "side projection" but I'm pretty certain no one has actually done one of these dashes with that type LED.

    With the chrome paint trick it would probably work pretty decent.
     
  6. Ned Kelly

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    K30 thanks for the link - that's the one I recall reading. Thanks for everyone's comments. I'll nix the LED idea (a bad idea) and just use paint like the thread suggests. Can't believe I've been driving my truck since 1989 with the tea candle like dash illumination. :screwy:
     

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