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cwbalmer



Joined: 05 Jan 2004
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 05, 2004 1:51 pm    Post subject: Backlighting & LEDs...... Reply with quote

Guys,

I am beginning to look into the backlighting on my 777 MIP and glare shield, and was wondering how people backlit similar panels? Do you use several long lights or individual bulbs for each "section"?

Also, can anyone recommend any places to get some LEDs for items such as the heading indicator etc.?

Any help much appreciated!!!

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Chris. Very Happy
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MatthiasS



Joined: 15 Jan 2004
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 06, 2004 4:06 pm    Post subject: Backlighting Reply with quote

Hi Chris,

I think there are many ways for backlighting. At the moment I am making tests with cold cathode lights as they are used for computer modding. They are not cheap but are quiet bright and have a long lifetime of about 30,000 hours. In addition they are easy to mount and to wire and they stay "cold". Supply voltage is 12 V, they are available as a set including the inverter. The inverter can feed 2 lights.

Infos at http://www.sunbeamtech.com/new/products/ccfl/ccfl%20series-ccfl.htm

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Matthias
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dannyq8



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PostPosted: Sun Mar 07, 2004 9:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Chris,

Have a look at www.maplin.co.uk they stock just about everything we could ever need

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Danny
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cwbalmer



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PostPosted: Sun Mar 07, 2004 10:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Now these look good!!!

Funnily enough I bought some outdoor garden lights from B&Q yesterday!! IT is a flexible 6m light chain!!!

Will plough through my Maplin catalogue this pm I think!!

Thanks folks!!

Chris

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okan



Joined: 14 Nov 2003
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 09, 2004 2:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hello Very Happy

For my A320 Setup, i decided to go on with the EL sheets. Very suitable for us cockpit builders. Can be cut very easily and applied to any surface. No heating problems. I have a couple of pictures on my web site together with a short application example.



Hope it helps !

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Okan
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