Enhanced stop light bulb?

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Chris C
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Enhanced stop light bulb?

I have clear lenses on the rear of my 420R but the brake lights appear quite dim.

Can anyone suggest what bulb I should be using to make it appear a lot brighter?

Thanks,

Chris

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Do you have LEDs or an incandescent bulb? And if the latter what's the nominal wattage printed on the metal bit?

Jonathan

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Those clear lenses may look fashionable, but they are pretty useless IMO 

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First thing I did with my current car was bin all the clear lens and replaced with "normal" red/orange ones together with LED bulbs. They show your "intentions" far clearer IMO

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The clear lens red bulb options are utter sh!te, we follow several on the chippy run and you cannot see them in anything other that under a tree canopy,

Neither are they E marked !

CC's versions and SVC's are

https://www.s-v-c.co.uk/products/led322-flat-led-cluster-pair

or if you want the original look use the round mini style LED versions.

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Chris, I think the clear lenses look great, far superior to those old fashioned reds Biggrin  If you really want the best look no further than the JAL upgrade, they are amazing!  Take a look at the 4th photo

https://justaddlightness.co.uk/product/caterham-7-rear-light-cluster-led-upgrade-kit/

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I have various, excellent, products from Classic Car LEDs Ltd.

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I'm leaving my factory clear lenses and bulbs in place, but fitting a hich level rain light to augment them.

https://justaddlightness.co.uk/product/caterham-7-high-level-led-third-brake-light/

Tim.

Gulf Racing 310R

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That was my approach also. I fitted 2 brake lights from JAL and they have been faultless. Very helpful advice from Doug about purchasing a sub-loom too.

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Thanks for all your suggestions!

Chris

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Just get a set of JAL LED boards and keep your clear lenses if you like the look. MASSIVE difference and easy fit.

https://justaddlightness.co.uk/product/caterham-7-rear-light-cluster-led-upgrade-kit/

And then add a high level light as GulfSeven suggests.... all about being seen...