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Side light lamp..... LED

Posted: Thu Aug 02, 2018 8:41 pm
by johnfishcurtis
Anyone changed the front side light lamp to a very bright, white LED?
Specifically the separate side light, not the one inside the dip beam lens.

I like to drive with side lights on all the time, a brighter LED obviously would be better. 8-)

Re: Side light lamp..... LED

Posted: Thu Aug 02, 2018 9:04 pm
by jonnyfox
Gav may retro fit that John. Can do S1.

Re: Side light lamp..... LED

Posted: Thu Aug 02, 2018 9:15 pm
by johnfishcurtis
That may be true but I prefer to do it myself than pay someone ;)

Maybe I should remove the lamp and do an eBay search.

Re: Side light lamp..... LED

Posted: Tue Sep 11, 2018 10:48 pm
by ade
Don't buy cheap, I ended up replacing mine with a pair from halfords of all places, ran them for a couple of years before selling, they are just capless w5w bulbs :)

Re: Side light lamp..... LED

Posted: Wed Sep 12, 2018 2:49 am
by tlracer
They will very likely need a ballast resistor fitting as well as just the led unit, otherwise you can end up with errors or burned wiring as the system wasn't designed to use them.
Personally I don't like them or any sort of higher output bulbs as they can cause problems for oncoming drivers too.
Indeed there is currently a major study ongoing by the UN on exactly this issue due to increased accident rates caused by dazzle.

Re: Side light lamp..... LED

Posted: Wed Sep 12, 2018 7:09 am
by ade
I also looked at the halo rings to add a DRL style to mine but in the end just could not be bothered with the time it would take to engineer it into the headlight, the white led bulbs for me were enough extra brightness