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Old 07-12-2013, 06:49 PM   #1
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Default Lumens of OEM dashboard lights?

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I want to get some low power LED lights for my dashboard (so I can drive them with an aftermarket ECU on a low power (200mA) circuit. If 24 lumens compares favorably to stock, I'm in!
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idk what it is, but I will say I use some LEDs from SuperBrightLEDs.com and they look/read fine at night time.
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Yeah - I was actually having trouble figuring out which I need, it looks like they don't have them? I'm not looking for the general lighting, I am looking for the indicator lights - CEL and such... The idea is I need a LOW current draw but want to know if the LED will be bright enough to get my attention when it goes off.
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Oh, sorry. I didn't realize you were talking about the indicator lights. I'm still using incandescent bulbs on mine for those.
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Yeah - the issue is the MS - it has a lot of channels in the 200 mA range - so a 1.4W bulb is starting to push the output. Having lots on at once could be an issue for the CPU to sink.

So I'm hoping to find some ~100 or less mA bulbs. Ideally, I can get a grab bag of 150 mW bulbs for a whopping 10 mA of current and I can run as many as the CPU has pins.
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