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I have the '93 Corolla that takes a DE3175 dome light bulb.

But I'm doing night deliveries and going blind trying to write things down
with it.

I'm looking for a much brighter replacement that hopefully won't draw as
much current? LED? I heard they have some very bright LED's now called
Luxeon? 1 watt? I heard that just one of them can replace 10 of the older
lower powered LED's.

So has anyone made a replacement bulb with Luxeon LED's, with maybe 3-4 of
them in series? Wouldn't that be great?


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"Mama Bear" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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>I have the '93 Corolla that takes a DE3175 dome light bulb.
>
> But I'm doing night deliveries and going blind trying to write things down
> with it.
>
> I'm looking for a much brighter replacement that hopefully won't draw as
> much current? LED? I heard they have some very bright LED's now called
> Luxeon? 1 watt? I heard that just one of them can replace 10 of the older
> lower powered LED's.
>
> So has anyone made a replacement bulb with Luxeon LED's, with maybe 3-4 of
> them in series? Wouldn't that be great?
>
>
> --
> - Mama Bear


Go to www.google.com and search "3175 led bulb." You will see several
possibilities.
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Mama Bear wrote:
> I have the '93 Corolla that takes a DE3175 dome light bulb.
>
> But I'm doing night deliveries and going blind trying to write things down
> with it.
>
> I'm looking for a much brighter replacement that hopefully won't draw as
> much current? LED? I heard they have some very bright LED's now called
> Luxeon? 1 watt? I heard that just one of them can replace 10 of the older
> lower powered LED's.


Get a flashlight. There are 3175 LED bulbs but they aren't Luxeon LEDs
which are quite expensive.
 
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"Ray O" <rokigawaATtristarassociatesDOTcom> wrote in message
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> "Mama Bear" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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>>I have the '93 Corolla that takes a DE3175 dome light bulb.
>>
>> But I'm doing night deliveries and going blind trying to write things
>> down
>> with it.
>>
>> I'm looking for a much brighter replacement that hopefully won't draw as
>> much current? LED? I heard they have some very bright LED's now called
>> Luxeon? 1 watt? I heard that just one of them can replace 10 of the older
>> lower powered LED's.
>>
>> So has anyone made a replacement bulb with Luxeon LED's, with maybe 3-4
>> of
>> them in series? Wouldn't that be great?
>>
>>
>> --
>> - Mama Bear

>
> Go to www.google.com and search "3175 led bulb." You will see several
> possibilities.
> --
>
> Ray O
> (correct punctuation to reply)


Do LEDs run hotter or cooler than the standard bulbs? I am thinking of
replacing the backup lights in the 98 Sienna with brighter LEDs, which seem
to be cheap enough (just a few dollars each). I just don't want to melt
anything in there. Is this a bad idea for any other reason?
Thanks,
Tomes
 
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On Wed, 10 Jan 2007 04:40:54 +0000, Tomes wrote:

> "Ray O" <rokigawaATtristarassociatesDOTcom> wrote in message
> news:[email protected]
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>> "Mama Bear" <[email protected]> wrote in message
>> news:[email protected]
>>>I have the '93 Corolla that takes a DE3175 dome light bulb.
>>>
>>> But I'm doing night deliveries and going blind trying to write things
>>> down
>>> with it.
>>>
>>> I'm looking for a much brighter replacement that hopefully won't draw
>>> as much current? LED? I heard they have some very bright LED's now
>>> called Luxeon? 1 watt? I heard that just one of them can replace 10 of
>>> the older lower powered LED's.
>>>
>>> So has anyone made a replacement bulb with Luxeon LED's, with maybe 3-4
>>> of
>>> them in series? Wouldn't that be great?
>>>
>>>
>>> --
>>> - Mama Bear

>>
>> Go to www.google.com and search "3175 led bulb." You will see several
>> possibilities.
>> --
>>
>> Ray O
>> (correct punctuation to reply)

>
> Do LEDs run hotter or cooler than the standard bulbs? I am thinking of
> replacing the backup lights in the 98 Sienna with brighter LEDs, which
> seem to be cheap enough (just a few dollars each). I just don't want to
> melt anything in there. Is this a bad idea for any other reason? Thanks,
> Tomes



They run much cooler, since they use a lower voltage and draw less
current. Even a cluster of LEDs will run cooler than a bulb.


