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Old 01-14-2007, 01:25 PM
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LED Taillights

Does anybody have LED taillights? I saw some new LED replacement bulbs that have a multiple LEDs at differnet angles that way they can take advantage of the reflector housings in stock taillght applications.

Anybody have pics.?
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Old 01-14-2007, 01:45 PM
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where did you see these lights?
long time I saw them in ebay, custom made I believed, I'm looking for these LEDs long time you can find 3876453x10000 type of leds for civics or other cars but NOT for camaro
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Old 01-14-2007, 04:46 PM
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I've seen those bulbs too; been thinkin bout gettin them.
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Old 01-16-2007, 02:13 PM
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My local Advance has replacement bulbs that are leds. It's about 10 dollars for the 194 bulb replacements. I don't know the price for the rest cause that was what I needed. They're in the ricer section.
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I didn't get them by the way. So I can't tell you how well they do at lighting.
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They don't show up that great during the day. Here are some pics of my old Trans Am. Taillights are even clear (red plastic removed then taillights re-assembled).





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Old 01-16-2007, 08:40 PM
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They'd probably show up a little better in those clear housings if the plastic was roughed up. The light's just shining right through that plastic and not being absorbed by it.
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Old 01-18-2007, 07:26 PM
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I second what shock said.

Don't get me wrong; those lenses look really neat (you did an awesome job), but I have a feeling they probably look home-made when they are lit up in the dark. If you roughed the plastic up a bit, maybe from the inside, it would give a uniform distrubution of the light and it would look very cool.
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Old 01-19-2007, 09:17 PM
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http://www.superbrightleds.com/

I have LEDs on my rear sidemarkers (the lens is clear). The light also doesn't show up well during the day, but at night they look great.

I like LEDs because they light up brighter and faster, and last longer than the regular bulbs. They also give a richer color look to them.
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Old 01-19-2007, 11:35 PM
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LED's have very focused light. They do not light up entire housings well at all. Even in our gauge clusters, you need the 5 LED bulbs just to fill in the cluster. The only decent way to do the tails would be to open 'em up and lay out dozens of individual LED's in a grid pattern of sorts. Other than that, a simple bulb swap will look crappy.
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Originally Posted by igobuk View Post
LED's have very focused light. They do not light up entire housings well at all. Even in our gauge clusters, you need the 5 LED bulbs just to fill in the cluster. The only decent way to do the tails would be to open 'em up and lay out dozens of individual LED's in a grid pattern of sorts. Other than that, a simple bulb swap will look crappy.
Sorry to dig this thread up but I found that superbrightleds.com now has these...



They are supposed to disperse the light sideways and forward. So with 24 red LED bulbs shining through a red lends, wouldn't the light be brighter than using the regular LED bulb set-up? Or should I use white LEDs, since the red lenses will absorb the light from the red LEDs? I am really thinking about getting these for my brake lights and back-up lights, but if you can't see my brake lights during the day what’s the use.

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This company has some excellent bulbs that are very bright and great at dispersing light

http://www.v-leds.com/Shop/Control/f...m/1/menu_num/2
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Originally Posted by Black_97'Z View Post
Sorry to dig this thread up but I found that superbrightleds.com now has these...



They are supposed to disperse the light sideways and forward. So with 24 red LED bulbs shining through a red lends, wouldn't the light be brighter than using the regular LED bulb set-up? Or should I use white LEDs, since the red lenses will absorb the light from the red LEDs? I am really thinking about getting these for my brake lights and back-up lights, but if you can't see my brake lights during the day what’s the use.

Yes if you have red taillight lens, go with white/clear LEDs, it will be much brighter.
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Old 03-19-2008, 02:42 PM
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Found these on eBay when I was looking for a new chrome front badge.

They would look better without those circles and with a black backing instead of chrome, but these are the first true LED tails I've seen for an F-body.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/93-02...spagenameZWDVW

I just found some with a red lens also. These look ten times better. They also had them in a smoke lens color, but I can't find any with the black backing. http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/93-98...spagenameZWDVW

And here's some with the black backing. I may actually put these on my car. I doubt it, but I'm considering it.
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/98-02...ayphotohosting

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