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Lennart Sorth
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« on: October 09, 2006, 09:26:00 pm »

I wanted a high brakelight, to avoid people rear-ending me in the morning traffic, - but I also wanted it to be almost invisible when not used. I bought a LED type brakelight which, when liberated of its futuristic plastic cover, consisted of a single long piece of PCB with the LED's on. As a first prototype (possibly the one which will still be on the car in 5 years time :-)  ) I fitted this PCB into a small plastic cable-rail, which I painted black.

This is no wider, than it can comfortably sit on the upper rubber-trim around the glass-separator between cabin and engine compartment, without being visible in the rearview mirror at all. It is
simply fitted using double-adhersive tape, - in two layers at the lower part, to get the angle right.

From outside, nothing can be seen, until you apply the brakes - where the LED's are in fact below the black area on the top of the rear hatch.

Small gallery here:
http://www.matrasport.dk/Cars/Murena/Conv/P1.9i-8v-ls/brklight/index.html

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« Reply #1 on: October 09, 2006, 11:15:07 pm »

Flot, flot - så det var hvad du havde i tankerne i lørdags... Wink
(that's an internal!)
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« Reply #2 on: July 15, 2009, 09:38:07 pm »

Hi Lennart


What a great ide, i made a copy, hope you don't mind.

I found a LED brake ligtht that don't need painting, as it was all red.

Kim
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« Reply #3 on: July 17, 2009, 01:52:29 pm »

Hi Lennart

What a great idea, i made a copy, hope you don't mind.

I found a LED brake ligtht that don't need painting, as it was all red.

Kim

As this was originally one of my ideas, Lennart wont mind! :-)

How about giving everyone a link as to where they can obtain it, Kim?  Thanks.

Roy
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« Reply #4 on: July 17, 2009, 03:05:58 pm »

Hi Roy

Thanks to you also for the great idea.

The shop is T.Hansen here in Denmark

http://www.thansen.dk

and direct to the breaklight.

http://www.thansen.dk/product.asp?c=2942927119&n=1199149608&pn=1215136544

Kim
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« Reply #5 on: July 17, 2009, 05:48:28 pm »

Now lets see it fitted!
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« Reply #6 on: July 17, 2009, 07:30:00 pm »

Hi David

Here some pictures of the break ligt fitted.

Sorry about the quality of the pictures, but i just poped out from work, to take them.
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« Reply #7 on: July 17, 2009, 09:08:37 pm »

Thats great, I have one to fit but its too big, this one looks very minimal. Looks to fit well without being visible in the rear veiw mirror. I may look in to one of these too. I'm in the process of making some rear light covers from aluminium with a smalll light to help illuminate the boot, i'll post pictures soon when they are done! Should look good though.
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« Reply #8 on: July 18, 2009, 09:06:57 am »

It is a nice small high brakelight.
I think it should also be possible to fit it in this way


By janverdam at 2008-02-25

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