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post #76 of 177 Old 11-20-2010, 06:15 AM
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You can dim an LED light if you do not try to change them very fast and do not try to use but about the first quarter of the controller.


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post #77 of 177 Old 11-20-2010, 07:39 AM
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Dodger....you are correct about LED's capable of being dimed however I think it depends on the color. Different colors run at different voltage ranges. The only reason I say this is because my red led located in my dash will not dim at all. They are either lite or off, no matter how slow you roll the dimming dial. However a couple of white ones I have else where in my jeep will dim down.

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post #78 of 177 Old 12-07-2010, 05:17 AM
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damn it! now i can't decide, green or red.

the ships in the navy black out during the night and use red lighting inside the ship. they do that because it doesn't kill your night vision and also when someone opens a hatch to go outside during the night its harder to see the light coming out of the hatch. (but i never served on a ship so any fleet sailors please correct me if im wrong)

i was gonna do that for my dash lights because of that reason.

but now that i've seen green... thats ****in badass.

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post #79 of 177 Old 12-07-2010, 05:58 AM
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I have it in red. and its fxckin badass! with matching coloured cd deck
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post #80 of 177 Old 12-07-2010, 12:53 PM
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the ships in the navy black out during the night and use red lighting inside the ship. they do that because it doesn't kill your night vision and also when someone opens a hatch to go outside during the night its harder to see the light coming out of the hatch. (but i never served on a ship so any fleet sailors please correct me if im wrong)
Found an article about the military using a certain color, sounds like there switching over to green for their application, but like the article suggests GREEN light has greater negative effects if its bright. I swapped my dash to RED and they're pretty bright (when they're all working lol)

http://www.equipped.com/nitevision.htm
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post #81 of 177 Old 12-08-2010, 09:25 PM
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great thread
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post #82 of 177 Old 01-04-2011, 09:39 PM
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this is a great thread! im looking into doing my 92 with all blue and its been hard to find a good post with this much info! When I do mine i will post pics as well
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post #83 of 177 Old 01-05-2011, 09:42 AM
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The blue LEDs can be dimmed pretty well, although why you would want to I dont know. Mine are perfect, not to bright, not dim.
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post #84 of 177 Old 01-05-2011, 01:10 PM
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So how bad is it if they can't be dimmed? My dimmer switch is blown, so all of my dash lights are wired directly to a hot wire I found going into the dimmer, and i'm thinking about getting red LED's...
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post #85 of 177 Old 01-05-2011, 02:47 PM Thread Starter
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I leave my red LEDs on full, and I love it. I've tried dimming them just to see if it works, but my dimmer shuts the LEDs off. Even if the dimmer did work I wouldn't use it anyway.

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post #86 of 177 Old 01-07-2011, 02:33 PM
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Like I mentioned a few threads up the the Red LED's are not dimable from the factory roll switch. With that said I have no problems with the LED's being too bright. The Red is very easy on the eye, the gauges are real easy to read with the red lighting and I would be the first to complain if the cab was illuminated with a red glow from the dash. In my opinion they are just the perfect brightness.

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post #87 of 177 Old 01-07-2011, 02:37 PM
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Also if for any reason after you purchase the LED's, you feel the gauges are too bright...you can alway remove some of the LED's from the back of the gauges which would dim down the brightness. There are several LED's in each gauge cluster to illuminate everything to a comfortable viewing brightness. However I actually installed one of the LED sockets in backward and that specific gauge was only being lite half way. The gauge was still viewable just a little bit on the darker side for my liking.

Just another suggestion!

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post #88 of 177 Old 01-07-2011, 02:42 PM
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i have green and the dimmer will not work it needs to be set just right for them to even be on.
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post #89 of 177 Old 01-07-2011, 02:43 PM
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So no one has done this with White face Gauges? If you have please post up how you like it and what color you are using.

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post #90 of 177 Old 01-09-2011, 02:36 AM
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Has anyone tried multi color their gauges? I.E. blue lit numbers and a red needle.
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