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« Reply #15 on: June 10, 2008, 04:41:15 AM »

Be sure and line the inside of the reflector housing with shiny aluminum tape like A/C people use. It will increase the brilliance of the light at least 100%.

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« Reply #16 on: June 10, 2008, 05:33:04 AM »

Bob,

I know your bus is an unknown orphan (I think the consensus might have been that it's a Superior), but I suggest that you find some wiring diagrams from any school bus of that vintage.  Ideally, a rear pusher diesel would have most of the information you need.

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« Reply #17 on: June 10, 2008, 09:09:56 AM »

Bob, I am a bit surprised that your yellow ones have a "dim side". ...


Dual-filament amber lights are sold for use on the front as combination position ("running") and turn lamps.  The "dim side" is connected to the running/marker circuit, and the bright side to the turn signals.

When used on the rear, only the bright part is used and connected to the turn signals.

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« Reply #18 on: June 10, 2008, 04:00:18 PM »

Be sure and line the inside of the reflector housing with shiny aluminum tape like A/C people use. It will increase the brilliance of the light at least 100%.

Richard

I don't think I can do that they are LED's and give out a good bit of light now. 

Not cheap but well worth the money if you ask me.
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« Reply #19 on: June 11, 2008, 04:27:53 AM »

When we installed "dual filament" amber LED lights on the rear of our bus as turn signals. We connected both hot leads to the turn signal. This make the turn signals brighter, since it is flashing both the turn and marker LEDs. Jack
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« Reply #20 on: June 11, 2008, 08:42:06 AM »

When we installed "dual filament" amber LED lights on the rear of our bus as turn signals. We connected both hot leads to the turn signal. This make the turn signals brighter, since it is flashing both the turn and marker LEDs. Jack


Jack,  the LED lights that Bob is using don't work that way.  It's not necessary to connect both wires -- the light will come on at full brightness just by using the "turn" wire.  The "position" wire can be ignored.

You're correct, though, for dual-filament incandescent lights -- wiring both the "turn" and "position" wires to the turn circuit will give you just a touch more brightness.

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