[Boatanchors] LED Replacements for #47 bulbs

Kludge wh7hg.hi at gmail.com
Tue Feb 8 15:35:36 EST 2011

-----Original Message-----
From: boatanchors-bounces at puck.nether.net
[mailto:boatanchors-bounces at puck.nether.net] On Behalf Of doc at kd4e.com
> For any who do not know, if you roughen the surface of an LED you
> will cause the light to be more diffuse than focused.  That may help
> with full-dial illumination.

Taking this further, shaping dome topped LEDs, a little roughing here &
polishing there, partial coating of the domes and other tricks can be
applied to cause the light to do what you want within reason.  With regular
bulbs it takes a bit more in the way of optics and low peasant cunning to
accomplish the same end, and that sometimes depends on the filament
orientation.  Either way it's fun.

Best regards,
Michael, WH7HG BL01xh
Hiki Nô! 

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