Toyota Nation Forum banner
1 - 5 of 5 Posts

·
Registered
2014 Toyota Corolla
Joined
·
117 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
I just got some leds for the interior, map lights, reverse, and tags. Install was simple looks great!

I have a couple questions for y'all.

Switchback leds: are they legal? Seem to come in tons of colors, how do you control the switching of colors? Are they only for turn signals?


Also is it safe to go through and systematically replace all the lights with led? I think its pretty nice looking.

Sent from my SM-G920V using Tapatalk
 

·
Registered
2015 Corolla s
Joined
·
801 Posts
I just got some leds for the interior, map lights, reverse, and tags. Install was simple looks great!

I have a couple questions for y'all.

Switchback leds: are they legal? Seem to come in tons of colors, how do you control the switching of colors? Are they only for turn signals?


Also is it safe to go through and systematically replace all the lights with led? I think its pretty nice looking.

Sent from my SM-G920V using Tapatalk
It is safe to use 12 voltes led if they do not draw more than original light bulb amperes.

About color, it is legal to use any color inside the car. But it is not to change color of car signalisation, backup, high and low beams lights.
 

·
Premium Member
2014 Corolla Sport
Joined
·
3,246 Posts
I just got some leds for the interior, map lights, reverse, and tags. Install was simple looks great!

I have a couple questions for y'all.

Switchback leds: are they legal? Seem to come in tons of colors, how do you control the switching of colors? Are they only for turn signals?


Also is it safe to go through and systematically replace all the lights with led? I think its pretty nice looking.

Sent from my SM-G920V using Tapatalk

Switchbacks are legal to an extent. Any kind of modifications done to headlights or such must be DOT approved. The same method that car manufacturers have to go through to get them approved. If you see a factory car with switchbacks then they are legal. If you decide to add your own, then technically its a gray area. I honestly don't care about the police so...eh lol

I have a type of switchbacks that cycle white and amber. Typical switchbacks are white then when you initiate the turn signals they only flash orange and then go back to white once the turn signal has been turned off.

It is safe to replace your lighting with LEDs as long as they are reputable, you don't want to use cheap LEDs and then the burn out a week later. Plus LEDs can easily last 3-4 times longer than incandescent bulbs.
 

·
Registered
2014 Toyota Corolla
Joined
·
117 Posts
Discussion Starter · #4 ·
Switchbacks are legal to an extent. Any kind of modifications done to headlights or such must be DOT approved. The same method that car manufacturers have to go through to get them approved. If you see a factory car with switchbacks then they are legal. If you decide to add your own, then technically its a gray area. I honestly don't care about the police so...eh lol

I have a type of switchbacks that cycle white and amber. Typical switchbacks are white then when you initiate the turn signals they only flash orange and then go back to white once the turn signal has been turned off.

It is safe to replace your lighting with LEDs as long as they are reputable, you don't want to use cheap LEDs and then the burn out a week later. Plus LEDs can easily last 3-4 times longer than incandescent bulbs.
So your turn signals stay lit white unroll you initiate the signal¿ Neat

Sent from my SM-G920V using Tapatalk
 

·
Premium Member
2014 Corolla Sport
Joined
·
3,246 Posts
So your turn signals stay lit white unroll you initiate the signal¿ Neat

Sent from my SM-G920V using Tapatalk
Yeah, when I turn on my light know past the normal dry mod my low beams and turn signals illuminate in white, then once I initiate my turn signals, it cycles white and orange. Its interesting but I might replace them soon with regular switchbacks.
 
1 - 5 of 5 Posts
This is an older thread, you may not receive a response, and could be reviving an old thread. Please consider creating a new thread.
Top