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    LED automotive bulbs $3 ea

    LED bulbs have been discussed before and cost has always been one of the main downsides. These $3 bulbs look to be a great deal, what do yall think? The base looks like the same used for motorcycle turn signals. Anyone know for sure?

    http://www.meritline.com/smd-led-bul...--p-49902.aspx

    T10 9 5050 SMD LED Bulb, DC 12V, Replacement of 1895/BA9S/T4W Car Bulb, White
    # Technical Details: Percent more efficient than incandescent and halogen
    # Replacement of 1895/BA9S/T4W car bulb
    # 9 high output 5050 SMD LED
    # Low heat generation
    # Operating voltage: DC 12V
    # Long life - estimated over 50,000 hrs.

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    do they include a load so they don't screw up the blinkers?

    The problem with these is that they require a different LED compatible blinker OR the addition of a resistive load to get the blinker to work, which negates any gain in efficiency.
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    For the flasher unit I used the $8.95 motorcycle part LFS-1-FLAT from here http://www.superbrightleds.com/cgi-b...2Fflashers.htm

    Be wary of trying to use a generic electronic flasher unit from somewhere like Autozone, even if it says it works down to LED level loads - I tried one and it didn't work.

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    Good info guys keep it coming

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    Yep T10 base is standard for blinker bulbs, but they're white.

    That means they are putting out light across a varity of frequencies, but if you put them behind an amber filter for blinkers, only the light in the yellow frequencies gets through, the rest is blocked so they are significantly dimmer than a yellow LED that puts out most of it light in frequencies that can pass through the filter.
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    was cruisin e-bay the other day and found led flasher unit with built in buzzer ! and 55w LED headlight bulbs that use standard car bulb fittings , so im goin to changs the plugin on my bikes light so i can use the headlight bulb at $35 each rather than $300 for a 7" round that i would have do work to fit in the fairing , will post how the lights play out ,im changing the whole bike light system to LED so i can run it off 4 headways on a sepersate low voltage loom from the main pack.
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