Brand new product for 2014!
This super compact 12 volt LED light is the perfect choice for installation in tail lamps where space is limited, and in particular the early pre-war Lucas MT210 and MT211 rear lights. It measures just 31mm long and 19mm in diameter at its widest point, so it is significantly smaller than all of our other LED units and also barely bigger than the BAY15D (1157) base itself.
The lamp is a dual-intensity LED array which means that all of the LEDs light up for the tail light function, and then they all illuminate even more brightly when the brake is applied. Clearly the brightness of this compact LED unit will not be as much as the larger models we offer which have a greater number of individual LEDs. It does however provide more than adequate illumination of small tail lamps for a fraction of the power consumption of a conventional bulb.
It has the standard BAY15D dual contact offset pin base which is sometimes also known as the 1157 fitment. Note that it is only compatible with negative earth electrical systems.
There are actually two different versions of this LED tail light available – one with red LEDs and one with white LEDs. This particular model has 19 bright red LEDs and is the one we recommend for the Lucas MT210 and MT211 rear lights. The red LEDs give superior illumination of the tail and stop light functions.
The white LED version of this light is available for some applications where illumination of the number plate is also required, however it is not particularly effective when installed in very small tail lights. The MT210 and MT211 lamps are so small that achieving good tail and stop light visibility is crucial in today’s traffic, which is why we recommend the red LED version of this light.
Please note: This item is only the LED ‘bulb’ upgrade and does not include the Lucas rear lamp unit itself.