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Old 12-16-2005, 11:01   #1 (permalink)
John Oakes
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LED Lightbulb replacements

Hi Gang.
I notice an advert for replacement light bulbs, LED stoplights
and indicators. Have anybody tried these and are they any good.
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Old 12-16-2005, 13:01   #2 (permalink)
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Re: LED Lightbulb replacements


"John Oakes" <doyenePLEASEREMOVEME@zetnet.co.uk> wrote in message
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> Hi Gang.
> I notice an advert for replacement light bulbs, LED stoplights
> and indicators. Have anybody tried these and are they any good.
>

LED,s are good. They last longer than filament bulbs and draw less current
although that is not particularly an issue in a LR.
The fact they last longer is good, if like me you have a Disco that requires
the rear seats to be taken out to change the brake light bulbs!

One tip though, don't put LED sidelights in with a filament headlamp as the
heat will destroy the LED quickly.

TonyB


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Old 12-16-2005, 15:01   #3 (permalink)
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I have never had to take rear seats out to change brake light bulb!
Discos from 1990 up to srs2

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>
> "John Oakes" <doyenePLEASEREMOVEME@zetnet.co.uk> wrote in message
> news:43a2f87b$0$32462$4c56ba96@master.news.zetnet.net...
>> Hi Gang.
>> I notice an advert for replacement light bulbs, LED stoplights
>> and indicators. Have anybody tried these and are they any good.
>>

> LED,s are good. They last longer than filament bulbs and draw less current
> although that is not particularly an issue in a LR.
> The fact they last longer is good, if like me you have a Disco that
> requires
> the rear seats to be taken out to change the brake light bulbs!
>
> One tip though, don't put LED sidelights in with a filament headlamp as
> the
> heat will destroy the LED quickly.
>
> TonyB
>
>



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Old 12-17-2005, 03:01   #4 (permalink)
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Re: LED Lightbulb replacements

On or around Fri, 16 Dec 2005 17:26:05 +0000, John Oakes
<doyenePLEASEREMOVEME@zetnet.co.uk> enlightened us thusly:

>Hi Gang.
> I notice an advert for replacement light bulbs, LED stoplights
>and indicators. Have anybody tried these and are they any good.


They work nicely in defender lamps, or series lamps.

The latest kind with sideways ones as well are better in lamps with
reflectors.

To make the indicators work needs either load resistors or surgery on the
flasher unit, depending on flasher unit fitted - the old-fashioned thermal
kind will only work with load resistors.

The amber ones are not as bright as you might hope. They're OK for
flashers, but not as bright as 21W bulbs. Red ones are better - it some
sort of subjective thing.

white ones in the sidelights are seriously cool, though. I used 12-led in
LR sidelights to good effect, and 19-led narrow angle in brake/rear and
indicator.

Currently got 24-led wide angle in the minibus lights, they're pretty good
and the 6 extra sideways ones make a difference. You'd want that type in a
disco or RR light.

and finally: Buy 'em from America. Seriously.
http://www.superbrightleds.com

it's ridiculous, but buying from them and paying 5 bucks for normal,
non-tracking post is way cheaper.

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Old 12-17-2005, 03:01   #5 (permalink)
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"tomtom" <jackyc30@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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>I have never had to take rear seats out to change brake light bulb!
> Discos from 1990 up to srs2
>

I think he was refering to the side facing seats, you need to remove the top
two bolts and drop it down to access the cover plate.

Peter


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Old 12-18-2005, 15:01   #6 (permalink)
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Re: LED Lightbulb replacements

"John Oakes" <doyenePLEASEREMOVEME@zetnet.co.uk> wrote in message
news:43a2f87b$0$32462$4c56ba96@master.news.zetnet.net...
> Hi Gang.
> I notice an advert for replacement light bulbs, LED stoplights and
> indicators. Have anybody tried these and are they any good.
> --
> -
> Compliments
>
> John N Oakes
> Manchester, England.
>
> =============================
> ! Nightshift Morlock Worker!
> ! Landrover 110 V8 1988 !
> ! Atari/Win/Mac User !
> =============================


I was thinking about getting some LED lights for the rear of my ninety. A
couple of weeks ago during a 'pay and play' day a tree jumped out behind me
(honest) whilst reversing from some really bad ruts. I smashed the reverse
light, tail light and indicator. In total I paid 2.50 in a mix a new and
used replacement parts to fix the damage. I decided from then on it would
not be such a good idea to buy the LED replacements.

