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Old 08 Feb 2014, 07:09 pm
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Default Interior LED light Help

Since 1 mod leads to another, what to upgrade my interior lighting.
search, but confuse.
05 Vert

Mirror lights / T192
Center Console light / T37
Cluster / 74

What are the best replacement LED bulbs?
Also saw a post on a upgrade on the cluster bulbs but not LED.

Any help to unconfuse me would help.
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Old 08 Feb 2014, 07:25 pm
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See if this helps at all....

Interior LEDs (In my 01 cruiser )
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Old 08 Feb 2014, 07:51 pm
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THe best site for everything LED seems to be this one: LED Lights, Bulbs & LED Lighting Accessories - SUPER BRIGHT LEDS

The best are those that provide 360 degrees of illumination(no dark/bright spots)
The equivalent LED replacement bulb for ALL the applications you have listed is this one:
Search Results For "wedge 74" | 74 LED Replacement Bulbs for Cars | 12v | Super Bright LEDs
For all of those applications you will need to decide if you want 'warm white'(brighter & less white/slight yellow) or 'cool white'(brighter & very white).......For the instrument cluster(total of 8 bulbs=3/turn signals & high beam indicators + 5/gauges & needles),instead of ALL warm or cool white,you may want to try this option: 3-'cool white' for (2)turn & (1)high beam indicators,3-'blue' for gauge 'faces',2-'red' for needles,these choices work well with the stock color spectrum of the gauges & needles,some other choices do not......For more info on this see(click 'how-to guides list',then select 'change dash bulbs'):http://www.streetcruiser.co.uk/
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Old 08 Feb 2014, 09:39 pm
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Thanks Randy
So I get this right
All three different sizes replace with wedge 74
using the how to pic

cool white
2 mirror
1 console
1 high beam/ shown as main beam
2 turn signal

blue
3 for #1,4,5

Red
2 for #2,3

use this bulb which is the only 360 degrees shown

74 LED Bulb - 3 SMD LED Wide Angle Wedge Base | Instrument Cluster and Gauge | LED Car Bulbs | Super Bright LEDs
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Thanks Randy
So I get this right
All three different sizes replace with wedge 74
using the how to pic

cool white
2 mirror
1 console
1 high beam/ shown as main beam
2 turn signal

blue
3 for #1,4,5

Red
2 for #2,3

use this bulb which is the only 360 degrees shown

74 LED Bulb - 3 SMD LED Wide Angle Wedge Base | Instrument Cluster and Gauge | LED Car Bulbs | Super Bright LEDs
Looks like you got it all covered....Not to confuse you but you could go with 2 'green' for the turn indicators,and 1 'blue' for the Highbeam,but they are normally bright enough with the 'cool/warm whites' LEDs.
The whole 'color spectrum thing' is: "Based on the given color of the ''filter",a bulb of a similar color will generally enhance the particular color,more than a 'white'/normal bulb will;Whereas a bulb of an 'uncomplimentary' color will be filtered-out,by the particular color of the filter.
Example: If using a 'purple' bulb with a 'blue' filtered gauge face,the blue color of the purple bulb will be filtered out,actually causing the gauge faces to appear darker.
Important Tip: LED bulbs are 'polarity specific',generally the load resistor needs to be installed on positive(+) side of the socket.....So,if the first time you install the bulb(s) some don't light up,just pull & reverse them into that particular socket,and then they should work correctly.
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Old 08 Feb 2014, 11:07 pm
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Thanks again will order soon.

I will need to use my existing sockets for each lamp?
Any Pics?
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I will need to use my existing sockets for each lamp?
Any Pics?
The vanity mirrors,center console flood lamp,and turn signal indicators have their own 'built in' sockets;The 6 sockets for the cluster are reuseable PC twist-sockets(a PC74 is just a #74 bulb in a PC socket base),simply twist the PC74 out,then pull the #74 bulb out,and install the PC socket w/LED bulb now installed back into the cluster.
This Ebay add shows what the PC sockets look like(it shows a different style of 3-SMD/LED bulbs in the photo):


10x PC74 3 SMD Twist in Instrument Panel Dash Light LED Bulb PC Sockets T5 Red | eBay
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Old 15 Mar 2014, 11:09 pm
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Finally next on my list. Started putting in the leds in the spare sockets for the cluster. A little hole on the bottom of the socket helps to push the old bulbs out.

Just wanted to update. The vert has 2 bulbs in the rear view mirror housing that I got mix up with the vanity mirror.

They are called "overhead reading light" they take a T192 bulb which I hope I crossover right to a 194 led. Need to order them.

Might as well also order the back up light bulbs (3156)
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