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metsfan999 11-08-2012 06:22 AM

New LED bulb
 
I know people have negative opinions on LED bulbs on our cars but these look promising.....any thoughts??? Expensive but I guess you get what you pay for.

http://www.v-leds.com/page/V3TRITON.html

Wicked 11-08-2012 02:21 PM

Wondering as well. Love to use for DRL's on my SSS.

Drift Motion 11-08-2012 03:02 PM

wow...that looks awesome

hopefully it's not just marketing...

SCHM1AN 11-08-2012 03:28 PM

What's the difference between these and other switchbacks?

metsfan999 11-08-2012 04:44 PM

Here's video with a demo on an FR-S


metsfan999 11-09-2012 08:17 AM

Well, I ordered the application for an 08-09 brake lamp which I believe is a 7443 bulb. I'll try to post a video up on here to compare a regular bulb to this expensive LED to see if its worth it.

SCHM1AN 11-09-2012 08:27 AM

So they're super bright? That's the only difference? You're going to be like the new Caddies and blind everyone behind you with your overkill bulbs.

Don't get me wrong-- I love my LEDs, but I'm not going to go out of my way to get something that's so bright it can be seen a mile away. Mine are bright enough, IMO.

metsfan999 11-09-2012 10:20 AM

Im just looking for a LED bulb thats as bright as OEM bulbs. I'm not looking for super bright bulbs that will blind the hell out of people. I like the instant on/off look of LEDs.

SCHM1AN 11-09-2012 10:26 AM

You can buy bulbs that are just as bright as OEM at Diode Dynamics, VLEDS, or superbrightleds. I have LED tail lights and I, too, enjoy the instant on/off. These just seem overkill in the brightness department.

metsfan999 11-09-2012 10:34 AM

I've purchased LEDs from all three of those vendors and NONE of them are as bright as OEM. I've also spent a good amount of money just trying all of them out. The good thing is, they let me return all of the bulbs.

SCHM1AN 11-09-2012 10:59 AM

Interesting. Mine came from Diode Dynamics and they seem a little brighter than OEM judging by the lock/unlock (before I got a new flasher which disabled that). If you think these will fit the bill, then go for it. Let us know how they turn out for you

Bolksey85 11-09-2012 12:56 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by metsfan999 (Post 4151683)
Well, I ordered the application for an 08-09 brake lamp which I believe is a 7443 bulb. I'll try to post a video up on here to compare a regular bulb to this expensive LED to see if its worth it.

*In for review*

Stang70Fastback 11-10-2012 11:47 AM

In for review and thoughts on whether this would light up well in a 2nd gen legacy housing. Because I have the brightest of the brightest from SuperBrightLEDS and they are almost-but-not-quite-as-bright as the stock bulbs... particularly in the front.


metsfan999 11-10-2012 06:54 PM

That's the same problem that I am going through. I'll keep you guys posted. Bulbs haven't been shipped yet.

metsfan999 11-25-2012 04:22 PM



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