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Post  Lee121 on 13/4/2011, 3:44 am

into the mirror on the TF.....there seems to be a small residual glow.....is this common and is it a problem ie flatten the battery??


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Post  Nick on 13/4/2011, 8:25 am

how long does the residual glow last for ? if it's permanent then I'd be concerned, if its for 30 seconds or so it's probably Ok, I guess Rich is the best guy to comment


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Post  Rich on 13/4/2011, 8:28 am

Not sure about the glow. Mine go out Pretty quickly in Ollie and Smudge. I take it they go out completely in the end. I wouldn't worry too much about the battery as LEDs use hardly any power at all. That's why when people put them in main lighting the system reports them as blown when they are working fine.

I'll have a look at the weekend for you if you like. Thumbs up

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Post  Matt Parker on 13/4/2011, 9:54 am

The glow is down to the type of LED as some LED's light up from less than 1volt supply giving them a glow, I have this on my LED in the ZS, it will not drain off the power from the battery making it go flat, even if the light was left permanently on it would take a long time for it to drain off the battery as the LED uses less power than the standard capless bulbs in TF (festune in ZS) please don't ask me how much as I can never remember figures lol Smile


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Post  Lee121 on 13/4/2011, 9:33 pm

Cheers guys.....thanks for your answers....I wont worry too much about rampant power drainage

Oh.....BTW, fitted blue ones to match dash lighting....I have got some multi - coloured ones too....they change colour randomly, but it made it like a 70's disco


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Post  StevePem on 13/4/2011, 9:58 pm

So it was both bulbs blown in the mirror, not electric supply problem?

I keep thinking I will put red ones in but never seem to get round to buying them! Will get around to it one of these days.


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Post  Rich on 13/4/2011, 10:36 pm

StevePem wrote:I keep thinking I will put red ones in but never seem to get round to buying them! Will get around to it one of these days.
Might look a bit like a brothel at night! Laughing

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Post  Lee121 on 13/4/2011, 10:42 pm

StevePem wrote:So it was both bulbs blown in the mirror, not electric supply problem?

It would seem so Steve....took mirror apart....fitted new ones, felt pleased with myself after Very Happy


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Post  StevePem on 13/4/2011, 10:48 pm

Hmm, hadn't thought of that Rich Embarassed maybe I will stick with white! Laughing

By the way, need to sort out picking up the ZS Fog lights - I should have known once we got out into the car park would never get back into the pub!

Where in Northampton are you? Ed may be able to pick them up when he is out and about or I may be able to pick them up on Sunday if you are home.

Can't make Longbridge unfortunately.

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Post  Rich on 14/4/2011, 3:36 am

StevePem wrote:By the way, need to sort out picking up the ZS Fog lights - I should have known once we got out into the car park would never get back into the pub!

Where in Northampton are you? Ed may be able to pick them up when he is out and about or I may be able to pick them up on Sunday if you are home.
Can either of you make Lee's Sunday meet? I'll be there hopefully on Sunday.. Saturday I'll be at Longbridge all day...

Digressed! ... But it's still talking lights! Laughing

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Post  StevePem on 14/4/2011, 3:41 am

I am helping Ed take his rear bumper off Sunday afternoon (so he can fit new grill) but can probably call to the meet for a quick drink en-route.

Is the location chosen yet? Will check Lee's thread!


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Post  Captain Jack on 15/4/2011, 10:41 am

All my interior lights are red, rear view mirror, dials, switches etc........ it does give it somewhat of a ' demonic glow ' at night Twisted Evil


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Post  StevePem on 15/4/2011, 11:55 pm

I would definitely like to do the speedo/rev cluster lights in red.

Not sure I want to rip the centre console out, yet again, to do all the lights in there.


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Post  Herbie on 1/5/2011, 8:20 am

Sorry to hijack your thread Lee, but suits quite well here.
I also fitted some LED's:

Underbonnet + Sidelights:


Rear view mirror:


Dto. + Glovebox:


Bootlid:


Some infos on the bulbs I bought:

Sidelights - 2 x 5 LED (T10 / 501 / W5W)


Bootlid / Underbonnet - 2 x 36 LED (BA15S / 382)


Rear view mirror - 2 x 7 LED ... (T10 / 501 / W5W), not too long and with more than a single spot for better light distribution)


Footwell light / glovebox - 2 x 3 LED (C5W, 36-39mm)
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