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Old 04-17-2003, 08:02 PM   #1
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i was reading about installing leds for the tail lights. it seems to be interchangable for the tail lights/brake lights, but the blinkers require some special equipment. I know VZE3R85P is running some type of resistors for the blinkers, but the package for the lights say you can use a variable load flasher instead. Does anyone have any knowledge on this topic?
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also, I haven't really noticed a change in brightness
i thought these were supposed to be the HOT TICKET??? :(
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also, I haven't really noticed a change in brightness
i thought these were supposed to be the HOT TICKET??? :(
I know that someone installed LED'* from Jamstrait but their website has been down for awhile. In some applications I have read that you just need to replace your Thermal Flasher with an Electronic Flasher. In others you need to install an in-line resistor. I have also read that some people, including yourself, have been dissapointed with the results. The following link was a good case in point. Although it was taking from a Motorcycle perspective, it was still very informative.
http://www.webbikeworld.com/Motorcyc...-articles/led/
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yep, i bought 4 jamstraits for $36. not thoroughly impressed considering the blinkers also
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I have also read that some people, including yourself, have been dissapointed with the results.
It is _not_ a good idea and it does _not_ work very well. As the article says, LEDs are highly directional, aiming their output straight out, but the Bonneville lenses are designed to catch light coming from the side of the bulb as well, bouncing and refocusing it outwards across the full area of the reflector and lens, so in other words a 1" bulb can fill a 10" lens with blazing red light. If you stick an LED conversion in there, you get little to no side light output, resulting in a red dot in a sea of darkness by comparison.

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The following link was a good case in point. Although it was taking from a Motorcycle perspective, it was still very informative.
http://www.webbikeworld.com/Motorcyc...-articles/led/
Yes, very much so. Scroll down that page and compare Photos 4 and 5 to see how your light output decreases when you put the LED conversion in.
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i'd say it probably lights up the same. maybe a hint brighter than the ones on the trunk lid (194s) i think. only positive so far is the 10 year warranty
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