Wanted Info on LED Tail light Bulbs

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Wanted Info on LED Tail light Bulbs

Post by Mike Soltis » Wed Dec 09, 2009 6:18 am

Folks, a while back someone posted that they retro fitted their jeep with LED bulb. I have a 6v system & would like to find a source & the part number for tail light bulbs & possibly dash bulbs in LED Help would be appreciated Mike
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Re: Wanted Info on LED Tail light Bulbs

Post by Jon » Wed Dec 09, 2009 6:56 am

Mike,
Talk to Paul FitzGerald, he converted a few and one for me as well.
PM me if you don't have any luck contacting him and I'll give you his email address.

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Re: Wanted Info on LED Tail light Bulbs

Post by va302stang » Sat Dec 12, 2009 1:37 am

Here is a thread that describes how I did it with a source for the bulb.

http://www.g503.com/forums/viewtopic.ph ... t+led+bulb" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
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Re: Wanted Info on LED Tail light Bulbs

Post by Mike Soltis » Sat Dec 12, 2009 5:36 pm

Thanks guys that is exactly what I was looking for Regards, Mike
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Re: Wanted Info on LED Tail light Bulbs

Post by rgtb » Tue Mar 31, 2020 2:51 am

va302stang wrote:
Sat Dec 12, 2009 1:37 am
Here is a thread that describes how I did it with a source for the bulb.

http://www.g503.com/forums/viewtopic.ph ... t+led+bulb" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
hi Guys,

I realise I am 11 years late for this thread.... but. I am also trying to get LED's into the jeep. as a wiring novice (and that's being generous!) i'm struggling a bit to see what others have done, and find the right bulbs in the sea of bulbs. There is Cheap Chinese crap everywhere I look, and i'd rather not buy until I know for sure! any help at all would be appreciated.

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Re: Wanted Info on LED Tail light Bulbs

Post by mdainsd » Fri Apr 03, 2020 8:52 am

Keep looking. Don't buy Chinese crap.
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Re: Wanted Info on LED Tail light Bulbs

Post by Chuck Lutz » Thu May 07, 2020 2:25 pm

Buy 'em from Paul FitzGerald here on G503.
He makes them here in good 'ol Hercules, CA
6-volt or 12-volt originals but BRIGHT LEDs.
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Re: Wanted Info on LED Tail light Bulbs

Post by Eric F. » Sat May 09, 2020 8:18 am

How does one go about finding Paul FitzGerald on the G?? I would love an LED Tail light for my GPW..

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Post by ndnile » Sat May 09, 2020 9:05 pm

Eric F. wrote:
Sat May 09, 2020 8:18 am
How does one go about finding Paul FitzGerald on the G?? I would love an LED Tail light for my GPW..
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Post by Eric F. » Sun May 10, 2020 5:51 am

Thanks!!!

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Post by rgtb » Tue May 12, 2020 3:18 am

Thanks guys,
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Re: Wanted Info on LED Tail light Bulbs

Post by Johan Van Keer » Fri May 15, 2020 5:53 am

How are these LED bulbs holding up? On other old timer forums I saw a whole modification with printplate and all instead of only the bulb. They argued that only a bulb would burn up quickly

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Re: Wanted Info on LED Tail light Bulbs

Post by Chuck Lutz » Fri May 22, 2020 2:11 pm

"bulb"....they may be correct about a "bulb" burning up, but Paulie's have a slew of LEDs in there for the STOP LIGHT function and the TAIL LIGHT function..
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Re: Wanted Info on LED Tail light Bulbs

Post by Rustman » Wed May 27, 2020 8:03 am

Price out all four lamps parts for your Jeep, add in your time and the research time, then the material costs for the LED chips, board, resisters etc...

Then buy em from Paul. So worth it! Can't wait for my harness to show up from Vintage Wiring so I can put it all together. I tested my lamps soon a they arrived with an old 5vdc phone or whatever charger just so I could see them work. Going to look good.

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