Non-scientific visual 1936 Chevy tail light brightness comparison charts
I took all of the photos below except for the LED stuff which I found on the internet and placed here for reference. Regarding the photos of the (1) original and (2) my design I made every attempt to 'keep the playing field level'. The same locations, light source and even the same red lens was used. I found, upon examining the photos, what you see here is not what you would actually see were you to view the real thing. Here, the intensity of light goes from red, to yellow, to white as the light gets brighter. Also note that outside the bucket, the brighter the light the more hue is cast, going from yellow(brighter) to red.
This table shows a comparision of the left (old style 89 lamp) and the new style on the right. These photos were taken with everything assembled and on the car, outside and (1) during the day (2) nighttime.
Note that I have made a modification to my (right side) lamps in that the tail lamp (upper) lights up along with the actual stop/turn lamp (lower). This mod makes for a much brighter stop/turn light during the day (no affect at night). This mod required the addition of (2) 3 amp diodes which I placed in the wiring just inside the fender.
|Left side "old" style||Right side "new" style|