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post #1 of 24 Old 12-01-2016, 03:50 PM Thread Starter
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LED 1157 bulb

Bought some "Super Bright" LED 1157 tail/brake bulbs off e bay and installed one....the stock bulb is 10 times brighter!
Anyone else have a problem using LED bulbs? Did I get a batch of duds?
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post #2 of 24 Old 12-01-2016, 04:48 PM
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Do a search, there are a number of threads on LED replacements - some are OK, others suck.

Also check out Web Bike World, they have a number of lighting articles and comparisons. webBikeWorld Search Results

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You bought the wrong bulbs. Sirius Led bulb, e bay, just did a dual bulb conversion on my 13 wee2, insanely bright.

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You bought the wrong bulbs. Sirius Led bulb, e bay, just did a dual bulb conversion on my 13 wee2, insanely bright.
OK I'll check those out while the others get packaged up to go back... Thanks!
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Ouch! Those Sirius bulbs are not cheap! I'll have to take out a second on my house to buy some...The eBay seller has refunded my payment and I get to keep the bulbs...I'll strip out the LED's and use them on my multirotors and such...
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I put these (DDM Tuning: HID and LED Lighting) dual action CREE's in at the front and they are worth every penny. They are bright enough to stand out next to my Whelen TIR3 strobe lights!

In the rear I am running 30W halogen bulbs and all 4 housings are covered with reflectors. This setup does not require an electronic indicator relay because of the higher load of the rear bulbs.

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Is that a carefully trimmed bit of beer can as a reflector? I kinda like the idea of it.
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Try the website https://www.superbrightleds.com/ They list the lumens for their bulbs and the power draw. Lots of options. I put in these in Amber. https://www.superbrightleds.com/more...rofit-car/163/
I have an '06 with Amber lenses. I also installed this from 12 O'clock Labs to convert turn signals to running lights. Turn Signal Running Light Adapter
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Is that a carefully trimmed bit of beer can as a reflector? I kinda like the idea of it.
The stock light housings are all black and improving that is a good first step.
I just got some flat white spray paint from the garage and hit the insides of the reflectors.
That one thing there was a big boost in visibility - beer can innerds sound good too!
Then I added LED turn and brake lights I got from Amazon along with the proper flasher unit and no worries on being seen now.

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Is that a carefully trimmed bit of beer can as a reflector? I kinda like the idea of it.
It's a single use pie form. Thicker and sturdier and the surface is coated so it stays bright. I have it in there since several years. That alone "doubles" the light output of a standard bulb.

That's why I choose the LED bulb version that shines direct and indirect.
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