Put your finger on the LED on the front panel of your computer...
 
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"Tomes" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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> "Ray O" <rokigawaATtristarassociatesDOTcom> wrote in message
> news:[email protected]
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>> "Mama Bear" <[email protected]> wrote in message
>> news:[email protected]
>>>I have the '93 Corolla that takes a DE3175 dome light bulb.
>>>
>>> But I'm doing night deliveries and going blind trying to write things
>>> down
>>> with it.
>>>
>>> I'm looking for a much brighter replacement that hopefully won't draw as
>>> much current? LED? I heard they have some very bright LED's now called
>>> Luxeon? 1 watt? I heard that just one of them can replace 10 of the
>>> older
>>> lower powered LED's.
>>>
>>> So has anyone made a replacement bulb with Luxeon LED's, with maybe 3-4
>>> of
>>> them in series? Wouldn't that be great?
>>>
>>>
>>> --
>>> - Mama Bear

>>
>> Go to www.google.com and search "3175 led bulb." You will see several
>> possibilities.
>> --
>>
>> Ray O
>> (correct punctuation to reply)

>
> Do LEDs run hotter or cooler than the standard bulbs? I am thinking of
> replacing the backup lights in the 98 Sienna with brighter LEDs, which
> seem to be cheap enough (just a few dollars each). I just don't want to
> melt anything in there. Is this a bad idea for any other reason?
> Thanks,
> Tomes

LED's run cooler - almost no heat, compared to an incandescent bulb with the
same light output, and LED's have a much longer life span, are more
resistant to bumps, and consume less power.

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"dh" <[email protected]> wrote :

> "Mama Bear" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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>>I have the '93 Corolla that takes a DE3175 dome light bulb.
>>
>> But I'm doing night deliveries and going blind trying to write
>> things down with it.
>>
>> I'm looking for a much brighter replacement that hopefully won't
>> draw as much current? LED? I heard they have some very bright LED's
>> now called Luxeon? 1 watt? I heard that just one of them can replace
>> 10 of the older lower powered LED's.
>>
>> So has anyone made a replacement bulb with Luxeon LED's, with maybe
>> 3-4 of them in series? Wouldn't that be great?
>>
>> - Mama Bear

>
> Get a headlamp (Eveready, for example, for about $14) and a set of
> rechargeable NiMHs for it (another $20 or so). Probably cost a lot
> less than overhauling your dome light and refitting it with LEDs.


No, they make LED bulbs for it. http://tinyurl.com/y25w48
I'm just not sure how bright it is. Price aint bad.



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Hachiroku <[email protected]> wrote :

> On Tue, 09 Jan 2007 16:51:54 -0600, Mama Bear wrote:
>
>> I have the '93 Corolla that takes a DE3175 dome light bulb.
>>
>> But I'm doing night deliveries and going blind trying to write
>> things down with it.
>>
>> I'm looking for a much brighter replacement that hopefully won't
>> draw as much current? LED? I heard they have some very bright LED's
>> now called Luxeon? 1 watt? I heard that just one of them can replace
>> 10 of the older lower powered LED's.
>>
>> So has anyone made a replacement bulb with Luxeon LED's, with maybe
>> 3-4 of them in series? Wouldn't that be great?

>
>
> Get one of those plug-in hi-intensity lamps that plugs into a lighter
> socket. Higher output and much more efficient.



Then you have to juggle it.



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On Wed, 10 Jan 2007 04:40:54 GMT, "Tomes" <[email protected]> wrote:
>"Ray O" <rokigawaATtristarassociatesDOTcom> wrote in message
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>> "Mama Bear" <[email protected]> wrote in message
>> news:[email protected]


>>> I have the '93 Corolla that takes a DE3175 dome light bulb.
>>> <Snip>
>>> So has anyone made a replacement bulb with Luxeon LED's, with maybe 3-4
>>> of them in series? Wouldn't that be great?


