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Offline bergdoll

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24V marker lights?
« on: July 08, 2013, 08:19:08 PM »
Help! Looking for inexpensive 24V amber  marker lights for a 1982 Prevost Marathon XL/Champion. Need 5 & probably 5 red in the rear (roof).
Mine are melting...
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Offline wg4t50

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Re: 24V marker lights?
« Reply #1 on: July 09, 2013, 02:46:09 AM »
24volt bulbs are available from WW Granger, where I got the replacement bulbs.
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Offline Bill B /bus

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Re: 24V marker lights?
« Reply #2 on: July 09, 2013, 04:39:33 AM »
Any auto/truck parts business either in stock or overnight order. I'm not talking Autozone etc.

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Re: 24V marker lights?
« Reply #3 on: July 09, 2013, 04:55:58 AM »
It sounds from the post that actual marker light assemblies are required, not bulbs.  The commonly available 12v light assemblies that I have been able to find use a different bulb base that the 24v bulbs seem to need, and the only assemblies that I have been able to find are OEM.  My bulbs need a BA15d socket. If your assemblies are OK but you just need new amber and red lens covers I would just call Prevost and order them.  Prevost seems to be very good on part availability and pricing.

Brian
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Offline scanzel

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Re: 24V marker lights?
« Reply #4 on: July 09, 2013, 05:18:42 AM »
Go to www.optronicsinc.com CB22 series and look at these. Find a 24v bulb at www.bulbdirect.com and go for it. Or just go to Prevost for replacements.
Steve Canzellarini
Berlin, CT
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Offline Boomer

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Re: 24V marker lights?
« Reply #5 on: July 09, 2013, 09:21:55 AM »
If your lenses are melting then you are running the wrong bulb, one with too high a CP.  Check your manual for the correct bulb number.
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Re: 24V marker lights?
« Reply #6 on: July 09, 2013, 09:39:41 AM »
If you just need new lenses you can get those from Optronics or others.  There may be some of those fixtures available in 24 volt LED.  

My Dina has the same lights and I got new LED ones made by Grote, but my system is 12 volts for the lights.  The Grote are 12 volt only.
Brian Elfert - 1995 Dina Viaggio 1000 Series 60/B500 - 75% done but usable - Minneapolis, MN

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Re: 24V marker lights?
« Reply #7 on: July 09, 2013, 11:46:22 AM »
        Go to     superbrightleds.com    they have leds that are 12-24volts variable and you can call them for assistance.

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Re: 24V marker lights?
« Reply #8 on: July 09, 2013, 11:54:36 AM »
Super Bright LEDs only offers 12 volt in that style of light.
Brian Elfert - 1995 Dina Viaggio 1000 Series 60/B500 - 75% done but usable - Minneapolis, MN

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Re: 24V marker lights?
« Reply #9 on: July 09, 2013, 02:10:45 PM »
Got the bulbs @ Grainger & not cheap. Going to get with Prevost, but after finding out that Prevost's Goodyear air bags are $173.34 & MCI has them for $91. I am a little bit ascared of their prices now. MCI doesn't have what I need, but they are very helpful & did try.
1982 Prevost Champion/Marathon under construction...

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Re: 24V marker lights?
« Reply #10 on: July 09, 2013, 07:13:53 PM »
Call Luke B
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Offline chart1

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Re: 24V marker lights?
« Reply #11 on: July 10, 2013, 12:23:36 AM »
These are what i use. Mine are over 10 years old and not one problem ever. they are 24v 10w very bright and nice looking

http://www.truck-lite.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?catalogId=10001&storeId=10001&productId=23820&langId=-1
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Re: 24V marker lights?
« Reply #12 on: July 11, 2013, 09:47:12 AM »
I have been pondering the issue of updating marker lights on my MCI for about a year and a half now, every since I started to see failed corroded bulb sockets.  The fixing screws are all corroded as well, so replacing would mean grinding out the screws, getting the remnants out of the roof skin and then scabbing on some non-OEM replacement if I was too cheap to spring for new MCI assemblies, which I in fact am (too cheap, that is).  So I have been searching high and low for a suitable 24v LED solution, and have found none.  So I knew that Grote makes a new mini-marker light called the Micro Nova in red, white and amber, in 24v.  It struck me that all I really need to do is replace the failed sockets in my lights, but they are bonded in and I can't get the old sockets out in a way that lets me replace them with a new socket.  So today I opened up a light on the bus and had a bit of a measure-up, and I can remove the sockets and replace them with one of these Micro Nova LED's, which are 3/4" in diameter.  If I get the white light ones they can shine through the OEM lens covers, and apparently they are very bright, so it should be good.  I just ordered one from my local NAPA as a test subject, if it works I will order more on-line - $26 here in town, and $16 shipped out of Los Angeles.  If this works, it may be a useful project.

Grote part number 49351, if anyone is interested.

Brian
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Re: 24V marker lights?
« Reply #13 on: July 12, 2013, 04:09:41 PM »
The ones I listed above from trucklite are about 6 bucks a peice.   
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Re: 24V marker lights?
« Reply #14 on: July 12, 2013, 04:15:45 PM »
And you can't use them inside of OEM MCI light assemblies, which is my point. 

Brian
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Spicer 8844 4 speed Zen meditation device
Tatamagouche, Nova Scotia