LED Dash lights

View previous topic View next topic Go down

LED Dash lights

Post by Bill on Wed Feb 03, 2016 9:10 pm

FYI... I ordered a bunch of these. I will report back on how they work/look if anyone is interested.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/10-White-Fits-Buick-BRIGHT-12V-LED-194-Wedge-Instrument-Panel-Light-Bulbs-NOS-/300875781712?fits=Year%3A1963%7CModel%3ASkylark&hash=item460d981650:g:71UAAOxyA4ZRQf9V&vxp=mtr
avatar
Bill
Admin

Posts : 284
Join date : 2014-12-22
Age : 37
Location : Northern Illinois

View user profile http://skylark616263.forumotion.com

Back to top Go down

Re: LED Dash lights

Post by regal81455 on Sat Feb 20, 2016 3:55 am

Bill wrote:FYI... I ordered a bunch of these. I will report back on how they work/look if anyone is interested.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/10-White-Fits-Buick-BRIGHT-12V-LED-194-Wedge-Instrument-Panel-Light-Bulbs-NOS-/300875781712?fits=Year%3A1963%7CModel%3ASkylark&hash=item460d981650:g:71UAAOxyA4ZRQf9V&vxp=mtr

Geebs -- I kinda feel like a heel now for not reporting back after swapping out just about every light on my car with LEDS.  Here's what I can tell you.  

#1.  The lot you bought will replace a good portion of but not all the lights in your dash.  There were several odd balls in there.  You've started down the path and cannot escape its clutches now and you'll be bent on switching the rest out after seeing the differences, especially side by side.

#2.  The LEDS do make a huge difference as far as visibility goes and if they are a soft white it just looks so much nicer than brown/yellow light given off incandescents

#3.  The biggest difference in lighting changes I made were with the backup lights and gear indicator -- OMG what a difference -- I can actually see what I'm backing up towards now and what gear I'm in at night.

#4.  For some reason I've yet to get my high beam bulb to work with an LED -- swap it back for incandescent and there is no problem.  Kinda weird.  Maybe it's an anomaly of my car or perhaps it's in the circuitry somehow -- please share your findings.  This IIRC is one of the "different" bulbs though.  The others that come to mind IIRC are turn signals ( unless you want them to flash white ), heater controls, gear indicator, and maybe more but it's 4am so I not all together thinking right this morning lol!

Great upgrade though.  Got expensive when you start getting into the exterior lights.  Id suggest looking at www.superbrightleds.com -- you can buy all the bulbs one would need, in various colors, levels of intensity, and angles of light broadcasting.  They also have a tool that will show you which bulbs work where --  but it wasn't always right, remember its just a tool -- better to pull the manual and cross reference the old #'s.

_________________
1961 SKYLARK 2 DR COUPE
215 CI 185 HP 2 SPD
avatar
regal81455
Admin

Posts : 460
Join date : 2014-12-29
Age : 38
Location : BFE, IL

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: LED Dash lights

Post by Bill on Sun Feb 28, 2016 2:19 am

No worries. I began to put them in tonight. First one worked great, the rest don't work. I'm not sure if it is the bulb holder or the connection to the back of the dash. What I have seen I do like so far. I got the blue lights on accident though. I am not crazy about that.
avatar
Bill
Admin

Posts : 284
Join date : 2014-12-22
Age : 37
Location : Northern Illinois

View user profile http://skylark616263.forumotion.com

Back to top Go down

Re: LED Dash lights

Post by StageCat on Sun Feb 28, 2016 6:08 am

Try rotating bulb in the socket 180, they have a polarity.....
avatar
StageCat

Posts : 206
Join date : 2015-01-16
Location : So Cal

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: LED Dash lights

Post by Bill on Sun Feb 28, 2016 11:37 pm

Nice reply - rotating worked! Thanks!!
avatar
Bill
Admin

Posts : 284
Join date : 2014-12-22
Age : 37
Location : Northern Illinois

View user profile http://skylark616263.forumotion.com

Back to top Go down

Re: LED Dash lights

Post by Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

View previous topic View next topic Back to top

- Similar topics

 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum