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replacement L488 red lenses

Discussion in 'Sell, Trade or Wanted Parts' started by Jarheadbpa, Sep 5, 2014.

  1. Jarheadbpa

    Jarheadbpa New Member

    Anyone have a source for getting replacement lenses for the L488 lights? I had a mishap with one of the reds and figured if I am buying one now, I may as well get a few extra reds and ambers. Also, what is the latest on using the LED bulbs versus standard? I have read some threads on the issue but they were fairly dated information and wanted to know if anything has changed. Thanks.
     
  2. Luce

    Luce Member

    This guy has them. http://www.ebay.com/itm/Lights-Lucas-Ro ... f7&vxp=mtr

    But Brian may be able to slide you a better deal.

    The issue with LED lights is they don't draw enough current to operate a standard heated bi-metalic 2 terminal flasher. If you get a 3 wired electronic flasher you're good. But check that the emergency flasher doesn't draw too much current to drain your battery when the car is sitting. It' needs to be powered all of the time.
     
  3. barryb

    barryb Member

    I did not care for dimness of the Lucas glass lens so I made a full set using 2" side lights meant for trailers. they use the Lucas rubber surround, which is slowly sun rotting after 4 years on the road. at a glance they look almost like the Lucas lens but they are flat topped. $3 a piece and a little southern reengineering to fit the rubber surround, much brighter than the painted Lucas lens
     

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