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4 superflux reverse light.

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Cyber Knight

Joined: Nov 23 2006
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Location: Calgary, Alberta


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Post Sun Nov 09, 2008 8:16 pm

I built these myself, not sure if they are keepers though. I really like the color, but they are half as bright as stock so with my rear tinted window I really won't be able to see what I'm backing into. I installed one for the comparison shots. Considering how rarely reverse lights are on I probably wasted my time, but it was fun building them. Stupid 921 bulbs mean you have to build a slender unit so I might be able to put in 8 superflux LEDs but that would be a tough fit, and maybe still not bright enough. Have any of you LED'ed your reverse lights with greater success?

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And the video shows it well too, right here:
clutch1

Joined: Oct 08 2006
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Post Sun Nov 09, 2008 8:40 pm

Well wether it's bright or not it sure looks cool!
Radioflyer

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Post Sun Nov 09, 2008 10:17 pm

perhaps a high wattage LED?
Cyber Knight

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Post Mon Nov 10, 2008 12:21 am

Probably cast better light, but the directionality wouldn't make the housing glow much at all, Im guessing.
lbjshaq2345

Joined: Jul 11 2007
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Post Mon Nov 10, 2008 12:31 am

I'd say the actual lights are brighter, it's just not utilizing the reflector of the housing like the halogen bulb. Try turning the bulb around so the LEDs face the back of the housing.
Cyber Knight

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Post Mon Dec 08, 2008 5:04 pm

I went ahead with these and I'm really quite pleased. With both in place, they do a good job of lighting the way, not quite as much as the stock bulbs, but you usually have a good idea of what is behind you as you usually just hopped in the car. They are still visible in the day too so people know when I'm backing up. Looks-wise I think these are killer, even though they aren't seen that often (don't spend much time in reverse). Here is the pair installed:

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They are NOT blue like they look in this next pic!

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alienyoungjr

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Post Mon Dec 08, 2008 5:40 pm

try mounting them in a tight square. yea i know it will be tough, but it can be done. that way it will use the reflector to the best of its ability. looks cool so far.
Fo_SheeZy

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Post Tue Dec 09, 2008 11:30 pm

Good luck in the daytime, I bet you can't see it at all.
Cyber Knight

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Post Wed Dec 10, 2008 9:32 am

^Already checked, and yes you can, just not as bright as before.
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