Are you sure that the color of the LED and the color of the lens
(red) should be the same, both red?
I ask because of one experience-- An MG Club friend bought two red
LEDs for his MGB. We installed them. They were good and bright. Then
installed the red lens and could barely see the LEDs inside. It seemed
that the color of the red lens absorbed the red light from the LEDs. We
replaced with regular bulbs and the light came through fine.
Then we installed LED on one side, installed lens, and compared. The
LED side was very dim when lens was in place.
> LED 1156 and 1157 replacements have been available for a while now,
> from many different manufacturers, but most of the first designs
> suffered from poor candlepower output and/or poor dispersion
> I've recently discovered and purchased from a company called TMI (on
> the Web at http://www.usaled.com/). Their 1156 and 1157 "Power
> Tower" bulbs are every bit as bright as the incandescents, and
> fill up the entire reflective area due to their design. I have two
> in the Kawasaki, two 1156s in the Bertone, and two 1156s in the VW.
> When my MGB gets put back together, you can bet it'll sport a pair of
> these as well!
> (One note: When purchasing LED automotive bulbs, be sure the bulb
> color matches the lens color for maximum light output.)
> Todd Mullins
> '74 MGB Tourer in a jillion pieces
> '84 Bertone X1/9 daily driver for the wife
> '87 VW Cabriolet on loan to my sister since Katrina
> '80 Kawasaki KZ440LTD daily transport for me