Help finding mini LED light bulb


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Old 05-10-15, 06:05 AM
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Help finding mini LED light bulb

Eiko - #50 Miniature Light Bulb - Incandescent Bulbs - Amazon.com

This light bulb goes in an old radio. I would like to make it an LED.
I can't find one in an LED that screws in and has the same
Amps: .22
Volts: 7.5
Anyone know of any LEDs that size with a screw in base?
Thanks.
 
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Old 05-10-15, 07:02 AM
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I've never seen a LED bulb with a screw in base like your picture. There are a lot of options if you change the socket/base. LED bulbs are a common upgrade (?) for pinball machines so there is a huge selection of small LED bulbs of the size you need. But they use bayonet and wedge base sockets.
 
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Old 05-10-15, 09:18 AM
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Amps: .22 Volts: 7.5
With LED amps will be less but that is okay. Voltage can be 6volts but 12 would probably work, just not as bright but the LED will be brighter at less amps so that wouldn't necessarily be bad. Example: https://www.superbrightleds.com/more...bulb/373/1713/

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Old 05-10-15, 11:56 AM
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The incandescent bulb you are showing shines light in all directions which is probably needed for dial illumination. If you switch to LED you will only get a pinpoint of light and you will not be able to see the dial.

I have modified old radios for LED lighting but it will require a miniature strip of micro LED's or several well positioned LED's.
 
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Old 05-10-15, 01:19 PM
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If there is room, you can have the LED flush against a piece of Plexi-galss strip and it will act as a lens to distribute the light.
 
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Old 05-12-15, 05:39 AM
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I just decided to keep it simple and ordered a ten pack of em for 8.00 shipped.
Some things can get complicated when it's easier to just screw a lil bulb back in. Lol.
But I thank you all for the suggestions. I'm kind of new to migrating to led and don't understand all of the options available just yet.
 
 

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