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LED's for gauge lighting

I'm desiring to put red LEDs in my VDO cockpit gauges in my Studebaker, as Studebaker had red dash lighting back in 1963..

These new VDO gauges have indirect side lighting, taking a wedge type bulb. The indirect lighting is like aftermarket Stewart Warner gauges, where the bulb plugs directly in the back of the gauge.

Has anyone done this that would have LED bulb recomendations?

Also, the VDO vacuum gauge because of the mechanical construction has much weaker side illumination than the other electrical gauges perhaps by 1/2. Has anyone overcome this with a specific LED?

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If a plug in LED replacement is available these guys will have it.

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