Brighter Tail Light Bulbs?

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  1. dodge68charger

    dodge68charger Well-Known Member

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    Looking For Something A Bit Brighter For My Tail Lights On My 1969 Roadrunner..

    What Is Everyone Using?

    Do I Need A Different Flasher If I Go LEDs...
     
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      I went from 1157's to 2057's if I remember correctly. They did make a noticable difference. And the photo is the tail lights on taken in the afternoon.

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        I’ve used ‘Ron Francis Wiring’ bulb replacements for my 1157 tail lights in my ‘65 coronet. They have what they call ‘brite bulbs’ that i used & they turned out to be a little less than 2x’s as bright as the originals. I like them & they work fine, but they were not LED’s. They do make LED’s as well.
        https://www.ronfrancis.com/category/brite-bulbs-and-led-style-bulbs
        I also have the entire R/Francis full harness & fuse box wiring system in my ‘90 Ramcharger and it has worked super for over 10 years. Not sure what else is out there.....been a while since i looked.
        Their web site is: https://www.ronfrancis.com/
        Hope this helps. Scott in SC
         
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        Electronic flasher and LED's will make it brighter and cheaply done. Buy on Amazon.
         
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        I removed the lens and applied shiny aluminum tape inside. It helped some.

        I also considered crushing aluminum foil and then opening it back up leaving the many different facets, but haven't tried that yet.
         
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        Do a search on tail lights, there was a thread about them. The guy is a wizard on lighting.
        For my 67 R/T he said to use a Honda blub, There was a visible difference.
        He has a web page that goes into great detail about lighting, I just cant remember his name right now.
         
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        LikeToolman said above I changed my 1157s
        to 2357s made by Eiko.
        Bought them from the auto parts store.
        They won't last as long as1157s,but you'd have to use your car as a dailey driver to worry about it
         
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