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Reviews Categories | Amateur Radio Equipment Repair | Drake 4-Line Blue LED Lamps Help

Reviews Summary for Drake 4-Line Blue LED Lamps
Drake 4-Line Blue LED Lamps Reviews: 3 Average rating: 5.0/5 MSRP: $14.95
Description: Cures OEM faded blue filter in Drake B/C Lines. Replaces #47 bulb with new bayonet base with LED and custom milled diffuser.
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NX0E Rating: 5/5 Oct 19, 2018 19:21 Send this review to a friend
Well made, work great  Time owned: 0 to 3 months
I just installed the lamps in an R-4C. So easy! They illuminate well, even with the blue filters left in. Those lamps should outlast me, run cooler, and I've not noticed a bit of rf noise from them.
W7PAZ Rating: 5/5 Dec 2, 2016 10:07 Send this review to a friend
The beautiful blue is back  Time owned: 0 to 3 months
I've installed these blue LED lamps in my T-4XB and R-4B. Straight forward installation. I did not remove the factory blue filters as their removal really doesn't affect the performance of the LED's. The meters and tuning dials now glow with that nice rich blue light characteristic of the Drake line. Excellent documentation accompanies the lamps.
K7FD Rating: 5/5 Jan 27, 2016 16:18 Send this review to a friend
Let there be light!  Time owned: 0 to 3 months
Just installed these beautiful electric blue LED lamps in my 48 year old R-4B receiver and T-4XB transmitter 'twins.' Installation of the bulbs is easy; direct replacment of old #47 bulbs with an LED built into same style of push and twist bayonet base.

The original blue coloring of the S meter and VFO dials had begun to fade to a light green. Although these LEDs are a much deeper blue than the original factory color, they add a fresh new look that is hard to argue with!

While not a requirement, I ended up removing the original plastic blue filters and tossing them away. The color from the new LEDs is smooth and uniform across the face of the entire VFO dial. Very nice!

I ordered online and received the lamps quickly via 2-day USPS. Packing job was excellent and included a well-written instruction sheet.

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