Replacing old globes with LED globes on my SFA

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Fri May 17, 2013 8:13 am

thought this might be of use to all us SFA drivers, I was twiddling my thumbs yesterday evening and thought let me get around to swapping out some of the globes that can be upgraded with LED globes. This specifically is the Reverse lights and the small side lights up front next to the indicators

for the reverse you need this

http://www.4x4direct.co.za/shop/led-glo ... 5-p-75.htm" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

and for the lights up front these

http://www.4x4direct.co.za/shop/led-glo ... -p-104.htm" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

The difference is truly amazing, the lights up front are now like proper driving lights and I can drive in daytime without having to put my full headlights on, and the reverse lights now actually light up where you are reversing......

I am going to look at my Dashboard lights over weekend and will let you know on Monday....

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Fri May 17, 2013 8:48 am

This specifically is the Reverse lights and the small side lights up front next to the indicators
Which ones are you referring to Stu? :think: The front park lights? (Those would take a T10 wedge)
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Fri May 17, 2013 9:08 am

no the quarter lights, I dont have park lights on my truck, check the pic...the small white light in between indicator and main light...
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Fri May 17, 2013 9:10 am

I have a set of LED lights for the dash, one for the interior light and a spare one too as well as 3 12v sockets, a relay and a relay holder, also a 4 fuse fusebox that you can have in a weeks time or so if I haven't got my bakkie back by then.
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Fri May 17, 2013 9:16 am

niclemaitre wrote:I have a set of LED lights for the dash, one for the interior light and a spare one too as well as 3 12v sockets, a relay and a relay holder, also a 4 fuse fusebox that you can have in a weeks time or so if I haven't got my bakkie back by then.
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Fri May 17, 2013 9:59 am

Hey Nic, chin up mate, thanks for offer but I work at 4x4direct so wont need, keep the stuff man, you will have another SFA soon....!!!!
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Fri May 17, 2013 10:08 am

Hi Stu.Can you find out from Pieter if these will fit on a Conquest and if you guys can make up a set for the conquest.Like in all the lights I can change.Dome light include.Much apreciated
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Fri May 17, 2013 11:04 am

I saw an SFA the local Megaworld with IPF headlights a while back; they were over R3k a set, bit expensive but very nice.

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Fri May 17, 2013 3:05 pm

Stubs wrote:no the quarter lights, I dont have park lights on my truck, check the pic...the small white light in between indicator and main light...
That's often used as the front park lights, This is so when there is an indicator in the bumper and the side of the fender, in which case it would use the T10 wedge. ;-)
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Thu Nov 07, 2013 7:51 pm

Can LED's be dimmed, for instance in the dashboard, one can dim the brightness down, can a LED adapt this.
Also any thoughts and advise in replacing trailer taillights with LED's. (this is to be towed by a toyota, I understand some newer other brands does not recognize the lower current)
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Fri Nov 08, 2013 10:37 pm

AJ, LED's cannot be dimmed
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Donkey wrote:AJ, LED's cannot be dimmed
tx donkey, thought so
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Fri Nov 08, 2013 11:12 pm

It's true that LED's won't dim with a reostat, although if the voltage drops they do actually dim slightly but hardly noticeable. Many LED units make use of three diodes per cluster and if you can separate the negative legs for each diode, you could hook then up to a controller or 3-way switch that would allow you to choose 1, 2 or all 3 diodes to light up. This would at least give you an option of three brightness levels ..... not sure how well this would work for dimming dash lights since LED's burn quite a lot brighter than incandescents.
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Thu Mar 20, 2014 12:56 pm

[quote="Stubs"]for the reverse you need this
http://www.4x4direct.co.za/shop/led-glo ... 5-p-75.htm" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;[quote]

Hi Stubs/Pieter,

The link is dead, do you still have something I can use in the reverse lights of my SFA?

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Thu Mar 20, 2014 3:07 pm

LED's won't dim?

Older thread I understand but when I converted my dash lights to LED's, my dash dimmer still works as it should:
with LED's
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