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 Post subject: Instrument LED bulbs
PostPosted: Fri Jul 08, 2016 9:00 am 
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I have burnt out bulb on my tach on 2007 CBR 125. The bulb is a T-10 style 1.7 watt. None of the auto part stores keep have them. The Honda dealer can get one if I order it. Rather than ordering another stock bulb, I am contemplating switching to LED bulbs for the instrument lights (speedo, tach, temp, fuel). There is a plethora of LED lights of various colours on e-Bay that fit (supposedly) a T-10 style socket. In most cases the bulbs are not the same size as the OE bulbs, so I want to be sure they fit. I would like something brighter than the OE bulbs, but not blindingly bright either.

If anyone has replaced their OE bulbs on their gauges with LED bulbs, could you share what bulbs you installed and the results ?

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 Post subject: Re: Instrument LED bulbs
PostPosted: Wed Aug 17, 2016 4:26 pm 
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I never got a reply to this post so I'll update it. I ended up buying the cheapest LED bulbs I could find on eBay that would fit a T-10 socket. I bought five red ones for $0.99 for all 5, shipping included! I used 4 of them to replace the incandescent bulbs on each gauge and I have a spare left. Looks great, brighter than the incandescents, and the red looks cool as well.

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 Post subject: Re: Instrument LED bulbs
PostPosted: Fri Aug 19, 2016 6:45 am 
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Hey, sounds like it looks cool.
Do you have pix to show?


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 Post subject: Re: Instrument LED bulbs
PostPosted: Fri Aug 26, 2016 7:00 pm 
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I'm travelling for a couple of weeks. Will post a pic when I return.

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 Post subject: Re: Instrument LED bulbs
PostPosted: Sat Aug 27, 2016 9:00 pm 
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I've never put LED's in the dash (other then a gear position indicator back in the day) but as an aside, I would suggest when replacing one bulb - replace them all. They seem to burn out at a similar rate and as I recall they were pretty cheap.

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 Post subject: Re: Instrument LED bulbs
PostPosted: Mon Aug 29, 2016 11:16 pm 
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Looks like the thread has been hijacked with all kinds of garbage. I suggest an administrator delete the above posts.

Anyhow, DBeck, you asked for a picture of the red LED's in the dash. Here it is. Pic was taken at night in the dark. If I had to do it again (and I might, as it was very cheap), I would buy bulbs with higher lumen output than these.

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