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Old 07-09-2008, 7:20 PM
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Looking for info on the RS 2040 Scanner Backlight bulb? Thanks Hoser
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Hoser here is the info the the lamp.

PL001 10791416 LAMP,PILOT 8V 0.2A L0200

10791416 is the part number.

Radio Shack parts should be able to order that lamp for you. Hope that helps
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Hoser here is the info the the lamp.

PL001 10791416 LAMP,PILOT 8V 0.2A L0200

10791416 is the part number.

Radio Shack parts should be able to order that lamp for you. Hope that helps
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Default Same answer?

isn't it the same bulb for all that series? 2050,2052 etc?

go to the store and buy the 6v (rated 6v, but will work), 272-114? , OR spend the extra $ and order the replacement either from RS or Uniden.

Your experience and opinion may differ.
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I went to rat shack and got the 6 volt and put it in my 2052 and it works BUT it isnt bright like the stock one.
I am going to try the blue 12 volt one.
I dont see why a 12 volt wont work , it just wont be as bright as a 12 volt should be. Right or wrong?
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Blue LED or incandescent? I would think the 12v would be less bright than the 6v at the same ma. However it should last longer.

At the time I replaced mine, 12v leds were not the norm. However the blue ones sold at Advance and Auto Zone might actually give you the brightness and color tone you're seeking.

You certainly made me think about an alternative to the plain white bulb with the orange gel cap in my 2050.

You might buy an led in the color of your choice and vary the resistors to try the various voltages 6,8, and 12.

So has anyone tried that yet?

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I put the 6v in for now not as bright as my 2052 but the 8v isnt stock, its like 4 somethin and the guy told me there would be shipping on that, what the heck is up with that, never have I paid them shipping to get it to the store??? Im going to check with the Auto parts stores and do some further tinkern...........Hoser
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