L.E.D Tail light bulbs........ - Ranger-Forums - The Ultimate Ford Ranger Resource


General Ford Ranger Discussion General discussion of the Ford Ranger that does not fit in any other sub-forum.

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 03-05-2007
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Havre De Grace,Md
Posts: 3,262
L.E.D Tail light bulbs........

Well my regular bulbs decided to blow after not even a month after i got them. I got pulled over lastnight from the local cops and go a repair order. so i got 10 days to fix it. Funny thing was autozone,napa,advanced auto's, wal-mart, did not have "RED" colored bulbs for my brake/running lights in the rear. So I figured i might as well and jus throw some leds in there. So I saw these:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/3157-...96345466QQrdZ1





I think it is worth it. Looks that that they will plug right up. Is there anything I need to know about L.E.D'S before i purchase em? Just wondering thats all.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 03-05-2007
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Ft Hood, TX
Posts: 1,779
http://autolumination.com/. check out the multi directional ones. more dispursement rather than just a beam.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 03-05-2007
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Havre De Grace,Md
Posts: 3,262
lol um all i got was short cuts to "candle" web sites
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 03-05-2007
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Ft Hood, TX
Posts: 1,779
crap, im trying to find the website now.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 03-05-2007
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Havre De Grace,Md
Posts: 3,262
lol ok.........
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 03-05-2007
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Ft Hood, TX
Posts: 1,779
my original post was edited.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 03-05-2007
Level III Supporter
iTrader: (2)
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: usa
Posts: 24,936
ya those first one's you posted in a tail light are VERY dim. and also you really cant see them unless your straight on. cause the light doesnt hit the reflextor they just suck ***
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 03-05-2007
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Havre De Grace,Md
Posts: 3,262
Daum lol. 24 bucks for one light? i like them tho. hurts the wallet in a way tho
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 03-05-2007
FireRanger's Avatar  
Join Date: May 2004
Location: CT
Posts: 0
The reason none of the auto parts stores carry red incandescent bulbs s because there is no such thing as a red DOT complaint bulb. Nobody makes them. To make one would require the use of actual gold and is not practical. This is why every vehicle on the market comes with a taillights that have red lenses of some kind.

Now, companies like APC and other rice-rocket-retroftters make red tinted bulbs anyway. If you can find them, they will work. Those LED's you found suck, plain and simple.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 03-05-2007
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Havre De Grace,Md
Posts: 3,262
ok what about these than?

Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 03-05-2007
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Havre De Grace,Md
Posts: 3,262
by the way? Do I need one of these?

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/LED-L...4184QQtcZphoto
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 03-05-2007
FireRanger's Avatar  
Join Date: May 2004
Location: CT
Posts: 0
Those are probably better than the first ones but I have no personal experience with those. Yes, you will need the load resistor thingies.
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 03-05-2007
dross93ranger's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Maysville, Ky
Posts: 468
I had those at one time, and you couldn't even see them through the covers and without the covers they were extremely dim and only showed up at night.
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 03-05-2007
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Havre De Grace,Md
Posts: 3,262
Quote:
Originally Posted by FireRanger
Those are probably better than the first ones but I have no personal experience with those. Yes, you will need the load resistor thingies.
do the load resisters make it brighter?
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 03-05-2007
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Havre De Grace,Md
Posts: 3,262
Quote:
Originally Posted by dross93ranger
I had those at one time, and you couldn't even see them through the covers and without the covers they were extremely dim and only showed up at night.
you had which ones?
Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old 03-05-2007
FireRanger's Avatar  
Join Date: May 2004
Location: CT
Posts: 0
No, the load resistors trick the signal flasher into thinking it is a normal bulb. The properties of an LED would normally make the truck think there is bulb out.
Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old 03-05-2007
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Havre De Grace,Md
Posts: 3,262
Quote:
Originally Posted by FireRanger
No, the load resistors trick the signal flasher into thinking it is a normal bulb. The properties of an LED would normally make the truck think there is bulb out.
o ok. gotcha. shouldn't be too bad than. I guess I'll be getting them than.
Reply With Quote
  #18  
Old 03-05-2007
98TexasRanger's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Winchester, VA
Posts: 395
You can always go to a 18 wheeler aka "big Truck" Chrome shop. I have one just around the corner here is Dallas. They have all kinds of LEDS. They even sell the resisters. The resisters make is to your turn signals don't flash fast like they do when you have a bulb out. The load is so low that the truck thinks you have a light out.
Reply With Quote
  #19  
Old 03-05-2007
mudranger96's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Lehigh Acres, FL
Posts: 2,549
I have the same taillights and the same bulbs you posted in your first post. And they really suck, they're not bright at all.
Reply With Quote
  #20  
Old 03-05-2007
coolpeoplswillis's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Toledo, OH
Posts: 350
is it possible to use a 3 pin flasher fuse or in this case it says for FORDS a 5 pin instead of the load resisters....i saw those but i dont know if we have that type of fuse up under the hood anywhere to use instead of the resistors....i have the resistors and rear led's but im watin to get em for the front turn bulbs....is this supposed to do the same thing???

