LED brake light
Posted June 29, 2004 - 12:49 PM
Posted June 29, 2004 - 03:46 PM
Posted June 29, 2004 - 05:12 PM
Posted June 30, 2004 - 04:03 AM
Posted June 30, 2004 - 09:21 AM
this isn't for a WR tail light, its for an aftermarket...i am going to need to fabricate it...
PM N7SLC...he just fabricated some LED turn signals for his DRZ and he might be able to give you some guidance.
Not sure what Sabin is referring to about the LED's being dim when on AC because my 1157 LED replacement is plenty bright.
Posted June 30, 2004 - 01:03 PM
Posted June 30, 2004 - 05:18 PM
Posted June 30, 2004 - 07:59 PM
a friend of mine mentioned that he had recently seen a thread in this forum explaining how to make an LED rear tail/brake light..is this true, any help would be very much appreciated..
Been there, done it. The system is AC, but a diode IS a rectifier, so it will convert it to DC, but only "half wave rectified which is fine. I just did this to my WR426, there is a wire going to the running lamp now, I just made a "T" in that wire, ran the wire from the "T" to a pressure switch I got (10X1.25 thread) and then the other wire from the switch back up to the tail lamp, there is an extra wire in the tail lamp, plug it in and its done. This way only allows stop lamps when the headlamps are on. I used an LED bulb because the stop wattage (21 watts) is too much for the AC lighting system. Works great!
Posted July 01, 2004 - 06:31 AM
My system is still all AC. When I used the LED I didn't have a brake-light switch yet. It was the running light that was way dim. Maybe I need to do use a diode like Toyota is suggesting. The only reason I havn't thrown them out is that I have hopes of getting them to work someday and recouping some of the $15 investment.
Posted July 01, 2004 - 06:28 PM
Posted July 02, 2004 - 04:00 AM