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LED Tails

Got some L1224rs and a Lexus third brake light from Jp7 this week, heres the installed pics. These things are super bright and so consistent with the light, look great.

First pic is just the running lights, shows how dark my garage was

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Now this is the brake lights, you can see how much brighter they are

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And this is how much the light up my garage, its insane

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Close up shot of the tails

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How much did the tails cost ya? I have been wanting to get something brighter than the LEDs I have in there now.
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Damn that is bright, looks sick I love it. How much did everything cost you? man, i want 06 tails.
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$65 for the bulbs, $20 for the third

These aren't just some ebay bulbs, these are the bulbs that Ford puts in the Mountaineer, Sable, Taurus X and 09 Mustang. I don't know what model the Lexus light is out of.
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$65 for the bulbs, $20 for the third

These aren't just some ebay bulbs, these are the bulbs that Ford puts in the Mountaineer, Sable, Taurus X and 09 Mustang. I don't know what model the Lexus light is out of.
I'll check them out at the meet. I hate to spend that much on 2 bulbs, but I may need to. Did you get any for your reverse lights?
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what color is the output of the bulds red or white?
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what color is the output of the bulds red or white?
Um good question lol, I'm guessing white but I honestly don't know.
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I'll check them out at the meet. I hate to spend that much on 2 bulbs, but I may need to. Did you get any for your reverse lights?
I got some 63 LED backup lights but they are to long for the 06 housing so I'm returning them for some 53 ones. I'll get comparison pics
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I got some 63 LED backup lights but they are to long for the 06 housing so I'm returning them for some 53 ones. I'll get comparison pics
Let me know the price of those too. I really miss being able to see when I back up.
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Trent, looks AWESOME!

I would assume the output of the "bulb" is red actually because if it was white, the light would appear pink. Just from experience of putting 63 LED white in my taillights. That's why I have red now and would like to upgrade to these.
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Mike put on some back up lights... FTW! lol
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Let me know the price of those too. I really miss being able to see when I back up.
They were like 25 I think
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looks pretty sick trent! i got my tail today! it took only 20 hours from when i ordered for it to arrive.. nice
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Wow nice!
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I got some 63 LED backup lights but they are to long for the 06 housing so I'm returning them for some 53 ones. I'll get comparison pics
I wanna see those reverse LEDs. I have been looking at getting some because I want something brighter than the stock bulbs.
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I'm going to have to PM Jp7 about those lights. Would go good with my line of fire. Super Bright!
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I think this was his last night lol, worth a try though.
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They also make these in 3157 (front marker bulbs)... I have them in white. MMMMMMMMMMMMM
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L1224R club FTW!!
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dang thats crazy bright. very nice
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I don't really think its a matter of the LED's being bright, its just a matter of being able to correctly use the reflector. L1224R's do a good job of this. The plugin "VLED" style LED's don't do as good a job. This is why everyone is happy with the L1224R.

Now the BEST mod, would be to take apart the tail light or headlight, and put LEDs firing outwards like a ray of light, so that the LEDs shoot directly at the person viewing it. This would need no reflectors at all (I saw it on a hyundai with LED amber turn signals) This is what I'm going to do with my Evo. My turnsignals on my Evo tails are so skinny but wide, and the VLED plugins I have in there are not as good.



This is the LED mod I want... "dafarmer" is a much better LED guru than I ever am!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2TK44vJ8Hmw

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Comparison between L1224R(left) and 3157 incandescent(right):
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pretty nice


are they plug and play or what
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yeah you just epoxy the mountaineer faster to the back of the taillight and splice in the LED

did you guys have any luck finding the amber models?
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