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2015 Tundra Backup Lights Upgrade to LED

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by rr3311, Apr 29, 2015.

  1. Apr 29, 2015 at 9:58 AM
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    rr3311

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    Added Extang Solid fold tonneau cover Replaced backup lights with projector LEDs Cab LEDs Taconsha P3 brake controller mounted in dash
    I want to upgrade my backup light bulbs to LED. I want the 6000K bright white with at least 600 lumens. However, I have read some reviews that these lights can interfere with the backup camera making it too bright on the camera lens to make the lights useful.

    Does anyone have any bad experiences like that?

    Any recommendations for a brand/number for my 2015 Tundra? I am considering these: JDM ASTAR 800 Lumens Super Bright AX-2835 Chipsets 7440 7441 7443 7444 992 LED Bulbs ,Xenon White

    Thanks!
     
  2. Apr 29, 2015 at 5:46 PM
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    T-Rex266

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    I need to grab some of these too..bulbs are completely different from the 2nd gens.
     
  3. Apr 29, 2015 at 5:55 PM
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    Mike

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    yep bank account is running low from it..
    I use to have those on my tundra. they never really put out enough light for my liking.

    I went to a projector reverse light and couldnt be happier. mine are 5 watt i have seen some that are 10 watt.

    This is a good example of what i have and i love them.

    $8 2pcs 3156 7W Cree with Projector with 12-SMD 12V LED Replacement Light Bulbs 3056 3356 3456 - Whitehttp://www.amazon.com/Projector-12-SMD-Replacement-Light-Bulbs/dp/B009J3L4RM/ref=sr_1_2?s=automotive&ie=UTF8&qid=1430355167&sr=1-2&keywords=projector reverse lights
     
  4. Apr 29, 2015 at 7:06 PM
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    rr3311

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    Added Extang Solid fold tonneau cover Replaced backup lights with projector LEDs Cab LEDs Taconsha P3 brake controller mounted in dash
    Thanks for the suggestion about the projector type. I will look for a similar bulb for the 7440 replacement
     
  5. Apr 29, 2015 at 10:44 PM
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    csuviper

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    I would like brighter backup lights but have always been weary of just replacing the bulb that it wouldn't be much improvement. Was considering small offroad lights to add back there. I would tie them to the reverse light and to a switch for the option of turning off.
     
  6. Apr 30, 2015 at 1:17 PM
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    JMB

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    5100s all around, 295-70-18 Defenders, 1.25 Spidertrax spacers, BD reverse lights, de-badged, interior LEDs, footwell LEDs, reverse LEDs, ARE cap, front receiver hitch for cooler holder, cooler holder/rod rack, backup camera, Kenwood HU, Westin nerf bars, Husky floor liners, folding rear seats, remote battery posts, plastidip grill chrome, Powder coat bumpers.
    I added these

    HDL 2 x T10/T15 13W High Power SMD LED Bulb Xenon White Super Brighthttp://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00FQWC3PC/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o08_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

    The color difference was nice, but they weren't that bright and the brake lights still washed out the camera with red at night.
    Put these in last month

    http://www.vleds.com/new-lpf.html

    HUGE difference, bright, white light.
    Side note: It's funny that they show a Virginia plate in one of the pictures. They're not legal here, I have to remove it pass state inspection. Five minute job so not really a problem.
     
  7. May 6, 2015 at 5:58 PM
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    rr3311

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    I finally got around to installing my backup LEDs. Wow what a difference. The original lights are yellow compared to these bright whites. This is what I put on my 2015 Tundra:
    $18 JDM ASTAR 960 Lumens Super Bright 5730 Chipsets 7440 7441 7443 7444 992 LED Bulbs with Projector,Xenon White (Only used for backup reverse lights)JDM ASTAR 960 Lumens Super Bright 5730 Chipsets 7440 7441 7443 7444 992 LED Bulbs with Projector,Xenon White
    from Amazon.

    2 screws and pop the lense ass'y off (away from the side of the truck, not towards the rear). 10 minutes for both.

    They were only $20.
     
  8. May 6, 2015 at 7:26 PM
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    T-Rex266

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    Any photos of before/after before I purchase?
     
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