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LED Bulb Conversion (Whole Car)

Reply #90
No. Mod not done yet.

Harness is on the way.
I suck at soldering.
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LED Bulb Conversion (Whole Car)

Reply #91
The lights are that bright without the relay mod? That's pretty impressive.
88 Thunderbird LX: 306, Edelbrock Performer heads, Comp 266HR cam, Edelbrock Performer RPM intake, bunch of other stuff.

 

Re: LED Bulb Conversion (Whole Car)

Reply #92
Sorry to bump this thread but i was curious if you ever got around to replacing the dash warning lights and such with led bulbs. If not can i share some observations even though the car isnt a tbird or cougar?

I was trying some led 194 bulbs on my mustang to see what looks best without being blatantly bright, since i had the cluster out, and the difference between type was very noticable on them. I had the flat 4 diode type and the single diode dome type 194 led lamps.
The flat type led worked best for illuminating the warning lights thru their colored plastic since the bulb type had visible bright spotting, bulb shape and washed out the graphic lettering when illuminated.

Example.



Top red is a dome type led, center green is standard incandescent and bottom is a flat type led.
I replaced the turn signals with the dome types since they were set much farther back in the cluster and needed the brighter lights to be "noticable".
Color of lights made a huge difference, using the white dome type led made the green light sky blue and looked terrible.
Im going to pick up those sylvania 194 led bulbs you mention and try them on the actual cluster backlighting since despite being dimmable the bulbs i got werent bright enough for that job and looked awful in those locations. My cluster has red backighting so im hoping they dont turn out orange.

My dash lighting on the tbird is fine but at some point im going to change the interior lights over to leds, but im waiting out untill a "softer" white led light is available for that since these lights are too "blue" looking for my liking and it would drive me nuts.
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