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Offline Muddylightweight

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LED Bulbs
« on: September 30, 2012, 04:28:58 PM »
I am thinking of fitting LED bulbs in some of the lights on the 130, anyone have any horror stories or recommendations?

Also anyone have a favoured supplier as there seem to be 1000's on Ebay :??
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Re: LED Bulbs
« Reply #1 on: September 30, 2012, 05:38:59 PM »
This thread i'm interested in very much as i have been thinking about LED's also, just not sure of the pro's and cons.
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Re: LED Bulbs
« Reply #2 on: September 30, 2012, 05:49:27 PM »
I've got LED stop lights on the 110, I'll try & dig out some details. :tip
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Re: LED Bulbs
« Reply #3 on: September 30, 2012, 07:36:09 PM »
The main ones I am interested in doing are the front and rear marker lights, having nearly had an Audi rear end me on a German Autobahn at 3am on a winters morning last year I would like the make the rear lights stand out more and use the front side lights as sort of DRL's.
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Re: LED Bulbs
« Reply #4 on: September 30, 2012, 07:48:13 PM »
A friend of mine had LED's in his side lights, on the rear they were quite bright and this made the stoplights appear dull,
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Re: LED Bulbs
« Reply #5 on: September 30, 2012, 07:53:29 PM »
A friend of mine had LED's in his side lights, on the rear they were quite bright and this made the stoplights appear dull,

I had heard that could be a problem :mm
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Re: LED Bulbs
« Reply #6 on: September 30, 2012, 07:56:00 PM »
I've got LED stop/tail lights on the 90 and they are so much brighter than standard bulbs really shine at night, I bought them from Wilco's they weren't cheap though.
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Re: LED Bulbs
« Reply #7 on: October 01, 2012, 10:51:23 AM »
I have LED Side lights, side marker lights and reversing lights,

Buy quality is all i can say otherwise you will replace then more times than a standard bulb

I have Cree LED reversing bulbs and although better than the standard bulbs there not fantastic and 15 quid each a bit ouchy on the wallet.

You need to make sure your Side lights are not to blue as this is an mot failure, mine where borderline.


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Re: LED Bulbs
« Reply #8 on: October 01, 2012, 10:52:23 AM »
PS

if your fitting indicators you will need ballest resisters to to tell the relay there normal bulbs fitted so they flash at the correct speed

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Re: LED Bulbs
« Reply #9 on: October 01, 2012, 01:18:32 PM »
PS

if your fitting indicators you will need ballest resisters to to tell the relay there normal bulbs fitted so they flash at the correct speed

Ballast resistors to bring the bulbs up to the correct wattage, completely negating the point of putting low wattage LEDs in... Genius! Did it myself, then re-did it with a relay that would cope with LEDs.
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Re: LED Bulbs
« Reply #10 on: October 01, 2012, 02:33:44 PM »
Elsie had had LED stop/rear and front sidelights for a couple of years now, never had one blow, only difficulty was one of the rears came apart as i was taking it out to sort an earth problem, got them from Bolt on Bits, who I know have a mixed reputation, but they have allways been fine with me.
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Re: LED Bulbs
« Reply #11 on: October 01, 2012, 03:11:53 PM »
Elsie had had LED stop/rear and front sidelights for a couple of years now, never had one blow, only difficulty was one of the rears came apart as i was taking it out to sort an earth problem, got them from Bolt on Bits, who I know have a mixed reputation, but they have allways been fine with me.

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Re: LED Bulbs
« Reply #12 on: October 01, 2012, 03:44:03 PM »
LED's work fine but you need a different flasher relay  :tip

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Re: LED Bulbs
« Reply #13 on: October 05, 2012, 09:33:19 PM »
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