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 LED Headlamp Bulbs 
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Yeah, I noticed that. They are very directional. You need to be directly behind to appreciate them.

I have led lorry brake/back light/indicator rear lights on the Shed. :)

Was asking a neighbour to check lights were working and apparently none were! He was stood on the pavement and couldn't see them.

Saying that ... I do live in an old peoples institution, and it could have been cataracts ....

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February 5th, 2021, 10:21 pm
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Years ago I used LED sidelight bulbs from that really nice smaller 2cv parts outlet I can't remember the name of. 2cv Stuff maybe? But yeah I wasn't keen on the look and they didn't seem to last very long.

From there too i bought red LED brake light bulbs and those are the only ones I think we're fit for LED because of the directional issue. They're awesome,
really bright and still in there years later. Those were well worth it. I've driven this car on long journeys for years in the most shocking weather..


February 5th, 2021, 11:03 pm
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I have led bulbs in my front direction indicators but the are not very visible. They make no use of the lens shaped indicator glass.


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February 5th, 2021, 11:38 pm
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I use these 12 V 21 W leds on front and rear turnlights, brake light and tail light and will not change back ever. I also use some red flatpanel lights as rear foglights. These lights have two connections, one for full light capacity, one for half capacity which can be used as e.g. stop light


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February 6th, 2021, 11:18 am
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NOT Headlamps.....

DIY Version.
Still working after being under water etc, 6 years ago.
MOT pass as well...

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Improved design from here...

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1x-48-SMD-CO ... Sw~uFf-~yG


Red colour for Brake lights?
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Panel-5630-L ... SwXOVafvsM


Very cheap,from Aliexpress but long wait of weeks delivery!


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February 6th, 2021, 1:02 pm
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That looks awesome Pete.


February 7th, 2021, 9:15 pm
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Edce wrote:
I use these 12 V 21 W leds on front and rear turnlights, brake light and tail light and will not change back ever. I also use some red platpanel lights as rear foglights.


Do you have any links for these please? They are tempting.


February 7th, 2021, 9:17 pm
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Links at bottom of last image.
But these are the cheapest if your are patient.
https://www.aliexpress.com/item/3285816 ... rfall_0.d0


February 7th, 2021, 9:49 pm
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I have COB sidelight bulbs. if you have halogen min/dip beam bulbs they will cook LEDs in a very short time.

The COB sidelight bulbs are on a par with the DRLs in moderns.


February 9th, 2021, 12:59 am
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samfieldhouse wrote:
I have COB sidelight bulbs. if you have halogen min/dip beam bulbs they will cook LEDs in a very short time.

The COB sidelight bulbs are on a par with the DRLs in moderns.


Interesting, my LED sidelight bulbs would never last long and I gave up.


February 11th, 2021, 11:58 am
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