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Fitting LED lights in the under tray #663542
22/09/20 11:01 AM
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I have seen several trads with lights in the vent holes in the under tray.
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I decided to give it a go as part of fitting LED lights to Belle.
The vents are 50mm ID so I bought some plastic plugs & some LED lights.
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I also used some reflective silver tape to the rear of the plug.
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There will be wires for the wing side lights I don't have under the wings so the next step will be to fix the lights & wire them in. Probably on Thursday.
As a test I ran them of a 12v DC power supply.


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Re: Fitting LED lights in the under tray [Re: John V6] #663548
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John
I think these holes were designed for brake cooling ducts to be fitted, but presumably there was no trunking behind them on your Brooklands Roadster?

If you are using them as position lights , they are very low down, I decided to upgrade the wing lights for my +8.

I assume the Roadster does not have a Canbus system protecting the electrical circuits, in which case the use of additional LEDs should be fine?


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Re: Fitting LED lights in the under tray [Re: John V6] #663552
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Andy,
correct not canbus for the lights. Canbus for the indicators though. Several folk have done the same & they have passed the MOT.
John


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Re: Fitting LED lights in the under tray [Re: John V6] #663571
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I would fill the front with optical grade resin and tack some form of heatsink on the back, I have had these style of eagle eye LEDs as DRLs on my smart they fail after a year or two, not sure if water ingress or heat failure.


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Re: Fitting LED lights in the under tray [Re: MOG 615] #663585
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Originally Posted by MOG 615
John
I think these holes were designed for brake cooling ducts to be fitted, but presumably there was no trunking behind them on your Brooklands Roadster?

If you are using them as position lights , they are very low down, I decided to upgrade the wing lights for my +8.

I assume the Roadster does not have a Canbus system protecting the electrical circuits, in which case the use of additional LEDs should be fine?



Just finished upgrading my 2006 +4 wing lights to DRLs and they dim when main headlights dipped. Isolated wing lights from headlight parking lights. Used radio live from fuse box as DRL power source and fitted £5 voltage sensing relay for auto dimming. Really pleased with the outcome.

Re: Fitting LED lights in the under tray [Re: milligoon] #663613
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Originally Posted by milligoon
I would fill the front with optical grade resin and tack some form of heatsink on the back, I have had these style of eagle eye LEDs as DRLs on my smart they fail after a year or two, not sure if water ingress or heat failure.


Mark,
they are supposedly water proof. Time will tell.


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Re: Fitting LED lights in the under tray [Re: MOG 615] #663623
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Originally Posted by MOG 615
John
I think these holes were designed for brake cooling ducts to be fitted, but presumably there was no trunking behind them on your Brooklands Roadster?

If you are using them as position lights , they are very low down, I decided to upgrade the wing lights for my +8.

I assume the Roadster does not have a Canbus system protecting the electrical circuits, in which case the use of additional LEDs should be fine?


No issues with mine, everything swopped to LED except indicators as I like the longer dwell time with proper bulbs as they flash


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Re: Fitting LED lights in the under tray [Re: John V6] #663629
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John 'Betsy' has the LED front lights inb the undertray brake cooling duct and they are bright and look the part

[Linked Image]Untitled by Robert & Ali Davies, on Flickr


Rob Davies
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Re: Fitting LED lights in the under tray [Re: John V6] #663632
22/09/20 06:51 PM
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I'm sure I met the owners of Betsy in Hartington a few years ago (prior to owning mine), I was on a DofE expedition with the kids, and had a quick chat with them.


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Re: Fitting LED lights in the under tray [Re: John V6] #663637
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Rob I know but they are heavier bike headlights. Paul told me had to beef up the support to stop them vibrating.

Cooperman has something similar to what I am doing.


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