GL1500 led stop tail bulbs


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GL1500 led stop tail bulbs

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I bought some 18led stop tail bulbs from ebay china, bought these sort before, but this lot were slightly different as well as having a 39ohm resistor in series with the tail pin, there is also a 15ohm resistor to compensate for only 3 led's in each series instead of the usual 4. As with the last time on a differnt bike I fitted the led bulb which emitted a wisk of smoke as the 39ohm resistor burnt because of a load on the tail lamp circuit. As with last time I dismantled the bulb and put a diode in series with the stop pin and all was well, but this time it did not work as the diagram shows a load on the stop line aswell.
I am now looking for bulbs without resistors, working on the principal of say the bulb has 18 led's, 6 are used for tail and 12 for stop, but no one gives that sort of information.

If all else fails I will make my own bulbs using old bulb caps and 5050 led strip cut up int 3 for the tail and 6 for the stop.
Wouldn't life be simple if the stopped messing around with resistors and proportioned the leds for stop and tail.
Unless anyone else know different or has a quick fix that I didn;t think of.
Why do electronics manufacturers always go about it the hard complicated way.



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Re: GL1500 led stop tail bulbs

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Have you looked at Superbrightleds/com ? Better to deal with a reputable company instead of and unknown.

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Re: GL1500 led stop tail bulbs

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It should work with a diode. Check this link.

https://www.goldwingfacts.com/forums/10 ... olved.html

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Re: GL1500 led stop tail bulbs

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Got mine on ebay from seller 'syneticusa'. They replace the original bulbs and are very good. I really like them. And, you can contact them for any other info you need. They will get right back to you with answers you need. I have had them in my 1500 for a couple of years now and am completely satisfied with them.
Russell

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Re: GL1500 led stop tail bulbs

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Thank you, I will look into that

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Re: GL1500 led stop tail bulbs

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I'm very happy with these that I installed in the spring!

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01MY ... UTF8&psc=1

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Re: GL1500 led stop tail bulbs

Post by WingAdmin »

Gary at Cyclemax has these in his GL1800, and I was so impressed that I bought a pair to put in my wife's Burgman as well:

https://cyclemax.com/inc/sdetail/led_st ... ulb/408967

They flash 5 times quickly when you first apply brakes, then go solid, and they are BRIGHT.



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