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Old 11-17-2011, 08:36 PM
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is there a brighter version of tail light bulbs

Well, I did the nightshades, turned out great but the light is definately diminished, is there a replacement bulb for the standard 4157k that is brighter, I saw some led ones but don't know if they work. Any input is appreciated.
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Old 11-17-2011, 09:12 PM
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Here's the chart from Sylvania.
Product List

Sorry for the lost formatting.

Looks like the 3357/3457 is the brightest if I'm reading it right (40MSCD's vs 24). Same amperage as 4157, but it comes at the expense of an 800hr life

High Performance Lighting Long Life Miniature Lamps

Line No. Part Number Category Base Type Design Volts Design Watts Design Amp MSCD Filament Type Rated Life Figure No. Foot Notes
9 3057 LL Wedge (2) 12.8 2.1 32 C-6 2,000 27
10 3057 A LL Wedge (2) 12.8 2.1 32 C-6 2,000 27
12 3157 LL P27/7W Wedge (2) 12.8 2.1 32 C-6 2,000 27 ECE Approved
13 3157 NA LL / 4157NA LL Wedge (2) 12.8 2.23 24 C-6 4,000 27
14 3357 LL / 3457 LL Wedge (2) 12.8 2.23 40 C-6 800 27 3357 Same as 3457 - except 3457 has high heat base
15 3357 A LL / 3457A LL Wedge (2) 12.8 2.23 30 C-6 800 27 3357ALL except 3457ALL has high-heat base

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Old 11-18-2011, 07:58 AM
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Also, and I am sure this has been covered before but oh well, what do people think in regards to legality issues? typically if you are rear ended its the person that hit you that at fault, do you think this would change, what about insurance payments and what not...maybe shoulda just bought led ones
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If your taillights are smoked, and the person that hits you and they say it is because they couldnt see your taillights. You will be put at fault.
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If your taillights are smoked, and the person that hits you and they say it is because they couldnt see your taillights. You will be put at fault.
Can you get around this issue by buying something like the Recon smoked lights or any other smoked taillight that say they're DOT approved?
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