High Level Brake Light

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High Level Brake Light

Can I ask if anyone else has this type of brake light fitted. 

I am in a quandary as to whether to change it or not. I'm in the process of ordering LED lights from JAL and I'm wondering whether I should keep this or go for one of their smaller 'race' high level brake lights.

The reason for considering a change is this unit takes up a lot of real estate on the roll-bar limiting where I can position the Go Pro and it also makes fitting the hood more problematic. I've never driven with the hood on (I'm a relatively new owner) but I would like to get a SBFS half hood and I'm concerned this wouldn't fit properly either. 

If anyone has one and can confirm a half hood would still fit ok it would help my decision because otherwise it's a relatively nice unit

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Sorry, hit post before I had completed message Hehe

 

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Could you reposition it under the roll bar. That's where mine is mounted. Can be seen through the cut out in the half hood.
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That would make a lot more sense. To be honest I'm not sure how it's attached as I didn't firt it but I'll take a look tomorrow. There are no obvious brackets

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Mine is fixed with beads of silicone sealant between the light and the roll bar.
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This is mine on my first car, which I replicated on No's 2 and 3

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I also have mine mounted beneath the bar.  I made a bracket to attach the gopro to the front of the cage cross, gives a more 'driver's eye' view (with Tillets and lowered floors).

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Fitted mine by making up a Tee bracket that mounts onto the 2 popper points (popper are still retained so Tonneau can be fitted).  Very easy to route wires up and around the boot cover without cutting any holes.  Does not interfere with anything and is visible with Half Hood fitted.  Vertical height is the same as you will find on Boxter or MX5 so well in "eye line" of following drivers.

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Mount it below the rollbar-horizontal with silicon bead and/or tie wraps and it will allow the half hood to fit with ease.
This way will also stop having to obscure what little rear visibility we have backwards between the seats that some of the lower fixing options like the JAL solution can be prone to do IMHO.

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I wrote a blog post on my JAL item if you're interested.

https://www.caterham7diaries.com/post/high-level-rear-brake-light-jal

Caterham 420R S3 Lotus Toxic Green,  Caterham 620R S3 Exocet Red. Blog: https://www.caterham7diaries.com