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Pioneer SX-980 LED LIghting

Discussion in 'Tuners' started by Mark Davis, Oct 26, 2018.

  1. Mark Davis

    Mark Davis Active Member

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    I saw the thread about who to go for LED lighting.

    I was wondering if anyone has relamped their SX-980 with another color than White.

    I was thinking about Blue possibly.

    The Lighting is a little different as its almost like down lighting.

    I was not sure how the meters would look with Blue.

    Thanks in advance for any input.
     

     

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  2. Eastham

    Eastham More Class-A than ever!

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    Personally, I think the x50, x80 and x90 series receivers look a bit garish with anything other than warm white lamps. Just my prejudice though, I say get some different coloured lamps and choose the ones you like.
     
  3. Watthour

    Watthour Electron Rancher - JS3600

    Garish? You decide:

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    Something in the 2800-3000°K range might be closer to original, but the original lamps in many of this era Pioneer used a slight aquamarine tint on the lamp envelope, creating a green/yellow hue. It's rare to find original,. pristine lamps, but I've encountered a few and they do have this tint. I've been able to emulate that on incandescent lamps with a judicious treatment with one of these:

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    You could also seek a replacement LED capable of operating at 7V in a color range like THIS or THIS.
     
  4. Watthour

    Watthour Electron Rancher - JS3600

    BTW - This isn't specific to the TUNER section, is it?
     
  5. Mark Davis

    Mark Davis Active Member

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    Just the overall lighting in general. What color lights are in the third picture?
     
  6. Watthour

    Watthour Electron Rancher - JS3600

    The third photo is what was called "Super White" which is likely around 5500-6000°K color temperature. It looks quite blueish in person.
     

     

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  7. Mark Davis

    Mark Davis Active Member

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    And what about the first one which does not look very bright.
     
  8. Watthour

    Watthour Electron Rancher - JS3600

    The others are amber and red, in that order.
     

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