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LED overhead instrument lights

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17 hours ago, PilotCoyote said:

Not sure why, but none of the pictures are showing up on my iPad ...only the address, which doesn’t go anywhere. Alex, what method did you use to post your pics, as I cannot see them. Very interested in this project!

Ive created a new thread:

https://mooneyspace.com/topic/27776-raptors-led-torpedo-retrofit/?tab=comments#comment-457269

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On 12/26/2018 at 3:38 PM, TX-Champ said:

If you need an 1156 in a shorter type bulb - see this link:  

G18-1156 LED bulbs

It has what is known as a "G18" glass dome - shorter than most typical BA15s (1156) full-sized bulbs.  

My C-model does not have these torpedo lamps so I can't verify it will fit.  But, based on the prior email chain, I think it might.

Good luck, all.  

Bought these lights, still too big as designed.  I removed the bulb cover and they now fit perfectly and give decent light.  Not sure how long they’ll last like this, but they run cool.

That torpedo light is a tight fit as designed!

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So, is this the simpler solution? Are you using a dimmer, or are you finding that these particular bulbs aren’t too bright ? 

Also, the link above takes you to a different bulb..do you have a link or the part number for the bulb in your picture?

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I don’t have a dimmer on my torpedo lights, only on my panel lighting.  Can’t tell as far as brightness yet as I tested it on the ramp in daylight.  I’ll try to post a pirep when I use it at night.  Honestly, I’m not 100% sold on it as I had to remove the bulb inclosure to get it to fit.  The link works for me, picture below.  That’s the LED I used (minus the glass bulb).

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Sorry for the bad pic, but here are the two bulbs (old and new) side by side in my 67 C. I was able to replace the bullet fixture without any modifications. 

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Color temp is 5000K which is cooler than cool white (4100K), but should still preserve night vision (per the discussion in the other thread) if you eliminate the red lenses. 

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By the time the light makes it through the red filter,  it looks great. Sorry I don't have a picture,  but I was in a hurry to get home!

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2 hours ago, vorlon1 said:

Sorry for the bad pic, but here are the two bulbs (old and new) side by side in my 67 C. I was able to replace the bullet fixture without any modifications. 

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Which bulb did you use?  The one I posted above was slightly too big to get the torpedo fully back together.

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5 hours ago, vorlon1 said:

Sorry for the bad pic, but here are the two bulbs (old and new) side by side in my 67 C. I was able to replace the bullet fixture without any modifications. 

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What bulb are you using?

Few years ago I tried couple of replacements but didn't fit the "torpedo" or there was just not enough light....

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6 hours ago, vorlon1 said:

Using the bulb shown earlier in the thread.

Which bulb, the one that was referenced in 2010, 2014, 2018, or last Wednesday?

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The GE 303 referenced last Wednesday. This was enough of a replacement (for me at least) that I simply replaced the bulbs, took a pic, reinstalled the bullet fixtures, admired my work by stumbling around in the (otherwise) dark for a bit, mentally thanked Mooneyspace.com,  and went home!

OK, now where was that post about someone selling 14V LED landing lights for my C model... :-)

 

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Okay, sounds as if the GE303 is the solution, but before I order them let me ask:  the 303 is a 24 Volt bulb. So, it works properly in our 14 Volt aircraft?  If someone can confirm this I will order them immediately.

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This bulb is available as both a 14 and 28 volt. See website for more. 

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There is a 14 volt version on the pilotlights.net website.  However, I couldn’t get them to seat all the way into my torpedo lights, so modified them as I described above... ie, they didn’t just work as an easy replacement.  

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For back-up knowledge...

Mooney has been known to use 24v bulbs in 12v locations...

Usually for lighting the landing gear indicator at the floor...

In this case, the amount of light emitted is quite dim, intentionally...

in any other case... expect the bulb to match the ship’s voltage...

PP thoughts only...

Best regards,

-a-

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Got out to the airport to take pictures of the LED torpedo lights in the dark today... just my luck, the one sunny day in Spokane all winter and there’s a sunbeam through a gap in the door right into the cockpit.  Like a laser beam of light.  Anyway, they seem bright enough, about what the original lights put out.  Definitely not hot.  Still tough to tell.  And remember, mine are assembled just like the original design, but with the bulb cover removed to fit in the torpedo.

in the picture, they are aimed in the center of the panel.

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