>> Go to www.google.com and search "3175 led bulb." You will see several
>> possibilities.


The 3175 is rated at 10CP, but that's non-directional. The better
the reflector behind the lamp, the better it works - You might try
making a better reflector out of heavy foil 'Duct Tape', making sure
not to short out the lamp holders or any of the 'Rivets' on the
backing plate that might be electrically hot.

If you replace the regular lamp with an LED lamp assembly, the focus
of the emitter affects the output pattern.

>Do LEDs run hotter or cooler than the standard bulbs? I am thinking of
>replacing the backup lights in the 98 Sienna with brighter LEDs, which seem
>to be cheap enough (just a few dollars each). I just don't want to melt
>anything in there. Is this a bad idea for any other reason?


Normally, LED's run much cooler than an equivalent incandescent.
But that's for the 20ma indicator class, some of the Luxeons (esp. the
3-Watt) are pumping enough current through that they have to be on
some sort of a heat sink, they can't handle the current for long
without one.

The heat sinks are normally built into the retrofit lamps if the LED
specs say they need them.

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"Mama Bear" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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> Hachiroku <[email protected]> wrote :
>> On Tue, 09 Jan 2007 16:51:54 -0600, Mama Bear wrote:
>>
>>> I have the '93 Corolla that takes a DE3175 dome light bulb.
>>>
>>> But I'm doing night deliveries and going blind trying to write
>>> things down with it.
>>>
>>> I'm looking for a much brighter replacement that hopefully won't
>>> draw as much current? LED? I heard they have some very bright LED's
>>> now called Luxeon? 1 watt? I heard that just one of them can replace
>>> 10 of the older lower powered LED's.
>>>
>>> So has anyone made a replacement bulb with Luxeon LED's, with maybe
>>> 3-4 of them in series? Wouldn't that be great?

>>
>> Get one of those plug-in hi-intensity lamps that plugs into a lighter
>> socket. Higher output and much more efficient.

>
> Then you have to juggle it.
> --
> - Mama Bear


I'd forrgotten about this gizmo. A friend has one. The one I've seen has a
"base" that is also the cigarette lighter plug, a 9" or so gooseneck and a
shaded lamp at the end. You plug it in to the cigarette lighter and adjust
it to point wherever you like and just leave it plugged in all the time.

Unless you smoke. In which case, I recommend you just leave the lamp
plugged in and stop smoking, anyway.

Or you can just buy the LEDs and see how they work.



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On Wed, 10 Jan 2007 06:27:14 -0600, dh wrote:

> "Mama Bear" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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>> Hachiroku <[email protected]> wrote :
>>> On Tue, 09 Jan 2007 16:51:54 -0600, Mama Bear wrote:
>>>
>>>> I have the '93 Corolla that takes a DE3175 dome light bulb.
>>>>
>>>> But I'm doing night deliveries and going blind trying to write
>>>> things down with it.
>>>>
>>>> I'm looking for a much brighter replacement that hopefully won't
>>>> draw as much current? LED? I heard they have some very bright LED's
>>>> now called Luxeon? 1 watt? I heard that just one of them can replace
>>>> 10 of the older lower powered LED's.
>>>>
>>>> So has anyone made a replacement bulb with Luxeon LED's, with maybe
>>>> 3-4 of them in series? Wouldn't that be great?
>>>
>>> Get one of those plug-in hi-intensity lamps that plugs into a lighter
>>> socket. Higher output and much more efficient.

>>
>> Then you have to juggle it.
>> --
>> - Mama Bear

>
> I'd forrgotten about this gizmo. A friend has one. The one I've seen has a
> "base" that is also the cigarette lighter plug, a 9" or so gooseneck and a
> shaded lamp at the end. You plug it in to the cigarette lighter and adjust
> it to point wherever you like and just leave it plugged in all the time.
>
> Unless you smoke. In which case, I recommend you just leave the lamp
> plugged in and stop smoking, anyway.
>
> Or you can just buy the LEDs and see how they work.



