Announcement Block
As of 12/1/2021, a major update of the forum software was accomplished
Update 2/25/2024: A server migration at GoDaddy caused some minor issues. See this link for more details: viewtopic.php?t=5077&sid=d6bc697788ad66 ... 0861347896

Registration is open to the public (*) and free from any cost or obligation. Please allow up to 36 hours for your application to be processed. If you have problems registering, please email me at this link: jim@eaglesinternational.net.
(*) spambots will be deleted -- only legitimate public applications will be processed.

Reminder: the "quick links" menu offers you the best navigation of this forum -- you need to be registered and logged in to see that menu.

LED Signal Replacements

This is a public forum. This forum will be a place to show your Project Eagle and updates on progress you have made. Please make one thread with your project and put all updates in the same thread. Sorry... Eagles only.
Post Reply
K4Eagle
Posts: 19
Joined: Mon Jul 25, 2022 12:01 pm
Bus Model: 1978 Model 5 Entertainer (Opaline), 1989 Model 15 Coach (Ron Burgundy)

LED Signal Replacements

Post by K4Eagle »

Since there are no new lenses bases to buy, I was forced to make LED conversions. ;)
Attachments
IMG_20230920_193244399_HDR.jpg
IMG_20230920_193226898_HDR.jpg
IMG_20230920_193207482_HDR.jpg
IMG_20230920_193202215_HDR.jpg
IMG_20230920_193156949_HDR.jpg
IMG_20230920_170920457.jpg
IMG_20230914_214137281_HDR.jpg
User avatar
rusty
Moderator
Moderator
Posts: 1542
Joined: Thu Oct 09, 2008 3:22 pm
FMCA #: F341087
Bus Model: 1972 05 completed 2003
1994 15/45 in progress
Location: Johnstown Co.

Re: LED Signal Replacements

Post by rusty »

Very nice. Where did you get the led,s they fit nicely in the eagle housing. I with the help of a friend made boards that fit in the eagle housing.
Wayne 
User avatar
beltguy
Site Admin
Site Admin
Posts: 2658
Joined: Wed Oct 08, 2008 4:39 am
FMCA #: F246286
Bus Model: 1985 Eagle 10 with Series 60 and Eaton AutoShift 10 speed transmission (SOLD)
Location: Evergreen, CO
Contact:

Re: LED Signal Replacements

Post by beltguy »

Wow, great work.  I am jealous of you digital mill.

Did you have to do anything to the flasher or add a resistor to trigger the flasher?

It looks like the LED strips could be used with the old base plates.  What LED units did you use?

When Wayne and Geoff were building his units there was discussion about whether to use red LEDs under the red cover.  It has been a while, but I think they used red.

Jim
Jim Shepherd
Evergreen, CO
'85 Eagle 10 with Series 60 & Eaton AutoShift 10 speed transmission SOLD
2005 Dodge 2500 with 5.9 Cummins and 6 speed manual 2022 Sunset 28 foot trailer
Bus Project pages: http://beltguy.com/Bus_Project/busproject.htm
Blog: https://beltguy.com/Travelogue/
Email: jim@eaglesinternational.net   NOTE this email box is only for general correspondence related to the forum and not technical advice.  Technical questions will not receive a response.
K4Eagle
Posts: 19
Joined: Mon Jul 25, 2022 12:01 pm
Bus Model: 1978 Model 5 Entertainer (Opaline), 1989 Model 15 Coach (Ron Burgundy)

Post by K4Eagle »

LEDs: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07R1M4F7R
Driver: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0781M1GZV

The LEDs emit white light, so the RED lenses look a tiny bit more orange compared to the OEM bulbs.  The bases were widdled from HDPE plastic from McMaster-Carr:
Marine-Grade Moisture-Resistant HDPE Sheet
White, 24" x 48" x 1/4"
9785T813
User avatar
rusty
Moderator
Moderator
Posts: 1542
Joined: Thu Oct 09, 2008 3:22 pm
FMCA #: F341087
Bus Model: 1972 05 completed 2003
1994 15/45 in progress
Location: Johnstown Co.

Re: LED Signal Replacements

Post by rusty »

I am pretty sure we used red and amber leds. Geoff did a great job designing and making the boards but if those leds are off the shelf it would be easier to make them that way.
Wayne 
Panton
Posts: 19
Joined: Mon Jun 27, 2022 9:31 am
Bus Model: '70 model 5
'70 model 7

Re: LED Signal Replacements

Post by Panton »

Wayne,  This looks great! 
I do have a question I hope you can save me the time of answering myself. LOL...
Why wouldn't you just change out the bulbs? Did it have anything to do with resistance for older flasher actuation?  I get that they look great with the 2 square light blocks and that may be reason enough to build what you did but, can you tell me what your research found?  Thank you so much. I am looking to do the change over to LED myself right now while in the shop for the next few weeks. I also have the single configuration headlights square on the model 7.  I am looking at changing those out to LED as well but maintaining the stock look. Any thoughts appreciated from you or anyone here.
***And,,, thanks for your words over here as well. viewtopic.php?p=33705&sid=c282f624331c1 ... 998#p33705
Best!
Matt
User avatar
rusty
Moderator
Moderator
Posts: 1542
Joined: Thu Oct 09, 2008 3:22 pm
FMCA #: F341087
Bus Model: 1972 05 completed 2003
1994 15/45 in progress
Location: Johnstown Co.

Re: LED Signal Replacements

Post by rusty »

At the time I had some Led tail lights that were made for the Eagle 25. They blew up within a matter of minutes.  I went ahead and made some boards with the help of Jim and Geoff to replace the ones for the 25. The old housing and lenses were not in that good of shape. You can find bulbs that fit the sockets but most of the sockets I have seen are rusty and need work. You will have to change out the flasher no matter what way you go. On my 15 the head lights are 2 square lights on each side. They are the same lights that Kenworth uses and that made it easy to change to Leds.
hope this helps.
Wayne
Post Reply