DSCF3040

LED Tech Tip: Reflector Removal

Upon converting to LED tail lights on my 1959 TR 3 A I found that the backside of the tail light lens reflector was blocking proper light emission by more than half of the lumens.

To offset this I removed the glued-in reflective lens (with a Dremel tool) and now the light is even in all the lens.

In view of the fact that in most jurisdictions you must have a reflector, I installed 2 two inch bicycle reflectors to be legal.

–Ben Mikkelsen

With the reflector removed.

With the reflector removed.

With the reflector in.

With the reflector still in place.

facebooktwittergoogle_pluslinkedinmail

Tagged: , , , ,


'LED Tech Tip: Reflector Removal' have 2 comments

  1. March 5, 2015 @ 10:03 am Scott

    Well, it seems nice, BUT- you did away with the original “look”, and also changed the light configuration: The upper part is intentionally blocked: it was a REFLECTOR… The lower part has a Fresnel in front of the bulb, to concentrate and intensify the light. If you notice, the LED is now a bunch of dots around the lamp: one of the reasons I will be sticking with regular bulbs- LED screw up the intentional light patterns…(I also can’t stand the “snap-on/snap-off” operation- I like the rapid rise/fall of the glow of a turn signal, etc. I find LEDs harsh…

    But, if you are happy, enjoy!

    Reply

    • December 14, 2016 @ 6:27 pm Jeff fink

      My biggest concern is that the person behind me doesn’t see my brake lights and drives over me. The harsher the light the better!

      Reply


Would you like to share your thoughts?

Please note: technical questions about the above article may go unanswered. Questions related to Moss parts should be emailed to moss.tech@mossmotors.com

Your email address will not be published.

© Copyright 2018 Moss Motors, Ltd. All Rights Reserved.