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Old 01-16-2018, 05:00 PM   #1
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Default LED lights for drum type rear lights?

Are there any LED's for the drum type rear lights of the Model A?
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Old 01-16-2018, 05:59 PM   #2
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I think I saw them in Snyder's catalog I was flipping thru last night. FWIW
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Old 01-16-2018, 06:48 PM   #3
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I thought there was at one point...
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Old 01-16-2018, 07:06 PM   #4
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Default Re: LED lights for drum type rear lights?

Even if the replacement lenses aren't available, how would LED globes go in the standard light?
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Old 01-16-2018, 07:09 PM   #5
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Even if the replacement lenses aren't available, how would LED globes go in the standard light?
probably terrible since theres hardly any reflector to speak of (not to mention the STOP insert blocking light as well)
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Old 01-16-2018, 08:18 PM   #6
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Yes there are LEDs for the drum style rear lights. There shaped to fit the light in two halves, one on top and one on bottom and they set in and are supported by soft sponge. They are big improvement...good luck dutie
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Old 01-16-2018, 08:19 PM   #7
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Default Re: LED lights for drum type rear lights?

I switched over to these (I've got 6V, all red) and couldn't be happier - VERY bright compared to bulbs, and they draw much less current as well.

Here's the post I made when I switched over - it has "before" and "after" pictures which help show off the brightness difference.
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Old 01-16-2018, 08:38 PM   #8
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If you have changed over to 12v just go to Walmart and pickup a 2pk of led bulbs. $14.95
I've done this to my vw and camper.
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Old 01-16-2018, 09:34 PM   #9
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Thanks SDJason but yours aren't the drum style tail light. I installed led lights like yours in my 1930 and love them (all red ones)
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Old 01-19-2018, 05:07 PM   #10
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Dutie. Where can I buy them???
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Old 01-19-2018, 08:27 PM   #11
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Brattons I have them in mine no alterations just plug in
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Old 01-19-2018, 08:57 PM   #12
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Default Re: LED lights for drum type rear lights?

I have them in my 29, and they are much better than regular incandesent bulbs. My car is 12 volt, but even with 6 volt there has to be a big difference. They just twist in like the other bulbs. I would think that NAPA would carry them. I have no idea about how long they last. Maybe forever, but I highly doubt that.

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Old 01-19-2018, 09:27 PM   #13
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We have them. $7.50 each. Part # A-13465-L. They work in any tail light or brake light socket. Very bright.

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Old 01-19-2018, 10:09 PM   #14
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Hello 1930, they came from Brattons. Did not know for sure how they were going to look as my top half drum glass is amber but somehow they show up nice and red, the whole light. Nice and bright and low voltage, can barely see the amp meter move when brake light is on. Good luck Dutie
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Old 01-19-2018, 10:18 PM   #15
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Are there any LED's for the drum type rear lights of the Model A?
https://www.brattons.com/6-vt-driver...ail-light.html

This is what I use on my '28 Leatherback and they work great! I was especially happy to get them since I just have the one tail light.
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Old 01-20-2018, 05:11 PM   #16
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Or get them here (even though it says they won't work on a drum style tail light, they are the same ones that Bratton's sells which do work on a drum):

https://www.snydersantiqueauto.com/led-lamp-kits

Use some of the bubble wrap with the very small diameter bubbles wadded up and inserted behind the green printed circuit boards to hold the LEDs up tight to the back side of the lens and they work great!
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The lens replacement hasn't been done yet. I spoke to United Pacific and they don't see enough need to make up that lens.
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