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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 01-06-2019, 04:03 PM Thread Starter
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LED Dash lights - blue, green, cool or warm ?

I have my dash apart for paint


Im thinking about upgrading to some LED bulbs


What color are you guys liking ?


I was gonna go with green



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Re: LED Dash lights - blue, green, cool or warm ?

I replaced mine out a couple yrs ago, and landed on 'warm white' as the best color for my taste.
The little lenses are already blue (at least 64s are, not sure about 63), so bulb colors such as green yield a different color than you might expect. Warm white closely simulates the color warmth that incandescent bulbs put out.

This is a pic of my dash with the warm whites...plus I added the 'whitegauge.net' overlays in the brushed look. The fuel and temp pods look more blue in the photo, but they look the same as the speedo to my eyes.

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dashlights1017a by 1964 Galaxie 500, on Flickr


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Re: LED Dash lights - blue, green, cool or warm ?

Awesome
Thank you !
Looks killer
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Re: LED Dash lights - blue, green, cool or warm ?

Glad I could help ! and thank you

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Awesome
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I used these
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00KW3RKT4..._dk4nCbBKQAVFV

Edit: this is a 64 with factory blue lenses and "bright white" leds
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Re: LED Dash lights - blue, green, cool or warm ?

I like that blue !!!!


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Re: LED Dash lights - blue, green, cool or warm ?

you know they look different on a 63
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you know they look different on a 63

You talking bout the color of the gauges ?
If so - yes


Im running some auto meter gauges and black faces all around
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Re: LED Dash lights - blue, green, cool or warm ?

i meant the ones shown here are 64 with white background. i have the white led s, and they look good, but different than on 64
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Mine is a 64 and has the factory blue lenses. The leds are "bright white".
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What’s the best way to access and change all the lights.. just flip upside down under dash or is there a way to drop out the dash and plug them all up?
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Re: LED Dash lights - blue, green, cool or warm ?

If you're young and dexterous, then yep you may be able to still fish them all out from underneath. Me though, I went with the old and slow way, aka disconnect battery cable, unscrew speedo cable, remove cluster screws and tilt the entire cluster ass'y forward.

Put a nice soft towel on the steering column, and then you have a safe place to rest it while you do your thing. I had mine out for a cluster overhaul, but I still used the towel deal.

I used a sharpie and numbered each one so it went back in the right hole. --take your time with them, so later your memory is clearer.

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What’s the best way to access and change all the lights.. just flip upside down under dash or is there a way to drop out the dash and plug them all up?

Also remove the speaker and it will give you a ton more room - it allows you reach your arm across
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