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cooperbloke67

posted on 26/9/19 at 09:14 PM Reply With Quote
LED front indicators and side repeaters

Just fitted my replacement front indicators, and couldn’t decide where to mount my side repeaters.
Mounting them in the back of the headlamps means I can use them as tell tales too!


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CosKev3

posted on 27/9/19 at 08:01 AM Reply With Quote
Mount them where you want,assuming this is a IVA'ed,registered road car already?
Look good on the rear of the headlights

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cooperbloke67

posted on 27/9/19 at 09:48 AM Reply With Quote
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Originally posted by CosKev3
Mount them where you want, assuming this is a IVA'ed, registered road car already?


That's what I was thinking. It's a 2010 car, but this will be its first MOT since 2015. It's been a trackday car ever since!

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CosKev3

posted on 27/9/19 at 10:18 AM Reply With Quote
Be fine for MOT
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Angel Acevedo

posted on 27/9/19 at 01:17 PM Reply With Quote
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Originally posted by CosKev3
Be fine for MOT


Being fine for MOT may not be good enough for driving..

quote:
Originally posted by cooperbloke67
Just fitted my replacement front indicators, and couldn’t decide where to mount my side repeaters.
Mounting them in the back of the headlamps means I can use them as tell tales too!




Have you tested them at night?
They look awfully bright for me, but that may be your lighting conditions when the video was taken.
Some planes use a small piece of clear plastic rod cut at an angle as tell tales for nav lights. Only a very small amount of light exits the rod at an angle reflected by the cut part usually at 45°.





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CosKev3

posted on 27/9/19 at 01:45 PM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Angel Acevedo
quote:
Originally posted by CosKev3
Be fine for MOT


Being fine for MOT may not be good enough for driving.


In what way are they going to be no good for driving?

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ken555

posted on 27/9/19 at 02:18 PM Reply With Quote
Blinding yellow light in your eyes at night.

I had the same issue with a bright blue shift light on my rev counter. Great during the day, unusable at night as it ruined you night vision.

[Edited on 27-9-19 by ken555]






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Angel Acevedo

posted on 27/9/19 at 02:18 PM Reply With Quote
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Originally posted by CosKev3
quote:
Originally posted by Angel Acevedo
quote:
Originally posted by CosKev3
Be fine for MOT


Being fine for MOT may not be good enough for driving.


In what way are they going to be no good for driving?


As asked above, too bright??
I despise even the High Beam Tell Tale on modern cars...
Makes driving with high beams extremely uncomfortable to me, Sometimes I use Magic tape to diffuse light so it becomes less of a nuissance.
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Angel Acevedo

posted on 27/9/19 at 02:19 PM Reply With Quote
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Originally posted by ken555
Blinding yellow light in your eyes at night.


Beat me to it...

Exactly my point.
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CosKev3

posted on 27/9/19 at 03:39 PM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Angel Acevedo
quote:
Originally posted by CosKev3
quote:
Originally posted by Angel Acevedo
quote:
Originally posted by CosKev3
Be fine for MOT


Being fine for MOT may not be good enough for driving.


In what way are they going to be no good for driving?


As asked above, too bright??
I despise even the High Beam Tell Tale on modern cars...
Makes driving with high beams extremely uncomfortable to me, Sometimes I use Magic tape to diffuse light so it becomes less of a nuissance.
Regards.
AA


They are only indicators though, and they dont look that bright to me.
Not like they are lit permanently!
The car will probably hardly be used in the dark,and the indicators are used 99% of the time at junctions and roundabouts at low speeds.
It's like people moaning about LED lights on cars dazzling them when coming towards them,I cant see the issue,dont look at them!
You should be looking and concentrating on where you are going,not on other peoples lights!

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CosKev3

posted on 27/9/19 at 03:39 PM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Angel Acevedo
quote:
Originally posted by CosKev3
quote:
Originally posted by Angel Acevedo
quote:
Originally posted by CosKev3
Be fine for MOT


Being fine for MOT may not be good enough for driving.


In what way are they going to be no good for driving?


As asked above, too bright??
I despise even the High Beam Tell Tale on modern cars...
Makes driving with high beams extremely uncomfortable to me, Sometimes I use Magic tape to diffuse light so it becomes less of a nuissance.
Regards.
AA


They are only indicators though, and they dont look that bright to me.
Not like they are lit permanently!
The car will probably hardly be used in the dark,and the indicators are used 99% of the time at junctions and roundabouts at low speeds.
It's like people moaning about LED lights on cars dazzling them when coming towards them,I cant see the issue,dont look at them!
You should be looking and concentrating on where you are going,not on other peoples lights!

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