Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 11
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    cheshire
    Posts
    1,206

    Lucas L542 coffin lights

    I'm looking to buy the coffin lights but the LED version. I have a new set of normal ones but I'm I interested to know if anyone has used the Spyada ( can't remember the spelling!) or the one's Europa sell?
    Are they the same?
    I just want to wire them to the existing wiring
    Don't want to mess about just plug and play

    If you have fitted them, have they been reliable?

    Any feedback, views would be appreciated

    Thanks Lee
    .............never drive faster than your guardian angel.

    cobraclub.com/gallery/showgallery.php/cat/633 - this is the link to my build photo's you have to put w w w . h t t p : / / in front of it!!

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Essex, UK
    Posts
    3,883
    I have them fitted to my car. I bought the led boards from Spyda and fitted them to the lights myself. Very straightforward. Fitted the lights and they work perfectly.
    Simon

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    West Sussex
    Posts
    8,530
    same here.

    But....don't just wire up one side for LEDs thinking you can stand back and do a back-to-back comparison, as the different resistances between LEDs and incandescent bulbs will upset the LED brake/main light function, and you will get odd behaviour.
    Took me ages to figure this out, and once I had gotten rid of the standard bulbs on both O/S and N/S rear lights, then all worked perfectly.

    You will likely need a new relay for LED indicators, plenty available on ebay, or direct from Spyda.

    Good product, imo.
    Crendon Chassis No.49
    Huddart FE428 + toploader

    Not listed in the Shelby Register.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    cheshire
    Posts
    1,206
    Thanks for responses, one last question, on the LED lights do you still have to cut the big square hole out??
    Thanks

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    Northampton
    Age
    41
    Posts
    3,873
    Nope, at least for the Spiyda lights, the back is totally flat:
    My DeDion build diary..
    Hon Sec of the Digidash branch of the Unpopular Kit Car Design club

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    cheshire
    Posts
    1,206
    Thanks Aaron, good pic helps a lot.
    .............never drive faster than your guardian angel.

    cobraclub.com/gallery/showgallery.php/cat/633 - this is the link to my build photo's you have to put w w w . h t t p : / / in front of it!!

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    West Sussex
    Posts
    8,530
    I used a small hose saw to cut a hole to cut a hole in the body to make sure there was no stress or binding on the wires, which are quite thin.
    Crendon Chassis No.49
    Huddart FE428 + toploader

    Not listed in the Shelby Register.

  8. #8
    Join Date
    May 2014
    Location
    Birmingham
    Age
    42
    Posts
    718
    Hi Lee,

    This is one of my winter upgrades, I also have a set of original Lucas L542's.

    I spoke to Spiyda at stoneleigh, and although there LED board looked high quality and did the job well, it came with spare LED's that left me questioning the reliability of the LEDs. Maybe they are just being more than fair to the consumer for there solution?

    However I have looked and if you use the original brake and tail setup and add the appropriate LED's then you can keep the original look and fire the indicator through the lower reflector.

    I've attached my first test photo, the solution i now have uses higher intensity LED's.

    I will be building mine and fitting over the winter, Cost sub £50 a bargain! - drop me a PM if you want yours converting.

    Alan.
    Attached Images Attached Images
    AK Gen II delivery date Oct '15
    IVA pass Dec '18.
    On the road Jan '19
    GM LQ4 364ci, LS9 cam, Omex 710.
    Tremec T56 Terminator.

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    cheshire
    Posts
    1,206
    Hi Alan, I have bought a set of the spyiada lights but still have the l542' s, I would be interested to see your solution. Thanks Lee
    .............never drive faster than your guardian angel.

    cobraclub.com/gallery/showgallery.php/cat/633 - this is the link to my build photo's you have to put w w w . h t t p : / / in front of it!!

  10. #10
    Join Date
    May 2014
    Location
    Birmingham
    Age
    42
    Posts
    718
    Sure, i'll let you know when they are fitted so you can take a look.

    Alan.
    AK Gen II delivery date Oct '15
    IVA pass Dec '18.
    On the road Jan '19
    GM LQ4 364ci, LS9 cam, Omex 710.
    Tremec T56 Terminator.

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Tags for this Thread

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •