Led guage lights

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  1. x72COMETx

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    The pics dont do any good its alot brighter in person but not as bright as id like it.
    Converted to led then painted the inside of the cluster white and ford blue. Maybe it would be brighter if i use a florecent blue?
     

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    what kind of led bulbs did you use?
     
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    Idk the brand, they are 194 equivalent led bulbs i bought off ebay.
     
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    I installed white LEDs and with the blue painted cluster, the illumination is blue. It looks good, but not what I want (I want green), so I got some yellow LEDs that I'm gonna install soon
    (my theory being that yellow + blue = green).

    We'll see how it turns out.
     
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    The leds i installed are white
     
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    it all depends on the shape of the bulb.
    i used these kind containing several leds:
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    illumination is more than sufficient.
     
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    I used LED's just like tody did and painted my inside white. Mine are very bright at night. Did you check to ensure all light up before you installed? I had a few that needed flipped to work when i did mine.
     
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    The ones i used kind of looked like that,
    Yes made sure they all lite up before i installed the cluster
     
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