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halogen to LED in light bar

Discussion in 'Strobe Lighting' started by Seabee15, Oct 1, 2010.

  1. Seabee15

    Seabee15 Member
    Messages: 45

    So i have the Wolo 7000-A light bar... It has 5 rotators that use 976 type bulbs (same as the 1156 type, same base, just a little brighter)....

    I was wondering if i change out the halogen light bulbs with these new amber SMD LED light bulbs? I was thinking of getting some ebay specials for 30 bucks to see how they do....

    Here's the link to the bulbs i was thinking off

    http://http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=190417120436&viewitem=&sspagename=STRK%3AMEWAX%3AIT

    what do you guys think? thanks!
     
  2. cubanb343

    cubanb343 Senior Member
    from ERIE
    Messages: 637

    I wonder how that would work also- hard to beat the brightness of a halogen though
     
  3. Seabee15

    Seabee15 Member
    Messages: 45

    Thats what i was thinking... apparently these "smd led" are pretty bright, and they have a hole bunch of them on one bulb, but you never know, maybe someone who has them can chime in.
     
  4. Seabee15

    Seabee15 Member
    Messages: 45

    any one have any idea?
     
  5. massfirefighter

    massfirefighter Senior Member
    from mass.
    Messages: 128

    I've never used them but I don't think you'll be happy with the final outcome. I think you'll lose the "pop" of the rotator since the LEDs won't all be at the focal point of the reflector. Usually the reflectors are designed for use with one type of lamp so the filament is at the center of the focal point of the reflector.
     
  6. Pirsch

    Pirsch Senior Member
    Messages: 596

    Amen Brother!!! I agree 100% :drinkup:
     
  7. Too Stroked

    Too Stroked Senior Member
    Messages: 555

    I'll second the motion and virtually guarantee it. LED's are very nice, but they're not generally designed to reflect and focus light like your OEM rotators.