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LED tail lights

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Re: LED tail lights

Post by David Large » Mon Oct 12, 2015 8:06 am

I am paranoid about the back lights on my car .................so I have ordered some of these.

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Re: LED tail lights

Post by amulheirn » Mon Oct 12, 2015 9:21 am

Thanks! Miles cheaper than the Europa versions, but I wonder if this one does not have an amber indicator. I can only see three wires on there, so I assume thats for tail light and a flashing red indicator? The Europa ones have four wires in the photo.

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Re: LED tail lights

Post by Roger King » Mon Oct 12, 2015 9:23 am

These are US market by the look of them, so will probably be standard configuration, i.e. no amber indicator.

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Re: LED tail lights

Post by Paul Blore » Mon Oct 12, 2015 12:11 pm

I've been working on a cunning plan.

If a set of rear lights were available that were a direct replacement for the existing "coffin" lights that had high intensity LED tail and brake lights, but also amber indicators, without the need for any additional wiring, how many would be interested and how much would you be happy to pay?

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Re: LED tail lights

Post by Johannes1 » Mon Oct 12, 2015 1:39 pm

http://www.aamgard.de/index.htm?/Lichta ... sicLED.htm

i have these ones, incl. tail, brake amber indicator,
looks fine and work perfect
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Re: LED tail lights

Post by Roger King » Mon Oct 12, 2015 1:59 pm

Johannes1 wrote:http://www.aamgard.de/index.htm?/Lichta ... sicLED.htm

i have these ones, incl. tail, brake amber indicator,
looks fine and work perfect
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I don't think they would work with the original DB10 relay in place, which is what Paul is suggesting. I would be very happy to pay for a set that worked as a true direct replacement, no rewiring needed, so count me in Paul please.

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Re: LED tail lights

Post by Johannes1 » Mon Oct 12, 2015 2:16 pm

Hi Roger,
in fact, the indicators works to fast, because the resistance of the LED is to low.
For the indicators it fixed a resistance ATE RB 50/7 in paralell and it works great.
For the tail and brake light there is no problem, that works without any change.

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Re: LED tail lights

Post by Roger King » Mon Oct 12, 2015 3:36 pm

Johannes1 wrote:Hi Roger,
in fact, the indicators works to fast, because the resistance of the LED is to low.
For the indicators it fixed a resistance ATE RB 50/7 in paralell and it works great.
For the tail and brake light there is no problem, that works without any change.

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Hi Johannes,
The DB10 relay is the large metal box in the engine compartment with 8 connections, which switches the higher-output rear filament in the taillamp housing between brake light and direction indicator. Only original cars, or very faithful replicas, will have this in place, and I have never seen an LED conversion which will work with the DB10 as it would have to distinguish between the 'solid' signal for brake light and the 'intermittent' signal for direction indicator.

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Re: LED tail lights

Post by Johannes1 » Mon Oct 12, 2015 3:52 pm

My Hawk have 3 cables, 1 x light, 1 x brakelight, 1 x indicator, therefor i don´t need a relais for separat between brake and indicator.
But the simple way, as i see it at my Hawk work simple and well. But i´m pretty sur that with the right resitor it would work with the DB10 relais also.
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