[Healeys] LED panel lights
bspidell at comcast.net
Thu Aug 2 22:22:24 MDT 2018
I put an LED in there and it seemed to work fine as well. The only
difference I noted is that a bulb increases/decreases its glow with
voltage, whereas an LED is on/off instantly.
Someone, maybe here or on the Forum, explained that the bulb glows due
to different potential on the generator and battery sides (the exact
electrical explanation escapes me). I did put the bulb back in because,
well, just because.
On 8/2/2018 1:33 PM, Fred Wescoe wrote:
> I have read the same thing about not using LED bulbs in the ignition
> and high beam indicators. However, I did replace them in my 66 BJ8
> and all seems well. No problems at all. Very easy to see during the
> day and at night. The instruments are also easier to see at night,
> not bight white but still easier to see.
> On Thu, Aug 2, 2018 at 12:26 PM, <simon.lachlan at alexarevel.plus.com
> <mailto:simon.lachlan at alexarevel.plus.com>> wrote:
> I followed that thread with interest as my blue Main Beam and
> green Indicator were always pretty dim.
> I decided to get some of those little bulbs if I could find them
> at a sensible price.
> I decided to hunt down the size and reference of the bulb holder
> and then seek the appropriate LEDs.
> The bulb holder is an E10. Over here at least one can buy 10 of
> the short flat ones for £12:95 inc P&P. The longer ones are a
> little more, but only pennies really.
> I only point this out as people have been mentioning prices
> approaching that for one single bulb. Just to let you know……
> Now, I’ve put the bulbs in and they make a noticeable difference
> to the Main Beam and the Indicator. The instruments? Not sure
> until I go out at night….they were OK anyhow. (I do hate
> fossicking around behind the instruments. Always worry that I’ll
> detach some vital wire or two.)
> Question……haven’t I heard that LED bulbs aren’t suitable for the
> red Ignition light? Why? Is there a way of making them work there?
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