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Reverse lights

Is there any easy way to uprate them?
Only, my driveway is very dark, and it can be very difficult to see behind you at times. Usually not such an issue, but when the pain in the arse across the road parks his massive van across my drive entrance it can be a pain.
Currently reversing lights give practically no illumination (althought that's partly because I'm looking through a lightly tinted side window at the wing mirror.)
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Like this!

Or failing that some PIRs in your garden/on the house.
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Re: Reverse lights

Hmm. Not sure that'd look so good on the back of the GTA

I've thought about lighting the driveway, but it's a bit difficult. It's an adjoining drive, so nowhere on the left for lights, and the bit that's an issue, on the right is someone elses hedge and garden.
I could probably stick a solar type one in, but they're crap. Running wiring for a proper one might be a problem.

Hence just wanting to upgrade the bulbs or whatnot.

Cheers for trying though!
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These work well Bazza.. Seriously improves reverse lighting visibility. Styling not to everyone's tastes.

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Re: Reverse lights

Try putting your rear fogs on, they are very bright, might just do the job. Remeber to turn them off though
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Re: Reverse lights

When reversing, I often turn my headlamps down to dipped - avoids the glare from the front when looking in mirrors.
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When reversing, I often turn my headlamps down to dipped - avoids the glare from the front when looking in mirrors.
That's a very good point Cheradnine - I've thought that a lot of the reason why I can see so little behind is the headlights infront (and the garage lighting) ruining my night vision.
Nice tip as well PR, I might try that.
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By God. Could you imagine doing that - not just to a 156, but to a GTA. Surely they'd have to bring back hanging?
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easy - just don't go out in the dark
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By God. Could you imagine doing that - not just to a 156, but to a GTA. Surely they'd have to bring back hanging?



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OMG dont tell me.........
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security flood light...operated by motion sensor.. on the front of the house??
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OMG dont tell me.........
On the JTD. They're off now for the sale, they won't be going on the silver V6 as with the exhaust, spoiler and 17"s it will look OTT.

But I stand by the fact they looked good on the JTD, worked well with the vela blu, 'naked' bootlid and smaller wheels.
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I am not saying anything about those lights....
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Re: Reverse lights

I added an auxillary reversing light to Tarquini. You can just about see it in the pic' below.

It's one of those £6 ones Halfords sells.. spliced in to the reversing light circuit. I think I bolted it to the plastic undertray.. it's fairly light..

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These work well Bazza.. Seriously improves reverse lighting visibility. Styling not to everyone's tastes.
oh dear god no!

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security flood light...operated by motion sensor.. on the front of the house??
My land is in a funny shape. There's a security light on the side of the garage which shines on to the front of the house.
Then I have a lantern light on the front of the garage, but that doesn't shine far enough down the driveway.
I don't think a more powerful light there would really work - you'd just end up with even more light in front, and it being even darker by comparison behind.
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I added an auxillary reversing light to Tarquini. You can just about see it in the pic' below.

It's one of those £6 ones Halfords sells.. spliced in to the reversing light circuit. I think I bolted it to the plastic undertray.. it's fairly light..

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My land is in a funny shape. There's a security light on the side of the garage which shines on to the front of the house.
Then I have a lantern light on the front of the garage, but that doesn't shine far enough down the driveway.
I don't think a more powerful light there would really work - you'd just end up with even more light in front, and it being even darker by comparison behind.
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Re: Reverse lights

On a previous car (back in the dark ages) I installed a rather large, Cibie I believe, rectangular 55 w Halogen fog light. That did the trick -not legal though!

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Re: Reverse lights

Retro fit a PCB populated with white Superflux LEDS. 10 in each should be enough.
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Re: Reverse lights

What's the fitting in the reversing light? wouldn't a simply higher-wattage bulb fit?
Did this to my old Saab 99's sidelight - no point them being on permanently if you can't see them. never melted the lenses.
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What's the fitting in the reversing light? wouldn't a simply higher-wattage bulb fit?
I haven't the faintest idea. That's kind of what I was hoping someone else would tell me
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