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i was just wondering if anyone had pics of their reverse lights ( or dome lights/plate lights) with the LEDs in? I'm mainly curious as to how bright the reverse lights are
 

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i will try to make a pic this evening of my reverse leds,
it's brighter than a normal light bulb, but it guves also a litle blue shine

here are some pictures of my interior leds, hope you can do something with it:

Map reading LED vs light bulb (light bulb looks like it give's more light, but in real it is not!



Led panel installed in interior light,
warning, do not look into it!


Difference between front led panel, and rear light bulb



front and rear led panels installed


@ night when i'm in the car, it looks like i have the sun with me :D
 

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i had them in my reverse lights and i couldnt see anything but i do still have it in my dome light
 

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Nothing against JDM lighting, but they aren't REALLY bright. They light up, but when you put your car into reverse with OEM lights, they kind of light up whats behind you. The LED's, don't at ALL!!!!
 

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Reverse lights are bright if your standing behind the car looking @ them but like Ben said they don't light up anything when you put the car in reverse.

 

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They look cool when standing behind and looking at them, but I wouldn't spend the money on them even if they were only like 5 bucks. Plus if the police see them, they'll pop ya.
 

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hey, that's weird, when i put'em in backwards, the whole thing behind me is lighted!
i was planning on taking some pics this evening, but i wasn't able to get my hands on the camera,
this will be something for tomorrow, but so far, i dind't had any problems driving in reverse in this dark hole where i live, it got improverd also because is whiter light then a light buld,
pictures of mine coming soon...
 

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Thanks for all of the input guys, its good to be able to get a lot of different opinions and views before u purchase, even if its only 10 bucks haha
 

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Thanks for all of the input guys, its good to be able to get a lot of different opinions and views before u purchase, even if its only 10 bucks haha
That was my thought too. I actually have green ones in my car. the big problem is what everyone has already said. Bright if you look at them not so bright when your sitting in ur car looking out the back window.

A lot of it depends on how many bulbs and the size as well. I think the big problem with the reverse led bulbs is that they rely on the reflector in your tail light set up to reflect the light. This does not happen at all

My tail lights on the other hand (brake and night time running lights) are all leds as well and when I hit my brake pedal it lights everything up, but these lights are all pointed directly backwards and do not rely on a light reflection.

here's a pic in the daytime - you can tell from the pic that the brakes are lighting up brighter than the reverse.


hope this helps. PM me if u want more info.
 

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Here i am with my pics, a bit late, and sorry about that,
hope the pictures make it all good!

(link is fullsize picture)

Close up of the led, note that there is a diffusor to spread the light beam
http://www.mijnalbum.nl/GroteFoto-O8QIM3TO.jpg



Close up of the burning led (like this picture alot :D)
http://www.mijnalbum.nl/GroteFoto-ZAOP8ZJS.jpg



Reverse light
http://www.mijnalbum.nl/GroteFoto-MHXDHJXR.jpg


reverse lights, picture from a distance
http://www.mijnalbum.nl/GroteFoto-8DFEKZQ6.jpg

http://www.mijnalbum.nl/Foto-MHXDHJXR.jpg

Light beam behind the car (yeah, i know i have to finish the isolation on my garage door ;))
http://www.mijnalbum.nl/GroteFoto-TW6NPKJU.jpg


And another picture of the interior leds
http://www.mijnalbum.nl/GroteFoto-VF6FEJVI.jpg

(note: the 2 white spots on the seats are dust!, just in case you guys think of something else :eek:hnoes:)
 

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i Really like LeD reverse lights. i have them but i dont think they are bright for me... i can c whne i reverse in my garag at night.. but i like how they look. :tup:
 
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