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    Apr 19, 2012, 7:34 AM - LED E10 Replacement Bulb for Darkside's Beautifully Built Brass JP Beacon! #1

    Hello Everyone,

    If you are fortunate enough to have purchased one of Darkside's Brass/Alum JP Beacons and want to have a seriously cheap LED Bulb alternative, I found an LED supplier that has the perfect fit!

    You can find them at http://www.ledlight.com/e10-screw-ba...d-lights.aspx1

    They are a perfect fit for the aluminum housing, put off little to no heat, can be powered by Darkside's battery pack or a 9v battery, and here's the best part...... If you get the RGB bulb, it changes colors in a set pattern. (I know that last part isn't screen accurate, but it looks really cool!) The LEDs have a ring around them that by pure luck keeps the bulb from touching the sides of the beacon and shorting it out. Oh yeah, 2 other things.... they don't require any additional wiring and they're $1.99 each. What's not to love about that???!!??? I received mine today and they look beautiful in the housing.

    Thought I would pass this one along to my fellow Fetts. Cheers!

    - Warpcell
    Product ID: 74534
    Product Name: Tall Round LED E10 Screw Base L.E.D. Bulb
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    Apr 19, 2012, 7:44 AM - Re: LED E10 Replacement Bulb for Darkside's Beautifully Built Brass JP Beacon! #2

    If the link doesn't work, just search the website with the product ID 74534 and pick your color! I bought the 3 represented in the original post and they all look awesome in the housing.

    Cheers again,

    - Warpcell
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    Apr 19, 2012, 7:46 AM - Re: LED E10 Replacement Bulb for Darkside's Beautifully Built Brass JP Beacon! #3

    Thanks for the tip mate, might look into it.
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    Apr 19, 2012, 7:56 AM - Re: LED E10 Replacement Bulb for Darkside's Beautifully Built Brass JP Beacon! #4

    Sadly they don't ship internationally if you don't order for more than 250 USD and then you have to pay with wire transfer. I guess my money is not good enough.
  5. Apr 19, 2012, 9:23 AM - Re: LED E10 Replacement Bulb for Darkside's Beautifully Built Brass JP Beacon! #5

    My question is, does it illuminate the side of the rocket like the incandescent does? If it does this is a great alternative. My old beacon had an LED but standard LEDs, only light striaght on, they done give off light from side to side so it never looked right to me. But maybe these are different would love to know!
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    Apr 19, 2012, 10:03 AM - Re: LED E10 Replacement Bulb for Darkside's Beautifully Built Brass JP Beacon! #6

    Quote Darth Voorhees said: View Post
    My question is, does it illuminate the side of the rocket like the incandescent does? !
    This was the main reason behind my choice...
    And I preferd the normal bulb also because it's more easy to find in a local store with a reasonable price.
    But if you find a Led bulb that work, I only can say "WELCOME"!

    I also find those led on EBAY: Find Item number 120649316951
    When them will arrive, I show you a comparison pic

    BTW, enjoy yourself with your Beacons! ( and soon with your studs and JP collars)
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    Apr 19, 2012, 10:34 AM - Re: LED E10 Replacement Bulb for Darkside's Beautifully Built Brass JP Beacon! #7

    Quote Dark-Side said: View Post
    JP collars)

    Woohoo!
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    Apr 19, 2012, 12:11 PM - Re: LED E10 Replacement Bulb for Darkside's Beautifully Built Brass JP Beacon! #8

    Sadly, I'm still waiting on my JP from BM, or else I would post a pic of the light it casts. I'll post a pic of the beacon's light cast against another background later tonight when I get home from work.
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    Apr 19, 2012, 3:51 PM - Re: LED E10 Replacement Bulb for Darkside's Beautifully Built Brass JP Beacon! #9

    JP coller will be tricky with the different makers of JP's out there theyre not all the same size
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    Apr 19, 2012, 4:28 PM - Re: LED E10 Replacement Bulb for Darkside's Beautifully Built Brass JP Beacon! #10

    It's what I'd like produce
  11. Apr 19, 2012, 4:54 PM - Re: LED E10 Replacement Bulb for Darkside's Beautifully Built Brass JP Beacon! #11

    Quote Dark-Side said: View Post
    This was the main reason behind my choice...
    And I preferd the normal bulb also because it's more easy to find in a local store with a reasonable price.
    But if you find a Led bulb that work, I only can say "WELCOME"!

