1. I am sure someone has already cracked this nut and there are probably some really good threads on this subject, but I am not really finding anything. Anything you can suggest would be helpful.
2. I have a 73 31' Sovereign
. My overhead interior lenses are all stained and aged. They need replacing. Also, most of the bulb sockets are developing an occasional short. It seems that I constantly have to take out the bulb, look for a burned filament-check for continuity with an Ohmmeter, etc. then get some sandpaper going on the socket contact to get things lit up again. So far, I have replace 2 of the 4 ea , 3 way switches (@ 7.50ea). Even when they all work-they:
-generate a lot of heat
-draw a lot of Amps-for what you get
-Look stained and draw bugs to die in the lenses.
3. I am looking for a complete retrofit solution using flourescents or LEDs. I want to do away with the lenses, install new, more efficient component in all 4 locations. I have considered Thin-Lite, etc. Any pics, part numbers or vendor sources would be great.
4. I hearby promise to carefully document and post my results for all to criticise and enjoy.