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LED taillight
Written by dl_page on 10/26/2010 at 07:45 pm

For info, I bought a series of LED signal and running/break lights. Thank you
Ebay Hong Kong...

For the running lights, no problems (except a bulb I badly installed fell out of
the holder and I spent 40 minutes and swearwords in 2 languages extracting the
s?#*$?g thing.

The turn indicators were sold as "containing resistors to work with indicator
relay", though in practice, my indicators work at about 120 flashes per minute
(ok, still legal - barely) and turn cancel works magic.

All in all, not too bad, and gives the alternator a rest, but tomorrow, I may
run off to my local electronics supply shop to find some big 5w resistors and
hook them up in line with each bulb, just to get the turn rate down though...


--- In, "douglasvanb" <douglas.vanbossuyt@...> wrote:
> What did you do to make the turn signals flash at the proper rate? Anything
special done so you don't burn out the self-canceling turn signal module?
> And here I was trying to save money this fall! :-)
> Cheers,
> Douglas
> --- In, "Alfred W" <alfred.wams@> wrote:
> >
> >
> >
> > I have them for one season now and I am satisfied but would like to share on
how. the picture is at
> >
> > The colorless and bright light is half in-between red and amber trough the
red lens. Some have had better results with red LED light behind a red lens. The
next time I will try. Go for red.
> >
> > Taillight is best to be seen at night but anyway I found the taillight
function to be not enough light. Brake light however is by far bright enough.
This is a problem of design. The yellow dots have three chips each so I figure
they have only one working for a good difference when applying the brake. I have
a new license plate light because they do go black slowly and cleaned the
hidden, window underneath the lens, that shines at the license plate. This way
you will have a good red taillight in the middle as it should and still a good
> >
> > You must buy a combined Tail-Brake function light and be aware that some
bulbs are provided with more electricity and may mistakenly be advertised as
such. They should have two contacts at the end. One from the two I received had
wrong attached wires and was always braking. I got another after photographic
proof it was a swap and was allowed to keep the wrong wired, but still usable
light. Best service ever.
> >
> > Together with the headlight switch that I made I canceled a lot of load but
have really no idea how much for the taillights. Some say LED reacts more quick
(applies to the front brake switch only) but I think this is not noticeable at
> >
> > --- 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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