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Old 07-09-2018, 05:44 PM   #21
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Do I have the pricing correct? Seems expensive. $73.00 for 2 BA15S LED headlight bulbs.
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Old 07-10-2018, 04:46 AM   #22
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old31. Yes you did the math correctly- I think it was 82.00 total to get it to the States.

I like them thou. Is it worth 82 bucks? who knows. They are brighter and give a nice white light, .
Just need to get the lights aimed correctly.

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I use an LED in my dash light... Specs say: 96 Lumins of warm white light. But then again my system is 12v.
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Old 07-10-2018, 10:56 AM   #24
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Hi YBlock
What bulb number LED do you use for the dash light?
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Old 07-10-2018, 11:12 AM   #25
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I use an LED in my dash light... Specs say: 96 Lumins of warm white light. But then again my system is 12v.
Yeah, much greater variety in 12V.
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Old 07-10-2018, 11:16 AM   #26
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old31. Yes you did the math correctly- I think it was 82.00 total to get it to the States.

I like them thou. Is it worth 82 bucks? who knows. They are brighter and give a nice white light, .
Just need to get the lights aimed correctly.

paul
Looking at the construction of those bulbs, I wonder what the focus pattern looks like. -?
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Old 07-10-2018, 11:37 AM   #27
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I saw one at Hershey, the focus pattern is sort of a figure 8 and fuzzy
The original bulbs have a V shaped filament, gives a sharp focused beam with clear edges without the lens at 20 feet just a little larger than the diameter of the light, the halogen bulbs I have use straight filaments, the focus is a little larger and some fuzzy edges--- so 1/32 makes a difference, the led bulbs move the light 1/8", and only 2 spots of light-- I think s lens could be designed to work with them, when led bulbs are OE the reflector is much different, sort of a cut in 1/2 rams horn

The real test is not how brilliant they look looking close, but how far the concentrated light is projected down the road---- most electric poles have reflectors, my car lights them up 8 poles away, about 1/3 mile--- 35 watt halogens, everything else original, including generator, never charged except by driving, I am going to try some hid bulbs, but for low beam it will have to tilt the bulb
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Old 07-10-2018, 02:04 PM   #28
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What bulb number LED do you use for the dash light?
Thanks Brian
I got it from Super Bright LED's. I'm pretty sure it was this one. https://www.superbrightleds.com/more...ofit-car/2077/ Check the base size because I bought it over three years ago. I'm not near my car or I would check.
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Old 07-11-2018, 04:59 AM   #29
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The LED replacement I'd really like to find would be for the dash light. I really want a solution that doesn't make the casting scorching hot when I try and turn it off.
The dash light? i forget what size that is but it doesn't look large.
Maybe adapt one of these?
https://www.aliexpress.com/6V-LED-Bulbs-P5W


Or solder this in an old broken bulb
https://www.aliexpress.com/-LED-Conversion-upgrade-Dashboard-bulb-5v-24V

Rated from 5 volt up to 24 in the same bulb huh?


Then this one looks like a straight swap for a headlight bulb, and doesn't need to be modified for focus.
https://www.aliexpress.com-6-1200LM


Seems to be a few options out there.
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I got it from Super Bright LED's. I'm pretty sure it was this one. https://www.superbrightleds.com/more...ofit-car/2077/ Check the base size because I bought it over three years ago. I'm not near my car or I would check.
That one might do if soldered into a BA15S base, but voltage spec at 9-14V.
The only 6V BA15S offered by superbright these days is forward firing.
Maybe a 12V (AC/DC) @ 250 lumens or so would work. LEDs are usually dimmable.
Pays yer money, takes yer chances.
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Then this one looks like a straight swap for a headlight bulb, and doesn't need to be modified for focus.
https://www.aliexpress.com-6-1200LM


Seems to be a few options out there.
That one appears identical to the one from GB, down to the same number printed on it, except different size print. Half the price, guaranteed, but probably not pre-tested.

I'm still skeptical about the focus; Henry's reflectors just weren't designed for them.

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That one might do if soldered into a BA15S base, but voltage spec at 9-14V.
The only 6V BA15S offered by superbright these days is forward firing.
Maybe a 12V (AC/DC) @ 250 lumens or so would work. LEDs are usually dimmable.
Pays yer money, takes yer chances.
OK, the LED I used from Superbright fit the stock dash light with no modifications. So I guess I'm mistaken.

Badpuppy, do you know what base fits the stock dash light? I have a list of LEDs I bought but I am not sure which one I used. I thought it was the one I linked to above...
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Old 07-12-2018, 10:07 AM   #33
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All stock sockets except headlights are BA15S. Headlights BA15D.
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Old 07-12-2018, 12:45 PM   #34
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I am looking for comments good bad or otherwise on the direct replacement led bulbs for the model a headlight. they are available from:


lbcarco@lbcarco.com


Has anyone installed these, are you satisfied?


John,
There is a company in England, they need to know some particulars and when I last checked, 3 bulbs, two for installation, and one spare was around $128.00. There are some other threads on this subject, lots of good info. Also, these LED's as I understand it are very bright and will do great. But, they cannot do well with poor reflectors, The silver on your reflectors has to be up to snuff too! I do not recommend what I did, I replaced the reflectors with a sealed beam kit that hides behind the Model A lens and looks OEM, but, the current draw is high and if you have an original Model A Generator, you have to up the charge to around 15 amps if you do a lot of night driving, and if you up it and drive during the day a lot, you are boiling your battery with overcharge. I bit the bullet and installed a 6v pos ground alternator! But starting on this again, I would have done the LED's got my reflectors re silvered and been done with it with real bright lights!
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Old 07-13-2018, 12:17 PM   #35
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The headlight specs on the aliexpress site show 930 lumens, roughly equivalent to 50+32 CP. Difference is that both LEDs light on high beam, so it's more like 80/40 CP. Obviously it throws a lot of light out there. However due to the thickness of the mounting, there's a significant dead band between the two LEDs, explaining the figure-8 pattern. I'm sure they will do for most folks, but Henry's rolling.
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