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LED light suggestions

Postby stupido » Sat Jul 27, 2019 8:37 pm

Not quite TnTTT but related. I am looking for a 12 VDC LED light for my ham shack. I want to light my radio and not be too bright. I am using a desk lamp at the moment. I was looking at rack lights and thought why not a 12V LED light? I have the 12V source already.

So I want said light. I want a passive light. Not controller etc. Just LEDs. The rationale, I do not want a switch power supply or any controllers to add RF noise. I was looking at white clearance lights and a friend suggest amber/yello as easier on the eyes.

So I know many have used various LED lights inside and outside of their TnTTT, I am looking for recommendations.

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Re: LED light suggestions

Postby TimC » Sat Jul 27, 2019 8:51 pm

stupido wrote: I want to light my radio and not be too bright. I am using a desk lamp at the moment.


This may not be much help as these are sold in four packs, but, I really like them in my TD. Specs are right in the description... 300 lumens. The nice thing is they have a very dim glow when powered off to guide you to the built in switch. That means they draw some when off, but, I deal with that with a main battery switch.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/4-LED-12V-5-Ceiling-Dome-Light-RV-Caravan-Boat-Interior-Roof-Lighting-Switched/262071841753?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649

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Re: LED light suggestions

Postby GTS225 » Sat Jul 27, 2019 8:58 pm

If you expect to see nighttime hours of use, I might suggest red lighting. It doesn't hurt your night vision once the eyes get used to low light conditions.
I don't see any reason you couldn't utilize automotive lighting, and you could get lower candlepower lamps for the same fixture(s).

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Re: LED light suggestions

Postby S. Heisley » Sun Jul 28, 2019 8:29 pm

GTS225 wrote:I don't see any reason you couldn't utilize automotive lighting, and you could get lower candlepower lamps for the same fixture(s).

Roger


:thumbsup: Just pull one of your existing light bulbs and check how many contact points it has, one or two, and then purchase your LED bulbs accordingly.
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