Stew.
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Ex- Freelander Td4 5dr owner - the worst vehicle I have ever had!!!
New Jeep Cherokee Ltd 2.8CRD Auto - freelander replacement.


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Old 12-19-2005, 16:01   #7 (permalink)
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and you didn't have light protectors on - tut tut!


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> "John Oakes" <doyenePLEASEREMOVEME@zetnet.co.uk> wrote in message
> news:43a2f87b$0$32462$4c56ba96@master.news.zetnet.net...
>> Hi Gang.
>> I notice an advert for replacement light bulbs, LED stoplights
>> and indicators. Have anybody tried these and are they any good.
>> --
>> -
>> Compliments
>>
>> John N Oakes
>> Manchester, England.
>>
>> =============================
>> ! Nightshift Morlock Worker!
>> ! Landrover 110 V8 1988 !
>> ! Atari/Win/Mac User !
>> =============================

>
> I was thinking about getting some LED lights for the rear of my ninety. A
> couple of weeks ago during a 'pay and play' day a tree jumped out behind
> me (honest) whilst reversing from some really bad ruts. I smashed the
> reverse light, tail light and indicator. In total I paid 2.50 in a mix a
> new and used replacement parts to fix the damage. I decided from then on
> it would not be such a good idea to buy the LED replacements.
>
> Stew.
> --
> 1990 Ninety 2.5 n/a D (Jasmine) - the off-road toy
> Ex- Freelander Td4 5dr owner - the worst vehicle I have ever had!!!
> New Jeep Cherokee Ltd 2.8CRD Auto - freelander replacement.
>



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Old 12-19-2005, 19:01   #8 (permalink)
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Re: LED Lightbulb replacements

I replaced the lamps with LEDs on the back of my Range.. the cruise control
has stopped working at the same time, I'm sure it's related.




"John Oakes" <doyenePLEASEREMOVEME@zetnet.co.uk> wrote in message
news:43a2f87b$0$32462$4c56ba96@master.news.zetnet.net...
> Hi Gang.
> I notice an advert for replacement light bulbs, LED stoplights and
> indicators. Have anybody tried these and are they any good.
> --
> -
> Compliments
>
> John N Oakes
> Manchester, England.
>
> =============================
> ! Nightshift Morlock Worker!
> ! Landrover 110 V8 1988 !
> ! Atari/Win/Mac User !
> =============================



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Old 12-20-2005, 00:01   #9 (permalink)
Pantelis Giamarellos
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Re: LED Lightbulb replacements

Bill Hi,

most probably it is because of the significantly lower resistance of LEDs
when compared to regular bulbs.
If you connect a resistor you will most probably solve the problem.

What is happening in most probably due to the same reason that flashers need
to have a resistor also in order for their relay to function properly.

Take care
Pantelis


"Bill Payer" <work@blueyonder.co.uk> wrote in message
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> I replaced the lamps with LEDs on the back of my Range.. the cruise

control
> has stopped working at the same time, I'm sure it's related.
>
>
>
>
> "John Oakes" <doyenePLEASEREMOVEME@zetnet.co.uk> wrote in message
> news:43a2f87b$0$32462$4c56ba96@master.news.zetnet.net...
> > Hi Gang.
> > I notice an advert for replacement light bulbs, LED stoplights

and
> > indicators. Have anybody tried these and are they any good.
> > --
> > -
> > Compliments
> >
> > John N Oakes
> > Manchester, England.
> >
> > =============================
> > ! Nightshift Morlock Worker!
> > ! Landrover 110 V8 1988 !
> > ! Atari/Win/Mac User !
> > =============================

>
>



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Old 12-20-2005, 01:01   #10 (permalink)
William Tasso
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Austin Shackles <austinNOSPAM@ddol-las.net> wrote:

> ...
> and finally: Buy 'em from America. Seriously.
> http://www.superbrightleds.com
>
> it's ridiculous, but buying from them and paying 5 bucks for normal,
> non-tracking post is way cheaper.


Thanks for the heads up.

Talking of alternatives, has anyone investigated the use of fibre optics
for driving lights?

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