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hella style rear lights

Postby Davidb0208 » 11 Oct 2018, 22:33

Hi all
I have hella style lights but, upon opening there are no reflectors. Nada, none, nought, just black plastic which is great for absorbing light rather than reflect it out the lenses. Is this normal, am I normal or perhaps I’m expecting too much...any thoughts?


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Re: hella style rear lights

Postby CovKid » 12 Oct 2018, 05:44

Rear lights are very poorly designed. The ULO ones only fare marginally better. I fitted LED panels to mine which almost completely fill each partition within the lenses and the lights are excellent now. More of a mod than plug and play but no regrets doing it as I can easily be seen at night now.
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Re: hella style rear lights

Postby captain Byrne » 12 Oct 2018, 06:52

Replaced mine with these. They are a vast improvement.
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Re: hella style rear lights

Postby RogerT » 14 Oct 2018, 12:26

For a cheapo mod could you cover the black plastic with kitchen foil? Did that with my now off-white dash bulb holders , and have much better illumination of my dials.

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Re: hella style rear lights

Postby adie89 » 14 Oct 2018, 17:07

Chrome effect spray paint?
https://www.plastikote.com/products/Specialty/Bumper-Chrome-Paint.html
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LED bulbs, sorry to Jed but I used his spec to find the bulbs on geek. In particular using red leds for red lights , amber for indicators etc rather than white except reverse
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