Led lights


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I'm going to try one more time to explain what I'm trying to do, in your opinion would you buy lights that flash or buy the flashing unit that will flash different bulbs!


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martyfair227 wrote: Mon Sep 05, 2022 7:33 pm I'm going to try one more time to explain what I'm trying to do, in your opinion would you buy lights that flash or buy the flashing unit that will flash different bulbs!
I've used both.

When I was replacing a brake light that consisted of just a single bulb in an enclosure, I've used a flashing bulb.

When I have replaced brake lights where there are multiple different bulbs, I'll use a flasher module. You want all the bulbs all flashing exactly the same - a) it's more attention getting, and b) in most locales, only emergency vehicles can have lights that flash differently/alternately, and this can get you a ticket. And yes, that includes "wig wag" brake lights which are pretty much illegal everywhere.
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Man I love when you answer me! Now which flasher module would you use, I totally trust your opinion and many thanks!
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WingAdmin I want to buy the module , but I also want to go all LED! So is that the way you would handle it? Buy the the flasher module and change my bulbs over to LED? Thanks Scott 😊 I really appreciate you!
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I used one of these cheap Amazon flasher modules simply because that's what I had sitting around. I figured if it failed, I'd replace it in the future...but it's MANY years later and it still works perfectly, so...
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Scott , I have one more question please? Do I need one for every light , like the two in the saddlebags and the two in the trunk, so I would buy 4 flashers units or will one run all four lights, sorry for all the questions but I've never fooled with these before! Thanks again Marty
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martyfair227 wrote: Tue Sep 06, 2022 11:36 pm Scott , I have one more question please? Do I need one for every light , like the two in the saddlebags and the two in the trunk, so I would buy 4 flashers units or will one run all four lights, sorry for all the questions but I've never fooled with these before! Thanks again Marty
I used one to run all my lights, and that's what you want to do - because you want them to flash identically, not individually. If you are going to put several LEDs on it, make sure it has the capacity. The one I linked to above can handle 2 amps of power, or 24 watts.

If you need more, this one can handle 60 watts, or 5 amps.
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I got a pair of these for the brake lights in my trunk. I left the lower brake light bulbs incandescent.
https://www.cyclemax.com/inc/sdetail/le ... /83/440670

While the flash is individually controlled in each bulb, the control circuit timing these flashes in each bulb is very good and they flash in perfect unison, you can't tell I'm not using a flash controller box.


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