What is the difference between a brake light and a tail light?

LED brake light and LED rear light, important parts of your vehicles. Almost every vehicle has both brake light and tail light. These lights are located at the rear of your vehicle. But what exactly are the brake light and tail light for? And what is the difference between the brake light and tail light? We will explain this in this blog!

VC-2700 brake light rear light

DIFFERENCE BETWEEN BRAKE LIGHT AND TAIL LIGHT, WE EXPLAIN!

The LED brake light The purpose of the speed camera is to warn your fellow road users when you are about to reduce speed. This allows them to anticipate the situation and avoid accidents. If your car was put into service after 30 September 2001 it is compulsory to have a third brake light at the rear. When a light is defective you can get a fine of 90,- Euros. In this case it does not matter that the other two lights are working. All brake lights must also work if the car is to pass the MOT test. The brake light distinguishes itself by its brightness. When you press the brake pedal, the brake lights will be brighter than the rest of the lights.

Rear light

The LED rear light is to make you visible to other road users. Think of situations in the dark or in bad weather. In winter weather, the rear lights are even more important. When these lights are difficult to see or defective, they can result in hefty fines. The rear lights must also all work for the APK inspection. Here there is no difference from the brake lights.

LED rear light

What exactly is the difference between brake light and tail light?

The LED brake light The purpose of the speed camera is to warn your fellow road users when you are about to reduce speed. This allows them to anticipate the situation and avoid accidents. If your car was put into service after 30 September 2001 it is compulsory to have a third brake light at the rear. When a light is defective you can get a fine of 90,- Euros. In this case it does not matter that the other two lights are working. All brake lights must also work if the car is to pass the MOT test. The brake light distinguishes itself by its brightness. When you press the brake pedal, the brake lights will be brighter than the rest of the lights.

ACHTERLICHT

The LED rear light is to make you visible to other road users. Think of situations in the dark or in bad weather. In winter weather, the rear lights are even more important. When these lights are difficult to see or defective, they can result in hefty fines. The rear lights must also all work for the APK inspection. Here there is no difference from the brake lights.

GELDEN DE REGELS VOOR REMLICHT EN ACHTERLICHT OOK VOOR ANDERE VOERTUIGEN?

As mentioned earlier, three brake lights and two rear lights are compulsory at the rear of a car that was put into service after 30 September 2001. But do these rules also apply to other vehicles such as: trucks, trailers, motorbikes and agricultural vehicles? Rear lights and brake lights are compulsory on almost every motor vehicle, although the rules differ for each vehicle. The exact rules for each vehicle can be found below.

VRACHTVERKEER

The lighting requirements for the brake light and tail light for freight traffic are the same as for passenger cars, only there are a few additional rules. Here too, two brake lights and two rear lights are mandatory. In addition, extra line markings and two red reflectors must be present. This only applies to freight traffic and not to passenger cars.

AANHANGERS

The lighting requirements for trailers are almost the same as for cars. Here only two brake lights are required instead of three. No distinction is made for rear lights compared to passenger cars. Two of them must be present.

MOTORVOERTUIGEN

With motor vehicles, it is slightly more complicated. If you have a motorbike, you are obliged to have one rear light and one brake light. If you have a three-wheeled motor vehicle with a width of 1.3 metres or wider, two brake lights and two rear lights are compulsory. Three-wheeled motor vehicles which are narrower than 1.3 metres may have one brake light and one rear light.

LANDBOUWVOERTUIGEN

The same rules apply to agricultural vehicles as to freight traffic. Two brake lights and two rear lights are therefore mandatory on this vehicle.

WAAR MOET HET REMLICHT EN ACHTERLICHT AAN VOLDOEN VOOR DE APK KEURING?

Firstly, all the lights must work, everything must be moisture-proof and the light image must not be distorted. Secondly, the lenses will have to be clear and uncoloured. Finally, the brake lights will have to be red or amber and the rear lights red. White is not allowed and will have to be rejected and replaced.

VERSCHIL TUSSEN HALOGEEN/LED REMLICHTEN EN ACHTERLICHTEN

De meest gebruikte lichtbronnen zijn tegenwoordig halogeen en LED. Ook bij achterlichten en remlichten is dit het geval, maar wat is nou precies het verschil tussen deze lichtbronnen en welk lichtbron raden wij aan?

