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LED bulb for Radio?
Posted by: igottajob2 ()
Date: March 29, 2018 09:59AM

I replaced my radio bulb and it's extremely dim, do they make an LED in green for the radio bulb? Just curious.

Minneapolis,MN

1965 500 Coupe
95HP

Built the 1st week of April of 65 at willow run.
500 coupe. The only factory accessory is a rear antenna.
White with a red interior.
Now black with black and red interior.


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Re: LED bulb for Radio?
Date: March 29, 2018 10:06AM

Don't need green. Just a warm white to match the original incandescent bulb.


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Re: LED bulb for Radio?
Posted by: Vairismo ()
Date: March 29, 2018 11:00AM

Don't know about automotive scale bulbs, but I listen to a small Sony Walkman radio frequently, and the household low wattage LED bulb messes with with the AM signal when I am close to the lamp. Just saying.

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Re: LED bulb for Radio?
Posted by: igottajob2 ()
Date: March 29, 2018 11:25AM

The radio itself doesn't work but I have a AUX input built in. I just want the radio light itself to be brighter. Do they make an LED bulb for that?

Minneapolis,MN

1965 500 Coupe
95HP

Built the 1st week of April of 65 at willow run.
500 coupe. The only factory accessory is a rear antenna.
White with a red interior.
Now black with black and red interior.


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Re: LED bulb for Radio?
Posted by: jjohnsonjo ()
Date: March 29, 2018 01:24PM

[www.ebay.com]

Anything like this will work.

J.O.

65 Corsa Turbo Vert
79 Honda XL 500S
69 Honda CL 160 D
2010 BMW F 650 GS
2003 Bounder 36D
2013 KIA Optima SX turbo-AKA ZIPPY (wife,s car)
69 Newport Holiday Sailboat
Baja 150 dune buggy cart
Coleman HS 500 UTV
2016 KIA Sorento SXL Turbo

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Re: LED bulb for Radio?
Posted by: 66vairman ()
Date: March 29, 2018 01:25PM

The radio bulb is a 1893 incandescent and only about 2 candle power or about 25 lumens on the charts. Of course brightness ratings vary depending on color and light pattern making comparisons tricky.

I agree that a "WARM WHITE" LED is preferred since the cooler whites tend to cause the plastic dial lens to look cloudy.

Not sure if it will fit, but the Superbrite BA9S-WWHP5 is a warm white at 96 lumens with a 360 light pattern. It may be TOO bright in the radio. I use them in the Corsa instruments and to the eye they are about 15% brighter than the incandescent bulbs, or just right for my old eyes. They do have a narrow dimming range that works with the headlight rheostat, then again I don't know of anybody who dims the Corsa gauge lamps.

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Re: LED bulb for Radio?
Posted by: jjohnsonjo ()
Date: March 29, 2018 02:30PM

I agree on the warm warm white for the 3000K to 4000K. I used a ten smd in the radio and the brightness is nice, It seems like there is a lot of room in the radio for the light to get lost.

J.O.

65 Corsa Turbo Vert
79 Honda XL 500S
69 Honda CL 160 D
2010 BMW F 650 GS
2003 Bounder 36D
2013 KIA Optima SX turbo-AKA ZIPPY (wife,s car)
69 Newport Holiday Sailboat
Baja 150 dune buggy cart
Coleman HS 500 UTV
2016 KIA Sorento SXL Turbo

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Re: LED bulb for Radio?
Posted by: igottajob2 ()
Date: March 30, 2018 05:52AM

Sounds good, anyone have a link to a warm white led bulb?

Minneapolis,MN

1965 500 Coupe
95HP

Built the 1st week of April of 65 at willow run.
500 coupe. The only factory accessory is a rear antenna.
White with a red interior.
Now black with black and red interior.


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Re: LED bulb for Radio?
Posted by: jjohnsonjo ()
Date: March 30, 2018 12:54PM

[www.amazon.com]

ebay as well

J.O.

65 Corsa Turbo Vert
79 Honda XL 500S
69 Honda CL 160 D
2010 BMW F 650 GS
2003 Bounder 36D
2013 KIA Optima SX turbo-AKA ZIPPY (wife,s car)
69 Newport Holiday Sailboat
Baja 150 dune buggy cart
Coleman HS 500 UTV
2016 KIA Sorento SXL Turbo

Bethlehem,Pa

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Re: LED bulb for Radio?
Posted by: 66vairman ()
Date: March 30, 2018 03:39PM

Superbrite has a warm white 3 lumen LED that has a protective lens on it.

It's about as bright as the original bulb. Minimum order is 1.
[www.superbrightleds.com]

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Re: LED bulb for Radio?
Posted by: igottajob2 ()
Date: April 02, 2018 05:07AM

Awesome! Thanks guys!

Minneapolis,MN

1965 500 Coupe
95HP

Built the 1st week of April of 65 at willow run.
500 coupe. The only factory accessory is a rear antenna.
White with a red interior.
Now black with black and red interior.


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Re: LED bulb for Radio?
Posted by: igottajob2 ()
Date: April 05, 2018 05:21AM

Got the LED installed. Looks great!Thanks Guys!

Minneapolis,MN

1965 500 Coupe
95HP

Built the 1st week of April of 65 at willow run.
500 coupe. The only factory accessory is a rear antenna.
White with a red interior.
Now black with black and red interior.


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Re: LED bulb for Radio?
Posted by: 66vairman ()
Date: April 05, 2018 08:05AM

Which LED did you end up using?

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Re: LED bulb for Radio?
Posted by: igottajob2 ()
Date: April 12, 2018 06:43AM

I used the ones from amazon.

Minneapolis,MN

1965 500 Coupe
95HP

Built the 1st week of April of 65 at willow run.
500 coupe. The only factory accessory is a rear antenna.
White with a red interior.
Now black with black and red interior.


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Re: LED bulb for Radio?
Posted by: MonzaJPD61 ()
Date: April 12, 2018 04:54PM

Turned out great

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Re: LED bulb for Radio?
Posted by: igottajob2 ()
Date: April 12, 2018 07:06PM

Thanks so much!

Minneapolis,MN

1965 500 Coupe
95HP

Built the 1st week of April of 65 at willow run.
500 coupe. The only factory accessory is a rear antenna.
White with a red interior.
Now black with black and red interior.


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Re: LED bulb for Radio?
Posted by: flamingchariots ()
Date: April 13, 2018 11:54AM

Since the Amazon link will soon be gone, it is best to describe by model # if possible.

STAR Super bright 1156 BA9S 5050 SMD 5 LED Car interior Light Bulbs 1895 T4W 1445 6253 perfect for Led License Plate Light Bulb,Door Light,map light 12VDC/AC (pack of 8) (warm white 3000k)

Price: $9.90 Free Shipping for Prime Members

Detail description:
ST-BA9S12VWW
1.2 x 1.8 x 1.2 inches
1.2 watts

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