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Old 08-29-2009, 12:08 PM   #1
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The minimal tailights on our Cruiser and their tendency to burn out bulbs has made me insecure, particularly when on busy Freeways. So following the lead of several others I added LED lights These are 7", 31 superflux LED lights. These are similar to the lights used on schoolbuses. Rather than replacing the original lights I added these. The lights mount flat on a foam gasket. I drilled a 1" hole and tapped into the existing wires. Seehttp://www.princessauto.com/truck-tr...-transit-lightOn sale $23. each. This should make my intentions obvious to anyone behind me
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Old 08-29-2009, 10:15 PM   #2
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I think the lights look good. Are the led's any brighter?
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Old 08-29-2009, 11:50 PM   #3
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Nice job! My Kingston is only about 4 months old and I've already had to replace a tail light. However I'd be more interested in a direct replacement cuz the old bulb problem still is there and like you said I'd like to be certain the lights are working. Any ideas on an exact replacement?
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Old 08-30-2009, 12:19 AM   #4
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Looks good. Like you say, they should be able to see you now.

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You might want to look here for a replacement.

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Old 08-30-2009, 01:56 AM   #5
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CWIT, The LEDs are much brighter, I found it difficult to photograph the lights properly. The camera does not see the same itensity as the eye.

It would be easy to just replace the originals. There is a 2" hole behind the lights and plenty of wire to work with. So any light that is over 2" in diameter will cover the hole. The original screw holes would have to be patched. The 7" light I used would cover all. I kept the originals to provide as much light as possible.
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Thanks I have to pick up a set.
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I have to be perfectly honest and please don't be offended but I think it looks like s***. It looks like an old trailer from the bush that had to have running lights to trail it down the road. Just curious as to why you didn't just replace the existing taillights with the new LED type. Sorry but it just doesn't look nice on a newer rv.
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Don't know about where you are but here all installed lights must work when inspected wether or not they are required to be there. So with your set up the old lights must still pass inspection even though you have the new ones installed right above them. Kind of defeats the purpose of the LEDs.
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CruiserJoe. I dont quite uderstand your post. Both sets of lights are operational for maximum visibility. If a bulb does burn out I replace it.
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I guess I missunderstood, thought you were adding the LEDs so you wouldn't have to deal with the bulbs burning out. I would have removed the regular lights and just went with the LEDs.
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