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BAW15D led tail/stop light bulbs ?
« on: April 07, 2015, 01:54:52 AM »
Hi all,

I'm in the process of upgrading the lighting to LEDs.

I already did the 3 T10 bulbs - front sidelights and rear number plate lamp. So next I'll get two LED 18W H4 led headlights - should be about the same lumens as two 90W incandescent bulb.

I'm also looking for LED tail light bulbs - the fitting is a Phillips 12495 which is the same as BAW15D but it's hard to find LEDs in that fitting. Has anyone done this? Did you manage to get LED bulbs? I can probably order some from China if needs be but that can be slow and a lot of hassle.

If I do have to order from China, is anyone interested in a group buy ?

Thanks !

EDIT - after a few days hunting, I haven't found anywhere, and I can't even find anyone selling the mounts either. I can get pretty much anything and everything except BAW15d. Thanks SYM. So either I change the sockets or I make my own bulbs. What would you do? Since I had a dead bulb, I made my own.

I've posted details on my blog https://myl8test.wordpress.com/mbikes/sym-citycom-300i/ about halfway down the page. Here are a few of the images if you're curious.







The tail light is brighter, the stop light about the same, but they use a lot less juice and should outlast my time with her. So hopefully, that's the last time I think about them.
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Re: BAW15D led tail/stop light bulbs ?
« Reply #1 on: April 19, 2015, 12:49:00 AM »
Hi,

I found a seller and made a small order of bulbs a few days ago and they arrived today - tested them and they're all good. I am planning to sell some on Ebay because it doesn't have any available, but I thought I'd offer them here first to see if anyone's interested.

 

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They cost me $7.18 each, so if you want a pair, let me know. I have two pairs - one is standard and the other has a flashing stop light - pulses about 8 times very rapidly, pauses briefly, then pulses 8 times again, pauses, and so on.

I've only got the two pairs and after that, I'll be selling them on Ebay.

cheers
« Last Edit: April 19, 2015, 03:27:18 AM by thoppa »
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Re: BAW15D led tail/stop light bulbs ?
« Reply #2 on: April 19, 2015, 10:01:12 PM »
Were did you find those? In red, wow! My tail light lenses are fading to a light red/pinkish color like a old school Lexus.

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Re: BAW15D led tail/stop light bulbs ?
« Reply #3 on: April 20, 2015, 04:48:26 AM »
How long have yours lasted ? My scoot is 4 yrs old but low miles so I was surprised one of mine blew. But hey ho.

I got them on Taobao. China's ebay. They don't have 12495 or baw15d but PR21/5W gets the goodies... nothing on Alibaba.

http://s.taobao.com/search?q=pr21%2F5W&commend=all&ssid=s5-e&search_type=mall&sourceId=tb.index&spm=a213y.6633709.5803581.d4908513

http://www.alibaba.com/trade/search?fsb=y&IndexArea=product_en&CatId=&SearchText=pr21%2F5w

I got the best ones I could - stuff on Taobao isn't all that good so I avoid the cheapest stuff. Plus many of the ads aren't accurate so they say it is PR21 but then it is in fact 1157. Not an easy place to shop.

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Re: BAW15D led tail/stop light bulbs ?
« Reply #4 on: April 20, 2015, 08:47:23 AM »
I don't recall changing a tail light bulb yet. The plate bulb blew out and broke off flush, requiring the whole assembly to be removed to fix it right. I did learn about the secret hatch to access the rear bulbs. Very strange I must say. Thanks for doing all the hard work in finding the LED bulbs. I sent you a PM about the standard/non-flashing ones, but I'm not sure it went thru. Hit me back if it did.

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« Reply #5 on: April 20, 2015, 08:56:52 AM »
yep, got the PM.  :)
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Re: BAW15D led tail/stop light bulbs ?
« Reply #6 on: April 20, 2015, 09:08:26 PM »
I'm not deaf yet-but I am dumb and blind. I JUST noticed that there ARE 2 bulbs in the rear end! Goes to show my attention to detail.

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Re: BAW15D led tail/stop light bulbs ?
« Reply #7 on: April 21, 2015, 08:58:36 PM »
haha... yeah, that's a confession... two bulbs is good though cos if one dies, the other still works... but the same can't be said for the dumbass headlight control unit. That has a current sensing circuit so if one bulb goes, it switches them both off. That gets my vote for Most Moronic Engineering. But it can be replaced with a couple of relays for cheap http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/251832583469?_trksid=p2060353.m2749.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT
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