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Gamite
04-08-2005, 01:41 AM
Does anyone make good quality LED bulbs? ones that actually have the same output as the conventional bulbs? I figured it should technically be possible.

E36er
04-08-2005, 02:47 AM
I heard something about them once in Electronics class,but im not sure if they really worked.!
ill ask my teach

Gamite
04-08-2005, 02:48 AM
I've seen some floating around in some stores, but from what I hear, they suck, they're very dim, and the light is very localized.

E36er
04-08-2005, 02:51 AM
i dont know if it would be poissbile...since the LED doesnt really make a beam of light...i more just shines....unless im wrong..but from what ive worked with in Electronics class...thats my theory

Edit: what you say about it being dim and localized makes sence too

Jordan
04-08-2005, 03:14 AM
LED "bulbs" retrofitted into housings designed for conventional bulbs are not nearly bright enough to be considered safe.

The viewing angle on them sucks. Directly behind them is bright, but more then 15 to either side, or up/down and you don't get shit.

I can see using them in a front turn signal housing, and even that...

Slowered318
04-08-2005, 04:25 AM
Running out of things to do to your car Gamite?

Eyeing up the Eurolit3 products at the "not so" performance shops?

LED's can be made very bright! but seriously they won't work as well in your housings.. it's not worth the time and effort.

Gamite
04-08-2005, 05:23 AM
Running out of things to do to your car Gamite?

Eyeing up the Eurolit3 products at the "not so" performance shops?

LED's can be made very bright! but seriously they won't work as well in your housings.. it's not worth the time and effort.


I figured if the LED's were pointed out to the sides insted of directly outwards, they would bounce of the reflective housing just like a normal bulb. But I guess that ain't happening. Just a curiosity, cuz I hate having the yellow "yolk" in my tail lights, and I like how LED's quickly flash on and off.

I have LED's in my candle eye, and I noticed when I turn my parking lights, how much faster the LED's light up than the parking lights, I realized why these are used in the new cars these days, there is actually a split second noticable difference with LED's lighting up rather than conventional. I knew it was obvious before, but I didn't think it was that noticable.

M50E30
04-08-2005, 08:42 AM
...I hate having the yellow "yolk" in my tail lights...

LED's in taillights.......crap! They will not reflect in the housing. Go to Pacific Mall or any speed shop and get these bulbs (available in white/blue/amber). BTW I sell these for $6/ea (just a heads up so you don't get ripped off).

http://www.pilotautomotive.com/xc3057w.jpghttp://www.pilotautomotive.com/xc1157w.jpg
http://www.pilotautomotive.com/pilot2fa.htm

E36er
04-08-2005, 01:23 PM
LED's in taillights.......crap! They will not reflect in the housing. Go to Pacific Mall or any speed shop and get these bulbs (available in white/blue/amber). BTW I sell these for $6/ea (just a heads up so you don't get ripped off).

http://www.pilotautomotive.com/xc3057w.jpghttp://www.pilotautomotive.com/xc1157w.jpg
http://www.pilotautomotive.com/pilot2fa.htm


Hey do you think the blue or white would match my HID's

I need something to match cuz the yellow and HID/blue colour dont look good together IMO

Slowered318
04-09-2005, 02:49 AM
Hey do you think the blue or white would match my HID's

I need something to match cuz the yellow and HID/blue colour dont look good together IMO

I think it would be cooler if you rewired the signal lights so the only illuminate when your signaling to turn (like the rear signals do). and use the silver bulbs M50E30 posted to avoid the yolk look.

I've tried a lot of bulbs but nothing matches HID other then more HID's :D so i'll prolly be getting some HID fogs soon :P

E36er
04-09-2005, 03:53 AM
I think it would be cooler if you rewired the signal lights so the only illuminate when your signaling to turn (like the rear signals do). and use the silver bulbs M50E30 posted to avoid the yolk look.

I've tried a lot of bulbs but nothing matches HID other then more HID's :D so i'll prolly be getting some HID fogs soon :P


does anyone have a FYI on the re-wiring of the turn signals..i was concidering that but i forgot about it