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Trans Am Information => Trans Am Tech => Electrical => Topic started by: allenga on December 05, 2018, 06:35:03 PM

Title: 3rd Brake Light
Post by: allenga on December 05, 2018, 06:35:03 PM
HI Guys, anyone put in a 3rd brake light?  I thought it would be easy finding a high quality super bright light but it has not been.

If you have done this, please share.

Thanks!
Title: Re: 3rd Brake Light
Post by: Aus78Formula on December 06, 2018, 04:30:34 AM
A long time ago I looked, nothing suitable that was correct angle for top or bottom or that looked inconspicuous or belonged there, most looked cheap and nasty that were universal. Generally speaking, if it has a rear spoiler already it would be annoying with a red glow out the window when you touch the brakes, same reason production cars lose them from the window if they have one in the spoiler, along with not being visible.
Title: Re: 3rd Brake Light
Post by: allenga on December 06, 2018, 08:41:54 AM
I was thinking high on the rear glass.  Trying to do anything to not get rear ended.  Already did plasma led tail lights....
Title: Re: 3rd Brake Light
Post by: Aus78Formula on December 07, 2018, 01:47:19 AM
the roofline is already low on these, many roof mounted lights would be in the field of view. Never heard of plasma led tail lights, if they are busy updating the status on their phone I don't think it matters what they are.
Title: Re: 3rd Brake Light
Post by: allenga on December 07, 2018, 08:53:39 AM
https://youtu.be/OJ9E7xLSBC8

I put these on.  Awesome..
Title: Re: 3rd Brake Light
Post by: b_hill_86 on December 07, 2018, 11:20:18 AM
Are those nice and bright outside in the daytime? Iíve only seen a couple cars with aftermarket led bulbs that 1: are bright enough to be seen outside on a bright day which I attribute to proper light displacement inside the housing and 2: that have enough of a noticeable change between low power (tail lamp) and high ( brake or turn signal).
Title: Re: 3rd Brake Light
Post by: allenga on December 07, 2018, 11:22:10 AM
I have avoided putting normal LEDs because they are not much brighter than incandescent.  These plasma bulbs are brighter. 
Title: Re: 3rd Brake Light
Post by: b_hill_86 on December 09, 2018, 06:50:58 PM
Nice. Thanks for the info. If you get a chance a video showing them in the daylight would be cool.