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Offline kbecker3

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dash led bulbs
« on: January 09, 2012, 12:41:56 pm »
I am thinking about getting LED bulbs for my dash, didn't see too much on the forums about this. Anyone have any pics? I saw one topic where it was explaining that you want to get the bulbs with 4 LED's on them. Also it suggested green as a good color. The thread didn't have any dash pics. So I wanted to see if any one had any pics of their dash after they put LED's in there, or if anyone had any other advice on colors. I especially dont like how bright the High beam is while driving at night. Maybe a single LED bulb? Any thoughts?

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Offline bowtie39

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Re: dash led bulbs
« Reply #1 on: January 09, 2012, 08:26:32 pm »
Just did the conversion.  Don't have any pics but I do recommend this.  I went with green(4) instrument bulbs with 5 LED.   Did the blinkers, oil, and high beam with 4 LED bulbs in correct colors.
This will cut down on brightness and save money.  And went with a green for the clock and that is nice.  Might look into even smaller for the high beam if concerned with too bright.  I run HID headlight and running lights so never flick to high beam but a 4 LED isn't too bright to me.  Superbrightled store has them.  I'd have to dig up invoice to get you part #'s but can if you need them.

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Re: dash led bulbs
« Reply #2 on: January 10, 2012, 06:55:12 pm »
I ride a lot in the dark, so I don't like bright dash lights glaring at me. I used blue tinted singles for dash illumination, and 4 gang for indicator lights. I left the stockers in the clock and high beam. Except for the bottom odometers, the blue singles work nicely.





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Re: dash led bulbs
« Reply #3 on: January 10, 2012, 10:48:24 pm »
I ride a lot in the dark, so I don't like bright dash lights glaring at me. ...

I didn't like the bright OEM lights from the dash either.  For each bulb (blinker, oil, neutral, high beam) I poked out the plastic lens (from behind, with the dash off), sized a piece of black electrical tape to the lens,  punched a hole in the tape with a paper-punch, and stuck the tape on.  The high beam was still too bright, so I took a black permanent marker to the punch-out hole.  Still easy to see in the daylight, MUCH nicer at night. 14 years, 90k miles - so far so good.


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Re: dash led bulbs
« Reply #4 on: January 11, 2012, 06:40:04 am »
Sweet, The blue looks good with the single LED bulb. I may end up going with those. Mostly my concern was with the high beam, on my last trip to michigan, it was all dark, and a slight mist going on. The high beam was on quite a bit, and the indicator was definatly annoying at times. So I may have to try something like the last post. while the dash is off, i will definatly make sure i like the brightness before i button the dash back up.

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Re: dash led bulbs
« Reply #5 on: January 11, 2012, 04:53:07 pm »
Has anybody used amber bulbs. I'm painting my bike black and burnt copper and I wanted the dash lights a orange color to match. What kind of LED bulb does the Clock take?

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Re: dash led bulbs
« Reply #6 on: January 11, 2012, 05:42:51 pm »
Jus saying,  green has been proven to be the better color for the eye to watch.  This was in a thread started about a month ago here and why I went with green.

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Re: dash led bulbs
« Reply #7 on: January 12, 2012, 01:24:02 pm »
What kind of LED bulb does the Clock take?


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The 74-GHP worked perfectly for the clock.   ("G" is for Green)


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Re: dash led bulbs
« Reply #8 on: January 14, 2012, 06:33:50 pm »
Here is the green version.  Gauge lights are 5led, clock is like the one pictured in previous post.  Now, the oil light is a 4led and it's kinda bright.  The high beam and neutral are the same.  So one might try even smaller or as one poster suggested to cover from the backside of lens.  I'm using HID headlight with running lights so I never use a high beam thus indicator doesn't bother me. 

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Re: dash led bulbs
« Reply #9 on: January 26, 2012, 06:28:58 am »
Thanks for the pics, I ended up using green Single green LED bulbs for the gauges, and the Indicator lights were single LED bulbs in blue green and red.
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Re: dash led bulbs
« Reply #10 on: January 26, 2012, 08:49:32 pm »
IMO you picked the color that's easiest on the eyes.  Singles for the indicators is a gooood choice.  Next time I replace will probably go with those instead of the fours.  Singles should also save some money!

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Re: dash led bulbs
« Reply #11 on: January 17, 2013, 08:40:38 pm »
I bought the 4 led
PRODUCT(S)
Qty    Product/Options    Price/Ea
1    WLED-x4-x: 194 LED Bulb - 4 LED Wedge Base WLED-R4-90: Red Wide    $1.59
7    WLED-x4-x: 194 LED Bulb - 4 LED Wedge Base WLED-G4-90: Green Wide    $2.59
1    WLED-x4-x: 194 LED Bulb - 4 LED Wedge Base WLED-B4-90: Blue Wide    $2.59
1    74-xHP: 74 LED Bulb - 1 SMD LED Wedge Base 74-GHP: Green    $2.49
SubTotal:    $24.80
Sales Tax:    $0.00
Shipping:    $2.99
TOTAL:    $27.79
These are before pics
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Re: dash led bulbs
« Reply #12 on: January 17, 2013, 08:45:25 pm »
After pics

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Re: dash led bulbs
« Reply #13 on: January 18, 2013, 06:18:58 am »
I went with the 4LED "bulbs" in mine, blue for the gauges and clock, matching colors for the indicators and turns.  I have to say the hi-beam is annoyingly bright.  The other ind. lights are bright, but I like them that way.  The gauges aren't too bright - just right for me - but the color is washed out.  Still one of my favorite mods.
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Re: dash led bulbs
« Reply #14 on: January 18, 2013, 07:25:24 am »
Now, the oil light is a 4led and it's kinda bright.
That actually sounds like a good thing.  That's one indicator light that you don't want to miss because it wasn't bright enough.
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