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    Junior Member T Waldo's Avatar
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    Red halogen tail lights?

    There are a lot of posts about overvolted halogen MR16s for the front. I have two DIYs myself, and they are extremely bright. However, I've never seen or heard of anyone using a red MR16 20 watt as their tail light (w/o flash mode, most likely). I know that the red lens diminishes the overall lumens, but given how bright these things are to begin with (especially when overvolted) I can't see that being a problem. Seems like you'd end up with something on a par with a Dinotte 140L or brighter.

    Has anyone tried this?

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    No. I'd like to get a big cluster of high efficiency red LEDs like the ones used in Stop Lights and mount that on the rear rack.
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    ken,
    ...high efficiency red LEDs like the ones used in Stop Lights and mount that on the rear rack...

    I mounted a set from Lowe's that are magnetic mounted for farm equipment on my rack. They are bright and have their own flasher. Powered by 4 aa batteries.
    Bill from Sebastian

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