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Discussion in 'Amp Central Station' started by David Meiland, Aug 13, 2019.
I'd probably water down some black acrylic model paint to make a sort of neutral density paint.
Temporary fix is a suitable opaque tape as recommended.
For a permanent fix increase resistor to LED (as also recommended), or replace the high intensity LED with a standard LED.
A few of my pedals are fitted with high intensity LEDs. I don't understand the need for manufacturers to fit LEDs that feel like they're doing retinal damage!
If the board has surface mount components, the easiest would be to replace the LED.
Nail polish. I just put a drop and it tames the bright. I use the darkest red my wife has
I'd go to a craft store like Michael's and see if they have any type of transparent half sphere type beads. Something that you could glue over the top of the LED. Sort of like a jewel lamp cover except without the threaded part of the bezel.
This is assuming that you can't change the dropping resistor easily.
I had this problem with a couple of Donner pedals I added recently. The LEDs were so bright, I couldn't see the controls to adjust while the pedals were on. I got a black "paint pen" at Walmart (or craft store) and "dabbed" it a few times.....cut the light way down, but still visible. Not that anyone else will see it or care, but it looks very professional and "neat".
If taping it looks ugly to you, you might try a bit of nail polish to filter the light or simply shrink the surface area of the LED.
I gooped some thick black PA cabinet paint on the LED of a Black Rat pedal. some other pedal are also bright but the Rat takes the cake.
I can only hope that some day China runs out of bright LED supplies.
holy crap! that is the brightest i've seen on a pedal...
black sharpy, will quiet that searchlight down - will need to be reapplied, the lens aren't permeable to whatever sharpies use for dye/solvent base.
the FAA will be in touch if you play outdoors, you could be charged with trying to blind pilots, get it taken care of now....
its the law....
But what about the LED?
I add this to the bad and lazy design catalogue along with having foot controlled switches an inch of two from the knobs that control the effect with no guard.
I have one with a blue light that makes it impossible to see the control positions. Worse on a dark stage.
Boss got it ALL right.
Tiny lamp shades
exactly, no one cares about anyone's cosmetic regime, when theres electronic laser slicing the air in a menacing fashion.
duct tape works better on incandescent lamps the heat helps the glue stay ducky. The duct manual specifically not recommends its use on LED's as the laser radiation can induce spasms in the ductagenous adhesive and the mystery binders used to create a product that fixes many things badly and nothing really properly..
add controls on every possible side and a battery box that won't open without a chisel, ground hum, intermittent connections and switches that must be pressed two or 3 times to activate and I think we have a winner.