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I've been searching around on Google and found out that these are called
map lights, that plug into the cigarette lighter outlet, but the most
number of LED's I've seen in one is 6 and I'm not sure that would be
anywhere near as bright as an incandescent bulb for reading and writing in
the car at night.

But of course LED's have the advantage of not burning out the filament
from cold or vibration.

Have any of you found them with more than 6 LED's or perhaps with the high
powered LED's in them?



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[email protected] "Mama Bear" writes:

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> Have any of you found them with more than 6 LED's or perhaps
> with the high powered LED's in them?


Datapoint: my ticket was once upgraded to First Class on a Virgin
Atlantic flight. (Not worth the extra small hill of money those
folks have to shell out, IMHO.) Each of seat in FC had a reading
light on a goose-neck stalk. IIRC, each light had 6 LEDs and was
fully bright enough for the job.
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On Fri, 12 Jan 2007 16:49:37 -0600, Mama Bear <[email protected]>
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>Have any of you found them with more than 6 LED's or perhaps with the high
>powered LED's in them?


I light airplane cockpits with ONE red, blue, or green LED, or flood
it with THREE, from one of these:

<http://www.mypilotstore.com/mypilotstore/sep/3374>

The single colored LEDs are so bright, I have masking tape over them
to dim them. The white is incredibly bright.

I think it's more about the quality of the LED than the number.
Unfortunately, many people think of LED light as what comes from
indicators on stereo gear, computer lights, etc...
 
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Bonehenge <[email protected]> wrote :

> On Fri, 12 Jan 2007 16:49:37 -0600, Mama Bear <[email protected]>
> wrote:
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>>Have any of you found them with more than 6 LED's or perhaps with the
>>high powered LED's in them?

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> I light airplane cockpits with ONE red, blue, or green LED, or flood
> it with THREE, from one of these:
>
><http://www.mypilotstore.com/mypilotstore/sep/3374>
>
> The single colored LEDs are so bright, I have masking tape over them
> to dim them. The white is incredibly bright.
>
> I think it's more about the quality of the LED than the number.
> Unfortunately, many people think of LED light as what comes from
> indicators on stereo gear, computer lights, etc...
>


No, I understand exactly what you're saying. There are new LED's out,
like the Luxeon, that are way brighter with 1, than 5 of the others are.
Depends on the power they use and lumens they put out.

I'd probably be fine with a map light that uses 2-3 Luxeon white LED's
but don't think anyone makes one.

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