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LED instrument bulbs

Discussion in 'Norton Commando Motorcycles (Classic)' started by Dommie Nator, Jul 5, 2019.

  1. Dommie Nator

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    Is it possible to get some for a positive earth system. If so, any recommendations from anyone who had used them. TIA.
     
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  2. gortnipper

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  3. Onder

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    Have same +1.
     
  4. Dommie Nator

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    Thank you gents.
     
  5. Danno

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    <---That is all-LED, including the gauge bulbs.
     
  6. maylar

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  7. Alan W

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    Goffy's LDT10DW works well in my experience, lights up my speedo across the range
     
  8. gortnipper

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    And it depends on whether you have wedge or bayonet fixture.

    The light will never be fantastic, due to the clock/hole design.
     
  9. Pushed it n rode it

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    Got mine off fleabay a couple of weeks back. Capless (wedge) work fine and you can have bright white or warm. Just reverse fit for possy earth.
     
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  10. Deets55

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    Not necessarily:
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    Wedge bulb.
    Pete
     
  11. kerinorton

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    Hi Pete, are those original instruments, or modern copies. Mine are original and with the led bulbs I put in [ they were designed as dash bulbs and only 4 LED's on each bulb facing straight out.], are no where near as what you are getting. Mine are not bright enough [ for my eyes ] and only illuminate the LHS of the area.
    Dereck
     
  12. kommando

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    The key is the lumens, I got the highest lumens for bulb type required.
     
  13. Deets55

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    Original Veglia w/ one bulb hole. As kommando states get the highest lumens possible, but also look for beam pattern. The bulbs I am using are 360 degrees, the ones with a narrow beam just light up a small section of the face. It took a couple of attempts to find the right bulb.

    Pete
     
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  14. texasSlick

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    If you are willing to go to the trouble, painting the inside of the instruments case white, will somewhat improve the light distribution.

    There was a thread on this Forum, where the poster showed how to fabricate LED's on a strip into stop/tail configurations. This technique could be used to fashion 360 degree illumination by bonding the strip around the inside of the instrument case. Use the search function to find that thread.

    Slick
     
  15. batrider

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    Why does it need to be so bright?
     
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  16. Deets55

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    Russ,
    The picture is a little deceiving. The gauges are actually a soft red and very easy to see at night without being obtrusive, but with 100% coverage. The same with the warning lights which are regular incandescent bulbs. Cell phone photo made everything seem to have sharp glare.
    Pete
     
  17. Dommie Nator

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    I bought four for £10.60 (2 each for the Domminatrix and Commando).
    Came in a few days and seem very bright.
    Thanks for the help again.

    https://www.classiccarleds.co.uk
     
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  18. maylar

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    Is there a good substitute for the round bulb bayonet style? Most of the multi-LED versions I see look to be too big to fit through the hole.
     
  19. Pushed it n rode it

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    Classic car LEDs, ordered a stop n tail on Saturday arrived today, Monday !
     
  20. Dommie Nator

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    20190712_045048.jpg I thought the green would look ok so I bought some extra ones.
     
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