Mega bright no. plate bulbs... new 'trend'?

Mega bright no. plate bulbs... new 'trend'?

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keemaklan

385 posts

97 months

Thursday 15th November 2012
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Not me.

I've removed both my number plate bulbs. I prefer not illuminating the rear plate.

BFG TERRANO

2,143 posts

95 months

Thursday 15th November 2012
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I changed mine to LEDs. Purely because the regular bulbs (the same as an interior light) didnt last long, regular changes for mot if not more between mots

172ff

2,895 posts

142 months

Thursday 15th November 2012
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P Nuts said:
Uncle John said:
TBH you boys wih your after market super bright bulbs be it no plate or headlights need to take a good long hard look at yourselves.
why?
They can't. Been blinded by crappy eBay hids!

Gangsta style is no light at all. That's how I roll. Only find out mot time too.

Eighteeteewhy

7,259 posts

115 months

Thursday 15th November 2012
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keemaklan said:
Not me.

I've removed both my number plate bulbs. I prefer not illuminating the rear plate.
MOT failure?

Or is it a case of if they're there, they have to work?

okie592

2,711 posts

114 months

Thursday 15th November 2012
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SO we have finally got bored of fog light threads DRL threads, LED headlamp threads, xenon threads, LED brake light threads and were down to numberplate lights...

lets hope this is the end of cantankerous old winge bags having a good old moan because their eyes just aint what they used to be


bring back candles in milk bottles. rolleyes

P Nuts

1,209 posts

86 months

Thursday 15th November 2012
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soo, i think the next thread should be about christmas lights then (to an excess) wink

Mystic Slippers

406 posts

150 months

Thursday 15th November 2012
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The next thread should be about Lorries with those big illuminated signs in the cab ,usually volvo ones.

Eighteeteewhy

7,259 posts

115 months

Thursday 15th November 2012
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fking street lights piss me off!

C.A.R.

3,567 posts

135 months

Thursday 15th November 2012
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When one of my numberplate bulbs blew recentl I replaced them both with SMD LED wedge bulbs.

I had no idea that these downward-pointing lightbulbs would ever cause anyone any concern?

Jimboka

8,051 posts

151 months

Friday 16th November 2012
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I've seen the trials some go through to fit LED bulbs etc on other car forums. Usually they get a load of aggro with car computer complaining, solder resistors all over the place, then finally give it up as a waste of time. So I'm surprised you have actually seen some working!

P Nuts

1,209 posts

86 months

Friday 16th November 2012
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Jimboka said:
I've seen the trials some go through to fit LED bulbs etc on other car forums. Usually they get a load of aggro with car computer complaining, solder resistors all over the place, then finally give it up as a waste of time. So I'm surprised you have actually seen some working!
thats why you get the canbus ones biggrin saves the aggro mate. i dont see the big deal here lol

Pints

18,441 posts

141 months

Friday 16th November 2012
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P Nuts said:
thats why you get the canbus ones biggrin saves the aggro mate. i dont see the big deal here lol
I really don't think PH is the sort of motoring forum you were after when you decided to join the internet.

Truckosaurus

7,222 posts

231 months

Friday 16th November 2012
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Eighteeteewhy said:
keemaklan said:
I've removed both my number plate bulbs. I prefer not illuminating the rear plate.
MOT failure? Or is it a case of if they're there, they have to work?
The rear number plate bulb failed on my old S60, I couldn't be bothered to fix it, it passed one MoT but failed the following year. I suspect it is easy for the tester to 'miss'.

22rgt B Squadron

339 posts

84 months

Friday 16th November 2012
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My 1 series coupe has these very same very bright no. plate lights and as mentioned previously have a blue tinge to them. Shining onto a white plate (German registered)makes them appear even brighter than on a yellow plate. These are not reto fit bulbs but factory fit ones..

jwo

909 posts

196 months

Friday 16th November 2012
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My new Audi has led instead of bulbs for number plate lighting - standard fit. BMW are doing the same now too... Led longer life and brighter... Not a new trend just evolution.

collateral

7,238 posts

165 months

Friday 16th November 2012
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So is this the latest thing for people to complain about when fitted aftermarket, but probably shut up about when it becomes OE across the manufacturers?

thinfourth2

32,414 posts

151 months

Friday 16th November 2012
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Eighteeteewhy said:
fking street lights piss me off!
Being serious

I agree

To much light pollution

Dog Star

10,622 posts

115 months

Friday 16th November 2012
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As someone said - they're OE on a lot of German stuff now - my SLK came with them. Not too sure I like the colour temperature of them.

LED interior lighting, on the other hand, is excellent. They're like teeny weeny laser death beams in the roof.

collateral

7,238 posts

165 months

Friday 16th November 2012
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Amusingly after posting on this I drove to work and saw a 1 series with the rear plate so filthy it was borderline unreadable when I was stopped right behind in traffic - but at least the grime was nicely illuminated by a couple of LEDs...

alangla

1,935 posts

128 months

Friday 16th November 2012
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Even the buses up here seem to have LEDs on the rear plate - they're definitely either too bright or they need longer hoods to reflect the light onto the plate.