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David Webb
One of my taillamp bulbs was out, so I decided to research LEDs.
A few notes that I found:- Parts catalogs tell you which headlight bulb to use, but don't mention the tail light.- The 5W/24W bulbs that I pulled out of my tail light weren't easy to match at the auto parts store.- LEDs are, of course, more expensive than incandescents, but use far less power.  I thought I would maybe give back a good portion of the 10W that two tail lights consume during normal operation.- There are two styles of LED bulbs.  The old style has old-style LEDs all over a frame.  The new style uses the super-bright LEDs positioned within a device that blocks direct light from the viewer and requires a good reflector.- My bike's tail light reflector was not so shiny.
I happened to have some aluminized duct sealing tape that I'd purchased from the hardware store for not much.  We'd used this tape for its reflective properties in insulating some cold-blooded pet enclosures.  I cleaned the inside of the reflector first, cut a hole in each of two strips of tape for the bulbs, and carefully applied them over the reflective coating inside the tail light reflectors.  My end result is a brighter tail light and brake light, with less amperage going to lighting and more to my coils.
- Dave2002 BBBB Merlot Red (originally Emerald Green)Pinellas, FL
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Re: LEDs

apsllp@bellsouth.net
What  bulbs did you go with ? Make /Model.
FYI, Will be in Daytona at the Speedway 9:00am on Saturday ! YEA BABY!

Bob Clark

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  On Wed, Mar 6, 2019 at 2:53 PM, David Webb [hidden email] [TriumphTrophy]<[hidden email]> wrote:      

One of my taillamp bulbs was out, so I decided to research LEDs.
A few notes that I found:- Parts catalogs tell you which headlight bulb to use, but don't mention the tail light.- The 5W/24W bulbs that I pulled out of my tail light weren't easy to match at the auto parts store.- LEDs are, of course, more expensive than incandescents, but use far less power.  I thought I would maybe give back a good portion of the 10W that two tail lights consume during normal operation.- There are two styles of LED bulbs.  The old style has old-style LEDs all over a frame.  The new style uses the super-bright LEDs positioned within a device that blocks direct light from the viewer and requires a good reflector.- My bike's tail light reflector was not so shiny.
I happened to have some aluminized duct sealing tape that I'd purchased from the hardware store for not much.  We'd used this tape for its reflective properties in insulating some cold-blooded pet enclosures.  I cleaned the inside of the reflector first, cut a hole in each of two strips of tape for the bulbs, and carefully applied them over the reflective coating inside the tail light reflectors.  My end result is a brighter tail light and brake light, with less amperage going to lighting and more to my coils.
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David Webb
 Hey Bob,
I purchased and installed Sylvania 1157 White ZEVO LED Mini Bulb, Pack of 2
- Dave2002 Trophy 1200 Merlot RedPinellas, FL
    On Wednesday, March 6, 2019, 6:56:48 PM EST, Bob Clark apsllp@bellsouth..net [TriumphTrophy] <[hidden email]> wrote:  
 
    
What  bulbs did you go with ? Make /Model.

FYI, Will be in Daytona at the Speedway 9:00am on Saturday ! YEA BABY!

Bob Clark

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  On Wed, Mar 6, 2019 at 2:53 PM, David Webb [hidden email] [TriumphTrophy]<[hidden email]> wrote:      

One of my taillamp bulbs was out, so I decided to research LEDs.
A few notes that I found:- Parts catalogs tell you which headlight bulb to use, but don't mention the tail light.- The 5W/24W bulbs that I pulled out of my tail light weren't easy to match at the auto parts store.- LEDs are, of course, more expensive than incandescents, but use far less power.  I thought I would maybe give back a good portion of the 10W that two tail lights consume during normal operation.- There are two styles of LED bulbs.  The old style has old-style LEDs all over a frame.  The new style uses the super-bright LEDs positioned within a device that blocks direct light from the viewer and requires a good reflector.- My bike's tail light reflector was not so shiny.
I happened to have some aluminized duct sealing tape that I'd purchased from the hardware store for not much.  We'd used this tape for its reflective properties in insulating some cold-blooded pet enclosures.  I cleaned the inside of the reflector first, cut a hole in each of two strips of tape for the bulbs, and carefully applied them over the reflective coating inside the tail light reflectors.  My end result is a brighter tail light and brake light, with less amperage going to lighting and more to my coils.
- Dave2002 BBBB Merlot Red (originally Emerald Green)Pinellas, FL    
   
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apsllp@bellsouth.net
Thanks !

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  On Thu, Mar 7, 2019 at 3:35 PM, David Webb [hidden email] [TriumphTrophy]<[hidden email]> wrote:      

 Hey Bob,
I purchased and installed Sylvania 1157 White ZEVO LED Mini Bulb, Pack of 2
- Dave2002 Trophy 1200 Merlot RedPinellas, FL
    On Wednesday, March 6, 2019, 6:56:48 PM EST, Bob Clark apsllp@bellsouth..net [TriumphTrophy] <[hidden email]> wrote:  
 
    
What  bulbs did you go with ? Make /Model.

FYI, Will be in Daytona at the Speedway 9:00am on Saturday ! YEA BABY!

Bob Clark

Sent from Yahoo Mail on Android
 
  On Wed, Mar 6, 2019 at 2:53 PM, David Webb [hidden email] [TriumphTrophy]<[hidden email]> wrote:      

One of my taillamp bulbs was out, so I decided to research LEDs.
A few notes that I found:- Parts catalogs tell you which headlight bulb to use, but don't mention the tail light.- The 5W/24W bulbs that I pulled out of my tail light weren't easy to match at the auto parts store.- LEDs are, of course, more expensive than incandescents, but use far less power.  I thought I would maybe give back a good portion of the 10W that two tail lights consume during normal operation.- There are two styles of LED bulbs.  The old style has old-style LEDs all over a frame.  The new style uses the super-bright LEDs positioned within a device that blocks direct light from the viewer and requires a good reflector.- My bike's tail light reflector was not so shiny.
I happened to have some aluminized duct sealing tape that I'd purchased from the hardware store for not much.  We'd used this tape for its reflective properties in insulating some cold-blooded pet enclosures.  I cleaned the inside of the reflector first, cut a hole in each of two strips of tape for the bulbs, and carefully applied them over the reflective coating inside the tail light reflectors.  My end result is a brighter tail light and brake light, with less amperage going to lighting and more to my coils.
- Dave2002 BBBB Merlot Red (originally Emerald Green)Pinellas, FL    
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