For $7 you can get a socket adapter at Rad Shack, for $9, two.

You might have to drill a hole, but put it where you want it, and plug a
lamp into it. In the Mazda I have one for the XM adapter and one for my
cell charger. Runs New...
 
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"Mama Bear" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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> Hachiroku <[email protected]> wrote :
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>> On Tue, 09 Jan 2007 16:51:54 -0600, Mama Bear wrote:
>>
>>> I have the '93 Corolla that takes a DE3175 dome light bulb.
>>>
>>> But I'm doing night deliveries and going blind trying to write
>>> things down with it.
>>>
>>> I'm looking for a much brighter replacement that hopefully won't
>>> draw as much current? LED? I heard they have some very bright LED's
>>> now called Luxeon? 1 watt? I heard that just one of them can replace
>>> 10 of the older lower powered LED's.
>>>
>>> So has anyone made a replacement bulb with Luxeon LED's, with maybe
>>> 3-4 of them in series? Wouldn't that be great?

>>
>>
>> Get one of those plug-in hi-intensity lamps that plugs into a lighter
>> socket. Higher output and much more efficient.

>
>
> Then you have to juggle it.
>
>
>
> --
> - Mama Bear


The advantage of the plug in map light is that you can use it in any vehicle
you need to use (as long as it has a lighter socket).

There are two possible types you could get.
1. Comes on a flexi shaft that can be aimed where you like
2. Comes on a length of wire but you can clip it to your clipboard (or order
book)
(http://www.nextag.com/map-light/search-html)
 
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"Tomes" <[email protected]> wrote :


> Do LEDs run hotter or cooler than the standard bulbs?


MUCH cooler.

> I am thinking
> of replacing the backup lights in the 98 Sienna with brighter LEDs,
> which seem to be cheap enough (just a few dollars each). I just
> don't want to melt anything in there. Is this a bad idea for any
> other reason? Thanks,
> Tomes


Depends on the lens covering the lights. If it's clear, LED's can be much
more vivid than incandescent bulbs, and much more intense. The people I
see, who are using them for the red tail brake lights, seem to be
increasing their safety by using them, they're so bright and vivid.



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=?iso-2022-jp?q?Hachiroku_=1B$B%O%A%m%=2F=1B=28B?= <[email protected]>
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> On Wed, 10 Jan 2007 04:40:54 +0000, Tomes wrote:
>
>> "Ray O" <rokigawaATtristarassociatesDOTcom> wrote in message
>> news:[email protected]
>>>
>>> "Mama Bear" <[email protected]> wrote in message
>>> news:[email protected]
>>>>I have the '93 Corolla that takes a DE3175 dome light bulb.
>>>>
>>>> But I'm doing night deliveries and going blind trying to write
>>>> things down
>>>> with it.
>>>>
>>>> I'm looking for a much brighter replacement that hopefully won't
>>>> draw as much current? LED? I heard they have some very bright
>>>> LED's now called Luxeon? 1 watt? I heard that just one of them can
>>>> replace 10 of the older lower powered LED's.
>>>>
>>>> So has anyone made a replacement bulb with Luxeon LED's, with
>>>> maybe 3-4 of
>>>> them in series? Wouldn't that be great?
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> --
>>>> - Mama Bear
>>>
>>> Go to www.google.com and search "3175 led bulb." You will see
>>> several possibilities.
>>> --
>>>
>>> Ray O
>>> (correct punctuation to reply)

>>
>> Do LEDs run hotter or cooler than the standard bulbs? I am thinking
>> of replacing the backup lights in the 98 Sienna with brighter LEDs,
>> which seem to be cheap enough (just a few dollars each). I just
>> don't want to melt anything in there. Is this a bad idea for any
>> other reason? Thanks, Tomes

>
>
> They run much cooler, since they use a lower voltage and draw less
> current. Even a cluster of LEDs will run cooler than a bulb.
>


Yes, and in the traffic lights they're replacing incandescent bulbs that
draw maybe 150 watts, with LED arrays that I understand draw about 14
watts. That's a BIG energy savings over an entire city area. Plus the
LED's last longer and are MUCH more vivid and visible.




