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Anyone know the type of light bulb used in the reverse light of the tail lights?

I think its the same as the brake light/turn signal bulbs in the tail lights as well.

I would go rip mine out to check but its way to hot out 105 and about 115 in my garage so i was hoping someone might know :D

Thanks ;)
 

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awesome thats exactly what i was lookin for :D

i want to find some blue led ones

where did you end up ordering your blue led strips from for your head lights?
 

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mybroshi, i ordered the led strips off of ebay as well, think i payed like $4 in all for two led strips that are 24cm long?
 

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just got some blue led reverse lights off ebay (coming from hong kong as well so 10-15 days haha) but they were only 3 bucks.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/2-pcs-x-1156-12-LED-Bulb-Car-LED-Light-High-Power-Blue-/310237864274?pt=Motors_Car_Truck_Parts_Accessories

I sure hope they fit through the tail light hole.... if not i may have to try to find some 6 led ones instead of 12 led but i will cross my fingers for now :D
Just be advised altering the color of the reverse lights is illegal. Also your insurance company can void your policy if they find out you have illegal equipment on your vehicle.

I see people doing this all the time and then complain when the cops "harass" them.
 

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I just got these to test out for the Scion xD reverse set up. So I'm testing these JLC CREE LED. Very bright and directional. But these can get hot too. So these are specifically for reverse light ONLY. They do make CREE LEDs for the DRL and not that hot. So here are the pictures. Also I got a discount code when I ordered these so not sure if it still works. just go to there website www.jlclightings.com[/URL] and discount code is SCION10OFF
CREE LED with built in heat sink. But to be honest with you if you keep these on for a long period of time....like 1 - 2 minutes it gets pretty hot.




Comparison of CREE LED left and regular bulb right
These were taken around 7PM so still an amount of daytime light.

Regular

CREE



Night time around 9PM CREE LED Left and Regular bulb right




With camera flash


Without camera flash
 

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Blue lights won't really do much for seeing at night, they might look "cool", but they really aren't functional, there's not much light output for blue light. But those CREE LEDs on the other hand :thumbsup:
 

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Yes the CREE LED reverse bulb is good especially for dark places. That is why my cousin is going to put a set on his 4Runner since he does some out door stuff and come in handy at night as well.
 

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Surprisingly the blue LED lights I put in are very bright at night :D

I can take pics if anyone wants some?

But you are all right, they are mainly for looks and not to light up what is behind me ;)

(and yes any color that is not red/orange/white is illegal, so beware)
 

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Here are some CREE/SMD LED combo bulb I will be testing out. Got these from JLC lightings
I only tested out the amber. They also have red for brake light or signal and also white for reverse or signal
Bulb Type 3156 and Bulb Type 7440





CREE SMD/LED (Left) SMD LED (Right)

 
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