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 Post subject: LED Tail lights
Posted: Mon Feb 02, 2009 8:51 pm 
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Just randomly had a thought while reading a Jaycar catalogue - is it possible to convert the normal halogen tail lights to LEDs?

Obviously we're looking at a lot of LEDs and resistors, but I'm trying to think of any other issues that I might of missed...anybody see any obvious problem?

 

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 Post subject: Re: LED Tail lights
Posted: Mon Feb 02, 2009 9:04 pm 
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im pretty sure d**k smith has bayonet style led globes for tail lights. wouldnt that be easier?
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 Post subject: Re: LED Tail lights
Posted: Mon Feb 02, 2009 9:07 pm 
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Yeah i got bayonet style tail lights from d**k smith in my EB and 3 of my bikes. Plug and play :)

 

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 Post subject: Re: LED Tail lights
Posted: Mon Feb 02, 2009 9:10 pm 
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Jaycar carries them as well, as do most auto outlets.

I used them about 4 years ago. They worked great right until they didnt.

They dont have quite as good light sideways - something to be carefull about for being hit from the side.
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 Post subject: Re: LED Tail lights
Posted: Mon Feb 02, 2009 9:19 pm 
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These ones do, i have them in ones of the bikes and they work good. When the d**k smith ones die ill replace them with these.

http://cgi.ebay.com.au/2-x-Red-45-LED-T ... 240%3A1318

 

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 Post subject: Re: LED Tail lights
Posted: Mon Feb 02, 2009 9:43 pm 
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I did think about that but I was more interesting a similar style to this, where the whole lense has lights?Image

 

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 Post subject: Re: LED Tail lights
Posted: Mon Feb 02, 2009 10:38 pm 
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Oh, Um, cant help you with that, but id sure like to see it done.

 

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 Post subject: Re: LED Tail lights
Posted: Mon Feb 02, 2009 11:40 pm 
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No pre-made bulb replacement LEDs are useless, nowhere near bright enough.

I did this to my EL (no long gone), and have aftermarket LED taillights for the GT-P.

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LEDs <> Regular Bulbs

 

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Posted: Tue Feb 03, 2009 1:48 am 
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you must get s**t loads of "pm's" about those led tail lights cris... :lol:

reverse when lit up looks very white!... 8-)

 

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 Post subject: Re: LED Tail lights
Posted: Tue Feb 03, 2009 10:25 pm 
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I've already tried to get a picture of the back of those PCB's, he won't budge! HAHAHAHAHA! :P
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Posted: Tue Feb 03, 2009 10:27 pm 
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Bah, double post sorry :x
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 Post subject: Re: LED Tail lights
Posted: Tue Feb 03, 2009 10:35 pm 
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I put all LED bayonet style globes in my EL..

The ones I chose had 72 LED's per globe and they are brighter than the normal globes.. more orange than yellow though.

good stuff.
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Posted: Wed Feb 04, 2009 12:24 am 
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fordman351 wrote:
I've already tried to get a picture of the back of those PCB's, he won't budge! HAHAHAHAHA! :P


It was all done on stripboard/veroboard/protoboard whatever you call it.

 

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