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    I went completely off at a tangent earlier and decided to restore the lamp that Andrew dropped off to me ages ago.

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    Well restore perhaps not the word as I really wanted the period look but not the period candle 21W lamp (plus reflector is crusty !)

    First in pieces

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    And the reflector/holder cleaned up, zinc coated and then clear coat, should be good for a bit.

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    So converted it to a 3 x LED cluster by chopping up some standard lamps (holders would make them too tall) that I had from LED lamp past experiments in the indicators (which failed) but these clusters perfect for directional light like reverse


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    And then mounted into the lamp holder itself

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    A glob of hot melting glue and its all potted and then some chrome enamel paint over the mess.

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    And get the glass on now

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    All that light, nice glass and chrome fitting and less than 60mA !!!! rather than the 2A or so a standard 21W would take and the light output should be 3X

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    Glad i found a use for these lamps. Might do same mod for the fog lamp but thats a modern casing
    Last edited by John A. Ross; 7th May 2020, 08:15 PM.
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