LED Dash Lights DISCONTINUED


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LED Dash Lights DISCONTINUED

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superbriteleds.com has discontinued 14 of the 17 LED's called out in the how-to posted now 9 years ago by WingAdmin viewtopic.php?t=10998, and now suggests a replacement that features 1 LED/side (x5) vs the original that had all 4 LED's positioned on top. Physical size called out in specs appear to match.

If you have already swapped your dash lights out for LED's, would you think these omni-directional LED's would be satisfactory? It's tough for me to tell without having had a look inside my instrument cluster as yet.
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It seems to me those bulbs would be a better choice than the ones specified in the article. They have 360° viewing angle which would do away with the hot spots that are a problem with the ones in the article.
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As of a month ago I replaced every light on the bike I could find with LEDs from Amazon. I did break down and buy the (as yet uninstalled) position lights from cyclemax with my madstad and air cleaner.


These are the little bulbs that go in the dash, as well as in the trunk side lights and saddlebag side lights, if you have them. I bought 2 packs of 30 and still have a pack and a bit left over


These are the bigger ones that go in the dash, as well as select other spots around the bike. I bought a pack of 30, still have a bunch left.

I did not use any colored LEDs in the dash, only whatever I found between 4k and 6k. Also note the glare in these pictures is not as bad in reality. If you can't handle the hot spots get outta the kitchen.


It is pretty visually obnoxious at night... the whole process took quite a while. Not difficult, only time consuming. I can provide pix/part numbers of the bulbs I used if desired.








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Re: LED Dash Lights DISCONTINUED

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For hot spots, you can use this trick, that's worked for me before: take a translucent white milk jug, cut out a piece of plastic and glue it to the top of the LED as a filter. Works great, diffuses the light and reduces overall brightness.


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