Brand new product for 2014!
This is the brightest and best of our LED stop and tail light units and is the perfect lighting upgrade for the Lucas 525 style of rear lamp fitted to many classic cars and motorcycles from the 1950s. It features a total of 36 warm white LEDs that are distributed to provide 360 degree light output which is very similar to that of a conventional filament bulb. With its glass globe and warm white light output, it is difficult to tell the difference between this LED light and a standard filament stop and tail lamp. The only real difference is that the LED unit consumes only a tiny fraction of the power.
This LED tail light is suitable for use with all 12 volt vehicles (and also with 24 volt vehicles too) which are wired with a negative earth arrangement. It is not suitable for 6 volt vehicles or those wired with a positive earth.
It features the standard BAY15D dual-contact offset pin base which is sometimes known as the 1157 fitment. It has dual intensity output which means that all of the 36 LEDs illuminate for the tail light function, and they all light up even more brightly when the brakes are applied.
The warm white colour and wide 360 degree illumination pattern means that this LED is ideal for both lighting up the rear light and providing the necessary number plate illumination. This is simply the best 2 volt LED rear lamp bulb that is available!
The Lucas 525 (L252) tail light
The Lucas 525 tail lamp (sometimes also known as a L525) was a popular rear lamp fitted to countless motorcycles in the mid-1950s. It was used by a number of manufacturers including BSA, AJS, Matchless, Ariel, Royal Enfield, James and Triumph amongst many others. It uses a twin filament bulb to give both stop and tail light functions.
It looks very similar to the slightly later Lucas 564 (L564) tail lamp but is discernible by its more tapered lens. Lucas stopped producing the L525 lamp shortly after the slightly larger and squarer L564 model was introduced and so many motorcycles were swapped over to using the newer model.
Both the Lucas 564 and 525 tail lamps are popular for fitting to modern motorcycles such as the various new Triumph Bonneville models to replace the somewhat ugly stock tail lamps and give a more classic look. They are often also supplied with the various ‘fender eliminator kits’ (FEK) and modern reproduction units are widely available.
Please note: This item is only the LED ‘bulb’ upgrade and does not include the Lucas rear lamp unit itself.