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Old 02-12-2007
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LED Replacement Bulbs

I've been reseraching and hunting for LED bulbs that fit my current recepticles. The idea here is to convert old lights bulbs into LED while using the old standard double contact base bayonet recepticles.

LED running lights are out there, but I don't need to buy a new set - just the replacement bulbs. I have found some sources online.

http://www.hollandmarine.com/newproducts.html
http://www.superbrightleds.com/other.htm has the 12 and 19 LED arrays for $7 and $10 respectively.

The big issue is satifying the ColReg distance and the available viewing angle.
If anyone has had successes, please let me know.

My question:
What Microcandella (mcd) is required to achieve similar Lumens for 2nm visibility? The big problem is that its not easy to translate mcd in to Lumens. The issue is that LEDs are measured in mcd because of the angle of the cast light. Incandescents throw 360 deg light, LED's are more directive and focused. Not quite columated, but I guess in between. The same numbers in an LED array configured differently will produce different equivalent Lumens. (Its all ball bearings to me. )

I need a bulb.

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Shack
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