View Full Version : Anyone succeding in Backlighting with BLUE LEds yet?

08-27-2002, 07:24 AM
I accidentally blew my Cold Cathode inverter which powered the 100mm CCTL tube I had lighting my gauges from the front.

Now I was thinking, to get a new inverter will be about $23 or I can get a bunch of BLUE leds, which'll cost me the same for the amount I need, + resistors

now im wondering has anyone tried this yet?

the onyl pain in the ass is going to be getting the polarity right, im contemplating doing it this weekend...

08-27-2002, 07:29 AM
Anyone know which resistors i'll need?

im considering to get around the polarity pains i might either wires the leds ir series and hook it to one set of connectors, with a single resistor....damn trying to remember my old electrical play around days.

08-27-2002, 07:44 AM
get a bunch of blue leds!!!

08-27-2002, 07:57 AM
Dont be smart or ill come up to surfers and thump you :)

08-27-2002, 08:59 AM
check out www.fanbus.com it has guides that "should" specify which size resistors to use in a 12v system. good luck, and i may do the same as you, since my previous plan was to put in a blue cc tube! :)

08-27-2002, 10:05 AM
Ive been looking into it, looks more hassle than it's worth, since the LEDS are just pricy for the ones i need.

Im going to stick with the CCTL but instead i'm going to put a blacklight at the top and bottom and well to light the gauges, hopefully it'll light the needles and the white numbers...

anyone done this before?