Brand new product for 2014!
This is the brightest and best of our LED stop and tail light ‘bulbs’ and is the perfect lighting upgrade for the Lucas 529 style of rear lamp fitted to many classic cars and motorcycles from the 1950s and 60s. This is simplest the brightest 12v LED light available for the Lucas 529 rear light.
The LED light features a total of 36 warm white LEDs that are distributed to provide 360 degree light output which is very similar to that of a conventional filament bulb. With its glass globe and warm white light output, it is difficult to tell the difference between this LED light and a standard filament stop and tail lamp. The only real difference is that the LED unit consumes only a tiny fraction of the power.
This LED tail light is suitable for use with all 12 volt vehicles (and also with 24 volt vehicles too) which are wired with a negative earth arrangement. Please note that it is NOT compatible with positive earth motorcycles.
It uses the standard BAY15D dual-contact offset pin base which is sometimes known as the 1157 fitment. It has dual intensity output which means that all of the 36 LEDs illuminate for the tail light function, and they all light up even more brightly when the brakes are applied. If your Lucas 529amp is used only as a tail light (i.e. with the brake light function) you can still use this bulb and choose either the dim or bright setting to be your tail light.
The warm white colour and wide 360 degree illumination pattern means that this LED is ideal for both lighting up the rear light and providing the necessary number plate illumination. This is simply the best 12 volt LED rear lamp bulb that is available!
The Lucas 529 (L529) tail light
The Lucas 529 tail lamp (also sometimes known as the L529) was fitted to many lightweight classic British bikes between the mid-1950s and early 1960s. Motorcycles which use this lamp include the AJS 350 and 500, Ariel 350, BSA Bantam, Enfield 250, Francis Barnett, James, early Triumph T20 Tiger Cub and Terrier, Velocette and Vincent Black Prince and Knight models, amongst others.
It was initially used in single filament (tail light only) form with bikes with direct lighting systems, but was later also used with a twin filament bulb to give both stop and tail light functions.