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 Post subject: Re: Pics of blue led dash - EL Falcon
Posted: Fri Feb 10, 2012 4:36 pm 
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Here is my latest effort using blue SMD LED's from HK, cheap as chips but the result speaks for itself.

I thing I did do was use some double sided tape inside the cluster to "strategically" tack some foil to, just to help disperse the light better.

The Odometer is filtered with both a single piece of your run of the mill copy paper, plus some baking paper

I also whacked in some white LED's into the AC unit just to see how it looked, but am unhappy with the way the light is dispersed. That is going to be another late night project I think :D



Do you find that to be a distraction at night when you're driving? it looks very bright.

Looks amazing btw!


Cheers Mate, it's not as bright in real life as the camera was on a slow shutter speed. The camera made it look like there's a blue haze but it is still bright, brighter than what it was but without being a distraction. I do love the odometer though and clock, they are bright in the day as well as night!



Ok well that's good to know then. I don't really understand about the baking paper? where do I put that and what does it do? also how did you change the odometer backlighting from orange to blue?
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 Post subject: Re: Pics of blue led dash - EL Falcon
Posted: Fri Feb 10, 2012 8:17 pm 
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Aussierox wrote:
APEXRISE wrote:
Aussierox wrote:
APEXRISE wrote:
Here is my latest effort using blue SMD LED's from HK, cheap as chips but the result speaks for itself.

I thing I did do was use some double sided tape inside the cluster to "strategically" tack some foil to, just to help disperse the light better.

The Odometer is filtered with both a single piece of your run of the mill copy paper, plus some baking paper

I also whacked in some white LED's into the AC unit just to see how it looked, but am unhappy with the way the light is dispersed. That is going to be another late night project I think :D



Do you find that to be a distraction at night when you're driving? it looks very bright.

Looks amazing btw!


Cheers Mate, it's not as bright in real life as the camera was on a slow shutter speed. The camera made it look like there's a blue haze but it is still bright, brighter than what it was but without being a distraction. I do love the odometer though and clock, they are bright in the day as well as night!



Ok well that's good to know then. I don't really understand about the baking paper? where do I put that and what does it do? also how did you change the odometer backlighting from orange to blue?


Hey there,

if you check ford-interior-f14/pics-of-blue-led-dash-el-falcon-t78185.html?hilit=blue%20led%20cluster&start=15 you'll get an understanding of where you have to go to do the odometer colour change. XRFairmont67 has been kind enough to give you photo's and a run down. Where you get to the last picture, that's where I put in a piece of standard paper as well as the baking paper. I used the baking paper to help spread the light because it is sort of like a diffuser the way the paper is made. As for changing the orange to blue, take out the factory orange plastic piece behind the actual LCD display and throw a blue led in the bulb holder directly behind it, presto!

 

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 Post subject: Re: Pics of blue led dash - EL Falcon
Posted: Fri Feb 10, 2012 8:37 pm 
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here's mine:
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The secret is T5 led's that have a flat top. The reason most people have blotchy clusters is because the led's they are using have a rounded top which projects the light in 1 direction (straight ahead) where as flat top leds spread the light.

by the way to get my needles to light up I used nail polish remover to take the orange of them so they ar now clear....

if you take the needles off be sure to use the diagnostic mode on your dash to calibrate the gauges once the needles are back on... as you can see in that photo of my dash the rev gauge was out (the picture is while it was idling) i've since fixed it though...
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 Post subject: Re: Pics of blue led dash - EL Falcon
Posted: Fri Feb 10, 2012 9:18 pm 
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This is my store and i wiill do stuff a little cheaper for ford mods guys

i only sell smd leds which are very bright and are waay better then any led. smd is the best way to go!

http://stores.ebay.com.au/AUTO-ILLUMI-N ... 581&_pgn=2

 

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 Post subject: Re: Pics of blue led dash - EL Falcon
Posted: Sat Feb 11, 2012 12:23 pm 
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Futuraclassic wrote:
This is my store and i wiill do stuff a little cheaper for ford mods guys

i only sell smd leds which are very bright and are waay better then any led. smd is the best way to go!

http://stores.ebay.com.au/AUTO-ILLUMI-N ... 581&_pgn=2



Hey mate have you received the the blue LEDS you were going to sell me for my 1997 EL falcon?
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 Post subject: Re: Pics of blue led dash - EL Falcon
Posted: Sat Feb 11, 2012 12:44 pm 
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not yet mate but hoping for the,m to be here by end of week. i had an influx of sales i didnt predict on ble ones. ill let you know as soon as theyre in. ill put your aside!

 

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 Post subject: Re: Pics of blue led dash - EL Falcon
Posted: Sun Feb 12, 2012 4:43 pm 
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not yet mate but hoping for the,m to be here by end of week. i had an influx of sales i didnt predict on ble ones. ill let you know as soon as theyre in. ill put your aside!


Alright thanks mate.

Just wondering are the LEDS square or round ones?
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 Post subject: Re: Pics of blue led dash - EL Falcon
Posted: Sun Feb 12, 2012 8:43 pm 
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not sure mate depends on te supliers stock but usually lately round ones

 

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 Post subject: Re: Pics of blue led dash - EL Falcon
Posted: Sun Feb 12, 2012 8:59 pm 
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Nah that looks sick dude.!!

 

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 Post subject: Re: Pics of blue led dash - EL Falcon
Posted: Sun Feb 12, 2012 10:00 pm 
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not sure mate depends on te supliers stock but usually lately round ones


Is it true that flat ones give better light distribution?
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 Post subject: Re: Pics of blue led dash - EL Falcon
Posted: Sun Feb 12, 2012 10:13 pm 
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yeah they do, a lot better. But they have to be the flat smd type, not the traditional style LED that has the end flattened off on it.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Pics of blue led dash - EL Falcon
Posted: Sun Feb 12, 2012 10:35 pm 
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To quote the previous, this is a picture of what I used.....

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To get this result............

 

 

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 Post subject: Re: Pics of blue led dash - EL Falcon
Posted: Mon Feb 13, 2012 10:44 am 
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APEXRISE wrote:
To quote the previous, this is a picture of what I used.....

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To get this result............



So whats the exact name of an LED like that?
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 Post subject: Re: Pics of blue led dash - EL Falcon
Posted: Mon Feb 13, 2012 11:51 am 
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Aussierox wrote:
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To quote the previous, this is a picture of what I used.....

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To get this result............



So whats the exact name of an LED like that?


It's generic name is a T5 SMD LED, they're everywhere on Ebay or Futuraclassic also does these for Fordmods guys at a cheaper price.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Pics of blue led dash - EL Falcon
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its called blue T5 smd (colour, size,type)

 

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