Replacement dial lamp LEDs for your 1961-1966 Fisher tube receiver

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  1. AlTinkster92

    AlTinkster92 AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    Monk, you may want to remove that dial foam at the top section of the glass, it was left "open" to help the heat dissipate from the festoon lamps. Check around at pics of other Fishers, you'll see. Nice 800! Al
     
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  2. monkboughtlunch

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    Thanks - but the LEDs in mine run cool! (I agree the old OEM Festoon bulbs from Germany run hot).
     
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  3. the_nines

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    Exactly the info I was looking for.

    My 500B needs bulb replacing, one just burnt out.

    Thanks so much for this thread.
     
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  4. Rey1

    Rey1 Well-Known Member

    Just did the LED replacement on my 400 yesterday. Mine were a little too thin for the sockets, but some tin foil fixed that. They do look nice!
     
  5. AlTinkster92

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    Mine should be in the mailbox tomorrow, ordered what Steve ordered and hope they fit...
     
  6. vendo81

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    Great info. I'm wondering which size blub fits the tuners like the FM200B, R200 and FM-1000?
     

     

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  7. the_nines

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    Ordered some natural white and blue for my 500B.

    Looking forward to this.

    Thank you, Mr. Monk.
     
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  8. the_nines

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    Stunning!

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  9. the_nines

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    I received my order on Friday. I ordered the warm white and the blue.

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    By the way, this is what the blue LEDs look like:

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    Not bad, but I prefer the warm white, not only because they are more true to the original look of the unit but the blue tend to disappear as the room gets brighter. In any case, nice to have in case we want to change the look a tad.

    Thanks a bunch, monk!
     
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  10. gadget73

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    The warm white looks almost indistinguishable from the stock lamp. I like it. I have warm white LEDs in the dashboard of my car, same sort of effect overall. Its brighter but the color is almost the same as stock. The cool white LED are a little on the blue side, which may or may not be a good thing depending what color you're aiming for.
     
  11. Kevin1964

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    I have a 800c i have the new bulbs but they don't seem to be lighting up the glass at all any thoughts. I've chances the way they are pointing, they are bright just didn't light the glass at all?? Please help!!!
     

     

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  12. AlTinkster92

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    Kevin, if they are the LED's make sure they are pointed correctly.....I also learned the hard way.....:)
     
  13. Kevin1964

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    Thank you,I have spent almost 2 hours cleaning the glass with q-tip, ( did not remove the glass fees of breaking it) but it looks much much better
     
  14. Kevin1964

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    Here's a pic
     

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  15. audmod01

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    I recently replaced the burned out lamps in my 800-C with new LED types. I did find that the end caps on the glass tubes was smaller diameter than the originals. I retensioned the one-side copper plated contact in the holder to press against the new part more and cleared the loose connection I discovered at first. The holder plastic has to be in good shape and not cracked in order for this to work, and don't use too much force. The one contact in the holder only presses against one side of the end caps.

    Joe
     

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