This new LED light board has been specially designed at the request of the guys over at the TriumphRat forum to fit the stock factory-fitted Triumph rear lamps on the modern Bonneville, Bonneville T100, Scrambler and Thruxton models amongst others. After a long development period the first batch of LED boards are now ready to ship!
The Bonneville LED board features a total of 26 super-bright red LEDs running on the same advanced tried-and-tested circuitry that was first developed for our original Lucas 564 LED unit. That board uses a mere 10 super bright LEDs and is already as bright as the standard 21/5W filament bulb which these LED board replace, so you can imagine how visible this Bonneville unit is with 22 rear-facing LEDs providing the brake and tail light functions.
But LED light boards are not just about brightness – in fact we design them to be of about the same brightness as the standard bulb (well, actually just a little bit brighter to be on the safe side!). They’re also about the quality and pattern of the light emitted. A filament bulb gives a single bright source of light which shines in all directions. LEDs on the other hand are much more focused so that the light goes where you want it to go and isn’t wasted bouncing around the inside of the lamp housing.
A well-designed array of LEDs also provides a much more even illumination of the rear light lens making your bike more visible to following motorists. By using different arrays of LEDs for the tail and brake light functions, the change in signal is also much more obvious than a single light source which switches between bright and dim modes.
A new development with this board is the inclusion of four ‘side-marker’ red LEDs which shine outwards from each end of the rear light providing addition visibility and safety when the bike is viewed side-on. This feature is unique to our LED boards and has been developed especially for this new Bonneville unit. Of course it also provides rear number plate illumination by three pure white downwards-facing LEDs.
Installation is simple and straightforward and can normally be completed within about 10 minutes with the installation kit including all the fixtures and fittings you’ll need. No drilling, cutting or modification of the lamp housing or lens is needed. The LED fixes to the standard mounting points inside the lamp shell using high-quality bright zinc plated hardware. The installation kit also includes two new stainless steel hexagon (Allen) key screws to attach the red lens to the light unit in order to replace the original slotted screws which tend to rust.
If you’re not sure whether you already have the required tools for fitting the LED board then we can also supply a low-cost installation tool kit comprised of the required 7mm spanner and 2.5mm Allen/hex key here.