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LED taillight
Written by csury on 10/25/2010 at 02:48 am

I want to use LEDs where I can so as to maximize power available for battery
charging and accessories.

These 68-LED towers work well in the rear turn signals. They are just as
bright as the 1156 incandescents they replace. The only thing is that the
signals appear a bit yellower than with the regular bulbs, but still well within
the color one would expect from amber turn signals.

There is a 68-LED version similar to these but wired to act as a dual-filament
1157 bulb, as found in the brake lights and front turn signals. Unfortunately,
while they work well as either a blinker/brake light or as a running light, they
don't do both well at the same time. I may have just got a bad batch though,
and some internal rewiring will fix the deficiency in them. Winter project.

For the dash panel, I order these 5-LED minitowers. They appear to
put out good light outside of the panel, but I haven't had any chance to try
them in the dash panel yet. That's also going to be a winter project.

--- In, "douglasvanb" <douglas.vanbossuyt@...> wrote:
> I looked into LED bulbs for the tail lights and turn signals late last year.
From what I saw then, I wasn't comfortable with using any of them as drop-in
replacements on my PC. Various problems like fit, the way the light is
delivered, etc, turned me off. At some point in the future I'm considering
making LED inserts for the tail lights and turn signals. Rather than a drop-in
bulb, they would replace the reflectors and be up very close or against the
light and signal lenses with a few diffuser plates installed for good measure.
> Time, money, and some circuitry have prevented me from doing it to date.
Someday... someday...
> If you find satisfactory drop-in LED bulbs, I'd absolutely love to hear about
> Cheers,
> Douglas
> --- In, "aek_alex" <aek_alex@> wrote:
> >
> > Has anyone used different bulbs for taillights?
> >
> > May some bright flashing ones.
> >
> > Any suggestions on brighter LED Bulbs?
> >
> > I want to be a little safer by doing this.
> >
> > Thanks,
> > Alex
> >

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