Cobra rear lights LED conversion

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Re: Cobra rear lights LED conversion

Post by simonjrwinter » Sat Apr 27, 2019 11:21 am

monster7 wrote:
Sat Apr 27, 2019 9:51 am
I kept the original Lucas light with the bulp but added a bright yellow LED light from a scooter flasher in the lower part and separated the functions. Worked out perfect with highly visible orange turning light for more or less no costs :)
Would add a picture if i could...
To be honest, that sounds a pretty good solution. I suppose if the orange LED’s were small enough, the light would retain its reflective properties as well....
I must say though, the lamp holders on my original lights were awful. The bulb kept popping out!
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Re: Cobra rear lights LED conversion

Post by Homewood » Sat Apr 27, 2019 11:44 am

Why not put two flashing rear bicycle lights in the rear bumper !

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Re: Cobra rear lights LED conversion

Post by andrewjw » Sat Apr 27, 2019 12:11 pm

Or... if you have L539 indicator lamps like I have, you could put LED stop tail bulbs in the L542 units as on the original car. Mine were about £20 for the two, so less than a tenth of the cost. Still illegal of course, but brighter without being dazzling.
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Re: Cobra rear lights LED conversion

Post by monster7 » Sat Apr 27, 2019 12:37 pm

simonjrwinter wrote:
Sat Apr 27, 2019 11:21 am
monster7 wrote:
Sat Apr 27, 2019 9:51 am
I kept the original Lucas light with the bulp but added a bright yellow LED light from a scooter flasher in the lower part and separated the functions. Worked out perfect with highly visible orange turning light for more or less no costs :)
Would add a picture if i could...
To be honest, that sounds a pretty good solution. I suppose if the orange LED’s were small enough, the light would retain its reflective properties as well....
I must say though, the lamp holders on my original lights were awful. The bulb kept popping out!
Yes, it is like that :)
This is what to use: https://www.galiciaenmoto.com/wp-conten ... 888797.png
They fit perfectly in and the plastic chromed shell is very easy to remove to get to the bare LED board.
my bulps were also popping out, soldered a dot on top of the existing ones...so far, no problems.

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Re: Cobra rear lights LED conversion

Post by peterc » Sat Apr 27, 2019 5:41 pm

Whilst I praise the ingenuity of the proposed alternatives being put forward having a hidden LED orange indicator bulb is only half the issue. The original rear/ brake light bulb even with a highly polished reflector is no comparison to the brightness of the LED rear / brake light.
The original bulb system is as about as effective as the old VW 6 volt lighting used to be.
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Re: Cobra rear lights LED conversion

Post by StewbieC » Mon May 06, 2019 9:07 pm

289 Baz wrote:
Sun Mar 10, 2019 5:35 pm
I was part of the R&D along with Paul so I do know where they come from. I still have one set of prototype lights fitted to my car, they have since gone through two upgrades I think, one was to supply complete lighting units, another was a modification to the main board. Only then did Spiyda release them for general sale.
I was at Stoneleigh today and spoke to Spyda about the history of these lamps and they stated that they recall things being a little different to the above statement.
Not my opinion only passing on what Spyda stated and wanted to square the circle on this one and offer a different point of view from those involved. Not planning on going in to more detail as it isn't relevant. If anyone wants to make anything more of this, maybe they should take it up with Spyda direct as I'm not interested.
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Re: Cobra rear lights LED conversion

Post by nikbj68 » Wed May 15, 2019 1:07 pm

Quote:”... I didn't design or make "my" lights, I simply provided the design brief for the manufacturer, but I'm very happy with the end result...”
CobraClub. I think that’s clear enough, end of conversation. 👍🏻
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Re: Cobra rear lights LED conversion

Post by agnoraan » Wed May 15, 2019 2:57 pm

nikbj68 wrote:
Wed May 15, 2019 1:07 pm
Quote:”... I didn't design or make "my" lights, I simply provided the design brief for the manufacturer, but I'm very happy with the end result...”
CobraClub. I think that’s clear enough, end of conversation. 👍🏻
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Re: Cobra rear lights LED conversion

Post by clive » Wed May 15, 2019 4:10 pm

I'm certain that one of our more 'senior' members designed and fitted LED rear lights to his 289 way back in the early 2000s.
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