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Old 08-26-2015, 09:14 PM   #1
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LED taillight replacement options?

After following our "new" 2001 Allegro Bus, I am of the opinion I would like to replace the tail light assembly's with LED lights.

I think I can get the headlight restorer kits to brighten the plastic on the headlights and the tail light assembly's to make them look good, but the bulbs sure are wimpy looking.

Any advise from folks here on if it is possible and where to get the replacement bulbs? SuperBrightLED's has a nice selection it seems, I used them for my horse trailer to update lights.

Thanks so much everyone in advance.
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Old 08-26-2015, 09:22 PM   #2
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We have a 2000 Allegro Bus and I did not replace my stock bulbs I just increased the brake/tail lights to the rear by adding two LED brake/tail light aftermarket sealed units.
They are fully sealed and I just drilled three holes...two for the stainless screws and one for the two wires.
I then silicone sealed the edges and wired these lights into the existing four pin trailer plug...worked better than I hoped...very bright...impossible to miss unless txting.
Bought these lights at O'Rilley auto parts store...$22 each...cheap for what they do and fairly easy to install.
I can take a pic and post if someone would like to see.
I installed these lights at driver eye level.
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WOW love those! Would you be able to share a link as to where those came from?

Easy to do yourself?

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Very easy plug and play.
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I changed mine.

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Hey Bud, it looks like you might need a few more lights on each side. Not sure you have enough Pal
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After following our "new" 2001 Allegro Bus, I am of the opinion I would like to replace the tail light assembly's with LED lights.

I think I can get the headlight restorer kits to brighten the plastic on the headlights and the tail light assembly's to make them look good, but the bulbs sure are wimpy looking.

Any advise from folks here on if it is possible and where to get the replacement bulbs? SuperBrightLED's has a nice selection it seems, I used them for my horse trailer to update lights.

Thanks so much everyone in advance.
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You've mentioned one of the premier websites for LED components there is. www.superbrightleds.com is a great site to deal with. While they MAY be up there in price, they're not all that far from other suppliers on the mainland. If one chooses to go to China for theirs, well, it's up to them.

Now, as your lights, I don't know your light configuration or style but, you may be able to have or do what Mike has and that's a complete assembly change-out. If you can't, then superbright will definitely have what you need. I've purchases a ton of bulbs from them and, have been totally happy with the turn-a-round time, price and all. And, I've been dealing with them for years and, have not had to return one bulb for being defective.
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Hey Bud, it looks like you might need a few more lights on each side. Not sure you have enough Pal
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That's the way Country Coach made it. I just changed them to led.
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Can you not just swap out the existing standard bulbs with LED equivalents ? There are all sorts of cross overs now.
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That's the way Country Coach made it. I just changed them to led.
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Yeah, I know, I was just razzing you. It's amazing that some coach builders put ZERO effort into tail light assemblies and, some, GO ALL OUT so that people following are DEFINITELY aware of the intensions of the driver of that coach and, THEY LOOK GOOD TOO!

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Can you not just swap out the existing standard bulbs with LED equivalents ? There are all sorts of cross overs now.
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In many cases, yes, you can just swap out the bulbs. And, depending on how the light housing was designed, you can get fairly nice lighting results. Most of the time, it's quite a bit cheaper than replacing the entire assembly. But, on the other hand, the newer and more modern complete LED tail light assemblies are built for maximum refractivity and, reflectivity. In other words, they REFLECT as good as they project light. While LED bulbs do use less amperage and, are a much faster reacting bulb, in many cases, they don't broadcast light as well as their counterparts, the incandescent bulb.

Hence, the newer more modern technology maximizes all phases of the LED in a complete assembly by building multi-angle mirror-like assemblies in the rear section (housing) of the assembly. That way, you more out of the bulb, than it's actually putting out.
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Great company. I've replaced most of my lights with LED lights from M4.
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Yeah, I know, I was just razzing you. It's amazing that some coach builders put ZERO effort into tail light assemblies and, some, GO ALL OUT so that people following are DEFINITELY aware of the intensions of the driver of that coach and, THEY LOOK GOOD TOO!



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In many cases, yes, you can just swap out the bulbs. And, depending on how the light housing was designed, you can get fairly nice lighting results. Most of the time, it's quite a bit cheaper than replacing the entire assembly. But, on the other hand, the newer and more modern complete LED tail light assemblies are built for maximum refractivity and, reflectivity. In other words, they REFLECT as good as they project light. While LED bulbs do use less amperage and, are a much faster reacting bulb, in many cases, they don't broadcast light as well as their counterparts, the incandescent bulb.

Hence, the newer more modern technology maximizes all phases of the LED in a complete assembly by building multi-angle mirror-like assemblies in the rear section (housing) of the assembly. That way, you more out of the bulb, than it's actually putting out.
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That's what I want with my Allegro's tail lights, want them to totally LAY IT ON the folks behind us as to what our intentions are.

So my question is, do I just take a picture of my current light set up and send it to etrailers.com with a phone call? I totally want plug and play if i can. Those lights look sooooo good! Bling, Bling gotta love that bling!
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I just got the numbers off the lense and started surfing the web. I ordered mine from three different places. PPL,carid and etrailer. The clear reverse only carid had.
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