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where did the LED lights go? #587824
02/28/15 11:43 am
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I wanted to order a positive earth Led taillight bulb from Norbsa in Jolly Ol only to find they were sold out First time I'd seen that item on offer and wanted to try that along with an Led pilot light to replace my amp-greedy QH that I use as a driving light. But Noooo! You guys bought em all! So, do we like them and why? Is the led taillight well made and is the led pilot as bright or brighter than a QH? Leon


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Re: where did the LED lights go? [Re: LeonGustus] #587828
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Hi Leon,

Originally Posted by LeonGustus
I wanted to order
an Led pilot light to replace my amp-greedy QH that I use as a driving light.
is the led pilot as bright or brighter than a QH?

Depends on the Wattage of the QH pilot bulb; I've seen 'em as low as 5W but most sold as pilot bulbs are in the 20W-23W range. Goffy ("Norbsa") reckons those QH pilot bulbs put out about twice as much light as the most powerful LED pilot 'bulb'.

Btw, 20W-23W is hardly "amp-greedy", being less than 2A and half what even a standard 40W headlamp dip draws.

Hth.

Regards,

Re: where did the LED lights go? [Re: LeonGustus] #587829
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If you change to a more modern headlamp they come with a isolated pilot bulb holder and 2 wires so you can use a normal -ve earth LED by swopping the 2 wires around.

Re: where did the LED lights go? [Re: LeonGustus] #587835
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If I don't sound too bright on this subject there's a reason. Was it Ben Franklin that said "an amp saved is an amp earned"?


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Re: where did the LED lights go? [Re: LeonGustus] #588247
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Originally Posted by LeonGustus
If I don't sound too bright on this subject there's a reason. Was it Ben Franklin that said "an amp saved is an amp earned"?

Yeah, and it was Franklin who got electron flow backward too.


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Re: where did the LED lights go? [Re: LeonGustus] #588298
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Hey, give old Ben a break will ya? Working with a Kite in the rain, what do you expect!
Leon, I ordered Pilot LED from Paul Goffs site am posted awhile back. If you are willing to wait the shipping time across the pond, they work good IMO. He offeres Pos or Neg versions, and a bunch of other stuff. (No, I don't work for him)

http://www.norbsa02.freeuk.com/index.htm

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Re: where did the LED lights go? [Re: KC in S.B.] #588315
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Hi KC,

Originally Posted by KC in S.B.
I ordered Pilot LED from Paul Goffs site am posted awhile back.
http://www.norbsa02.freeuk.com/index.htm

Originally Posted by LeonGustus
I wanted to order a positive earth Led taillight bulb from Norbsa in Jolly Ol

Errrm ... note the similarity between the name and location of the person Leon "wanted to order ... from" and "Paul Goffs" website addy? ...

wink

Hth.

Regards,

Re: where did the LED lights go? [Re: LeonGustus] #588316
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Oh, hadn't noticed that actually. I hope he is not giving up the business.......


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Re: where did the LED lights go? [Re: LeonGustus] #588318
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No, he rides a Norbsa hence its use in the URL of the website.

Re: where did the LED lights go? [Re: LeonGustus] #588562
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Try this.

http://www.dynamoregulatorconversions.com/online-shop-for-led-bulbs-and-light-boards-etc.php

I got some from there (taillights) about a week or 2 ago. Haven't looked at the pilot lights.

Not sure how price compares to Goffy, but I've used both sellers and happy with the service of both.

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