<VV> Christmas Time - Presents to - Yourself?
vairmike at sbcglobal.net
Fri Dec 21 23:10:06 EST 2007
I have been thinking about doing something like this myself. The cost
sounds reasonable considering the cost of LED replacement bulbs. I might
be interested since I've always thought the brightness of the taillights
left a lot to be desired.
Sethracer at aol.com wrote:
> At the SEMA show this past fall, I engaged a manufacturer of LED Tail light
> assemblies on the subject of replacement taillights for the Corvair. They do
> not make pop-in bulb replacements, their product is a built from scratch
> taillight lens, designed to duplicate the external shape of the original lens, but
> with about 25 high intensity LEDs built into the assembly, correctly aimed,
> along with the electronics to control them and the dual intensity output to
> perform the Tail/Stop duties. When the light is off, it appears like a new
> original lens (with, perhaps some differences if you look through the plastic
> outer) but is much brighter in either mode (Tail or Stop/turn), when
> activated. On the inside/backside is a plug that pops into the original light socket.
> It would use the original gasket design and hold-down ring. It is a
> "screw-in" replacement.They are built to mimic the load of the original lights for
> proper flasher performance. In addition, the back-up light assembly might also
> be available, with white LEDs.
> A couple of caveats, right now, I have provided him with the late model
> 66-69 lenses, they are the "later" models with the slightly larger trim ring.
> That would be the first application. Remember they would be a performance
> enhancer - and shouldn't differ visually from the original design - but brighter
> and, obviously, an "LED style" brightness.
> I am trying to decide wheater to go ahead with production and sale of these
> items. Who better to give me an opinion - either way Yes or No - and why you
> would or would NOT buy a pair for your Corvair?
> Oh yes - The cost. I forecast the Tail/Stop lights should be about $35 each
> - (Clarks price on a regular replacement lens is about $21 each. Around the
> same cost at Corvair Underground) You can look at this as a safety item as
> well. These lights will definitely make your car easier to see at night and
> brighter stop and turn signals even in the daytime. Hot Rodders and Modders will
> probably install four of them. Anyway, I would be interested in your
> Seth Emerson
> _Sethracer at aol.com_ (mailto:Sethracer at aol.com)
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