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Old 01-11-2011, 09:28 PM
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Default which license plate LEDs do I need?? Inverted or straight beam??

I want to get some 194 white LEDs for my license plate. Do I get the ones that project the beam forward or those inverted ones that send the light to the sides??? at what angle will the LEDs face once installed?? will they face straight at the lens or just the side of the LEDs will be by the clear tiny lens??
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Old 01-11-2011, 09:51 PM
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Default Re: which license plate LEDs do I need?? Inverted or straight beam??

You want "wide-angle" LEDs...
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Old 01-11-2011, 09:53 PM
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Default Re: which license plate LEDs do I need?? Inverted or straight beam??

You want the ones that have light all the way around
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Old 01-11-2011, 10:03 PM
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Default Re: which license plate LEDs do I need?? Inverted or straight beam??

I'd say the wide angle or inverted cone led's should work.
Or if you have room in the light housing, you could try some of the 5 smd design led plug-in bulbs. They'll throw light in all directions better than the single little led bulbs, but they're usually a little longer & bigger in diameter.

They'll be inside the plastic housing & the light will only show through the small opening, so if you get a narrow angle led bulb you probably won't get much light output around the sides of the led bulb where you need it.
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