LED lightheads for brake/tail/turn?

pbalias

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Sep 21, 2014
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NE
Hello,

I'd like to use two LED lightheads as brake/tail/turn lights on a bike rack. I'd like a reduced light output mode (cruise mode?) for the tail light function, then a steady-on override for the brake and turn signal function. I believe the Sound Off mPower Fascias will do this without any external resistors, diodes, etc.

Does anyone know if there are any other lightheads out there that also have this functionality programmed into them? Specifically, a reduced-power steady-on, with the ability to override with a full-power steady-on.

Thanks in advance!
 

JohnMarcson

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May 7, 2010
10,370
Northwest Ohio
Hello,

I'd like to use two LED lightheads as brake/tail/turn lights on a bike rack. I'd like a reduced light output mode (cruise mode?) for the tail light function, then a steady-on override for the brake and turn signal function. I believe the Sound Off mPower Fascias will do this without any external resistors, diodes, etc.

Does anyone know if there are any other lightheads out there that also have this functionality programmed into them? Specifically, a reduced-power steady-on, with the ability to override with a full-power steady-on.

Thanks in advance!
You probably have seen that Whelen makes a specific B/T/T version of many lightheads, in the M series starting at the M4. The 400 and the 4" round have B/T/T models too. For smaller LEDS Strobes N' More has a TIR 3 type light that has a B/T/T mode, as does the Feniex T3. The Sound Off Ghost is available in that model as well. Buyers products makes a few too. But for the application you may be better off with an autoparts store trailer light.

 
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shues

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May 21, 2010
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Whelen also offered 500 series S/T/T lightheads. They were standard equipment in the Towman's Liberty.
 

JohnMarcson

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Whelen also offered 500 series S/T/T lightheads. They were standard equipment in the Towman's Liberty.
Good point, another smaller one. I can't find them in the current product line
 

pbalias

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Original poster
Sep 21, 2014
6
NE
Thanks all for the responses! The Whelen M-series don't fit the form factor I'm looking for, so I'll have to go one of the smaller options. I like the Ghost but I don't think it will work for turn signal. I really like the form factor of the mPower Fascias as well as the silicone covering.
 

JohnMarcson

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May 7, 2010
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Northwest Ohio
Thanks all for the responses! The Whelen M-series don't fit the form factor I'm looking for, so I'll have to go one of the smaller options. I like the Ghost but I don't think it will work for turn signal. I really like the form factor of the mPower Fascias as well as the silicone covering.
I have several mPowers and I am very happy with them. They come in several sizes and I can confirm they hold up well. My only complaint is the "soft" lens doesn't really allow for polishing if they fade. I wasn't aware they had a dim and bright setting, but if they work for your application they would be light and durable.
 

894

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Jul 14, 2014
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North Central US
My HLC-6's have 6 LEDs in them, if you order them R/R, and put both modes in steady, you have a lower tail function and a brighter Stop and turn function. If you need the turn function amber, do R/A and have the amber be the primary color. I use these for the back of bikes and in STT applications when building for customers. no complaints to-date...
 
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