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led bulbs in rear vk taillights

Discussion in 'VB - VK Holden Commodore (1978 - 1985)' started by bfhoon, Jul 9, 2017.

  1. bfhoon

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    Hi Has anyone tried led bulbs only in their vk taillights. I saw some on ebay for sale using the same rear tailight fitting as the commodore cant remember now what the fitting is called. Just wondering if their is any light visibility improvement over the original globes? Would be intersted if anyone has tried this obviously they would use less energy or power which would be good and obviously they would last longer.
     
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    Usually brighter. Indicators will need resistors wired in or a LED specific flasher unit otherwise you will get a fast blink issue.
     
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    So in other words its worth doing. anyone got any links for a can led specific flasher and also the led globes id be intereste din doing this.
     
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    Cheers buddy any links to the good led globes that fit the bulb covers.
    Im interested to see the diff in he taillights. I changed my parkers already to led and much much better than the crappy globes they came with from factory.
     
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    most of the led tail lights Ive seen for older cars I wouldn't say pass rwc look at them on a 45 degree angle in daylight can you see them or am I and the 1/2 a dozen blokes I know all tight and there are better led globes around? All the led stuff Ive seen is nothing to write home about just cheap crap made by some gook in china.
     
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    From memory (was VL I did for a mate recently)

    Stop/Tail - https://aerpro.com/ba15d48r
    Reverse - https://aerpro.com/ba15s48w
    Indicator (No resistors required from memory) - https://aerpro.com/ba15s48y
    Number plate - https://aerpro.com/fespl393

    (front indicators are the same globe as rear) - If all LED's are fitted for indicators - instead of fitting resistors - the flasher can can be replaced for a LED item.

    Pricey items - but the quality is excellent and light output is slightly shielded (unlike ebay/Chinese globes) so you won't get pinged for unroadworthy globes - but you will have nearly 200% more light emitted from the tail lamps.
    Items can be bought at Autobarn and Supercheap/Repco etc.

    Headlights - I recommend these: (again pricey - but you'll never change the globe again)
    https://aerpro.com/h4led6k

    Extremely bright with heaps less current draw compared to standard globes.
    Just make sure you aim the headlights correctly - or you'll annoy drivers as much as HID's fitted to non projector headlights.

    Found once we fitted these items to a VL Calais - the battery/alternator wasn't working so hard at night while idling in heavy traffic. (clutch fan fitted from memory)

    Other trick is to use these in the dash cluster: http://www.narva.com.au/products/browse/wedge-globes
    (Figure 6 - the Blue t10 "ultra blue" - P/no: 17190BL2)

    Gives more light and won't have dark spots like a LED replacement, and is entirely "plug and play"
    - Also remove factory dimmer and bridge wires - no one I know has ever wanted to dim their dash lights and the dimmer can wear out and cause low lighting issues.
     

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