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Offline Vettech

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Re: C4 1990 Third Brake Light
« Reply #12 on: February 15, 2020, 05:29:03 PM »
Pete.
So that is a strip of leds, tied to some card, and "set behind the front red lense, but in front of the reflectors".

Mine are again playing up, I did note before a lot of waterish looking dust inside - causing corrosion no doubt.

A trip to Jaycar may be in order.
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Re: C4 1990 Third Brake Light
« Reply #13 on: February 16, 2020, 12:45:25 AM »
My original bulbs melted the fittings, obviously someone sat in traffic with their foot on the brake for a long time.  Those halogen bulbs must get hot.

The LED strips are cheap, they are 12v and brighter than the originals.

I bought them at an electrical wholesaler and they just cut them to length and put the pigtails on.  They are marked with little scissors on the cut points so you can cut them to length yourself and they still work like magic..

Just tied it to some stiff cardboard.  LED's don't generate heat so no problem there.

Soldered them to the point where the originals got their power and Bob's your uncle.

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Re: C4 1990 Third Brake Light
« Reply #14 on: February 16, 2020, 10:11:32 AM »
Umm very good.

I suppose the proof is in the pudding.

As long as they illuminate the red lens and are Bright.

Maybe I will see at a club run. (Those original bulbs I think are 5 watts each - pretty hot.)

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Re: C4 1990 Third Brake Light
« Reply #15 on: February 16, 2020, 11:51:15 AM »
Those COB LED's are very bright.