Here is a LINK to ebay that sells em. im gonna send him and email and see whats up with these....rather use this seems SAFER in the long run.
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Ford-...QQcmdZViewItem

Last edited by coolpeoplswillis; 03-05-2007 at 02:30 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #21  
Old 03-05-2007
coolpeoplswillis's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Toledo, OH
Posts: 350
i recieved a reply from the fellow at the eBay site....this is his reply. and i quote.

"The 5 pin flasher we offer works and we also offer flasher that works with 2 and 3 pin."

so apparently you do not need to run resistors anymore....i guess.
Reply With Quote
  #22  
Old 03-06-2007
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Havre De Grace,Md
Posts: 3,262
Quote:
Originally Posted by coolpeoplswillis
i recieved a reply from the fellow at the eBay site....this is his reply. and i quote.

"The 5 pin flasher we offer works and we also offer flasher that works with 2 and 3 pin."

so apparently you do not need to run resistors anymore....i guess.

So i ordered the resister for nothing?

this is what was ordered lastnight:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/2-NEW...3612QQtcZphoto



http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/LED-L...4184QQtcZphoto

Reply With Quote
  #23  
Old 03-06-2007
Needforspeed3685's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Lowell, AR
Posts: 1,836
What you ordered will work! I hope those LED's work out to be brighter than the uni-directional ones that you found initially. Since these cast light in all directions, they will probably be brighter and much more visible.
Reply With Quote
  #24  
Old 03-07-2007
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Havre De Grace,Md
Posts: 3,262
Quote:
Originally Posted by Needforspeed3685
What you ordered will work! I hope those LED's work out to be brighter than the uni-directional ones that you found initially. Since these cast light in all directions, they will probably be brighter and much more visible.
thats what i am hoping. we will find out soon enough.....
Reply With Quote
  #25  
Old 03-07-2007
greygooseranger's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: SE Michigan
Posts: 3,293
What about really bright reverse lights, do they make those for our rangers? Do they even really work that good?
Reply With Quote
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
put silverstar tail light bulbs in today djfllmn Snapshots 34 10-17-2011 06:39 PM
For Sale: Tail light harness, set of sockets and bulbs. RangerJustin Interior, Exterior, Electrical, & Misc. 0 01-28-2010 12:12 AM
For Sale: $30 - 9007 Sylvania Silverstar Ultra Bulbs & 9145 Stock Fog Bulbs demiseranger Interior, Exterior, Electrical, & Misc. 6 01-06-2010 12:22 AM
9145 fog bulbs to 9005 headlight bulbs? edgeman4.0 General Technical & Electrical 11 01-05-2009 10:48 AM
Tail Light Mod to end all Tail Light Mods......Pics galore.... Jp7 Snapshots 80 09-02-2008 09:39 PM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 09:39 AM.


We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.