Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 01-01-2011, 11:36 PM   #1
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: PDX
Posts: 92
Found a source for interior LED lights

http://pilotlights.net

Haven't ordered yet, just came across while researching lights for my build.

I'd like to include one red LED in my build, to use as a middle of the night bathroom light...should be easy on the eyes...
__________________

frostyone is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-02-2011, 12:16 AM   #2
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Posts: 582
Re: Found a source for interior LED lights

Quote:
Originally Posted by frostyone
I'd like to include one red LED in my build, to use as a middle of the night bathroom light...should be easy on the eyes...
Better to use green (NVD compatible). Also, IMHO, easier on the night vision.
__________________

__________________
Current: 2014 15 Passenger V8
Former: 2009 SMB 4x4 6.0
TwoVans is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-02-2011, 08:21 AM   #3
Senior Member
 
jage's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Franktown, CO
Posts: 7,597
Re: Found a source for interior LED lights

Green is better to see by, but red has less of an impact on your night vision especially if you cannot adjust the system brightness.

So I guess it's a choice, is seeing and distinguishing color in the light more important, or is being able to see in the dark after the light. I would guess a green LED would be more disturbing to sleep, at least for me, because psychologically I believe red is "better" and I would have to adjust to the idea of green.

"a brighter green light will generally have a more negative effect than an equally bright red light"
__________________
and then
everything changed
jage is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-02-2011, 09:17 AM   #4
Site Team
 
BroncoHauler's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Southern New Mexico
Posts: 8,873
Re: Found a source for interior LED lights

Lots of colored LEDs at the site below as well. As a matter of fact, I'm using LEDs from there to convert my Bronco's gauge lighting from white to red. Fast shipping!

http://www.superbrightleds.com/led_prods.htm

I've never ordered from the place you mentioned, and I did not compare prices, but many items associated with airplanes are crazy expensive (makes SMB related gear seem downright cheap).


Herb
__________________
SMB-less as of 02/04/2012. Our savings account is richer, but our adventures are poorer.
BroncoHauler is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-02-2011, 09:43 AM   #5
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Posts: 582
Re: Found a source for interior LED lights

But how are you going to drive "blacked out" on your Night Vision Devices (NVDs) when the zombies show up???
__________________
Current: 2014 15 Passenger V8
Former: 2009 SMB 4x4 6.0
TwoVans is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-02-2011, 03:40 PM   #6
Senior Member
 
accrete's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: The WET! Coast of Oregon, USA
Posts: 413
Re: Found a source for interior LED lights

i majored in photojournalism in college and spent lots of time in a traditional darkroom (mid 1970's). Back then with 35mm film, the emulsion was less sensitive to red as long as it wasn't to bright. But some night-vision research i did some time ago talked about aqua or blue/green (507nm wavelenth) being a good compromise for general use at low levels at night. LEDs in this nm are available, usually called "aqua", which also happens to be the color for promoting _good-communication_ in relationships : )

here is a link to an aqua 507nm LED.
cheers,
thom
__________________
Greetings from the WET! Coast of Oregon, USA
2010 Chevy Express AWD Light Overland Vehicle
Van Build Thread @ SMBForums
Parkliner Trailer Build Thread @ FGRVForums
accrete is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-02-2011, 07:23 PM   #7
Senior Member
 
danamrak's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Wisconsin
Posts: 193
Re: Found a source for interior LED lights

We ordered from here..... http://www.planetbulbstore.com/led-12-scbay-w.html
when we bought last year they had the best price. Love the LED lights.
__________________
Dick and Anne

DABEE a 2006 Ford EB250 with penthouse top.
Life Is Good.
danamrak is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-03-2011, 12:41 AM   #8
Senior Member
 
Angel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: ORANGE COUNTY, CALIFORNIA
Posts: 477
Re: Found a source for interior LED lights

I like my blue led light. When it is on I can see but from the outside, no one can tell I have it on. I did not see aqua as an option when I ordered.

Angel
__________________
2008 SMB E350 EB V10 White with Cruiser Top; EB-17 modified floor plan; Salem Kroger 4X4;
285/75/17E tires; Named: "The Lighthouse"
2000 Isuzu Rodeo V6 4WD
2006 Chalet LTW 15ft. Folding Travel Trailer with flipped axle & 14 in. tires
2001 Kia Rio
1971 Super Beetle VW Bug "Restored by Papa and Me"

:q6:
Angel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-06-2011, 07:16 AM   #9
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Stuart, FL
Posts: 16
Re: Found a source for interior LED lights

Looks like these are the same light strips we use on RC aircraft for night flying

They come in strips of 1m length and can be cut between every 3 LED's and run on 12V

hobbyking sells them for about $5 a strip

http://hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/uh ... oduct=8944
__________________

__________________
Michael Salzlechner
http://www.salzlechner.com
mikes is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3
Disclaimer:

This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by Sportsmobile SIP or any of its affiliates. This is an independent, unofficial site.


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 06:54 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.