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Vash The Stampede <[email protected]> wrote :

> On Wed, 10 Jan 2007 06:27:14 -0600, dh wrote:
>
>> "Mama Bear" <[email protected]> wrote in message
>> news:[email protected]
>>> Hachiroku <[email protected]> wrote :
>>>> On Tue, 09 Jan 2007 16:51:54 -0600, Mama Bear wrote:
>>>>
>>>>> I have the '93 Corolla that takes a DE3175 dome light bulb.
>>>>>
>>>>> But I'm doing night deliveries and going blind trying to write
>>>>> things down with it.
>>>>>
>>>>> I'm looking for a much brighter replacement that hopefully won't
>>>>> draw as much current? LED? I heard they have some very bright
>>>>> LED's now called Luxeon? 1 watt? I heard that just one of them
>>>>> can replace 10 of the older lower powered LED's.
>>>>>
>>>>> So has anyone made a replacement bulb with Luxeon LED's, with
>>>>> maybe 3-4 of them in series? Wouldn't that be great?
>>>>
>>>> Get one of those plug-in hi-intensity lamps that plugs into a
>>>> lighter socket. Higher output and much more efficient.
>>>
>>> Then you have to juggle it.
>>> --
>>> - Mama Bear

>>
>> I'd forrgotten about this gizmo. A friend has one. The one I've
>> seen has a "base" that is also the cigarette lighter plug, a 9" or
>> so gooseneck and a shaded lamp at the end. You plug it in to the
>> cigarette lighter and adjust it to point wherever you like and just
>> leave it plugged in all the time.
>>
>> Unless you smoke. In which case, I recommend you just leave the
>> lamp plugged in and stop smoking, anyway.
>>
>> Or you can just buy the LEDs and see how they work.

>
>
> For $7 you can get a socket adapter at Rad Shack, for $9, two.
>
> You might have to drill a hole, but put it where you want it, and
> plug a lamp into it. In the Mazda I have one for the XM adapter and
> one for my cell charger. Runs New...
>


I was searching around and found this:
http://www.cetsolar.com/cigplugs.htm

AC Delco DC 12V Socket Multiplier

* Plugs into the cigarette lighter socket or 12 volt power port.
* Provides 3 12 volt power ports, one is insulated for use with your
auto cigarette lighter.
* Swiveling 12 volt socket plug for optimum positioning.
* Maximum current tolerance 20 Amps

AC-244 AC Delco DC 12V Socket Multiplier $15.00


Sounds real sturdy and heavy duty, not like the cheap crummy one I
bought on Ebay that I can't even get to work. BUT they want almost $10
to ship the darn thing and I can't find it anywhere else on the web for
less shipping cost.


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"FantomFan" <[email protected]> wrote :

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> "Mama Bear" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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>> Hachiroku <[email protected]> wrote :
>>
>>> On Tue, 09 Jan 2007 16:51:54 -0600, Mama Bear wrote:
>>>
>>>> I have the '93 Corolla that takes a DE3175 dome light bulb.
>>>>
>>>> But I'm doing night deliveries and going blind trying to write
>>>> things down with it.
>>>>
>>>> I'm looking for a much brighter replacement that hopefully won't
>>>> draw as much current? LED? I heard they have some very bright
>>>> LED's now called Luxeon? 1 watt? I heard that just one of them can
>>>> replace 10 of the older lower powered LED's.
>>>>
>>>> So has anyone made a replacement bulb with Luxeon LED's, with
>>>> maybe 3-4 of them in series? Wouldn't that be great?
>>>
>>>
>>> Get one of those plug-in hi-intensity lamps that plugs into a
>>> lighter socket. Higher output and much more efficient.

