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Old 08-14-2012, 06:12 PM
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Are LED Bulbs for turn signals, brake lights, backup lights, etc worth the high price to pay for them? Are they that much brighter? Do they last that much longer? Anyone using them?
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Old 08-15-2012, 05:38 PM
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i'm running a set for my stop/tail/turn bulbs. are they brighter, yes...but i have the flat style as opposed to the cylinder style, so they look more like 1" dots. They are bright, but don't reflect in the housing the way the halogens do. i payed $16, I would buy them again, especially with smoked tail lights.
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My entire truck is LED's now, not a halogen or incandescent bulb on it. The price you pay is dependant on the quality and color temperature with LED's. You can get great stuff but will pay the price at superbrightleds.com or you can get cheap ones on ebay from China and wait a week or two for them to arrive. I went both ways. Also be sure to do your research and realize there are different kinds of LED chips - for example a 5050 is much brighter than a 3528. I got my smoked LED tails off of ebay and even had to solder in 6 rectifier diodes to dim the running lights because they were just too bright and there wasn't much fo a change from on to braking. I also have about 10000 lumens worth of Cree XML T6 "deer blinders" for my backroad running lights - you can see eyes and signage from a mile away on flat ground!
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My entire truck is LED's now, not a halogen or incandescent bulb on it. The price you pay is dependant on the quality and color temperature with LED's. You can get great stuff but will pay the price at superbrightleds.com or you can get cheap ones on ebay from China and wait a week or two for them to arrive. I went both ways. Also be sure to do your research and realize there are different kinds of LED chips - for example a 5050 is much brighter than a 3528. I got my smoked LED tails off of ebay and even had to solder in 6 rectifier diodes to dim the running lights because they were just too bright and there wasn't much fo a change from on to braking. I also have about 10000 lumens worth of Cree XML T6 "deer blinders" for my backroad running lights - you can see eyes and signage from a mile away on flat ground!
What about the ones behind the dash. Those are the only ones I haven't replaced.

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