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Led bulb advice

Postby cococola » Mon Apr 22, 2019 11:06 pm

I'm considering fitting led side light bulbs on my Moggie indicators and brake lights to improve the safety aspect of my car and wonder if anybody has fitted these in their own car's and what the general feeling is for these bulbs aswell as any links to buy.
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Re: Led bulb advice

Postby paul 300358 » Mon Apr 22, 2019 11:19 pm

I have two https://www.amazon.co.uk/KaTur-BAY15D-3 ... S1BY8T64SV fitted to my Minor and the wife's modern. Had them for 2 years and no problem. I was fed up with replacing brake light bulbs.

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Re: Led bulb advice

Postby pgp001 » Mon Apr 22, 2019 11:56 pm

I bought some inferior quality ones from ebay that did not last very long, before buying some excellent ones from here.

https://www.classiccarleds.co.uk/

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Re: Led bulb advice

Postby PoolGuy » Tue Apr 23, 2019 6:06 am

pgp001 wrote:
Mon Apr 22, 2019 11:56 pm
before buying some excellent ones from here.

https://www.classiccarleds.co.uk/

Phil
I’ve used the same supplier for my side/brake lights, and indicators, they also supplied the flasher that’s required for led indicator bulbs. They seem decent quality and postage is free.

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Re: Led bulb advice

Postby pgp001 » Tue Apr 23, 2019 8:03 am

You have to be careful with LED side/brake light bulbs, one set I bought on ebay had a very similar light output for each "filament".
This meant when you had your side lights on, the brake lights were barely noticeable at the same time.

The ones from Classic Car LED's do not have this problem and are very bright even in daylight.
A good reason for fitting them is to reduce the current passing through the brake light switch as those are notoriously temperamental.

You get what you pay for with LED bulbs.
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Re: Led bulb advice

Postby oliver90owner » Tue Apr 23, 2019 8:07 am

Don’t forget that LEDs are polarity conscious. They are diodes and not bulbs

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Re: Led bulb advice

Postby les » Tue Apr 23, 2019 10:58 am

………they are light emitting ones as well. :o


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Re: Led bulb advice

Postby cococola » Tue Apr 23, 2019 12:19 pm

It's amazing just how many different led bulbs are out on the market. I never realised :o
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Re: Led bulb advice

Postby Apolaustic » Wed Apr 24, 2019 12:46 pm

Thank you all - please could you share your views on which LEDs to get for the front side lights and for the number plate lamp? - bright white or warm white, and standard or extra bright?

Thank you!
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Re: Led bulb advice

Postby PoolGuy » Wed Apr 24, 2019 1:00 pm

IMO warm white is best for the front side lights, they look more in keeping with the character of the vehicle.

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Re: Led bulb advice

Postby cococola » Wed Apr 24, 2019 2:00 pm

Warm white would be my preference from what I have seen so far.
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Re: Led bulb advice

Postby alanworland » Wed Apr 24, 2019 9:49 pm

Changed my headlights for Quadoptics with the sidelight window as I had planned to have extra sidelights working at the same time.
I put LEDs in them and they are absolutely fantastic but just don't go with the car they are a cool white and while very visible I should have gone for a warm white!

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Re: Led bulb advice

Postby pgp001 » Wed Apr 24, 2019 10:21 pm

When I enquired about LED headlamps, I was advised by "Classic Car LED's" not to use Quadoptics as they have a heavily patterned glass which when used with a bright LED bulb can lead to a patterned light beam on the road.

They advised me to use plain Lucas units in conjunction with the warm white 3000k H4 LED bulbs for the best results.

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