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Old 10-23-2019, 09:49 PM   #21
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Is anyone aware of a 6V LED bulb suitable for brake light use ??
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Old 10-23-2019, 09:53 PM   #22
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Yes. I have them in my Model A. I bought them from a guy from Australia who is always at Hershey and other swap meets.
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Old 10-23-2019, 10:07 PM   #23
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Mhsprecher - do you have contact info for the supplier ?

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Old 10-24-2019, 01:40 AM   #24
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The Model A suppliers such as Brattons and Snyders has LEDs.
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Old 10-25-2019, 10:36 AM   #25
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Just google "6v BA15S bulb". Here's one -

https://www.ledlight.com/63-miniatur...ra-bright.aspx

Brake lights should be at least 300 lumens.

Warm white better matches incandescent color.
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Old 10-25-2019, 12:08 PM   #26
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FWIW, I tried these https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1


I have the white ones in the parking lights and they work okay but sometimes they drop out, probably a grounding issue. I tried the red one in the stop light but the 32cp bulb was brighter so I stuck with it. Those bulbs are advertised at 450lm but they weren't bright enough for me.
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Old 11-01-2019, 11:49 AM   #27
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I've read that if you paint the inside of the bucket white instead of silver/metallic/no paint it's more reflective and in turn brighter. Is this true?
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Old 11-01-2019, 01:12 PM   #28
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I've read that if you paint the inside of the bucket white instead of silver/metallic/no paint it's more reflective and in turn brighter. Is this true?
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Old 11-01-2019, 01:31 PM   #29
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FWIW, I tried these https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1


I have the white ones in the parking lights and they work okay but sometimes they drop out, probably a grounding issue. I tried the red one in the stop light but the 32cp bulb was brighter so I stuck with it. Those bulbs are advertised at 450lm but they weren't bright enough for me.
I've ordered these to try. They have 6 forward facing leds vs. the 3 in the ones referenced above. Hopefully they will be brighter than the incandescents.
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Old 11-01-2019, 01:36 PM   #30
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Is anyone aware of a 6V LED bulb suitable for brake light use ??
I have one on my truck, 6v positive ground. The one I have there is a very noticeable difference. Sorry can not quickly find the info on them. Can look more if interested.


They are a plugin direct replacement in for the existing stop lamp. I also converted the tail lamp to LED


What has really helped though is I installed a LED 3rd stop strip on my truck, on the tailgate. People really notice it, and do not come up behind me close when braking. I highly recommend using one. People are not used to looking for a small round brake light blended in with a license plate. If installing on a car my recommendation is to install it more directly in other drivers line of sight, instead of in the rear window.
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Old 11-03-2019, 09:37 AM   #31
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I have one on my truck, 6v positive ground. The one I have there is a very noticeable difference. Sorry can not quickly find the info on them. Can look more if interested.


They are a plugin direct replacement in for the existing stop lamp. I also converted the tail lamp to LED


What has really helped though is I installed a LED 3rd stop strip on my truck, on the tailgate. People really notice it, and do not come up behind me close when braking. I highly recommend using one. People are not used to looking for a small round brake light blended in with a license plate. If installing on a car my recommendation is to install it more directly in other drivers line of sight, instead of in the rear window.

Do you have a picture of adding the 3rd stop strip on your tailgate. Was thinking of doing something similar, or adding in rear window.
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Old 11-03-2019, 10:38 AM   #32
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I just used Velcro for now to mount it teh brake strip to the tailgate, ran the wiring over to the existing stop/tail wiring and cable tied everything up. Wired it into the teacup tail/stop lamp. Just wanted to mount it quickly without drilling holes to try it. Wish the 3rd brake light also had a tail light in it. Will be permanently mounting it next year. I added clear tubing over the wiring to protect the wiring.


For very rare night driving, I have a farm implement magnetic base battery yellow LED light that I put on the Tailgate, put a very thin piece of vinyl over the magnets so it does not scratch/mar the paint. It can be selectable for flashing or constant on. It is very bright at night. Available on line or at Farm and Fleet/Tractor Supply, might find something suitable at Walmart.


I prefer it lower and on the back of the A in others line of sight.. Have been behind As with the 3rd brake light in the windows. Did not think it was as noticeable.
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Old 11-03-2019, 10:51 AM   #33
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Do you have a picture of adding the 3rd stop strip on your tailgate. Was thinking of doing something similar, or adding in rear window.
GRutter - Sent You a PM, I have a MP4 video of the yellow one flashing at night if you are interested.
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Old 01-07-2020, 12:59 PM   #34
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I installed the 1156 style LED red bulb as a brake light, but kept the original style lens with the amber top, as mentioned in post 12. Wow ! It really works well, but when not lit, the brake light looks stock.

Now Id like to replace the tail and cowl lights with LED bulbs - does anyone know of a source for these ?

Im running the stock 6V electrical system.

Many thanks - JIm
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Old 01-07-2020, 01:41 PM   #35
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Unless you have a high point show car I would go with the all red lens without the word stop (it blocks light). I would also install a second stop light. Using a yellow light for brakes might waste just enough time for other drivers to figure out it is not a turn signal that you would have an accident.

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Old 01-07-2020, 03:21 PM   #36
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I really try not to drive at night if I have to for some reason I hang one of those large triangular reflectors on the back of my ccpu attached to the canopy posts.
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