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Author Topic: Any ideas on where to get wedge-based sockets for plugging lights/LEDs?  (Read 873 times)

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I'd like to have some when DinoRoger gets his per-game LED mojo going, so I can pop in some of the wedge-based 12V superbright LEDs...

I'm specifically looking for small square T 3-14 sockets with wire leads, not the thru-the-board screw-in types like Happ sells (too bulky for pushbuttons).  Extensive searching online has turned up few leads, and it seems no one sells or will even price these online.

Thanks for any links etc!

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First thought that came to mind, auto salvage yard.  Go to a "Pull-a-part" yard and start popping off brake lights (etc) until you find some.  OR go to a auto parts store, find the wedge-style bulb you're wanting, then go through their book until you find a car that uses them in an easily accessible place, THEN go to the salvage yard with your tools (and wire cutter).


That should be pretty cheap.

OR

http://www.happcontrols.com/lighting/49094100.htm


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Naw, hunting thru a scrapyard for an hour to find a dozen lampholders doesn't excite me much  Besides, I'll bet the ones they use in cars are the bulkier ones, and I don't want to waste time cutting them down to size either.  Someone manufactures these, and I bet someone sells them.  I found a few PDF catalogs with no prices, and no way to order.  I guess I could make a few phone calls to find out if they sell direct...  Just looking for an easier solution if anyone has bought these before...

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Are the wedge-based sockets that I linked from Happ controls not what you're looking for?

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1UP,

How are ya bruddah'?

Anyhey, I know I have seen wire lead T 3 1/4 wedge based sockets at auto parts stores - but like it has been pointed out - might be a tad bit on the bulky side.  

I am assuming you're talking about using regular push buttons (not illuminated ones), right?

I'll poke around and see if I can come up with any alternatives

Oh one more thought, I know I have seen wedge base led replacements for Mailbu lights - might want to check your local Home Depot and see what size those wedge base sockets are - I know they are wired.

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Are the wedge-based sockets that I linked from Happ controls not what you're looking for?

To reiterate from above:

"I'm specifically looking for small square T 3-14 sockets with wire leads, not the thru-the-board screw-in types like Happ sells (too bulky for pushbuttons). "

The ones Happ has are the round ones that screw into a hole on a circuit board, and are probably too big to fit into a happs pushbutton.  I have seen smaller ones that are basically just a rectangular receptacle big enough for the wedge base to plug into.  Whatever I use needs to be insulated, and no larger across than 1/2 inch to fit inside the spring.

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Are the wedge-based sockets that I linked from Happ controls not what you're looking for?

To reiterate from above:

"I'm specifically looking for small square T 3-14 sockets with wire leads, not the thru-the-board screw-in types like Happ sells (too bulky for pushbuttons). "

The ones Happ has are the round ones that screw into a hole on a circuit board, and are probably too big to fit into a happs pushbutton.  I have seen smaller ones that are basically just a rectangular receptacle big enough for the wedge base to plug into.  Whatever I use needs to be insulated, and no larger across than 1/2 inch to fit inside the spring.

Sorry dude, it was early and I hadn't gotten enough coffee in the morning.

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Well, no luck at Home Depot.  It's too expensive (and wasteful) to buy a whole malibu light for one socket...  I'll try contacting one of the manufacturers to see if they sell direct, or if not, who does.

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