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PostPosted: Thu Feb 23, 2012 8:00 pm    Post subject:  LED bulbs in tail light Reply with quote

Hey guys, Recently tinted my tails so I'm looking to get a brighter bulb - possibly LED. Will I need a load - resistor if I change the brake light bulbs to LEDs? Will LED's in the brake lights be brighter than the halogen bulbs in there now?

Thanks. Looking to make the order tonight, so let me know..thanks!

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 23, 2012 8:37 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

all depends on what you buy, some have resistors build in, some dont. Some are brighter than standard halogen, some arent.

post up some links to what you found and people can point you in the right direction

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 23, 2012 8:43 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

The HP18 bulbs...216lumens 18 SMD LED's

http://www.ddmtuning.com/Products/3156-3157LED

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 23, 2012 8:53 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

That's about half as bright as the factory bulb...

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 23, 2012 8:57 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

bbengineer wrote:
That's about half as bright as the factory bulb...

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Good to know. Are there any replacement 3057 halogen bulbs that are brighter?

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 03, 2012 8:28 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

I have the tower style led bulbs in my tail lights from www.superbrightleds.com
They are much brighter than the stock bulb IMO. You we will need a load equalizer though.

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