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Old 11-29-2005, 03:27 PM   #71
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Went to an auto parts store and bought a generic socket for 1157. Fitted it into the light cup and it is all set to go in. Probably try that tomorrow. I can still revert back to regular bulbs if I need to. The cup is not damaged.
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Old 12-01-2005, 09:03 AM   #72
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i am anxious to learn of any new developements...are these 90 deg. leds suitable for use in constant on mode? will they be properly postioned with respect to the monarch 9074 lense? and what about the wide angle, narrow dispersal? wide for turn signal and narrow for brake light?
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Old 12-01-2005, 09:25 AM   #73
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Been too cold here and the Wife has me running, so didn't get to it yet.
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Old 12-01-2005, 09:00 PM   #74
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Oh yes, they cost $15.99 apiece plus shipping. They came from http://www.superbrightleds.com. Just search for 1157 bulbs and scroll down to the 90 degree turned bulbs. All I need to know if they fit. I measured the bulb holders prior to ordering and they should. Will find out today.
Those 90 degree versions look intriguing, but from the diagram they provide on the web site, it looks like the staggered little bayonette tabs for the 1157 version might be on the wrong sides (180 degrees wrong) to fit our lamps. It seems like the LED's would end up facing the back of the lamp housing. I hope I'm wrong. Let us know how it goes.

Here is another type of LED lamp I've been watching hoping that they would develop a 90 degree version: Spiderlites. Maybe they will some day.
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Old 12-01-2005, 10:03 PM   #75
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Two weeks....

Norbert, sorry to say I'm on the outside of these..... have not seen them. Waiting for the same answers as you are.
Joe, the Spiderlites look interesting, to bad you'd have to do modifications to the reflector to make the present design work.

Development is slow.... years ago I asked my Korean engineer how long a cpu software change would take. He said "two weeks."

On a subsquent trip over hear I asked the same Korean how old he was. He said, "two weeks."

So we wait, and wait....and wait.

BTW the new led clearance lights are nice. Just the new lenses make a difference but they have 13 or 15 LED's so are bright too.

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Old 12-01-2005, 10:17 PM   #76
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LED Clearance Lights

The item number to find the eBay seller is 4549160858. I emailed him and told him I just wanted five of red and five of amber. He made me a deal including shipping that was much lower than his "buy it now" price. They shipped the next day USPS and I got them in 3 days. Direct fit replacement for the old Signal-Stat /now Truck-Lite oldies.
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I just ordered 12VDC 1156/T10 PCB LED Lamp which has a separate base from http://www.superbrightleds.com.. if this works the mounting is solved. They say they have a 1157 bulb but don't list it. I will post after receiving and installing!
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Old 12-11-2005, 01:53 AM   #78
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9074 and 9075...?

Hi guys -

Been following this thread with active interest but am a little confused. Several of you are seemingly talking about MH lights, yes? I have the aforementioned 9074 and 9075 lenses on my trailer and am VERY interested in getting them upgraded.

Seen some mention of the 1175 ( hope I remembered that right!) and those are indeed my bulbs, the question is with the lenses/ bulb combo. Will what you reference address this combo?

Also, Glen, you mentioned the running light upgrade. Is that MH only? Is there a trailer running light swap that is confirmed to work, ie "constant on" issue and whatnot? If so, model number please!?

Sorry for my confusion but its late.

Thanks guys!

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Old 12-11-2005, 06:28 AM   #79
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Axel, like so many on the forum you don't have your trailer year / type in your profile and neglect to mention it in your post.
I replaced my running lights with sealed LED units last week. 13 LED's nice and bright, new clean lenses. Paid a little over $60 for ten units / 5 red 5 amber. Calboy is the ebay seller on this deal. Looked at some others but the double bull Signalstat units on my rig are a dead match style wise and this was the most populated of all available.
IF your running lights are not the double bull type then we don't have an answer yet. The Superbright site has probably the most replacement bulb solutions at resonable prices.
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Also SuperBright has double bull running lights at http://www.superbrightleds.com/truck_lights.htm

Price is only $6.95 ea.
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'double bull"....hmmmm, i thought that was a texas story....
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Sorry about the lack of info....

Glen et al -

Sorry that the latest round of software updates erased my trailer info. Guess you can't be to careful these days... but I dare ANYONE to try to make off with SilverToy or ANY of my other stuff. Dogs and ??? are waiting for you to TRY!!!!!

Glen, I have a '92 Classic Limited 34' coach. She has the 9074 and 9075 lenses in a three wide mounting on the rear - also has a back up light lens. Not sure of the # and it is DARK out there tonight. Will look and post that tomorrow, if it matters. It ISN'T the backup lights I am concerned about at the moment.

Also am unsure of the running light model numbers at the moment. Where do I find a relavent number - in the housings?

Is there any concern with the elsewhere mentioned 'constant on' condition with the running light or brake LED's, or is that not an issue. Resolved? Fire or sparks BAD! ANYWHERE! Least of all on my BABY (hope the wife doesn't read this!). All info appreciated!!!!

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Axel, I believe that your coach should have either the double bull or a more streamlined version of marker lights. You can purchase both from Superbright.
I like the version I installed on my coach. I'm also going to take a look at the board versions of the 1157 and 1156 offered by Superbright.
A little adaptation of the boards could do what we need for classic coaches and trailers.
The big question I have for the replacements offered is how to mount them. I've envisioned a moulded surround with standoffs in both back and front directions to stabilize them in the reflector and keep them off the lens.
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Old 12-12-2005, 11:28 AM   #84
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Warmed up a little here yesterday. 24 degrees. So I went out to the barn and installed one of the 90 degree led light bulbs. It shines up really good!!
What I did was go to an automotive supplier and buy a socket for 1157 bulbs that would fit right into the socket in the reflector. The wire end is smaller than the bulb end. I wedged it in and put a piece of duct tape around it so it wouldn't work loose. That way I could turn the bulb 180 degrees which was needed as they pointed backward. It also extended the bulb out to the center of the reflector. If I decide to do this to all of them, I will spot weld the socket into the reflector socket.
I don't know about the heating problem. I am going to use my little dremel tool and cut off the rear of the unit. It is full of holes, but I could get more cooling if I opened it up. Then when the clearance lights are on, only 15 led's are lit, and when braking all 30 light up. See, I wonder if the heat problem is with all 30 lit all the time. I need to experiment. Since there are four clearance/brake lights, I will replace one on each side and try it for a while.

I'll let you know.
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