HALOGEEN VERLICHTING

One of the advantages of halogen lamps is that they have a good light strength and width. In addition, halogen lamps are relatively cheap to buy and have very good colour rendering. Halogen lamps also have a number of disadvantages. First, they do not have as long a life as LED lights. In addition, the lamps become very hot and are therefore inefficient with the energy that is released. In addition, halogen lamps cannot cope with high voltages, which cause them to break down quickly. Finally, halogen lamps may no longer be produced from 2018 onwards. The reason for this is that halogen lamps are too bad for the environment. If you are looking for lighting, halogen lamps will no longer be found quickly.

LED VERLICHTING

De LED lampen brengen veel voordelen met zich mee. Als eerst gaan deze lampen zeer efficiënt om met de energie die vrij komt, hiervan gaat bijna niks verloren. Daarnaast is de levensduur tot wel 35 keer langer dan halogeen verlichting. Ook is de LED verlichting beschikbaar in verschillende vormen en lichtkleuren. Daarnaast is LED verlichting beter bestand tegen piekspanningen en hebben ze een zeer goed bereik van lichtsterktes. Al deze voordelen en goede kwaliteiten zorgen voor een ietwat hogere aanschafprijs in tegenstelling tot de halogeen verlichting. Echter, zoals eerder vermeld, gaat LED verlichting veel langer mee waardoor deze kosten weer gedekt worden. TRALERT® staat voor hoge kwaliteit en service. Daarom raden wij je LED verlichting aan in plaats van halogeen lampen. Deze LED lampen brengen simpelweg veel meer voordelen met zich mee.

TRALERT® ASSORTIMENT IN LED REMLICHT EN LED ACHTERLICHT

At TRALERT® you are in the right place when it comes to LED brake lights and LED rear lights. With our broad and deep product range we can always be of service to you. In our assortment you can find high quality individual brake lights and tail lights. We also offer lights where LED brake light and LED rear light are in combination, also called combination rear lights. This is a rear light where all the necessary bulbs are in one. The advantage of this is that you don't have to mount all bulbs seperately, but everything is incorporated in one bulb. These lights are also available with a dynamic flashing light. Combination lights are also available with a striking Lavaflow look, also known as neon. Finally, the combination lights can be fitted with licence plate lighting on the bottom, left or right side of the combination LED rear light. These indicators provide a professional look to your vehicle.

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VC-2001B7.1, LED Neon rear light
This combination light is equipped with a brake light, rear light, reversing light, triangular reflector, dynamic flashing light and fog light. This LED light is very suitable for your trailer, semi-trailer or truck.
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LED brake light and LED rear light

HAMBURGERLAMP REMLICHT EN ACHTERLICHT

As mentioned earlier, you can use a combination lamp as a solution for your vehicle. One lamp for all the lights on your vehicle. TRALERT® also offers you another option. Our product range also includes individual lamps. One example is the hamburger lamps. These round lights are available with fog light, reversing light and normal lights. If you mount them next to each other on your vehicle, you will still have all the mandatory lighting. Below is a picture to get a better idea of the hamburger bulbs.

LED hamburger lamp

ZIJN DE REMLICHTEN EN ACHTERLICHTEN VOORZIEN VAN CERTIFICATEN?

As mentioned at the beginning, TRALERT® stands for quality of their products. This quality is reflected in the products. These are all CE-marked and E-marked. The CE-mark is a European agreement on the safety of various products in the European Union. Would you like to know more about the CE marking? We have written a blog about this too.

WAAROM KIEZEN VOOR TRALERT®?

TRALERT® is dé specialist als het gaat om LED voertuigverlichting. Onze LED remlicht en LED achterlicht worden vaak getest op kwaliteit en verbeterd waar nodig is. Daarom zijn onze lampen altijd van hoge kwaliteit. Mocht er toch nog een lamp tussen zitten die defect raakt is dat geen probleem. Met onze service bieden wij je 2 jaar tot zelfs life time garantie aan. Zo ben je zeker van de kwaliteit die je koopt. Daarnaast bieden wij je ook technische ondersteuning aan waar nodig is bij het kiezen van de juiste verlichting.

WAT IS DE LEVERDATUM VAN REMLICHT EN ACHTERLICHT?

TRALERT® stands for good service, therefore we ensure fast delivery. Because 90% of our product range is in stock we can also achieve this. If you order before 15:00, you will receive your brake light or rear light the next day.

WELK REMLICHT EN ACHTERLICHT IS GESCHIKT VOOR MIJN VOERTUIG?

Vrijwel elk remlicht en achterlicht is uitgerust met een 9-36v multivoltage. Daardoor kunnen deze lampen op bijna elk voertuig gemonteerd worden. Daarnaast staan onze kampexperts altijd voor je klaar met technisch advies. Kom je er dus niet uit? Bel of mail dan naar TRALERT®.

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