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Annunciator lights gotta be SEEN!

Discussion in 'Safety Issues' started by towbar, Sep 19, 2022 at 4:02 PM.

  1. towbar

    towbar Active Member

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    I brought these lights up in another thread but there *is* a safety angle so here goes. My 1987 Cat-426 dash annunciator lights were of the classic incandescent type that you could barely see in the dark (when no one is working) and not at all in sunlight (when most operators are). The sockets were shot so I repaired them before changing the bulbs to LED's. The entire job went fine until I discovered that except for the turn signal flashing arrows the other three were WRONG DIRECTION current for LED's. For these I also had to crosswire the socket to make them work. The short of the long is that now they are blindingly *bright even in sunlight*, no longer will I have to squint and shade with my hands while the rig goes off the deep end.

    One opicture shows the sunny disposition (panel actually shaded), the other picture shows the lights' brightness.
     

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