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stevenekemp 07-24-2013 09:44 AM

RED vs BLUE LEDs??? Pictures Please!!
 
I have a 04 TJ. My instrument panels gauge have red arm dials. I have seen that Blue LED turn them purple......Should I still go with Blue?

Wesboy 07-24-2013 09:51 AM

Have you seen this thread?

http://www.wranglerforum.com/f5/tj-d...eap-91949.html

Everything you ever wanted to know about LED dash lights (and then some :) )
Heaps of pics of all color combinations too.

stevenekemp 07-24-2013 11:09 AM

Yeppers
 
Just looking for some more pics and opinions!

_plaisance 07-24-2013 12:50 PM

i personally like red but my jeep is blue i went with red because everybody i know down here has blue leds in their vehicle and i wanted to be different so i went red

_plaisance 07-24-2013 12:50 PM

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_plaisance 07-24-2013 12:53 PM

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And here's what I did after I made my gauges red
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Neil F. 07-24-2013 08:42 PM

Yes the later models with the orange needles will look dull purple with blue leds and are hard to see. Mine were like that. I pulled off the needles, scraped off the orange on the backside and painted them white. They glow bright blue now. The needles come off pretty easy. Start the engine, then take pictures of the exact positions, then put them back with the engine running. The speedo I had to do wile driving using a GPS for speed.

wmdavis007 07-24-2013 08:54 PM

Red would be easier on your eyes, plus it doesn't affect your night vision...that is why the military use red. I had blue LEDs in my 240sx convertible and they were WAY too bright, had to change them. But it's whatever you like.

Big Sarge 07-24-2013 09:25 PM

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Originally Posted by wmdavis007 (Post 3999606)
Red would be easier on your eyes, plus it doesn't affect your night vision...that is why the military use red. I had blue LEDs in my 240sx convertible and they were WAY too bright, had to change them. But it's whatever you like.

The military uses red for many reasons. Any light will affect your night vision. There are a lot more technical reasons that we use red than just simple night vision.

stevenekemp 07-24-2013 11:27 PM

Pulling the needles off sounds "scary" not sure i trust myself....how hard is it?

Neil F. 07-25-2013 01:07 AM

Like I said, easy. I used a fork to pry them off. I've had them off more than once to redo some things.

Iceman 07-25-2013 06:59 AM

I was torn with the same dilemma when I changed mine. I decided on the blue and don't regret it. It is easy to see and read and doesn't bother my vision. My thought was if I didn't like them I could always order red and live with the blue or stock till they came in. They aren't that expensive that you are out of a lot of $$$ if you don't like the result. You could also sell the disliked color here on the forum to recoup most of your $$.

stevenekemp 07-25-2013 08:18 AM

Cool.....How about putting the speedo back on? Did you drive and do it by yourself? Also you mentioned taking a picture before you remove the arms. If you take them off from a "engine off" position they want just reset?

Neil F. 07-25-2013 09:57 AM

Yes I did the speedo myself. Left the plastic cover off and the whole cluster loose and just plugged it in and drove. It took a few trys to get it on at the exact speed.

With the engine off, and the cluster out, the needles just flop/move around. There is no "reset" position. The system does not know there the needle is pointed. Take the picture with it running. And put them back with it running in the same position as the pictures. Obviously the water temp can change, so do it when cold.

stevenekemp 07-25-2013 06:06 PM

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Originally Posted by Neil F. (Post 4001280)
Yes I did the speedo myself. Left the plastic cover off and the whole cluster loose and just plugged it in and drove. It took a few trys to get it on at the exact speed.

With the engine off, and the cluster out, the needles just flop/move around. There is no "reset" position. The system does not know there the needle is pointed. Take the picture with it running. And put them back with it running in the same position as the pictures. Obviously the water temp can change, so do it when cold.

Thanks for the input. I have a couple other questions then I will leave u alone.

1) my gauge arms have red that extends to the top of the back center tops. Doesn't look like you can scrape these down?

2) can u send me pick of you dash with the light on at night and what they look in the day light?

Neil F. 07-25-2013 06:38 PM

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Originally Posted by stevenekemp (Post 4003046)
Thanks for the input. I have a couple other questions then I will leave u alone.

1) my gauge arms have red that extends to the top of the back center tops. Doesn't look like you can scrape these down?

I painted the whole center black

2) can u send me pick of you dash with the light on at night and what they look in the day light?

It would have to be next week.I don't have any of the dull purple they were

stevenekemp 07-26-2013 08:25 AM

One more question....I have an 04 TJ. I have read all the threads and everyone went with 74.....however when I look on the superb rights website they say 194's for my jeeps cluster.....Is this correct?

Neil F. 07-26-2013 09:52 AM

They are 74's and get the multi (I think they were tri leds)

stevenekemp 07-26-2013 12:12 PM

Why not the 194's? .....just curious since thats what they suggest...

Thanks for answering my questions by the way...

Neil F. 07-26-2013 03:00 PM

Totally different bulb base


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