    I also find those led on EBAY: Find Item number 120649316951
    When them will arrive, I show you a comparison pic

    BTW, enjoy yourself with your Beacons! ( and soon with your studs and JP collars)
    Yea i like the regular bulb personally, its what was used on screen and i have no issues with it, so i love it

    I do think this is a great idea though! Would love to see how it looks man.
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    Apr 20, 2012, 8:45 AM - Re: LED E10 Replacement Bulb for Darkside's Beautifully Built Brass JP Beacon! #12

    And here the comparison pic!

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    Apr 20, 2012, 9:09 AM - Re: LED E10 Replacement Bulb for Darkside's Beautifully Built Brass JP Beacon! #13

    I bought the LED bulks Darkside linked above to keep as spares when the light bulk goes out while I hunt for a new bulb.
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    Apr 20, 2012, 7:16 PM - Re: LED E10 Replacement Bulb for Darkside's Beautifully Built Brass JP Beacon! #14

    Hello Everyone,

    Here are some pics of the the LEDs in action on a white countertop with a lightbulb overhead. They handle light noise pretty well. I am powering them with a 9V Energizer battery. The colors are Amber and White. Darksides bulb is powered by his power pack visible to the left of the photo. I have also included a link to my youtube video of the RGB in action. It's Disco Boba (ala Darkside!) lol

    I think the LED Bulbs do a better job than past bulbs because they're rated at 12v and therefor can handle a 9v hit. The housing of the bulb is also taller, so there's more glass to refract the light around the beacon cap. I just noticed that the beacon cap isn't in the same position in all 3 pics, so the light cast isn't fairly represented. The video is a better representation of the LED Bulb's performance. They're quite bright at 9 volts.

    Cheers everyone!

    - Warp

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  15. Apr 21, 2012, 9:53 AM - Re: LED E10 Replacement Bulb for Darkside's Beautifully Built Brass JP Beacon! #15

    Thanks Warpcell for the pics. Not as "defined" as the standard bulb, but not bad at all, definitely better than a standard LED. Nice work bud! This is a great alternative for those concerned about heat. Im guessing they may last longer than a standard bulb as well.

    That RGB bulb is freakin sweet. If i was doing a custom mando, that would go on my pack!
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    Apr 21, 2012, 1:32 PM - Re: LED E10 Replacement Bulb for Darkside's Beautifully Built Brass JP Beacon! #16

    Quote Darth Voorhees said: View Post
    Thanks Warpcell for the pics. Not as "defined" as the standard bulb, but not bad at all, definitely better than a standard LED. Nice work bud! This is a great alternative for those concerned about heat. Im guessing they may last longer than a standard bulb as well.

    That RGB bulb is freakin sweet. If i was doing a custom mando, that would go on my pack!

    My pleasure Brother Fett!
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    Apr 22, 2012, 2:44 AM - Re: LED E10 Replacement Bulb for Darkside's Beautifully Built Brass JP Beacon! #17

    Looks great mate thanks for the info.

    Might get the RGB one for a charity night walk we do here in Brisbane would look pretty cool
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    Apr 23, 2012, 9:04 PM - Re: LED E10 Replacement Bulb for Darkside's Beautifully Built Brass JP Beacon! #18

    on a side note regarding the beacon.... Where are people putting the battery pack so its easy access? I find it a pain the butt to have to unscrew the access to inside the jetpack.
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    Apr 23, 2012, 9:57 PM - Re: LED E10 Replacement Bulb for Darkside's Beautifully Built Brass JP Beacon! #19

    I plan on mounting a flat toggle switch to the back of the jetpack. This way I can turn it on an off without getting inside the pack. I picked one up at Radioshack $3.19 USD.

    SPST Rocker Switch (Black) : Rocker Switches | RadioShack.com

    SPST Rocker Switch (Black)
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    Apr 23, 2012, 11:59 PM - Re: LED E10 Replacement Bulb for Darkside's Beautifully Built Brass JP Beacon! #20

    Awesome idea! Thank you I'll check out radio shack for that.

    Quote Warpcell said: View Post
    I plan on mounting a flat toggle switch to the back of the jetpack. This way I can turn it on an off without getting inside the pack. I picked one up at Radioshack $3.19 USD.

    SPST Rocker Switch (Black) : Rocker Switches | RadioShack.com

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