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Old 10-26-2006, 07:20 PM   #1
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LED Conversions

It started with the need to get a couple of floresent back working.
Priced a few replacement...$60 and up!
Just the ballast was going to be $30 each! dang....

Then stumbled onto some LEDs...hummmm
Well heres is the results for the price of one ballast, many lights are now LEDs.
Almost zero amps... .03 or less
These will be perfect for reducing battery drain.
And should still be working into my next life.
The way it was...


Gutted light fixture,


Just peal and stick in place...




4 sections compared to flor...


Went all out and run 6 sections...


Some fun for Halloween...black light bulbs in the still working flor...


Back bedroom with only 2 sections...


Spots have LEDs, Lamp still has bulbs...


Now onto the tail lights...
A dab of silicone on each corner...




Set in center....


Drying for 1 hour...



Running lights...



Brake lights on....


LEDs off, back up lenses used in all three places...


Front turns converted to clear lens with amber LEDs
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Old 10-26-2006, 07:24 PM   #2
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Left these out...
6 sections...




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Old 10-26-2006, 07:37 PM   #3
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Nice conversion

klattu,

You pulled off a nice conversion. Are the linear LED strips 12 VDC? At 30 milliamp per LED, your battery charge life may exceed 100 hours running several fixtures.

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Old 10-26-2006, 07:44 PM   #4
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Where do you find those type of leds
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Old 10-26-2006, 08:38 PM   #5
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Source for LED spots??

I have been wanting to get LED spots, but couldn't figure out where or what to ask for. Please share!
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Old 10-26-2006, 09:08 PM   #6
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Where do you find those type of leds
Here is a place:

http://superbriteleds.com/
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Old 10-26-2006, 09:14 PM   #7
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Heres the light bars...

http://www.superbrightleds.com/specs/LB3.htm

They have lots of cool stuff.
Many more ways to have fun with LEDs.
Be sure to check out the auto section too.
You can get the Electronic flashers at Advance for about $6.
They flash 80 times a minute, reguardless of amp pull.
That meens no differance when pulling a toad, etc.
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Old 10-26-2006, 09:16 PM   #8
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In tail light photos...light is really very RED,
It looks kinda yellow in photo.

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Old 10-26-2006, 09:30 PM   #9
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These are the spots.
1156 is the one for spots.

http://www.superbrightleds.com/specs/1157-x24.htm

http://www.superbrightleds.com/cgi-b...gi?product=CAR
Scroll way down, and be sure to pick correct color.

I used the 24 LEDs, also tried the 30, 30 was to wide to fit.
Notice that 6 LEDs are point sideways, so on the 24, only 18 point straight out.
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Old 10-29-2006, 12:32 PM   #10
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Liberator gets a 3rd Brake Light added to the Spare Tire Cover...
Fit perfectly inside the star of the 8th Air Force.
The wings and star are reflective at night.





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Old 10-29-2006, 05:42 PM   #11
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This is what the "Liberator" looks like at night...

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OK...so many have asked for part numbers...
Tail/Stop lights with a Red lens use
#1157
LED #1157-PCB-W36 White LED Lamp
These are the square lights on a board

Front Turn Signal with Amber lens
#1157 Amber
LED #1157-W24 White LED bulb


Inside spot lights
LED #1156-W24 White LED bulb

Now...
If you use Clear lenses,
Tail/Stop
LED #1157-PCB-R36 Red LED lamp

Front Turn
LED #1157-A24 Amber LED bulb
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Klattu,
Now all we have to do is find LED headlights!

Great write-up, now I have to upgrade all my interior lights (I already did everything outside)

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Old 11-10-2006, 06:04 PM   #14
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For the spots...
Be sure to get the 24,
Not the 19 or 12, they are way to dim.

I have not tried the 3 watt, they look interesting, but dang $24 !
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