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Old 12-15-2014, 03:20 PM   #15
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NAPA has a flasher especially for vehicles that have installed aftermarket LED tail lights. I just put truck 60 LED tail/stop/turn lights in my Samurai and they would not flash right. A trip to NAPA and they fixed me up with a flasher made for just that issue.


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Old 12-15-2014, 05:34 PM   #16
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Originally Posted by spritz View Post
They are alot brighter for sure. I am planing on replacing my marker lights with new 5 led marker lights.
I saw a guy that had his tear drop markers changed over on his Airstream and a huge difference. BRITE looked really nice. Not sure if you have ever noticed how brite they are on your Stop lamps and Turns. But I have. Brite
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My OEM incandescent stop bulbs worked OK, but I changed to LED assemblies anyway. Before the change, when I had the brakes on I could barely see any reflection off the towed in the BU camera. Now, when I press the brake pedal the red light is so bright on the towed I can barely make out our red Jeep behind the MH. The bright stop LED lights are so bright it makes backing into our (white interior) garage difficult seeing what's behind the MH.
I kinda wish I hadn't spent the money to change to LED stop lamps. The good thing is, now anyone behind me knows without a doubt I have the brakes engaged, and since they are 6' off the ground- several vehicles in back of that one.

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Old 12-15-2014, 06:07 PM   #17
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I have added several LED lights to the MH mostly in the rear and on the side. Most improved method of letting other drive know my intention was when adding the "Chicken Lights" to the front lower corners of the MH. These directional signal let me move over easier then ever. the other lights were running and stop lights at the very top of the rear cap and at the very bottom of the rear skirt.

purchased my chickin lights at NAPA for about 39 each. very heavy duty
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Old 12-15-2014, 09:52 PM   #18
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I'd have to ask why are you doing this? The brakes, etc. only work when the engine is running and charging your batteries, so you don't need to save power by switching to LEDs. Why bother?
The million dollar question - WHY?

Mostly because I hate the nasty look of the lens and of the light. I really like the crisp LED look of the lens and the crisp light that the LED's throw. It's not safety or power consumption. I just really like the LED light and how bright they usually are; if you buy the right ones.

I have not removed the lens yet, as it's been too cold to mess with it. I'm not so sure I'll be able to use drop in truck stop replacements, but maybe. I hope it's that easy!

Keep the ideas coming and hopefully it'll warm up a little and I can get out and tinker with it.
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Old 12-16-2014, 08:55 AM   #19
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For me the stock Samurai tail lights were small and not particurlarly bright. The 60 LED oval lights for big trucks are VERY bright. I had already installed them on my utility trailer and boat trailer. If you saw the improvement in brightness you would see why the switch. They are expensive but worth it. On the Samurai I used a powered converter to US tail lights from the European style that supplies stronger voltage to the tail lights and the trailer lights again making them brighter. The conversion has nothing to do with energy saving.


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