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Replacing back-light incandescent lamps with LED

Discussion in 'Radio Circuits, Repair & Performance' started by K5VV, Oct 31, 2015.

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  1. 2E0TZX

    2E0TZX Ham Member QRZ Page

    The car industry is much like the television industry, it loves to cheap out.
    The problem being that lots of silly construction methods/materials are used in unsuitable places , speaking from my humble perspective of course.
    EG look at the use of flex circuit in cars, especially behind instrument packs, and lighting units.

    As for the look, well I hate strobing LEDs, so that's all car brake lights!
  2. K4EEZ

    K4EEZ Ham Member QRZ Page

    just saying,
    Bulbs generate more Heat ;)
  3. WQ4G

    WQ4G Ham Member QRZ Page

    'Grain of wheat' bulbs for Kenwood Hybrids can be found here:

    I would bet they would work in your TS-940...

    Dan KI4AX
  4. WA7PRC

    WA7PRC Ham Member QRZ Page

    "GOW" lamps can be found in hobby supply stores for cheap. If you use a lamp intended for 12.0V (not 14V), you can use a '327L to limit the current:
    If you set the current limit to 5% less than normal, you'll not notice the decreased light output, and the lamp will last a L-O-N-G time.
  5. WB2LBV

    WB2LBV Ham Member QRZ Page

    This thread is ancient, AI2SS hasn't been on the site in almost 3 years-

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