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I'm building a schematic to convert my tail lights to LED's. the problem is, in normal operation, theres a dual filament bulb. So when the lights are on and I hit the brakes it gets brighter, that same second filament also flashes for turn signal.

The only way I can think of is to do a separate series for the turn signals and brakes than the driving lights.


Is there a way I can have one series that stays constant with lights on, than becomes brighter when I hit the brakes and also flashes when I hit the signal?
 

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the motorcycle and hot rod guys have been doing this for years. just go and get the correct conversion bulb in whatever color you wish. you may need a resistor or different flasher since the lights draw so much less. have fun
 

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I'm building a schematic to convert my tail lights to LED's. the problem is, in normal operation, theres a dual filament bulb. So when the lights are on and I hit the brakes it gets brighter, that same second filament also flashes for turn signal.

The only way I can think of is to do a separate series for the turn signals and brakes than the driving lights.


Is there a way I can have one series that stays constant with lights on, than becomes brighter when I hit the brakes and also flashes when I hit the signal?
There are direct replacement two circuit LED lights for the 1134 dual filiment stop/tail bulbs that can be found online. Some will need a special flasher. Some others (expensive) have internal circuits to allow the turn to flash with a standard flasher.

One nice thing about LED stops is they react and light up faster. This give the guy behind a bit of extra time to stop. I think it works out to the equivalent of having 3 extra feet for every 10 mph.


You could look ino the replacement 4 inch round standard size LED sets that the truckers are using to replace that standard light unit. The ones I see around here seem to have one set of LEDs and two brightnesses. You might be able to retrofit the internals into your lights
 

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I don't want to go down that route. They dont work very well and the light doesn't disperse very well.

If i add a resistor will the stock flasher relay flash the led's?
 

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And I want to do it the right way not the hacked rigged way
I'm a little lost with your answers, you start out saying you want to replace your lights with led's, I point you to a site giving you a choice of led replacements, and recommended an electronic flasher, which btw is an exact replacement for a bitmetal flasher and works better the the oem, cause it doesnt have to rely on x amount of load to flash.

Whats the point of led's, if your going to load them with resistance equal to regular filament ones ???



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jmoney6,

I put LED's in all my signal/brake/park lights and they work great! instant on, instant off. I also used the electronic flasher and I'm very happy with it. I got all the bulbs from superbrightleds.com. I have both 1156 and 1157 type bulbs in my lighting. They were a direct replacement for the original filament bulbs. Yup, it costs a few bucks more than filament, but in my jeep the LED's will last a lot longer.

All the bulbs I installed were colored to match the lens they were behind. My tail lights are all red, front turn signals and park lights are all yellow. I got the wide angle ones with about 19 lights per bulb. They work great!
 
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