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12-17-2003, 03:08 PM
Replace the stock dial lighting with say a blue LED as itd be much brighter, give a better glow, and would look the nuts behind white dials, now i know the inner ring is green so a blue effect would never be tottaly acheived but i was just wondering if the stock bulbs (behind dials) can be replaced with a blue led. Cheers
12-17-2003, 03:45 PM
I was saying, that would look good with the white face...it would give it an "indiglow" type of look like the "indiglow" watches!!!
12-17-2003, 04:00 PM
what im after, would look really good, but does anybody know if it can be done?
12-17-2003, 04:10 PM
With enough know how, yes it could be done. I've never worked with LEDs, but I believe you'd need to figure out what kind of resistance would be required to keep from blowing the bulb. If you were to do this, I'd recommend wiring the gauge lights directly to the battery so you get a constant level of electricity, rather than the charging system that goes up and down based on rpms.
You could possibly remove the green defuser ring and go with several blue LEDS per gauge, but then you'd have to figure out how to evenly dispurse the light around the gauge face.
Most modern gauge faces are back lit, but the RS gauges are not. They are light from the front, around the diameter of the gauge via that green defuser ring.
Anything is possible. If you are really stuck on doing this, I'd visit your local electronics wholesaler, and find a guy who really knows his stuff. The LEDs should be fairly cheap, about $1-5 each depending how the intensity and style.
There are guys out there doing some really neat stuff with LEDs. Check out this site. They make a programmable replacement tail light for the CBR600RR. Near the bottom of the page are some videos you can watch of the lights in action. Pretty reasonably priced too.
12-17-2003, 04:33 PM
Cheers again armourbl, my m8 at work knows his lighting shit so il ask im. Oh and btw those white dials are genius :D,i asked craig to get me a set in, so cheers!
12-17-2003, 05:22 PM
Another idea is to use the old "primary colors" chart. I know yellow and blue make green. So if you can figure out what color and green make blue, you could buy that color bulb and end up with a blue light as a result.
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