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no prop. thats the proper use of the rep system

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awesome write up man. I want to do this but I'm afraid of getting the wrong led's do u remeber who you got them from on ebay? I'm kinda dumb when it comes to sizes and all that jazz. any more help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks
Here's the auction I won. http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...m=350008126423

Seller ID is wellton_sh

They're from Shanghai but shipping was extremely fast (like a week and a half). Plus you get a cool Chinese envelope. It doesn't look like they have much on there now though, unless you want 100 LEDs.

The biggest thing to remember is 3.5mm x 2.8mm SMD LED.

Here's a link to eled.com. Anyone of these will fit. http://www.eled.com/category.asp?cat...8mm+LED&Page=1




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thanks man your a big help
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nice work! im def going to do this
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Thanks! Be sure to post up some pics when you finish it.

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tycar86r....u da man. Not alot of people are motivated enough to take time to show others how to do something.
Anyway, quick question about the led's.....on the eled.com site, there are different "light intensity"s anywhere from 30 to 300 for red led's and on your e-bay link it showed "brightness" of 600-780. How is the brightness compared to the intensity?
Which of the intensities would you recommend if you're familiar with the led's intensity settings.

Sorry if thats confusing....just trying to get my stuff together before I go jumping on it
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I'm not exactly sure what the difference is, if there is a difference. Hopefully someone else here can explain this. If not, I will ask my electrical engineering buddies and get back with an answer for you.

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OK, after some research, it looks like "intensity" and "brightness" are used interchangeably. I think the correct term is "luminous intensity," which is measured in mcd.
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From superbirghtleds.com, The unit of measure commonly used to describe LED intensity is the millicandela (mcd), 1000 millicandela equals 1 candela. Candelas measures how much light is produced as measured at the light source.
The candela is the Luminous Intensity, in a given direction, of a source of monochromatic radiation of frequency 540 1012 hertz and that has a radiant intensity in that direction of 1/683 watt per steradian.
All that confuses me, but you can see that the leds I ordered were 600-780 mcd and on eled the white leds are either 150 or 1000 mcd. You can go here and read more about LEDs... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Light-emitting_diode because I really don't know what I'm talking about.

Your best bet is probably to buy the highest rated intensity (mcd) in the color you prefer.

Here is another place to find the LEDs - Digikey

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I posted this info in a few places but here are the part numbers that will work well for backlighting these gauges:
Note they have three shades of green, I used True Green (523 nM wavelength) in my gauge.
Digi-Key Part#, Manufacturer Part#, Description
475-1007-1-ND, LB T67C-P2R1-35, LED BLUE 465NM CLEAR 2-PLCC SMD
475-1009-1-ND, LV T67C-S2U1-35, LED VERDEGRN 503NM CLR 2PLCC SMD
475-1008-1-ND, LT T67C-S2U1-35, LED TRUE GRN 523NM CLR 2PLCC SMD
475-1004-1-ND, LP T676-L1M2-25, LED PURE GRN 562NM CLR 2PLCC SMD
475-1006-1-ND, LY T676-R1S2-26, LED YELLOW 591NM CLR 2-PLCC SMD
475-1003-1-ND, LO T676-R2S2-24, LED ORANGE 610NM CLR 2-PLCC SMD
475-1002-1-ND, LA T676-R1S2-1, LED AMBER 622NM CLEAR 2-PLCC SMD
475-1005-1-ND, LS T676-Q1R2-1, LED SUP RED 645NM CLR 2-PLCC SMD
475-1010-1-ND, LW T67C-T2U2-3C5D, LED WHITE DIFFUSED 2-PLCC SMD

-Jerry

i just typed in the part#'s in the search box on digikeys page and they came up, then just put in your quantity....
Hope that helps.

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I did this on my '05. www.unique-leds.com had the best price on LEDs including shipping, that I could find. You can buy them one at time as many or few as you like and shipping on cost around $1.50. My only advice would be to buy a few extra in case you burn any. I learned that the hard way.

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