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I am wondering if the the back blinker lights could be changed to a LED lights , or something bigger/brighter. Just have a fear of not been seen. A guy named Ray installed a set of LED lights for my break lights, everyone say they can see that very well.
 

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turn signals

do a search, you can do anything, led, halogen or paint or tape inside of
housing. I just put silver reflective tape inside the housing and am happy
with that
 

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Installing LED's will cause the turn signals to flash rapidly due to the decreased ohms. Remember to include ballast resistors or a different type of flasher if you change them over.

+1 on putting a reflective material in the lamp sockets!
 

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never again

I replaced all my OEM signals with LED's on my cruiser = never again! Without any resistance they flash way too fast, cost $$$ to get it to flash as it should = You might want ADD led's to your OEM's. I'll never replace the OEM with LED's again.
 

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I used egg carton pieces to encapsulate the bulb, then glue on tin foil to reflect it like a flashlight housing. They appear to be twice as bright now. That was 4 years ago.
 

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Simple and cheap

EBAY item 140514203695 is a strip of LEDs.
If you get two of these, both amber, you can
wire one of them in parallel to each of your rear
turn signals. They will increase the current through
your flasher very very slightly, but not enough to
matter. This is a simple and safe modification.

It will cost you almost $3. Good luck.
I have done something very much like this,
but not this exact modification. It works fine.

Keith
 

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+1 for simply making the housings reflective.

I just formed liners out of aluminum foil, and it pretty much doubles the light output.

Cost = a little bit of time and $0 :thumbup:
 

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You can't mix incandescent and LED blinker fluid its just wrong

Yes you can - - I have. My rear turn signals are LEDs whereas the front are incandescent. And, yes, the blink rate is somewhat faster and I like it. I believe the faster rate is more attention-getting.

In addition, I molded aluminum foil to the inside of all turn signals which I estimate increases the brightness by approximately 30%.
 

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