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LED replacement bulbs in AM gauges...

Has anyone replaced their traditional bulbs in a AM gauge to an LED bulb? I am worried about how much amperage my 6 gauges are pulling on the circuit I have it wired to... I know LED's light kind of directional, do they light up the whole gauge well? Seems like it would light just the top of the gauge. I am also wondering if the AM replacement bulbs are better than just local parts stores LED's. Pic's would be great too!

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Re: LED replacement bulbs in AM gauges...

You'll love the LEDs

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Re: LED replacement bulbs in AM gauges...

single diode LED's SUCK in edge lit gauges. I tried several different brands then I called Dennis at ITP and got his 5 diode bulbs....those were the hands down winners.

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Re: LED replacement bulbs in AM gauges...

I got mine from Dennis at ITP and then from Michael at Isspro when I switched to ISSPRO gauges. If you have Isspro gauges (older EV line) you need the smaller ones from them.

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Blue LED's in Isspro gauges...


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Re: LED replacement bulbs in AM gauges...

Thanks for the pic's CSI, are those top gauges ultra-lites? Those are lit up real good. I bought some LED's from Complete performance. I shall see how they turn out...

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Re: LED replacement bulbs in AM gauges...

They are the old school Ultralites...

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Re: LED replacement bulbs in AM gauges...

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They are the old school Ultralites...
Well I have Full-sweep ultra-lite 1's, and I am glad to see those lit up so well.

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Pioneer double din, JL components, 3 10" Pioneer subs

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