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Posted: Wed Aug 17, 2005 11:06 pm 
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Just out of curiosity, does anyone know how bright these narva LEDs with the new lower resistors are? In mcd's... thanks

 

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Posted: Thu Aug 18, 2005 1:18 am 
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So am i correct in assuming these units are an LED with a resistor, fitted to an OEM bulb holder?? i.e. plug and play??


i would like to know that for sure as well....


Exactly.

LED+RESISTOR+HOLDER=Blue Dash Mod (plug and play)


so a resistor has to be added as shown in the doco section??

 

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Posted: Thu Aug 18, 2005 11:01 am 
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im just off scorsbey road buddy, sent an email to that Andrew guy, they dont sell them directly, no cash facilities at the factory, so ill have to order them through Repco with a $5 freight charge...

 

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Posted: Thu Aug 18, 2005 11:05 am 
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Mr Man wrote:
cds70 wrote:
Mr Man wrote:
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So am i correct in assuming these units are an LED with a resistor, fitted to an OEM bulb holder?? i.e. plug and play??


i would like to know that for sure as well....


Exactly.

LED+RESISTOR+HOLDER=Blue Dash Mod (plug and play)


so a resistor has to be added as shown in the doco section??


No all you need to do is simply remove the old by turning the holder a 1/4 of a turn and put the new in, a 1/4 of a turn.

Plug and Play.

No need to solder anything. Just like replacing any other globe.
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Posted: Thu Aug 18, 2005 12:03 pm 
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cds70 wrote:
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cds70 wrote:
Mr Man wrote:
4.9 EF Futura wrote:
So am i correct in assuming these units are an LED with a resistor, fitted to an OEM bulb holder?? i.e. plug and play??


i would like to know that for sure as well....


Exactly.

LED+RESISTOR+HOLDER=Blue Dash Mod (plug and play)


so a resistor has to be added as shown in the doco section??


No all you need to do is simply remove the old by turning the holder a 1/4 of a turn and put the new in, a 1/4 of a turn.

Plug and Play.

No need to solder anything. Just like replacing any other globe.


thanks for clearing that up :D

 

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Posted: Mon Aug 22, 2005 12:54 pm 
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here is pic of the how they come, i took this straight out of the packet, will put them in sometime this week... excuse crap photo, is off crappy camera phone lol.... also is it worth lightly sanding these to disperse the light better?? anyone who has done so?? or hasnt done so and was happy with the result??
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Posted: Mon Aug 22, 2005 3:56 pm 
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On the topic of these LED mods, does anyone know if 8mm leds will fit in the sockets ? I'm about to buy a large quantity for another project but if they won't fit the dash I'll have to go buy more 5mm ones.

Also what mcd rating are you guys using ?
It seems you need a much higher rating on the white leds to get a light output comparable to a blue led.

I remember ages back playing with 4000mcd blue leds and a 10,000 mcd white leds and the blue looked to give off more light - but it's a perception thing I guess with the way the human eye sees different wavelengths of light....

 

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Posted: Mon Aug 22, 2005 5:05 pm 
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those blue ones are fairly good at night, there not to bright but....one of mine just died today for some reason.. ):

 

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im trying to put an el fairmont chia clock (km range) in an eb but i only got 4 wires to play with, i only want the time n date, im not fussed bout the range n all, were would be the best place to find help for this s**t
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In the interior mods section I guess, do a search and if you have no luck post..

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Posted: Mon Oct 10, 2005 9:52 pm 
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those blue ones are fairly good at night, there not to bright but....one of mine just died today for some reason.. ):


Yeah the narva ones are known for doing this...sometimes they last ages othertimes not so long

 

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Posted: Tue Oct 11, 2005 9:56 am 
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i believe in the end the narva method is way too expensive i paid $12 off e bay recieved everything i needed and soldered them on took approx 1 hour to complete everything. they are also bright as F@#k and look great. using this method you can also do other things like add more lights. (i added 8 instead of 6 to increase the even spread of light)
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Posted: Tue Oct 11, 2005 10:46 am 
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i believe in the end the narva method is way too expensive i paid $12 off e bay recieved everything i needed and soldered them on took approx 1 hour to complete everything. they are also bright as F@#k and look great. using this method you can also do other things like add more lights. (i added 8 instead of 6 to increase the even spread of light)
I used Narva globes because its quick and easy and I dont know how to or have hte tools to solder s**t onto the cluster.
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Posted: Tue Oct 11, 2005 10:47 pm 
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Do these globes for the AU falcon disperse the light? Or is it still very specific and noticable where the LED's are?
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Posted: Wed Oct 12, 2005 8:48 pm 
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Test tehm out and see. On my EF Fairmont and Futura clusters it wasnt the best (still great but not fantastic) but on my mtes 95 EF GLi they are brilliant. Go figure.

If theya re too directional, just sand them down, helps disperse the light instead of direct it.
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