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Amber Marker Lights Upgrade

Post by gemdeco on Tue Aug 15, 2017 9:04 pm

Hi
     Has anyone upgraded their marker lights to LED mine are a bit tired and one or two are not working I think the capless bulbs come in 2 wattages and the higher rating has been used I ave tried calling Jokon and they were most unhelpfull
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Re: Amber Marker Lights Upgrade

Post by -mojo- on Tue Aug 15, 2017 10:06 pm

Once you know the bulb type it should be easy - for example I've replaced W5W type bulbs on the Trooper and the result has been good, generally.

You won't need so-called CANbus types (with special expensive resistor added!).

Similarly with festoon type bulbs - LED replacements are very widely available, though you need to get the length pretty well exactly right with those.
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Re: Amber Marker Lights Upgrade

Post by gemdeco on Thu Aug 17, 2017 6:35 am

Hi
  The bulbs are 3watt capless if that helps
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Re: Amber Marker Lights Upgrade

Post by PLOUGHLIN on Thu Aug 17, 2017 10:52 am

Why would you want to "upgrade" marker light? Not for battery drain, as you would only be using them with engine power. The lights on my Gloucester are Hella not Joken, I think.

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Re: Amber Marker Lights Upgrade

Post by -mojo- on Thu Aug 17, 2017 11:04 am

PLOUGHLIN wrote:Why would you want to "upgrade" marker light?

Alan suggests (in "the field that nobody sees", and which I did not notice until just now) that the bulbs have caused the holders to overheat - presumably damaging them. It's true that an LED replacement will probably run a lot cooler, unless it's a so-called "CANbus" type, in which case it will have a resistor inside so that it consumes as much power (and generates as much heat) as a 3W filament bulb!
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Re: Amber Marker Lights Upgrade

Post by gemdeco on Thu Aug 17, 2017 1:36 pm

Hi Mojo
   you are correct the bulb holders have gone hard and brittle,I tend to run with my side lights on all the time as I am towing a trailer and I can see the rear marker lights and yes the bulbs get very hot
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