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9 SMD LED too long for Engine bay light lens

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I ordered a replacement 9 SMD LED (BA9S) for my engine bay light thinking it would give more light than the bulb Im using now.

Only problem is the LED won't fit under the standard lens. Its too short.

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To get it to fit I made a 10mm longer lens out of two other ones I made and from that I made a mold for a new longer lens.

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Now the LED fits and the end result looks like the original all be it a little longer.

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Its a lot brighter than my old bulb and uses a lot less current. Im happy.

Chas

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Oh if anyone is interested in one, let me know. I can send them with LED and gasket. $20+postage

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Chas

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I still have to wonder how I got a 9 LED bulb to fit in mine. LOL There must have been some different supplier of lenses.

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Yea, I thought it might of been the lens I made by copying an old one that was shorter, but the other spare original is also the same length and that one came from a completly different vehicle.

This longer one fits the LEDs I have and looks great. There might be other types available, but all I could find where all 39mm.

Chas

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Looks really good.

I'm Interested but I don't have a engine bay light yet. I lost mine since disasembling 25 years ago.

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Yea, I thought it might of been the lens I made by copying an old one that was shorter, but the other spare original is also the same length and that one came from a completly different vehicle.

This longer one fits the LEDs I have and looks great. There might be other types available, but all I could find where all 39mm.

Chas

My guess then is that the 9 LED bulb I bought was a little shorter.

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I agree that using the LED bulb might produce a brighter light with what is likely to be a slightly lower supply voltage.

Why not substitute a longer lens made of a more transparent plastic? The lamp is new, why not the cover? You would just reuse the old base and add a longer dome.

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