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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 03-19-2009, 10:09 AM Thread Starter
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Auto LED light supplier, Toronto

Hi All,

‘just wondering if anyone has done or thought about doing an LED conversion for the Alfa (early GTV) dashboard gauge lights.
I know that LED technology has improved over the last few years since the last time this subject was posted on the ALFA BB, (See post: Brighter Instrument Lights – My Solution - Alfa Romeo Bulletin Board & Forums ), so I’m wondering if anyone has a contact of a local supplier of automotive LED systems / bulbs etc that I can start talking to about this project. To replace the gauge lights will be a customization of a stock item, but I'm having difficulty finding anyone local that supplies individual bulbs.
...Maybe I should just start looking throught the bins at Active Surplus downtown!

thanks everyone in advance,
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 03-22-2009, 05:24 AM
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Just found this from one of the sites that pops off in the alfabb masthead (!!!):

Not all the bulbs we need are the same: Alfa used 3 w for lighting and 2 w for some of the idiot lights (such as the high beam).

On 1750 instruments I have, the 2 w bayonet bulb is #53. I do not have any bulb with a number, but from catalogs 363 seems to be the right number. The source above lists direct replacements for both in their Miniature Bayonet section (go all the way to the scroll down order menu).

On 2000 instruments, the wedge bulbs are size T 3 1/4. Again, I do not have the exact bulb numbers, but they have several part numbers that would fit. The only number they have which I'm able to idnetify is 194 which is 3.8 w.

Prices are around $5 a piece.

I will contact them and will post their reply.
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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 04-10-2009, 10:31 AM
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Possible light source - Milton

If you are a bit electrically inclined, try Horton Hot Rods in Milton. They have a website with an on-line catalogue. Look around pages 120-127. Maybe you can do some conversion work. Just an idea.
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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 04-10-2009, 04:40 PM
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BTW I got a reply from "Safety bulbs" to my request for LEDS with equivalent intensity to some specific bulb numbers. They suggested.... trial and error.

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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 04-16-2016, 01:18 PM
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1974 GTV LED Conversion

I have just completed my conversion and cannot post it on this site due to size limitation. The html format is not allowed either. The pdf version with pictures is 23.6 MB. I am including a picture
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