[DML] Re: LED Tail Lights
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[DML] Re: LED Tail Lights

The rear turn signal lamp does not need a double function as it is 
not combined (rear lights/stop lights are red, not amber).

I have not used LEDs in the rear section as IMO the pread is not as 
wide (and therefore bright enough) with LEDs. However lately I 
noticed LED "trees" that do have 5 or 6 facing front and the others 
to the side (18, 27 and 30 LEDs). The hole in the light section the 
LED has to protrude through is the basic factor which one can be 
used. It must be approx. the same size as the current bulb.


--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "Shannon" <birdwells@...> wrote:
> I'm thinking about getting some LED tail lights. There are two 
> type that I'm trying to understand and maybe someone can help me. 
> There are 1156 bulbs and 1157 bulbs used in the fronts and back. As 
> best as I can tell, the 1156 are single filament bulbs and the 1157 
> are double filament bulbs (incadescent). I'm not sure what the 
> difference is in use in the Delorean. I think the 1157 is used up 
> front for the turn signals. I think only 1156 are used only in the 
> rear but I don't understand why the 1157 isn't used for the rear 
> signal. Does someone know the differences?
> Anyway I'm working on getting LED lights. I'm assuming the rears 
> take ten 1156 LED bulbs for the rear and two 1157 LED lights for 
> front. I looked at the rear lights tonight and four of the bulbs 
> in a concave shaped area in the lens cover. I don't know what it 
> looks like inside but I assume it has a reflective surface. Based 
> that, I think the best bulbs will be those that have LEDs on the 
> and top.
> has anyone replaced their tail lights with LED bulbs and if you did 
> what kinds did you get and where did you get them?
> I heard that the LED 1157s have problems in some cars because they 
> will blink faster than normal turn signal lights. If true how is 
> fixed?
> Shannon
> VIN 16113

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