My local oreily's store carries a small LED that just pushes into a drilled hole and it clips itself in. it has no metal housing just a small rounded head that sits on the panel. It's a single LED and comes in different colors. I have used them for blinkers and high beam indicators on custom semi truck dashes before
I got led bulbs for my stock side indicators a few months ago, and they were having big problems with the thermal flashers that stock wiring harnesses have (I'm pretty sure that was part of what caused this) but they were smoking and one of them heated up so bad that it melted itself inside of the plastic lens and still sits there today because it sealed itself in there by melting all of the plastic.
All I can say is dont cheap out on led bulb units and maybe do a little checking over on your wiring and look into whether or not you'll have problems with your flasher units
Maybe hit the tip of the LED with a dremel, grind it flat, it will cause the light to be broken up a bit, rather than being full-strength in your face.
It's not so much the lensing that makes it so bright
it's just crazy intensity. plus I like the nice smooth finished look
more info on the actual leds-- I buy them at advance auto, seen them in red blue green amber and clear, they are polished (i believe stainless) with male spade terminals on rear, they screw on with a nut much like those metal toggle switches only from the rear-- I love they way these leds look
Hey Cutlass.. I bought 2 of the green indicators like the one you show from Radio Shack.. how do you like them? I was looking for something a little better looking (they will stand out like a sore thumb on my flat blue dash) but they are the best I have found.
Jeepgump.. thanks for the pics! How do you like the indicators you have? I like the chrome/stainless look, just haven't been sure about the housing.. seems kind of big and sticks out a lot (not flush).. each has his personal preference..
I probably should't stress out so much about it, but I hate to drill holes in my new dash just to find out I could have had something I like better.. maybe I should put tiny LED's in, so when I find something I like better I can just drill the holes bigger!
I am looking for the same thing and found some that are made for a Harley Davidson instrument cluster. There are green turn signal indicators and a blue bright light indicator, as well as generic yellow and red lights. Harley-Davidson - Miscellaneous - DennisKirk.com