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I tried the regular red bulbs. I tried the gel caps, they lasted longer. LED's didn't work for some reason. Is it true that with the LED bulbs, if it doesn't work one way then if you flip it, it will work? I'm tired of orangish brake lights. Though with the Gel caps, i'm gettin a nice pinkish hue. If u all know of a good way of gettin continuos red brake lights for my clear lenses, let me know. Or else I'll have to get the trucker LED's that I saw on a car in this forum.
 

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you said you tried the regular red bulbs, by that do you mean the ones that are stained red on the outside?
 

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Heh I went to Michaels, grabbed a red pen designed for use on glass dinnerware that's meant to go through the strains of a dishwasher... repainted my bulbs. I plan on re-painting as they wear out again. That's my only solution for now.
 

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I bought red 194's from www.autolumination.com and they are holding up nicely.

To answer your other question, yes it is true that led's are polarized. If they dont light up after plugging them in, chances are you have them in backwards.

- Paul
 

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I have the same problem with mine, after a while the bulbs start to turn an orange/pinkish color. I accually got pulled over last year cuz of that.

I just have my stock tail lights on for now, Im eventually gonna get some LED's.
 

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if LED's don't work im not sure what would.
 

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Dude the way I made the bulbs saty red was by buying some Testor's Candy Apple Red Model Spray Paint and Painting the Bulbs red:thumbup: After a few coats the Bulbs will glow a nice deep red:thumbup:
 

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I too had those crappy bulbs in my clear tails, mine wore out and I got pulled over for it as well. I am now running full LEDs in the tails and they work great at night, but they are a little dull during a sunny day. Im happy with their performance overall.
 

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LED = Light emitting DIODE
A diode only allows current to flow one direction through it. This is how they convert a/c current from your wall to d/c for use in most circuits. Of course those type don't light up!
 

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Clear tails a good idea or do you guys get hassled by alot of cops?? cuz i'm ordering those for my bday on my gurlfriends expense.. is it worth it considering my stock tail has a huuge crack in it??
 

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yea, red rubber covers are the gel caps from pep boys. I used Permanent marker, lasted only 3 nights.
 
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