Convert to LEDs, or leave 110v?

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Convert to LEDs, or leave 110v?

Post by abwdvm » Sat Nov 11, 2017 1:50 pm

I'm thinking of replacing the 110v bulb with some LED's.
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Re: Convert to LEDs, or leave 110v?

Post by TPT » Sat Nov 11, 2017 4:50 pm

Uh, what is it and where is it?

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Re: Convert to LEDs, or leave 110v?

Post by abwdvm » Sat Nov 11, 2017 5:17 pm

Lighted "Stand By" sign.

12v relay activated when silence alarm goes off

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Re: Convert to LEDs, or leave 110v?

Post by TPT » Sun Nov 12, 2017 7:26 am

Aha. You could stick an LED bulb in it, or cruise Jameco for deals on big LED's. The LED bulb would cost you oh $3 or $4, to get as much light from a couple of LED's--probably more. Plus time.

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Re: Convert to LEDs, or leave 110v?

Post by Jim Sofonia » Sun Nov 12, 2017 7:41 am

Why not just use a commonly available 110v. LED bulb screws right into your existing socket.

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Re: Convert to LEDs, or leave 110v?

Post by Deep Thought » Sun Nov 12, 2017 9:31 pm

Jim Sofonia wrote:
Sun Nov 12, 2017 7:41 am
Why not just use a commonly available 110v. LED bulb screws right into your existing socket.
Exactly. A 20 watt equivalent LED directly replaces this for $5.
https://www.amazon.com/B2ocled-2-Pack-E ... +led+bulb
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Re: Convert to LEDs, or leave 110v?

Post by PID_Stop » Mon Nov 13, 2017 12:36 pm

Or if you have some other reason for wanting to eliminate the 110VAC component entirely (the noise of the relay, for instance), NAPA sells 12v LED truck marker lights in a variety of sizes and shapes, most of which are around $10-20. They're bright, easily mounted, and you don't need to mess with resistors or current regulators.

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Re: Convert to LEDs, or leave 110v?

Post by w9wi » Mon Nov 13, 2017 5:29 pm

Those are the neatest thing since sliced bread for us TV guys trying to provide tally lights one can actually see....

BTW, LED bulbs are available in a number of colors. We replaced the incandescant bulbs in our mike lights with green LEDs; MUCH easier to see.
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