>>
>>
>> Then you have to juggle it.
>>
>>
>>
>> --
>> - Mama Bear

>
> The advantage of the plug in map light is that you can use it in any
> vehicle you need to use (as long as it has a lighter socket).
>
> There are two possible types you could get.
> 1. Comes on a flexi shaft that can be aimed where you like
> 2. Comes on a length of wire but you can clip it to your clipboard
> (or order book)
> (http://www.nextag.com/map-light/search-html)
>
>


Here's an interesting looking one, but it seems to have no on-off
switch.

http://www.amazon.com/12-Volt-Super-Bright-Light-Flexible/dp/B000FAB78E

If I'm going to be using something like that 20 amp tripler that I
posted about just now, I'd be running the air cleaner in the back seat
from it, so a map light would need to have its own separate on-off
switch.


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> Vash The Stampede <[email protected]> wrote :
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>> On Wed, 10 Jan 2007 06:27:14 -0600, dh wrote:
>>
>>> "Mama Bear" <[email protected]> wrote in message
>>> news:[email protected]
>>>> Hachiroku <[email protected]> wrote :
>>>>> On Tue, 09 Jan 2007 16:51:54 -0600, Mama Bear wrote:
>>>>>
>>>>>> I have the '93 Corolla that takes a DE3175 dome light bulb.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> But I'm doing night deliveries and going blind trying to write
>>>>>> things down with it.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> I'm looking for a much brighter replacement that hopefully won't
>>>>>> draw as much current? LED? I heard they have some very bright
>>>>>> LED's now called Luxeon? 1 watt? I heard that just one of them
>>>>>> can replace 10 of the older lower powered LED's.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> So has anyone made a replacement bulb with Luxeon LED's, with
>>>>>> maybe 3-4 of them in series? Wouldn't that be great?
>>>>>
>>>>> Get one of those plug-in hi-intensity lamps that plugs into a
>>>>> lighter socket. Higher output and much more efficient.
>>>>
>>>> Then you have to juggle it.
>>>> --
>>>> - Mama Bear
>>>
>>> I'd forrgotten about this gizmo. A friend has one. The one I've
>>> seen has a "base" that is also the cigarette lighter plug, a 9" or
>>> so gooseneck and a shaded lamp at the end. You plug it in to the
>>> cigarette lighter and adjust it to point wherever you like and just
>>> leave it plugged in all the time.
>>>
>>> Unless you smoke. In which case, I recommend you just leave the
>>> lamp plugged in and stop smoking, anyway.
>>>
>>> Or you can just buy the LEDs and see how they work.

>>
>>
>> For $7 you can get a socket adapter at Rad Shack, for $9, two.
>>
>> You might have to drill a hole, but put it where you want it, and
>> plug a lamp into it. In the Mazda I have one for the XM adapter and
>> one for my cell charger. Runs New...
>>

>
> I was searching around and found this:
> http://www.cetsolar.com/cigplugs.htm
>
> AC Delco DC 12V Socket Multiplier
>
> * Plugs into the cigarette lighter socket or 12 volt power port.
> * Provides 3 12 volt power ports, one is insulated for use with your
> auto cigarette lighter.
> * Swiveling 12 volt socket plug for optimum positioning.
> * Maximum current tolerance 20 Amps
>
> AC-244 AC Delco DC 12V Socket Multiplier $15.00
>
>
> Sounds real sturdy and heavy duty, not like the cheap crummy one I
> bought on Ebay that I can't even get to work. BUT they want almost $10
> to ship the darn thing and I can't find it anywhere else on the web for
> less shipping cost.


Shipping costs on e-bay and almost everywhere else are so much bullshit,
they are so inflated. More profit is made on falsely inflated so-called
shipping costs than on the item itself, in many cases. That's why I refuse
to buy on the net unless shipping costs are very low or waived.




>
>
> --
> - Mama Bear
 
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In article <[email protected]>
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> [...] more vivid than incandescent bulbs, and much more
> intense. The people I see, who are using them [LEDs] for the
> red tail brake lights, seem to be increasing their safety by
> using them, they're so bright and vivid.


