Few years back I got a stash of LED bulbs Ive built up, T10 wedge base and BA9S sockets and even some festoon bulbs as well as more traditional 1156 and 1157 bulbs.
I installed some white BA9S socketed LED bulbs in my old 56 few years back and I was never too happy with how it came out. Yes they are bright, but for me the color was a pure white and just didn't look right to me.
Old photo of the super white LEDs at full brightness
and photos I took today first one warm white LED which was a pita to locate in BA9S, this one is at full brightness.
and at full dim.
The warm white I think looks more like incandescent bulbs just brighter.
Only thing left for me to do is do some digging find out where the bulb is for the radio and what kind of bulb it takes so I can get all lights working on my dash.
For those curious I recommend getting your LED bulbs from ebay. I buy bulk from china where possible you might get 1 or 2 bulbs that just wont light up but shoot them an email and they will typically send you replacements for the ones that don't work.
Just be warned the warm white are a bit harder to find and cant find them in bulk especially in the BA9S base that these cars use for the dash lights. But Ive been running these style LEDs in my vehicles for years and the worse I had was had to pull two bulbs out in the first two years they didn't stop working but a couple of the chips started to ficker randomly.
Another bit of advice for those deciding to run LED, if you run dash lights in LED do not cheap out on the single smd chip go for the five smd chip which has four smd chips around the sides and one facing outwards to give you 360* illumination it prevents hot spotting when it comes to the LED lights.
1956 Ford Fairlane Town Sedan - 292 Y8 - Ford-O-Matic - 155,000 mi