I have just tinted the tailgate lights black but not sure if the black tint has not made the lights illegal as the light is much weaker, however well visible.

I was wondering if there is anything I could do to make the lights brighter e.g. using stronger bulbs, although LEDs are a no, no here. Are there any good 382 bulbs which would be stronger that the standard ones?

Anyone got this issue with their tinted lights?