[Boatanchors] LED Replacements for #47 bulbs

Bob Peters rwpeters at swbell.net
Tue Feb 8 14:57:08 EST 2011

Thanks for the eval Bob  been waiting for that. After you finish let us all
know more.I need to replace my HR)50 and my 183D and off course my Globe
champ ect ect.


Bob W1PE


From: boatanchors-bounces at puck.nether.net
[mailto:boatanchors-bounces at puck.nether.net] On Behalf Of Bob Jackson
Sent: Tuesday, February 08, 2011 1:43 PM
To: BoatAnchors
Subject: [Boatanchors] LED Replacements for #47 bulbs


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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