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Old 03-21-2016, 06:15 PM
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Originally Posted by TheRadioFlyer View Post
I do not understand your findings. The LED bulbs have an instant-on and a more brilliant hue than the factory bulbs which would make them more noticeable (see video comparing to factory lights)
Don't know what to tell you. It's just the way they were. Not enough of a difference between the brightness of the parking light hue and the brightness of the brake light hue. I wasn't the only one, either, apparently...

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I had some LED tail light bulbs I bought from the auction site. Certainly brighter than stock, but my wife remarked that she had trouble seeing the brake lights at night.
Originally Posted by Mr.Bill View Post
LED bulbs in stock housings won't be as bright as stock bulbs.
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I've tried LEDs and stock and in the evening, the stock 3057 really were as bright as the LED's.
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Much less light

Back when I installed my LED bulbs, you were actually the one trying to dissuade people from using them. Just a reminder...

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Bad Idea. Most LED bulbs on the market have less lumens output than a standard 3157 bulb. In addition, these LED bulbs do not focus light as well in the reflector bowl due to the off-center location of the LEDs on the bulb (compared to the central location of a filament)
This was a couple years ago, so I am assuming that the newer Cree type LED replacements offer much better performance. I run Cree bulbs in a few of my weapon lights, and I have been very satisfied with how bright and how durable they are.
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I have Red Cree bulbs (35 watt I believe) in my stock tinted housings. The tail lights work great! It also improved the daytime visibility over stock bulbs and un-tinted lenses.
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Old 03-21-2016, 08:27 PM
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Originally Posted by FYRARMS View Post
This was a couple years ago, so I am assuming that the newer Cree type LED replacements offer much better performance. I run Cree bulbs in a few of my weapon lights, and I have been very satisfied with how bright and how durable they are.

True, before the Cree LED bulbs, the best we had available was COB or Plasma and on top of being unusually goofy when installed in vehicles with more than 1 tail light bulb per side they weren't very bright. The Cree bulbs changed all that which is why we carry them for just about every possible application in the C5/C6 world.
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I have the Cree bulbs and if I recall these are shots of just the running lights, not brake lights, you can see how much light reflects on the ground & around the area at the back of the car. I also have all of the remaining bulbs are LED as well including backups, even the side marker bulbs are throwing lots of light. I purchased all of mine from Radioflyer.



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I have the Cree bulbs and if I recall these are shots of just the running lights, not brake lights, you can see how much light reflects on the ground & around the area at the back of the car. I also have all of the remaining bulbs are LED as well including backups, even the side marker bulbs are throwing lots of light. I purchased all of mine from Radioflyer.



beautiful. may we use these photos in future ads and on our website?
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beautiful. may we use these photos in future ads and on our website?
Yes you can.
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You get what you pay for obviously. One day while walking through Walmart, I saw that they sell LED auto bulbs. The price was much cheaper so I thought I'd try them. The brake light was barely brighter than the taillight. Plus some didn't work properly. Fortunately you can return anything to Walmart. I have the red/amber euro tails and I'd really like to brighten them up and also improve their lighting speed. I'll have to contact George soon. BTW, I find the signals okay so I might just do the tail/brake lights.
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...Just yesterday I received my LED (clear) bulbs for my Euro tail lights (red/amber). I installed the LED bulbs in only one housing to get a comparison between the two while lights were on and also using the turn signal. The red portion is better in lighting, but with the turn signals on, the amber with clear Led bulbs looks funky and has a greenish/yellow color due to the blue/white of LED transmitting through amber/yellow, thus getting the greenish tint. Use 'amber' colored bulbs, either LED or incandescent for Euro's, for what it's worth !!.....
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