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Old 01-11-2020, 06:55 PM   #1
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Default Looking for LED replacement bulbs for tail and cowl lights

Does anyone know of a good source ? Iím looking for 6 volt bulbs - recently bought a couple that are forward-firing only, and they are not satisfactory.

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Old 01-11-2020, 06:59 PM   #2
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I got one of these, seems to work pretty well.

https://modelastore.com/index.php?ro...oduct_id=18460
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Old 01-11-2020, 07:00 PM   #3
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Jim;

They should have what you want:

https://www.ledlight.com/6-volt-posi...ed-lights.aspx
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Old 01-11-2020, 07:03 PM   #4
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They should have what you want:

https://www.ledlight.com/6-volt-posi...ed-lights.aspx

What he said!
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Old 01-12-2020, 12:05 PM   #5
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A big THANKS!
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Old 01-12-2020, 07:36 PM   #6
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Default Re: Looking for LED replacement bulbs for tail and cowl lights

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Negative ground Model T, 6 volt system;

Watch the voltage! I got one of the 1129 (single contact even pin brake light) that can be used from 6 up to 24 volts. At 6 volts it puts out very little light. The one I found further down the list is 84776 and is for 6 volts. I have not ordered one yet to try. The 1158 even pin double contact brake/tail seem to be fine but do seem to have some flutter when the standard bulb L or R turn signal is flashing (I have duel taillight with separate tail lights/brake lights from turn signals). Many of the bulbs they have listed are not polarity sensitive so can be used - or + ground. Get the ones that are rated for the voltage you are using. They do have a good description when you click on the ones you are looking at. The 5 I got were shipped unboxed in a padded envelope, keeps the shipping cost down and arrived safe.
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Old 01-15-2020, 06:45 PM   #7
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Found the perfect bulbs - these work quite well for tail and cowl lights.

https://www.ledlight.com/1129-ba15s-...-2-6-watt.aspx

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Are you running 12 volts? Those are the 1129 bulbs I was talking about.
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No - running the stock 6 volt system.
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Old 01-16-2020, 08:46 AM   #10
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I ordered 2 of those in 'warm' white for the taillights. Had a pair of bright white before, but fewer SMD chips. Didn't look right to me. Warm white is supposed to mimic incandescent light. We'll see. These are 6-24 volt bulbs, may dim with 6 volt battery-only due to harness/switch resistance. 6V doesn't leave much overhead for their built-in regulators.

Also have same size 6 volt amber bulbs in the cowls for turn signals (w/ 2-bulb headlights).
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I ran the 1129 shown directly off a good battery for my test. 1129 would be for a stand alone brake light in brightness, the one I tested at 6V was more in the dim tail light range.
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Old 01-16-2020, 02:06 PM   #12
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Actually, the bulb I mentioned is too long for the cowl lights, but great for the tail light, and, if ordered in red, great for the brake light - even behind the amber lens - it’s I’ll lights up as bright red.
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Old 01-16-2020, 03:35 PM   #13
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They should have what you want:

https://www.ledlight.com/6-volt-posi...ed-lights.aspx
I JUST placed an order with this company. Waiting arrival.
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This is the one I am going to try next for single contact brake light;
https://www.ledlight.com/1156-miniat...se-60-smd.aspx
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After reading this post last week I ordered the LED bulb from Bert's. It came yesterday. WOW, what a difference!!
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After reading this post last week I ordered the LED bulb from Bert's. It came yesterday. WOW, what a difference!!
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Did you do headlights & tail lights too? Are you 6 volt?
Any insight appreciated. I'm in the research phase. I'd like to settle on what is brightest for 6 volt. I'm currently getting my '30 fine tuned. Lights are next on my list.
As of now, I have (1) functioning light. A cowl light. Wife is tired of holding spotlight out the window when I drive! Lol.
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Old 03-12-2020, 04:21 PM   #17
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I have LED headlights from LogoLites in my car now, and they are great. Very bright and draw about 2 amps, so the stock 6 volt system easily keep up. I also just received LED headlights from Ledlight.com - they look very similar to LogoLites, but are half the price. I just did a side-by-side test with both this afternoon and it’s hard to see much difference between them. The LogoLites light up the lower led bank on low beam and both lower and upper on high beam. The LED from led light.com lights up half the LEDs on both upper and lower on low beam ,and all of the LEDs on upper and lower on high beam - so they are a little different, but I would need to do a better comparison study when I have more time to see if I can really tell a difference.
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Old 03-12-2020, 05:10 PM   #18
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I have LED headlights from LogoLites in my car now, and they are great. Very bright and draw about 2 amps, so the stock 6 volt system easily keep up. I also just received LED headlights from Ledlight.com - they look very similar to LogoLites, but are half the price. I just did a side-by-side test with both this afternoon and itís hard to see much difference between them. The LogoLites light up the lower led bank on low beam and both lower and upper on high beam. The LED from led light.com lights up half the LEDs on both upper and lower on low beam ,and all of the LEDs on upper and lower on high beam - so they are a little different, but I would need to do a better comparison study when I have more time to see if I can really tell a difference.
Thanks for the info Sir. Do the headlights project pretty good? Also a plug & play, just change the bulbs?
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I read the post, lots of good information.
I have a 1929 coupe with one tail light. When I ordered my LED lights from Bratton's the gentleman said to install a ground wire? Can anyone comment on that?

I am not a electrician and appreciate comments on where to install it etc
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I got one of these, seems to work pretty well.

https://modelastore.com/index.php?ro...oduct_id=18460
That's what I use, try one in your dome light too.
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