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Tail/Brake Lights LED vs. Standard

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by Trooper2, Mar 22, 2018.

  1. Mar 22, 2018 at 9:04 AM
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    Trooper2

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    Recently tried an LED in our stock 2007 Tail/Brake Lights, was not as bright as the bulb on opposite side, and had Less Red hugh to it, compared to opposite side. It was a white LED behind the red lens.

    Is this normal? I was wanting to make the the Brake light brighter get more attention.

    Also, haven't tried it but was curious if a RED LED would be more red or brighter behind the Red Lense.

    The LED reverse light is really nice.
     
  2. Mar 22, 2018 at 11:36 AM
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    you need good/bright LEDS like the VLED V6 Triton. Thats what I am running.
     
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    Yes, you need a red LED behind a red lense, to get the most out of the light. Think of it this way, the red lense filters all of the light except the red light out of the white LED, where as the red LED only emits red light.
    White LED on left, red LED on right

    Screenshot_20180204-162441.jpg
     
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    Run red L.E.D.'s in your brake lights. The white ones look orange and discolored through the red lens.
     
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    Thanks guys, will have to give the red ones a try.
     
  7. Mar 26, 2018 at 7:25 PM
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    Try the red ones.

    I put red LED's in my Scion xB and they made a HUGE difference. Super bright and super red.

    Edit: Disregard. Got to the end and saw that's exactly what you did. :thumbsup:
     
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