Re: 1W LED Mirror Lights
I tried the 12 composite LEDs at first, but they only shine straight out, and not wide, so the area of light is only about the size of a nickel, so they do not light up the full lens area.
These have a 120° beam width, so they do light up the entire lens. They are also 1W, so they are super bright (~30 lumens), like the 1W LED tactical flashlights.
You can see they are visible in daylight, and look like fog lights at night. I'm very happy with the results.
The total price was about $20 for the pair, including postage from the UK (takes about a week).
Time to change: ~10 minutes. All you need is a large flat blade screwdriver (put some tape over the end). Push the mirror back at the top, and insert the screwdriver half way up the bottom center, then twist 90°. The mirror should just pop off. Pull down to remove mirror. Once you've done it a few times, it's very easy. Works best in warm weather, as the plastic clips are hard and brittle in the cold.
Last edited by Taxi Driver; 02-28-2009 at 09:27 PM.