LED instrument cluster question

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  1. Leo 5.0

    Leo 5.0 Active Member

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    I have read the sticky on how to do it.
    But I just have one question, I want to do the LED conversion, but I want to keep the current color setup.
    I actually like the color.

    My question is, would this work?
    https://www.superbrightleds.com/checkout/?step=cart

    It is the [h=1]194 LED Bulb - 5 LED Wide Angle Wedge Base[/h]COLOR- Warm White

    As always I appreciate everyone's input!!
     
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    pretty sure the warm white ends up with a blue look through the lense instead of green. that link was too your shopping basket.

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  3. 5-oh-MUSTANG

    5-oh-MUSTANG Well-Known Member

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    You could always sand down the blue backing and get green leds. I would just keep them if u want that same color. No point unless u want them brighter.
     
  4. Leo 5.0

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    Oh...sorry about the link.

    Yeah but I like the Blue I've seen on here.
    But I also like the color it already has, just wanted a little more pop now that I put the trim rings in.
     
  5. Ferocious

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    Don't order from that site. They're a ripoff.

    If you want your gauge cluster to shine green, you will need amber/yellow bulbs as the film is blue. If you want them to light up blue, then get white bulbs.
     
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    warm white should keep the stock color but they'll probably be brighter. the pure white LEDs is what gives the crisp blue look.
     
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    Brighter would be the ticket.

    If superbright LED is a bad site, any recommendation on a good one?
    I have looked at Ebay, but I have heard it is hit or miss.
     
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    I agree don't order there. I got a 20 pack of white ones (turns the dash bright blue) from amazon for around $12
     
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    I am about THIS close to buying a couple hundred just to sell here.
     
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    the hard part is finding warm white LEDs, most are the pure white which is why people usually prefer them over the regular yellowish bulbs.
     
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    Amazon or ebay.

    Check feedback and rep, read reviews, proceed to order about 50 LEDs for $10.
     
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    I have a link in my build thread on page 13 (link in Sig) to the seller I bought my LEDs from. I think they had warm white lights, they're cheap and so far the quality seems good.
    [MENTION=11896]ttocs[/MENTION] I definetly would! I would buy a ton of LEDs myself and sell them, but shipping back and forth over the border would drive the cost too high.
     
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    how many leds do we need to do our gauges/dash? I think I will see about buying some in bulk to sell on here. Seems like they get brought up a lot and someone is always looking. Hell if ti works I will offer a group but for the forum.
     
  14. Leo 5.0

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    I think it was 4 or 5.
    I didn't pay attention when I pulled my cluster out.
     
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    assuming you're talking about just the gauges in the cluster and the a/c and fan controls you're talkin 5 LEDs for the gauges and 2 for the HVAC.
     
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    Dang, Onyx beat me to it lol

    Then 2 for the license plate and one for the trunk
     
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    +1 under the hood for added badassery.
     
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    i put my last one in the glove box lol
     
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    My glove box doesn't have a light, I think that stopped with you 94/95 guys lol.

    Same with under the hood. I was so shafted =/
     
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    underhood light is lame, just always on at car shows and stuff. I ended up just pulling my hood bulb, now there isn't a spot for it.

    i just wish the 5 way SMD 194 bulbs fit in my license plate lens, they were too long so i had to keep the old style in there.