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Discussion in 'Electrical Systems' started by 70-camaro, Jan 2, 2018.
Are they any brighter the incandescent?
That is surprising. I had issues with really dim older LEDs from 4-5 years ago, but recent versions can be crazy bright. Like too much. I've noticed they have started making red/amber versions which should help with the wash-out you get when you use a crazy bright white LED in a red or amber housing.
All of the LEDs I have purchased (SuperBright, JDMAstar, etc) have been great. Noticeable brightness improvement over stock (sometimes too much) and a nice clean look. I'm using these in my gauge clusters and they are perfect. Not too bright, not too dim:
That was my plan. To use Super Bright LEDs. Red in red lens, amber in amber lens.
I have red 1157’s on the way for the tail lights. Will post pics when they are in stalled.
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I got my red LED tail lights installed and they look great and are a really good improvement over the originals. I will post pics when I get my car down off of the cribbing and the back of the car farther away from the wall. I liked the taillights so I ordered backup bulbs,side markers and front 1157s. Side markers look great too. But the front amber bulbs from Super Bright LEDs do not fit the sockets. So I called the and asked if they had any problems with the fit of these bulbs and to my surprise he said yes. I asked when they would have the problem fixed and he had no timeline for me. I am shipping them back tomorrow. In the pic you can see the small ground plate I am pointing to. It is hitting the socket before the bulb is deep enough to turn the bulb and engage the pins. I went to my local parts’s store and bought these Dormans over the counter and have the same problem.https://www.dormanproducts.com/p-81025-1157a-smd.aspx
This is the link to the Super Bright LED front bulb that would not fit the socket. The rear led red bulbs do fit in the front bulb sockets though. Which obviously does me no good
I can’t really get good pics of the new bulbs showing how good they look but they are a great improvement over incandescant bulbs. Pics look like they are to bright but they make a real nice bright red glow. I am very pleased. LEDs are on the left , incandescent on the right.