And they light up faster, giving people behind _slightly_ more
warning and reaction time -- the main reason Volvo introduced
them (before anyone else, IIRC/FWIW).
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In article <[email protected]>
[email protected] "Mama Bear" writes:

> AC Delco DC 12V Socket Multiplier
>
> [...] BUT they want almost $10 to ship the darn thing and I
> can't find it anywhere else on the web for less shipping cost.


Have you tried the Old Fashioned Way? <g> IIRC, AC Delco is a GM
brand, so maybe their dealers can get one for you.
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On Thu, 11 Jan 2007 07:49:30 +0000, sharx35 wrote:

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>> Vash The Stampede <[email protected]> wrote :
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>>> On Wed, 10 Jan 2007 06:27:14 -0600, dh wrote:
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>>>> "Mama Bear" <[email protected]> wrote in message
>>>> news:[email protected]
>>>>> Hachiroku <[email protected]> wrote :
>>>>>> On Tue, 09 Jan 2007 16:51:54 -0600, Mama Bear wrote:
>>>>>>
>>>>>>> I have the '93 Corolla that takes a DE3175 dome light bulb.
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> But I'm doing night deliveries and going blind trying to write
>>>>>>> things down with it.
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> I'm looking for a much brighter replacement that hopefully won't
>>>>>>> draw as much current? LED? I heard they have some very bright
>>>>>>> LED's now called Luxeon? 1 watt? I heard that just one of them
>>>>>>> can replace 10 of the older lower powered LED's.
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> So has anyone made a replacement bulb with Luxeon LED's, with
>>>>>>> maybe 3-4 of them in series? Wouldn't that be great?
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Get one of those plug-in hi-intensity lamps that plugs into a
>>>>>> lighter socket. Higher output and much more efficient.
>>>>>
>>>>> Then you have to juggle it.
>>>>> --
>>>>> - Mama Bear
>>>>
>>>> I'd forrgotten about this gizmo. A friend has one. The one I've
>>>> seen has a "base" that is also the cigarette lighter plug, a 9" or
>>>> so gooseneck and a shaded lamp at the end. You plug it in to the
>>>> cigarette lighter and adjust it to point wherever you like and just
>>>> leave it plugged in all the time.
>>>>
>>>> Unless you smoke. In which case, I recommend you just leave the
>>>> lamp plugged in and stop smoking, anyway.
>>>>
>>>> Or you can just buy the LEDs and see how they work.
>>>
>>>
>>> For $7 you can get a socket adapter at Rad Shack, for $9, two.
>>>
>>> You might have to drill a hole, but put it where you want it, and
>>> plug a lamp into it. In the Mazda I have one for the XM adapter and
>>> one for my cell charger. Runs New...
>>>

>>
>> I was searching around and found this:
>> http://www.cetsolar.com/cigplugs.htm
>>
>> AC Delco DC 12V Socket Multiplier
>>
>> * Plugs into the cigarette lighter socket or 12 volt power port.
>> * Provides 3 12 volt power ports, one is insulated for use with your
>> auto cigarette lighter.
>> * Swiveling 12 volt socket plug for optimum positioning.
>> * Maximum current tolerance 20 Amps
>>
>> AC-244 AC Delco DC 12V Socket Multiplier $15.00
>>
>>
>> Sounds real sturdy and heavy duty, not like the cheap crummy one I
>> bought on Ebay that I can't even get to work. BUT they want almost $10
>> to ship the darn thing and I can't find it anywhere else on the web for
>> less shipping cost.

>
> Shipping costs on e-bay and almost everywhere else are so much bullshit,
> they are so inflated. More profit is made on falsely inflated so-called
> shipping costs than on the item itself, in many cases. That's why I refuse
> to buy on the net unless shipping costs are very low or waived.



I used to charge $10 for myself for "shipping and handling", because I was
selling stuff for others on commission. Sometimes I'd score big, but most
of the time I was making $5 per sale. So that extra $10 made up for my
time to get the thing to the buyer.

And, I had a 100% satisfaction rating, with "SUPER FAST SHIPPING!!!!"
being the common comment.
 
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