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Old 11-28-2008, 09:59 AM   #1
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LED Tail lights

I am assuming the Camaro tail lights are using regular lamps. Has anybody considered modifying the tail lights to LED's? Seems that would have been a nice touch for the RS since more new cars are being equipped with them.
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Old 11-28-2008, 02:20 PM   #2
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im sure there will be something out to convert it
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Old 11-28-2008, 06:13 PM   #3
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as an EE, let me be the first to say it is the first thing I will be working on when I get my Camaro!!
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Old 11-29-2008, 10:09 AM   #4
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There are lots of sites (like this one http://www.coolights.com/LED-Tail-Lights_c_606.html and this one http://www.superbrightleds.com/tail-brake-turn.html) that offer replacement LED lights and bulbs as well as conversion kits.
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Old 11-29-2008, 10:14 AM   #5
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I will consider it. I don't want to make mine look cheapened by a poorly designed kit, so I will do my research first.
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Old 11-29-2008, 10:42 AM   #6
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I will consider it. I don't want to make mine look cheapened by a poorly designed kit, so I will do my research first.
Completely agree Blur.
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Old 11-29-2008, 10:45 AM   #7
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I will consider it. I don't want to make mine look cheapened by a poorly designed kit, so I will do my research first.
That's why I was considering making my own. I don't want the LED 1157 bulb replacement look or a matrix of LEDs showing through the lens.

You know how some Cadillac (I think that's what I saw) tail lights look? You can't really see each individual LED. Instead of seeing the LEDs behind the lens, it looks like the lens itself has the LEDs embedded in it for a very finished look.

I need to look at one closely to see how those are constructed.
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Old 06-25-2009, 08:18 PM   #8
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Check these out:


Available here:
http://www.spaghettiengineering.com/...p?idProduct=36

If you don't like the matrix look of the LEDs showing through the lens then you will need to do a few modifications, first you need a lens with a diffuser, I would recommend a Marquez Design lens, then you would need a custom housing that would allow the LEDs to be at least 3/4" away from the lens (to allow for proper diffusion. Let me know if you have questions and I'll do my best to help you out.

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Old 06-25-2009, 08:33 PM   #9
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I just realized that you are looking for a 69 Camaro light (the above is 67), here is the 69 Camaro taillight with the LED kit installed:

Available here:
1969 Camaro LED Tail Lights

Also, this kit comes with diffusers so you wont need to do anything to get the look you want.
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Old 06-25-2009, 09:59 PM   #10
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I was thinking '69 led lights might look cool.
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as an EE, let me be the first to say it is the first thing I will be working on when I get my Camaro!!
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Old 07-17-2009, 09:06 AM   #12
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does anyone know of a diffuser for the '10?
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I am assuming the Camaro tail lights are using regular lamps. Has anybody considered modifying the tail lights to LED's? Seems that would have been a nice touch for the RS since more new cars are being equipped with them.
I totally agree the RS should have come equipped with LED tailights...
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Old 07-17-2009, 02:23 PM   #14
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I forgot all about this thread. Just yesterday I went to this place online and found these LED lamp assemblies. They're only $12 apiece.

http://www.superbrightleds.com/specs/3156_57_specs.htm

And, after looking at the tail lights when they are illuminated with the factory bulbs, they seem to be pretty darn evenly lit across the lens. I think these LEDs will work fine without having to modify the lights for LED arrays. I'm going try one to compare its lighting to the standard bulbs and see what they look like.
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Old 07-17-2009, 06:49 PM   #15
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If you're up to making something from scratch you could do what this vette owner did. I think it's pretty cool. I would do it to my T/A but given the tail lights have the honeycomb pattern it wouldn't work. Link to the thread....


http://www.oznium.com/forum/topic21652 and a video of smoked ones




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Old 07-17-2009, 07:03 PM   #16
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It may be from playing burnout paradise but I like these: http://www.automotivelightstore.com/...ROD&ProdID=422
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For anyone on here who has not seen the thread:

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