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steveinil
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Posted - 08/28/2014 :  12:18:56 PM  Show Profile  Visit steveinil's Homepage  Reply with Quote
anyone using just push in replacement led bulbs just like 1156 and 1157 and the 194s ? if so where do you get them that are decent priced and actually work i know super biright led sells them but wow there high.

Mechan1c
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Posted - 08/28/2014 :  12:56:18 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
You might try:

http://www.heavydutylighting.com/
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buster133
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USA
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Posted - 08/28/2014 :  2:25:10 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I've tried UltraLED replacement bulbs in 194 and 1156 configurations. The bright white LED's in my opinion don't work well behind a colored lens. They give the amber lights a greenish tint and aren't very bright behind a red lens. I moved the 194's into my C2 plate lights and they work great until corrosion sets in and then they flicker and die out. However I love the UltraLED drop in units for the stop signs, I've installed several sets over the last 7 years and haven't had one go out yet.

I buy most of my LED lighting from TAC bus and Unity bus parts.com

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05ICCE
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Posted - 08/28/2014 :  4:51:50 PM  Show Profile  Visit 05ICCE's Homepage  Reply with Quote
i have added 3 different brightness levels to the interior lights to see which i like best. i like the brightest one the best, makes it like daytime in the rear of the bus. the best would be to put them on a dimmer because when they are switched on at night the sudden change is blinding. sure makes it easy for the kids to find everything when we return late at night. does anybody know if leds can be used with a dimmer?

Mr. Scott, "because he drives a COOL BUS"
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BJ Henderson
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Posted - 08/28/2014 :  6:57:32 PM  Show Profile  Send BJ Henderson an AOL message  Reply with Quote
Yes, LEDs can be used, but once the voltage drops below the threshold that switches the LED on, say 9 volts, it will turn itself off. Remember what an LED is. Diode. Just like inside an alternator, it just happens to give off light. They have been around since the 1970's, just not in automotive use until recently. If I'm not mistaken, they are one of the accidental inventions. Like rubber vulcanization.

CMTT,CMAT,CMBT
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steveinil
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Posted - 08/29/2014 :  05:12:17 AM  Show Profile  Visit steveinil's Homepage  Reply with Quote
yeah i think your right on the accidental thing

05icce where did you get your bulbs?
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aaronwilmoth80911
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Posted - 08/29/2014 :  08:22:17 AM  Show Profile  Visit aaronwilmoth80911's Homepage  Reply with Quote
We have retrofitted about half of our fleet with the SA1000 stop arm kits and wired them for strobe. I like them because it eliminates some wires running through the body to the outside, which was one of the biggest issues we saw with stop arms; one set of wires would start to break at the hinge point. I also like them because they are bright. Drivers like them because they have noticed a big drop in stop arm runners.

@Buster133: could you give a part number on what you are using on your stop arms? They have cut us off for now on retrofitting with the entire kit, so a cheaper alternative would be nice.

Any other info you guys have on any other bulbs like the 194s 1156s and so on would be great. I see a lot of problems with dome lights turning black or silver over time and they get very dim.
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ICBUS07-30
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Posted - 08/29/2014 :  10:55:02 AM  Show Profile  Visit ICBUS07-30's Homepage  Reply with Quote
This is what we get. Very bright!

http://commerce1.cera.net/tacbusparts/sections/catalog/catalog.asp?cat_id=1507


(Formally IC07-30)

Edited by - ICBUS07-30 on 08/29/2014 1:23:47 PM
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steveinil
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Posted - 08/29/2014 :  11:26:35 AM  Show Profile  Visit steveinil's Homepage  Reply with Quote
thanks for the link does the 194 come in different color amber and read or are they white? not much info on there site
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buster133
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USA
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Posted - 08/29/2014 :  2:52:49 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
The $28.00 ones are what I've been using and love, the 194's below them are the ones I mentioned above that don't last very long, for me anyway and they only come in one color which is bright white.

UltraLED is supposed to be releasing a drop in H3 replacement unit to retrofit the 7" round warning lights soon, so those are on list of things to try.

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ICBUS07-30
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Posted - 09/02/2014 :  12:13:11 PM  Show Profile  Visit ICBUS07-30's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Sorry it took so long for a reply they come in amber and white! Both cost 2.79$ a piece! They do not carry a red version yet!

(Formally IC0730)

Edited by - ICBUS07-30 on 09/02/2014 12:14:37 PM
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buster133
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Posted - 09/02/2014 :  3:41:10 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Where's the option for the ambers, I've only seen the white ones?

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ICBUS07-30
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Posted - 09/02/2014 :  4:37:21 PM  Show Profile  Visit ICBUS07-30's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I was not positive on the color as an older mechanic ordered them long ago so I emailed them!

The part number is 194A (FOR THE AMBER)

(Formally IC0730)

Edited by - ICBUS07-30 on 09/02/2014 4:38:04 PM
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buster133
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USA
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Posted - 09/03/2014 :  02:37:12 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks, I found them. Never knew they came in amber. I think TAC hides the good stuff for the people who use the search tab on their site.

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05ICCE
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USA
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Posted - 09/06/2014 :  7:18:42 PM  Show Profile  Visit 05ICCE's Homepage  Reply with Quote
www.superbrightleds.com

quote:
Originally posted by steveinil

yeah i think your right on the accidental thing

05icce where did you get your bulbs?


Mr. Scott, "because he drives a COOL BUS"
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bus a groove
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Posted - 09/09/2014 :  12:03:05 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Does Napa or O'reily have an equivalent for the LED bulbs?
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ICBUS07-30
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Posted - 09/09/2014 :  3:40:55 PM  Show Profile  Visit ICBUS07-30's Homepage  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by bus a groove

Does Napa or O'reily have an equivalent for the LED bulbs?



Too my knowledge Napa dose not sell retrofit bulbs! As for o'rilly's
they do have a 194 and 1157

formerly (ic0730)

Edited by - ICBUS07-30 on 09/09/2014 3:41:58 PM
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