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archie123 Roger Wilkinson
Llandudno, Conwy, UK   GBR
1969 Morris Minor 1000 "Archie"
Re light bulbs for side lights and indicators, being a thicko do I take it that the polarity of the vehicle is irrelevant for replacing bulbs? Any views on led bulbs for a positive polarity car?
Thanks.

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John in Eugene Platinum Member John Quilter
Eugene, OR, USA   USA
LEDs are made for specific polarity. Incandescent bulbs will work either way. If you have a festoon bulb, such as used in the interior light, it can be put in either way to suit the polarity. LED bulbs give a lot of light and take very little amps so ease the load on your generator. The issue is if you use them in the indicators (turn signals) LEDs do not draw enough power to cause the stock flasher to operate. You have to find an LED compatible flasher which I believe are available. Another advantage of LEDs is they reduce the load on the stop lamp switch which are now often prone to failure.

John Quilter
Eugene, Oregon USA

0123 Mike D
Biddulph, Staffs, UK   GBR
If you have an alternator cheapo LEDs of eBay are fine.

If you have a dynamo, you are stuck with expensive specialist Positive earth LEDS.
(Unless you want to muck about with repolarising your dynamo.)
Repolarising is easier that it sounds.
But it take a bit of devil may care smiling smiley
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0123 Mike D
Biddulph, Staffs, UK   GBR
0123 Mike D
Biddulph, Staffs, UK   GBR
Some for dynamo / positive earth Minors here smiling smiley
https://www.ebay.co.uk/i/182222658506?chn=ps

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archie123 Roger Wilkinson
Llandudno, Conwy, UK   GBR
1969 Morris Minor 1000 "Archie"
Many thanks to all replies, I think I`ll stick with the old technology it seems safer !!!!

0123 Mike D
Biddulph, Staffs, UK   GBR
Depends what you mean by "Safer" Roger.

LED tail / brakes blights are definitely Hi vis.

Incandescents are Black cat on a dark night.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 2018-12-22 03:22 AM by 0123.

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