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Author Topic: LEDs again............sorry!  (Read 1405 times)

palace15

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LEDs again............sorry!
« on: October 08, 2012, 06:48:36 PM »
Thanks to Singh and his youtube video I found that the bulbs I required are BA9s, but what is the Headlight pilot light code please.
And does anyone know a LED code for thr H3 halogen replacement that is not 46mm long, its too long for the light unit!
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Re: LEDs again............sorry!
« Reply #1 on: October 08, 2012, 08:10:24 PM »
See the post in the Classic section on the BA9S-W vs -W4. I think the pilot bulbs are BA9S-W4, too. I've ordered a bunch of bulbs and the only other size I can find are BA7S and I think those were for the warning indicator bulbs.
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Re: LEDs again............sorry!
« Reply #2 on: October 08, 2012, 10:40:21 PM »
what is the Headlight pilot light code please.

BA9  is the pilot,  I used a tubular 14 volt version .....  the spherical 12 volt versions may look whiter but they won't last as long.

besides, I like the yellowish look .....  seems more authentic.

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Re: LEDs again............sorry!
« Reply #3 on: October 08, 2012, 11:33:13 PM »
BA9  is the pilot,  I used a tubular 14 volt version .....  the spherical 12 volt versions may look whiter but they won't last as long.

besides, I like the yellowish look .....  seems more authentic.

Is the "tubular 14 volt version" an led?  What kind of bulb is this?

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Re: LEDs again............sorry!
« Reply #4 on: October 09, 2012, 12:03:08 AM »
oops, sorry ....  brainfart.

I forgot this is an LED thread.

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Re: LEDs again............sorry!
« Reply #5 on: October 09, 2012, 12:17:47 AM »
It happens... even to me!

But, while you've got our attention - what about the bulb?  Is there another thread that will answer my question?

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Re: LEDs again............sorry!
« Reply #7 on: October 09, 2012, 10:19:59 AM »
what about the bulb?

I just went to the local AutoZone store and looked at their selection of lightbulbs.   They had quite a few BA9 type bulbs .....

some had large glass domes that exceeded 9mm in diameter, some had small spherical bulbs that were the same diameter as the base, and the one I picked had a 9mm diameter tubular glass dome, was rated at 14 volts, and the wattage was higher than the small spherical bulbs.

Whereas the bulbs with the BA9 base and the larger glass domes won't fit in through the bushing for the pilot lamp, the tubular style fits well, and, sticks out into the pre-focus area.

the 14 volt bulbs look a little yellow-ish compared to a 12 volt bulb - but they will last longer and *I* think the warmer light looks "correct" for the classic style.    reminiscent of an older 6-volt system.
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Re: LEDs again............sorry!
« Reply #8 on: October 09, 2012, 10:57:54 AM »
Ah...  Thanks for that!

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Re: LEDs again............sorry!
« Reply #9 on: October 10, 2012, 02:10:22 AM »
12 and 14V bulbs and other automotive and aircraft stuff are the same thing.
Most of them are just rated by name at the battery power, presumably. The actual electrical systems are 14V as that is what the stuff gets charged and actually are operated by the generator/alternator at the higher voltage. The 12V moniker is for folks that only know there is a 12V battery in the vehicle. Or in the case of some aircraft, 24/28V
The 14V is closer the the real world.
Again, no difference in the parts.
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« Last Edit: October 10, 2012, 10:25:02 AM by gremlin »
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Re: LEDs again............sorry!
« Reply #11 on: October 10, 2012, 05:08:19 PM »
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Re: LEDs again............sorry!
« Reply #12 on: October 10, 2012, 06:15:03 PM »
They can be.  Healthy 12V vehicle systems can run anywhere from 12V to 14.5V.  Most auto specific bulbs are labelled 12V as a simple designation, but they're generally designed to handle any voltage that may come from a healthy system.  If it's not an automotive specific part it may be labelled with it's actual voltage rating, which would be a bit higher than 12V.

That said, I'd love to get some 14V bulbs for the speedo.  I'd like a nostalgic yellow hue to the lights.

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Re: LEDs again............sorry!
« Reply #13 on: October 10, 2012, 07:40:10 PM »
vehicle systems also come in 14 and 16 volt primaries.

check out this battery selection.

http://www.batterycentralmall.com/Batteries/XS_Power/xspower_batteries.html
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Re: LEDs again............sorry!
« Reply #14 on: October 11, 2012, 02:24:36 AM »
 Do I feel a storm brewing regarding voltages ? In the words of Rodney King, cant we all just learn how to swim ?
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