[Boatanchors] LED Replacements for #47 bulbs

Bob Jackson bob at nofrowns.net
Tue Feb 8 14:43:07 EST 2011

The LEDs from cointaker.com have arrived. Here's my very subjective evaluation ...

  The blue, red and green ones have the most intense color and look great as dial lamps.

  The purple ones give off a "sexy blue" light also pretty intense.

  The orange one is the next in color saturation with yellow and pink being the least saturated.

  Both the "cool white" (faint bluish tint) and the "normal white" give off lots of illumination, but seemingly not quite as much as the #47 bulb.

Also of note is the fact that the actual "bulb" portion of the LEDs isn't as tall/long as the 47 bulb's. This means that iin some mounts, like the horizontal one in my HQ-140-X, there may need to be an adjustment to the lamps position to fully illuminate the dial. Mounts that point the bulb at the dial should be OK without any adjustment. The metal base of the LED lamps is the same as the 47 bulbs so that exchanging them is easy.

At only 69 cents each and simple 1st class postage for shipping, this was cheap and easy FUN!

Bob  AG5X
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