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stealth bulbs

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by rendog, Feb 8, 2011.

  1. Feb 8, 2011 at 10:35 PM
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    rendog

    rendog [OP] i miss my 04

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    anybody here ever use these things?
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  2. Feb 9, 2011 at 5:58 AM
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    Lurkin

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    No, I'm a cheap-azz mf'r. What I did was to take a set of amber bulbs and give them a light dust with silver engine paint. No egg yolk look when off, and only slightly less noticeable light output when lit.
     
  3. Feb 9, 2011 at 6:18 AM
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    T@co_Pr3runn3r

    T@co_Pr3runn3r XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

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    Clear bulbs are pretty stealthy invisible too.........
     
  4. Feb 9, 2011 at 7:24 AM
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    KPT

    KPT sees what you did there.

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    I have some similar bulbs as my rear turn signals. They are plenty bright when illuminated.

    However, I used to have some as the backup lights, and you can't see the white light through the silver very well during the day.
     
  5. Feb 13, 2011 at 7:59 PM
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    rendog [OP] i miss my 04

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    is the light still amber when u turn it on?
     
  6. Feb 13, 2011 at 8:19 PM
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    I had them on my BMW. The corners are equipped with the ultra bright ambers. They worked very well...

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  7. Feb 13, 2011 at 8:20 PM
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    747 function > form

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    ^ cnewell, very cool.:cool:
     
  8. Feb 13, 2011 at 8:21 PM
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    This is how it looked before the invisibulb

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  9. Feb 14, 2011 at 4:14 AM
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    I've had friends that have done the same thing. It is still amber. Just make sure it's a very light coat.
     
  10. Feb 14, 2011 at 6:45 AM
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    rendog

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    thanks guys imma try do my drl's
     
  11. Feb 14, 2011 at 7:01 AM
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    Definitely, amber shines thru when lit. Note also that I did this on my motorcycle about 4 years ago and all is still good with the bulbs. Only thing I found to watch for is to ensure your bulbs are amber glass and not amber painted clear bulbs. Silver painting over the amber paint just makes the amber paint bubble up.
     
  12. Feb 14, 2011 at 9:30 PM
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    rendog [OP] i miss my 04

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    good lookin out, thanks man
     
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