Possible lighting solution.



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  • BrandonW

Posted November 24, 2003 - 02:22 PM

#1

I grow tired of replacing the 1157 bulbs in my rear fender, and my buddies considered trying to fab up some kind of LED light, but it looks like we found a cheap way to get the same results!

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This is an LED bulb that fits into the 1157 space in the stock fender!

It should emit very bright light; be much more durable than a filament-type bulb; and it should draw significanly less current that the filament type.

Will report back after riding with it tonight.

  • Burnrider

Posted November 24, 2003 - 05:09 PM

#2

I tried one of those on my KLX. The heavy end pulled from the metal base after some trail bouncing. I bet a guy could put a piece of foam weatherstrip under the plastic lens because the LED does not generate the heat of a candescent bulb. I went back to a single element bulb for the rear, not being street legal anyway. One thing you can try, if the 1157 (or any other) bulb is sloppy. Go to the Home P-hole and get a roll of aluminum tape from the heating aisle. Use of strip of that on the base to shim it up.

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  • maurpra

Posted November 25, 2003 - 05:10 AM

#3

Interesting!

It includes also stop light circuit (ie more brightness)!?!
Where is possible to buy one of them?

  • BrandonW

Posted November 25, 2003 - 07:18 AM

#4

I did not ride much more than around the block, but it seemed to light up fairly well.

Yes, it does have a dual circuit for the brake light function.

I bought it at the local "Schuck's" automotive store, $6.00 I think.

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  • ddialogue

Posted November 25, 2003 - 09:51 AM

#5

Interesting!

It includes also stop light circuit (ie more brightness)!?!
Where is possible to buy one of them?


Yes, it includes the tail light and brake light circuits. I put one in mine back in March and it's still going strong. Auto Zone had a 2-pack for $15. Still got the spare in the toolbox. :)




 
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