can anyone who bought leds from superbrightleds.com answer whether or not you can still dim them like the factory ones? i have a friend who put leds in his truck and had to take them out because they were too bright for him and he could not dim them. just wanted to check this before i spent the money. thanks.
02-14-2012 08:04 PM
I was wondering this myself. I just ordered green LEDs from superbright. I had read somewhere where someone said you can't dim the leds in the dash. I don't know why you couldn't. The LEDS on my computer fans all dim. In fact, the fan controller has LEDs that indicate fan speed and they're dimmable.
I went to Superbrightleds.com and found this under Notes Concerning Conversion to LED Car bulbs
If I install LED bulbs in the dash, will the dimmer still work?
Yes, LED bulbs will dim with your dash light intensity control
cant get my superbrightled's to dim on my 99, if they do I don't notice it
I like the green, really cool looking, but I went with red to match radio and other gauges
Originally Posted by 2003x
Yes, I have blue leds for my dash and HVAC from superbrightleds.com and they dim with no issues.
Originally Posted by 02Prove
Red is easier on the eyes at night. :)
I got mine in today, and they don't dim. They look cool, but are a little bit too bright. I think the color (green) has a lot to do with it. I've searched, and can't find a solution to making them dim. I read that the cluster uses a PWM to dim the lights and the LED's don't draw enough current for it to work properly, or at all. I may end up having to put regular bulbs back in :nonono: