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Source for LED light ring for controls (aka nitro knobs)

Discussion in 'CB Radio Modifications' started by Klondike Mike, Jan 26, 2018.

  1. Klondike Mike

    Klondike Mike Well-Known Member

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    I like the lighted controls that I've seen installed by other techs. I don't want the knobs. I just want the light ring. I searched eBay but it seems there's nothing showing up less than a 40mm ring. I think 10-20mm is what I'm looking for. How come I can't seem to find them? Anyone know of a source for what I'm looking for?

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  2. sunbulls

    sunbulls Sr. Member

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    Google "EKL Components" and you will see a number of shops that sell those rings and knobs, although I haven't dealt with any of them personally.
     
  3. Klondike Mike

    Klondike Mike Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for that keyword. I'm late to the party on this. Found a few dealers wanting around $7 for the light ring. Pretty good mark up for a .25 cent item. Seems the Chinese are not interested in making a 10mm LED light ring. Pondering whether to make my own.[​IMG]
     
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    LeapFrog Wielding Hanlon's Razor

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    Same here, I found a gentleman on eBay selling red or blue ones for about $6.95 (not made by EKL), I asked him for a quote on 10 pieces, full price all the way up, thanks but no thanks.

    If I buy another EKL ring I intend to measure it and possibly come here to report the dimensions.
    Surely the Chinese have something like this.
     
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  5. 2RT307

    2RT307 Sr. Member

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    Have you tried any of the pinball sites? They have a lot of LED lights, and most are inexpensive.

    73,
    Brett
     
  6. Klondike Mike

    Klondike Mike Well-Known Member

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    Never considered. I'll look into that angle. Thanks.
     
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    LeapFrog Wielding Hanlon's Razor

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  8. Klondike Mike

    Klondike Mike Well-Known Member

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    LeapFrog Wielding Hanlon's Razor

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    6 volt operation, no problem; I just hope the center hole is large enough!
    Good lead though, for sure 2RT307 & Klondike Mike. Thanks!
     
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    I actually bought some led bulbs from these guys:
    http://www.centsibleamusements.com/pinball-led-lighting.aspx

    They have bayonet style led bulbs that are used in a lot of the old HF rigs.

    Thought they might have something that would work for you.

    73,
    Brett
     
  11. Onelasttime

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    I like stock backlighting but tend to dislike Nitro Knob's. Why? Well they tend to be too bright! I absolutely HATE blue led's and that seems to be the color you see 99.9% of the time with aftermarket Nitro Knob Kits. The light green ones used by Uniden on some of their 1990's radio's are fantastic! I have a Grant like that.
     
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    I know this is an old topic, but I really think there would be a demand for these. Not sure what the startup costs would be sourcing them out overseas, as I’ve never been involved in that sort of thing.

    Surely one could find a Chinese supplier of LED lights to retool a machine and do some production runs?
     
  13. silverstreak

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    Have you tried these yet?

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    Has anyone tried those yet?
     
  15. nomadradio

    nomadradio Analog Retentive

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    Probably the only way to find out if a 6mm control shaft will fit through that center hole. Looked at every pic on their web site, no mechanical drawing with dimensions.

    73
     

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