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MEXICOWANDERER

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Posted: 03/27/20 11:23am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

FRAUD ALERT

Dozens of online vendors claim their lamps are universal fit for 3016 - 3017. This is like saying there is a universal fit tire.

Super bright LEDs cost more but they are not thieves and their products are good quality

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rrupert wrote:

I have seen a number of times that the bulbs should be replaced with red LED bulbs because they show up better.


the original bulbs should be adequate, but if you want to throw money away, have at it. I think I have replaced a dozen at most old style bulbs over the years.

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This is what I replaced the incandescent units with. I could have simply replaced the lamps with LED's but this was FAR BETTER!

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Bumpyroad wrote:

rrupert wrote:

I have seen a number of times that the bulbs should be replaced with red LED bulbs because they show up better.


the original bulbs should be adequate, but if you want to throw money away, have at it. I think I have replaced a dozen at most old style bulbs over the years.

bumpy


Actually the school of thought I have read is to use the same color bulb as the lens to maximize color and brightness. Below is per Super Bright's website.

which color to use

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I somebody is that anal about their tail light brightness, I would suggest getting a set of magnetic lights and put them on the trunk of their car and plug into the 4 flat connector.
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Bumpyroad wrote:

I somebody is that anal about their tail light brightness, I would suggest getting a set of magnetic lights and put them on the trunk of their car and plug into the 4 flat connector.
bumpy


They are the same price. Why would you be opposed to purchasing the proper bulb for the location and fixture?

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Busdriver wrote:

If you have regular tail, stop, turm taillights, can they be changed over to plug & play lights

Not on all vehicles !

Some very new vehicles will "sense" that there is a very low "load" and then report that you have a burned out light bulb !

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fj12ryder wrote:

The turn signals bulbs are usually the only problem since they flash really quickly with a normal flasher. They have specific flashers or you can add in a resister, or they may come with resisters built-in.

Adding the resistor completely defeats the primary reason for switching to LED taillights, reduction in power.

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Bumpyroad wrote:

rrupert wrote:

I have seen a number of times that the bulbs should be replaced with red LED bulbs because they show up better.


the original bulbs should be adequate, but if you want to throw money away, have at it. I think I have replaced a dozen at most old style bulbs over the years.

bumpy

22 yo vehicle. I have replaced ONE bulb.

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For brake lights in particular, there is one huge advantage going to LED.

Incandescent bulbs light up approximately 0.5 sec after power is applied.
LED light up approximately 0.05 sec after power is applied.

That means the driver behind you gets an extra 0.45 sec to react. May not sound like a lot but even if they still hit you, it will be at a slower speed and therefore should be less serious.


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