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LEDs Tail Lights?

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It doesn't look like the tail lights on the Elise are LEDs. Anyone out there planning on manufacturing a PCB LED set up to retrofit into the existing housing? Couldn't find any information about this anywhere. Thanks.
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tidalwdave said:
Are you kidding! I'll be looking at and cleaning my car non stop. I'll always be seeing it. Maybe not with the lights actually on, but I'll be checking out my car non stop. :D Plus, it seems an easy enough mod to do. I like the look the LEDs give off.
I think what Patricko means is that "You won't be seeing the tail light of the S2000 but he'll be seeing yours." I could be wrong:)
 

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Yes given the same wattage for an LED vs Incandesant the LED produces more lumens. The LED is far more efficient. Produces less heat and has less resistance than the incandesant bulbs. An easy fix for the faster blink rate would be to intall some resistors in the path way. You can buy a variable one from www.libertek.com If a PCB was made the resistance can be built onto the board. Adding the resistance will alleviate any alerts you car may have for "light are out"
 

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Patricko said:
I would have thought the easy fix was to leave it the way Lotus made it...;)

Patrick
2005 Elise
LOL What fun would that be? We all love to tinker with our toys. It really is easy. :)

So no one knows if the Elise lights have the semi-circular style of the Espirit?
 
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