LED tail lights

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LED tail lights

Post by ccalingaert » Sat Apr 17, 2010 6:22 pm

I've never liked the stock tail lights and finally replaced them. The new ones are JW Speaker Model 265 and they have LEDs that are rated for 9V - 30V. They mount flush with two bolts, one of which fit in an existing tail light hole. The plug for the wires required a 1" square cutout. The TD lights are a bit too large for a 710, and this seems like a cleaner installation than other LED lights I've seen. It's about time I had reverse lights as well as red brake lights.

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Post by NC_Mog » Sat Apr 17, 2010 6:52 pm

Very nice. Where did you get them and how much? Not like I need any more projects where I spend money.
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Post by pcolette » Sat Apr 17, 2010 6:58 pm

Nice looking lights and clean installation! Do you have pix of the backside from under the body?

Source and price please?

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(edit) (Sorry for the repeated question- posted without refreshing first)
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Post by ccalingaert » Sat Apr 17, 2010 7:13 pm

The lights were $202 for the pair including shipping from Oviedo Safety Lighting, http://www.oviedosafetylights.com/. They don't stock Model 265, but will special order any JW Speaker product. They were quoted a 3-4 week lead time by the manufacturer, but the lights I received were built exactly two months after I ordered them. Maybe they made a few sets and now have some in stock at the factory.

I also took the opportunity to add side marker lights since there aren't any lights or reflectors on the side of the Pinzgauer, and we all know how visible OD green is at night. They are Truck Lite Model 33 from Levine Auto Parts http://www.levineautoparts.com/model33.html. They are 12v LEDs so they had to be wired in series.

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Post by ccalingaert » Sat Apr 17, 2010 7:22 pm

As requested, photos of the backside. The wire running from one side of the truck to the other is for the side marker lights.

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Post by Scooter » Sun Apr 18, 2010 8:11 pm

very nice look! and clean too.

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Re: LED tail lights

Post by TechMOGogy » Wed Apr 24, 2013 8:47 am

Adding this link here for some additional small LED side marker lights (red and amber) for archiving purposes.
http://www.etrailer.com/Trailer-Lights/ ... 11RKB.html

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Re: LED tail lights

Post by VinceAtReal4x4s » Wed Apr 24, 2013 1:34 pm

Very nice. The first LED tail-light update done that looks correct on a Pinz to me.
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Re: LED tail lights

Post by TechMOGogy » Mon Aug 04, 2014 9:11 pm

Hey Chris,
Looks like your 710K is up for sale.
Sorry to see that but hopefully on to bigger and better?
I agreed so much with Vince (and your photos) that I copied you and installed the same LED tail lights!
Thanks for the info in this post - next up will probably be me copying your small side marker lights.
Cheers and good luck with the sale
http://losangeles.craigslist.org/wst/ct ... 71570.html

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Re: LED tail lights

Post by krick3tt » Mon Aug 04, 2014 11:10 pm

Added LED lights to mine as well. Replaced the reflectors with them. Tied them into the OEM system.
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Re: LED tail lights

Post by Jimm391730 » Tue Aug 05, 2014 10:34 am

I like that you replaced the missing stock reflector with red reflector tape. While it is not "stealthy", it may save you from being rear-ended some day -- and rear reflectors are required in all states that I've checked. And the LEDs look good, too!
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Re: LED tail lights

Post by redbeerd » Fri Dec 20, 2019 11:30 pm

I know this is an older post but I recently found some JW Speaker 265 LED tail lights on closeout at Headlight Revolution. Listed at $90/each. Before this, I had seen them closer to $160 ish each.

I ordered a pair it took weeks to get them for some reason. I ordered on 25NOV. and just got them today, 20DEC. HR said they only had one so were waiting for the other, then they didn't send them last week like they said they would. No biggie, wasn't in a rush. And it looks like they still have them on "closeout", for now...

https://headlightrevolution.com/jw-spea ... p-6-wires/
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Re: LED tail lights

Post by TechMOGogy » Mon Dec 23, 2019 8:48 pm

redbeerd wrote:
Fri Dec 20, 2019 11:30 pm
I know this is an older post but I recently found some JW Speaker 265 LED tail lights on closeout at Headlight Revolution. Listed at $90/each. Before this, I had seen them closer to $160 ish each.

I ordered a pair it took weeks to get them for some reason. I ordered on 25NOV. and just got them today, 20DEC. HR said they only had one so were waiting for the other, then they didn't send them last week like they said they would. No biggie, wasn't in a rush. And it looks like they still have them on "closeout", for now...

https://headlightrevolution.com/jw-spea ... p-6-wires/
Best LED lights for a Pinz
White backup lights are very bright
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Re: LED tail lights

Post by Hotzenplotz » Tue Dec 31, 2019 3:00 am

Tail lights with an E-approval are available here
https://www.westfalia-versand.at/shops/ ... nd-led.htm
they match the gen1 taillights of non-swiss vehicles
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Re: LED tail lights

Post by djw » Tue Dec 31, 2019 9:03 am

TechMOGogy wrote:
Mon Dec 23, 2019 8:48 pm
redbeerd wrote:
Fri Dec 20, 2019 11:30 pm
I know this is an older post but I recently found some JW Speaker 265 LED tail lights on closeout at Headlight Revolution. Listed at $90/each. Before this, I had seen them closer to $160 ish each.

I ordered a pair it took weeks to get them for some reason. I ordered on 25NOV. and just got them today, 20DEC. HR said they only had one so were waiting for the other, then they didn't send them last week like they said they would. No biggie, wasn't in a rush. And it looks like they still have them on "closeout", for now...

https://headlightrevolution.com/jw-spea ... p-6-wires/
Best LED lights for a Pinz
White backup lights are very bright
Looks like you have to source and fab-up your own Deutsch 6-pin connector to make these work, and one side is mounted upside down as the location of the plug offset from a centerline?
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