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Old 30th August 2019, 09:38 AM   #31
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Finally got it done and it looks great! It won't look as good on a photo for some reason? But I'm happy with it all the same.
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Old 30th August 2019, 09:42 AM   #32
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That green dial is a good look and adds to the vintage style too.

The original bulbs were painted in green, too. They were 12 V 0.1 A, not unobtainium, but I hadn't them handy. So I decided to opt for LED's instead.
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Old 30th August 2019, 09:44 AM   #33
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Finally got it done and it looks great! It won't look as good on a photo for some reason? But I'm happy with it all the same.
Do you plan to illuminate the dial in blue also? Would fit perfectly, imho!
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Do you plan to illuminate the dial in blue also? Would fit perfectly, imho!
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The dial is illuminated with two blue LEDs it just doesn't show up in the photo?
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Old 30th August 2019, 10:52 AM   #35
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Little incandescent bulbs with two wires coming out the glass are easily available . They are perfect to run in series and you can choose between 6,12,or 24v . Once in series they last for ever and are the perfect match for an old gear . I use 2,12v , to run on the 6v ac and the light is enough and current draw very low . The light is so warm and pleasing to look at !
When i use leds to make a little lens i use a metacrylate screw with the end polished to get a more diffused light as leds are always blessing in the dark.
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How to change over to LED lights.
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Finally got it done and it looks great! It won't look as good on a photo for some reason? But I'm happy with it all the same.
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Old 1st September 2019, 01:30 AM   #37
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Glad you got it working.
I would be looking at an available constant current driver circuit for these, and bag the resistors if I were going about it.
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Old 6th September 2019, 08:34 AM   #38
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Resistors $1 a bag and very simple to implement.
LED driver more costly and if driving LEDs in parallel you run into current sharing problems.
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