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Old 02-13-2007, 01:38 AM   #1
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Hey i am beginning to start interior lighting and i can't find a led light that is as small as the one in the side doors?

Can anyone help me out .. or tell me where to find the side door lights i want some blue leds in place of the side stock lights...
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there are 2 different lights that are in the doors.

There is a 5mm LED already in the door and then there is the door light with the really small bulbs.

you can check to see if they have the bulb here:
http://www.autolumination.com/

otherwise you may have to make something custom.
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well the white bulbs that are really small i am looking for is it possible to get blue leds in there?h Has anyone done this before with out customizing them?
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Many have turned them red etc. You could simply find a light filtering cap for blue to put on the existing bulb.
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Many have turned them red etc. You could simply find a light filtering cap for blue to put on the existing bulb.
yup that is what you have to do

there is no LED direct replacement for the door courtesy lights
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Umm wrong.

They have them right here

http://autolumination.com/74.htm
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Umm wrong.

They have them right here

http://autolumination.com/74.htm
im not sure that they will fit in the doors..
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i think they will. They looks the same size, there a bit linger bulb but theres room in there
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Hey i am beginning to start interior lighting and i can't find a led light that is as small as the one in the side doors?

Can anyone help me out .. or tell me where to find the side door lights i want some blue leds in place of the side stock lights...
What type of vehicle are you working on? Maybe I'm not reading this correctly but are you trying to replace existing LED'* with blue ones, replace incandescents with LED'* or a combination of both. LED'* are not a direct replacement for incandescent bulbs. The commercially available LED bulb replacements (Ie for 194'* and 1157'*, etc) have additional components in the base of the assy. Discrete LED'* have a range of operating voltages. Red for example often operate at 1.9 - 2.2 VDC and cannot be "dropped" in as a direct replacment. Blue LED'* generally operate at a slightlly higher voltage. In order to do this you also have to consider adding a current limiting resistor. If you are looking at LED'* do you require surface mount on through hole? If surface mount, you'll also required some more specialized tools to avoid damaging the parts. If you want correct lighting, you'll need to spec in a part rated with the appropriate millicandela rating. There are literally hundreds of discrete LED possibilities depending on what you're trying to achieve.
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Has anyone found... a replacement led or a way to make leds work for the small white bulbs?
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