Some of you may remember me mentioning getting pulled over by a state trooper while it was still light outside because I didn't have a running tail lamp, just a brake light on my '14 speedster.
I have a cool brass brake light that lights up "STOP" on the left side of the car hanging down even with the license plate. Optimally what I would do is put a tail/brake light combo on the other side, so that it will give me a running tail light when I cut the headlights on, but then brighten up as a brake light (with the STOP light on the other side) when I step on the brakes.
Snyders has a GORGEOUS brake light that I could use, but it's $135 of hand-made brass. I'd really rather keep it a lot cheaper, and it really doesn't have to be brass for now. It can just be something simple. Anybody have any leads or suggestions? I've got a 6V optima battery and an alternator, so juice isn't really a problem.
Seth....look at Snyder's a bit further, they do have a nice black lamp for a lot less,on pg. T-62. It's listed as an electric tail lamp, but since it has the dual filament bulb you can make it work for stop/tail rather than directional. $39.
I'm with ya on the brass one, altho I did bight the bullet and buy it for my '15 Touring. It's worth every penny. A very very nice lamp.
I also have a speedster. I purchased a couple of bicycle lights (5 LED) that I installed under the car. Simple piece of angle iron for a bracket.. Cost me about $12. Probably would not work on a car, but fits just fine under the back of a speedster. They are much brighter than my 6V tail light.
Thanks for the info. I think I might get the 2 black ones that Snyder's has and put them on the left and right, and then use my "STOP" light over the top of the license plate.
The other nice thing about those will be that I can use the outer two new ones as tail lamps and then those and the STOP lamp all at the same time when I hit the brakes.