Originally Posted by 2SSRS
Hear is a tail light opened up to show the 3 parts.
#1 the red lens.
#2 the inner light Diffuser.
#3 the shell.
And you will see a LED strip that will do a good job for the light, I need to get some plastic to mount the leds on l And i was thinking to make the blacked out pat the brake/blinker light.
What do you think.
I think your headed in the right direction. My only concern is the directional nature of those surface mount leds. If the leds were pointing towards the back of the car you'd have it all. Super high brightness Luxeon leds may do the trick. They are really small, but ridiculously bright. Some of these around the inside perimeter facing back, and then using a blocking plate of some kind like you said may work really well. This link has a red-orange luxeon that may give the "afterburn" look we all seem to like. Damn I wish I had my 2SS!