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Beltran
Posted 2018-02-03 12:10 PM (#557444 - in reply to #550847)
Subject: Re: LED brake/turn/tail threads.



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keep us in the loop on your progress please.
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lozrox58
Posted 2018-02-11 11:38 PM (#557918 - in reply to #550847)
Subject: RE: LED brake/turn/tail threads.



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Very interesting read.
Don't get caught up in only looking for 1157 LEDs. 1157 is a proprietary part number. All 1157 bulbs are BAY15D.
It is best to look to China and import what you need for your application. They are about $1.50 each. Yes you can get them in the USA but they are the same bulb in a package and sold for $15.00.
Some tail lights are designed to be only viewed from directly behind. Others are designed to be visible from different angles. So that will also change what you need.

The cheapest – 72lms and about $1 delivered to your door.

Simple SMD style bulb with 110lms

Better quality LEDs – 132lms

More LEDs – 150lms

Even LEDs – 300lms

Add a few more LEDs – 350lms

The of course there is retina burning 650lms. (not necessarily street legal)

The price ranges from $1 up to $4.50. or buy in bulk and its cheaper still.


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lozrox58
Posted 2018-02-11 11:59 PM (#557919 - in reply to #550847)
Subject: RE: LED brake/turn/tail threads.



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There are also alternatives. By doing away with the bulb socket altogether and hard wiring an LED panel.

For my 59 Dodge I used a 50mm round panel with a 50mm halo ring to add some brightness.

The front park light was replaced with a indicator/park light with a halo daytime running light.



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mikes2nd
Posted 2018-02-12 12:37 AM (#557920 - in reply to #550847)
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yeah probably the way to go and easy.
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BigBlockMopar
Posted 2018-02-12 6:24 AM (#557936 - in reply to #557430)
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wizard - 2018-02-03 2:28 AM
Everything works just fine with normal bulbs in the front flasher/park lights.

Conclusion, there's a back-current leak in the cheap plasma led's that gives problems with combination of other led's.
Most probably this can be solved by adding some diodes - but then it will become a Project rather than plug and play.



I've encountered similar experience.
With a new 'digital' flasher, still none of the combo's I tried worked properly.
Also, the flasher-unit already started ticking inside when just plugged in. There's probably a tiny current leak in the system that would cause this.

I've got LED's taillights/brakelights now, but had to install regular turnsignal lamps in the front for everythign to work properly again.
I might look into those Coogar LEDs one day, but maybe they've probably just installed a resistor inside somewhere to 'fix' things.
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Beltran
Posted 2018-02-12 5:24 PM (#557988 - in reply to #550847)
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I got a set of the Cougar's. Haven't gotten out there to try them yet... its cold.
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mikes2nd
Posted 2018-02-13 11:44 PM (#558080 - in reply to #550847)
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where did you get those led panels? ebay?
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lozrox58
Posted 2018-02-15 1:30 AM (#558129 - in reply to #558080)
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mikes2nd - 2018-02-14 1:44 PM

where did you get those led panels? ebay?


Ebay from China. I think they were about $3 each. (motorcycle round LED stop tail)
They are available from 2 inches up to 6 inch for trucks etc. Already wired for bright/dull application for stop/tail.
I added the halo as it highlights the lens on the Dodge better.
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Beltran
Posted 2018-02-18 1:34 PM (#558325 - in reply to #558129)
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got mine installed. Big difference on the rear tail lights and the back up lights. Used the ones from the cougar site.
Top is running lights with trans in reverse.
bottom is brake lights.
And this is a 12v car btw...

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1960fury
Posted 2018-02-18 1:41 PM (#558327 - in reply to #550847)
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to get my leds working i installed the adjustable led flasher relay today, no flashing action at all, regardless of adjustment.
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1960fury
Posted 2018-02-18 1:45 PM (#558328 - in reply to #554868)
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spinout - 2017-12-22 1:12 PM

I received 2 "Cougar" LED 1157 bulbs from Hong Kong today from the link I provided above. Looks nice, not tested yet.

I also noticed one seller in Hong Kong is selling 2-prong LED compatible turn signal flasher relays for £0.99 + shipping £0.99.
Nobody western seller can beat these prices.. :dollar:


so 2 months later, no update, have you tried them? what are the results? mine didn't work.
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wizard
Posted 2018-02-18 3:48 PM (#558340 - in reply to #558325)
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Beltran - 2018-02-18 7:34 PM

got mine installed. Big difference on the rear tail lights and the back up lights. Used the ones from the cougar site.
Top is running lights with trans in reverse.
bottom is brake lights.
And this is a 12v car btw...


Sweet - thanks' for posting those photos, they really show the great difference between driving light and brake lights. Those led's are expensive, but they work great with no issues.
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wizard
Posted 2018-02-18 3:53 PM (#558343 - in reply to #558327)
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1960fury - 2018-02-18 7:41 PM

to get my leds working i installed the adjustable led flasher relay today, no flashing action at all, regardless of adjustment.


I had a couple of those adjustable (Hong-Kong) flasher relays, the first one burnt up after two hours and the second one after one hour. At first I didn't understand why, then I realised that it was my front switchback leds' that sent a back-current into the flasher relay high enough to burn the relay.
After switching to a Biltema (read Napa) led relay I never had any problems.
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