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HALO round tail light upgrade
« on: February 12, 2018, 04:31:35 PM »
Hello everyone, I've learned a lot from you all on this site so wanted to share something I've been experimenting with this winter - an upgrade for cuda round tail lights.  Pictures don't really do it justice, but give the idea.  The first picture shows driver's side with original light, passenger side is LED HALO.  In person, you see a very bright and distinct HALO ring.  I installed one LED "HALO" ring behind each of the four lens - they seem a lot brighter, plus this illuminates all four lamps, not just the outer two.  Able to maintain brake lights and back-up lights, though I don't think I will use the red running light.  It's kind of dull by comparison.  The LED units are 018-LED-R from Oracle lighting. 

Linkback: https://forum.e-bodies.org/electrical-and-audio/11/halo-round-tail-light-upgrade/5633/

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« Reply #1 on: February 12, 2018, 05:18:40 PM »
Pretty slick.  I like it!  Nice job.  :twothumbsup:

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« Reply #2 on: February 12, 2018, 05:30:11 PM »
nice...more pics on the steps?

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« Reply #3 on: February 12, 2018, 05:33:40 PM »
I like it!  :bigthumb:

Halos are big on the modern muscle cars. I'm all for customizing.

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« Reply #4 on: February 12, 2018, 05:49:40 PM »
Sorry I didn't think to take more pic's but it's pretty straightforward.  Disassemble housings (hopefully without breaking lens!), clean, attach the rings.  I used epoxy glue to mount the ring to the outer (red only) tail lights, but on the back-up light housings I removed the reflector and used the adhesive strip it came with to mount the LED ring to the outside of the reflector.  Added a few drops of glue to the LED ring for extra insurance.  Glued the reflector back onto the inside of the red lens.  Drilled holes near bottom of each housing for the LED wires so they don't intrude on the factory tail light bulb hole.  Used silicone caulk to seal the new LED wiring hole and to seal the lens edges onto the housing.  My car isn't done so this is just bench testing, but looks promising.   Let me know if you have questions, thanks!     

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« Reply #5 on: February 12, 2018, 06:37:10 PM »
That's awesome.  :bradsthumb:
 I have a question.  Once you are happy with a set, how much for a set to be sent to me?    :please::handshake: :takemymoney:
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« Reply #6 on: February 12, 2018, 07:03:04 PM »
Great upgrade!
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« Reply #7 on: February 12, 2018, 07:06:42 PM »
Thanks for all the kind words!  Light technology is really changing and we have a lot more options now.  This upgrade is very simple, just takes a little patience, and you can have a good improvement both in terms of safety and appearance.  Now I just need to get the rest of the car built!

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« Reply #8 on: February 13, 2018, 12:21:40 AM »
Good upgrade as LED replacements are great for safety also.

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« Reply #9 on: February 13, 2018, 04:35:13 AM »
Sweet.... looks awesome. That a nice upgrade.

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« Reply #10 on: February 13, 2018, 04:46:29 AM »
Looks like a great set up! Thanks for sharing.

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« Reply #11 on: February 18, 2018, 04:35:37 AM »
Slick conversion  :twothumbsup:
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