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Join date : 2012-11-21

PostSubject: LED's   Sat 17 Aug 2013 - 16:25

I've replaced 11 of 14 bulbs in the van with Led's.  The last 3 are giving me a problem.
The 3 existing bulbs are what I'd call car side light bulbs...central positive terminal with 2 small lugs on opposite sides of the body that are the negative (earth) terminal.

When I put the leds in these fittings they don't light up, but they do if I put them across the battery terminals.  On testing the existing fittings, the central terminal, normally wired positive, is wired negative...and I'm sure that the existing car bulbs in those fittings are not polarity sensitive.

Is it a simple case of snipping the wiring in the fittings, connecting them the 'other way' and that will be ok, or will it affect other stuff on the lighting circuit ?

All internal lights are on the one circuit.

thanks

Allen
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PostSubject: Re: LED's   Sat 17 Aug 2013 - 16:37

Polarity doesn't matter on an ordinary bulb but it does on an led, will be ok swapping polarity, could be a problem if they were earthed into the chassis but they wont be

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PostSubject: Re: LED's   Sat 17 Aug 2013 - 16:41

HIa

I replaced my spots for LED a couple of years ago a friend got them of e bay but they flicker the bulbs/lights so think I might have to replace them?

My fluorescent are good but they were shop bought
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PostSubject: Re: LED's   Mon 19 Aug 2013 - 23:47

Wires now snipped and re-connected correctly.
Led's all work as they should.

Thanks Ken, and Pol.

Just need to find an E14 12v LED for not much money to replace the 15 watt awning light.

regards
Allen
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PostSubject: Re: LED's   Sun 26 Jan 2014 - 17:28

I've replaced all my bulbs with led ones. I don't buy the expensive uk. ones. But the cheap Chinese ones.(almost all come from China anyway). I also replaced all the bulbs at home. 76 of em! You get a few failing with the cheap ones, about 1 in 10. But it's a lot cheaper by far. Putting them on my motorbike's and car next.
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PostSubject: Re: LED's   Sun 26 Jan 2014 - 19:49

I believe I have some Swift LEDs stored in the garage surplus to requirements.  Will bring them to the next meet if I can find them -  Colin may have borrowed them  Rolling Eyes
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