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Old 08-23-08, 07:05 PM   #1
T Waldo
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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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Old 08-23-08, 10:28 PM   #2
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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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Old 08-24-08, 06:06 AM   #3
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...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.
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