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    Default What's the brightest led 3157 bulbs for tails?

    Hey guys i retinted my tail lights today and it came out a little darker then I thought it would. So obviously I could redo it, but I figured this would be a great opportunity to upgrade to some bright leds and then I can just leave it how it is. So what's the brightest led bulbs we can get for our tails. So far I tried the 15$ ones at walmart having good success with theyre license plate ones but I just installed them and they are ever so slightly brighter but deffinately not what I'm looking for. I want bright! Is the zevo brand any good? Thanks guys

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    Default Re: What's the brightest led 3157 bulbs for tails?

    I haven't dicked around with leds in the tail lights.

    After I tinted my tail lights I put 3457 normal bulbs in. They are 20-25% brighter.

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    Default Re: What's the brightest led 3157 bulbs for tails?

    I bought a pair from v-leds.com for $50. Bright as hell. Visible in direct sunlight and blinding at night. Just be sure to get red bulbs.

    I believe these are their updated version of the same bulbs:
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    Default Re: What's the brightest led 3157 bulbs for tails?

    Diode dynamics offers their brightest bulbs in the XP80. They are costly so the best times to buy is during their 20% off sale.

    I don't have my pics at the moment but they are bright and visible during the day. Of course the tint will diminish the brightness.


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    Default Re: What's the brightest led 3157 bulbs for tails?

    Thanks for all your input guys I got a new phone and for some reason it didn't tell me you guys replied so last night I bought the zevo brand and they were just a hair brighter then the cheaper pilot ones but still not bright enough for me with the tint. Ill deffinately check out what you guys mentioned. Thank you

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    Default Re: What's the brightest led 3157 bulbs for tails?

    I got a set off of Amazon for $15. Put them my reverse lights and they're brighter than hell. Should work for brake lights according to the write up.
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    Default Re: What's the brightest led 3157 bulbs for tails?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rustrocket View Post
    I got a set off of Amazon for $15. Put them my reverse lights and they're brighter than hell. Should work for brake lights according to the write up.
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    Thanks for the info man I saw those but wasn't sure how they would work. I have personally had really good experiences with cheap leds so I don't really see the reason to spend 80-100$ on a pair of bulbs

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    Default Re: What's the brightest led 3157 bulbs for tails?

    Honestly the eBay spyder led tails are the only way leds should be done on the brakes lights. I had tinted tails and never liked any of the led bulbs, although the spider bulbs, I think that's what they are called, the ones that have 5 arms that spread where the best bulbs for the tails.

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    Default Re: What's the brightest led 3157 bulbs for tails?

    Quote Originally Posted by suitercrew View Post
    Thanks for the info man I saw those but wasn't sure how they would work. I have personally had really good experiences with cheap leds so I don't really see the reason to spend 80-100$ on a pair of bulbs

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    Anytime man. Had those bulbs in for about a month and a half now, no problems so far. My tails aren't tinted so they might not be so bright for you. Miles better than a regular bulb though.
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    Default Re: What's the brightest led 3157 bulbs for tails?

    Quote Originally Posted by Swiggles View Post
    Honestly the eBay spyder led tails are the only way leds should be done on the brakes lights. I had tinted tails and never liked any of the led bulbs, although the spider bulbs, I think that's what they are called, the ones that have 5 arms that spread where the best bulbs for the tails.
    I would have bought led tails if I knew they were reliable and if I could decide which version to go with. I see so many cars that have "super cool" aftermarket led tails but then one or multiple leds are burned out and then in my opinion even with 1 led out it looks like ricer trash so if I knew they would last at least 2 years id spend the money. I'd also be curious to know if you could disassemble the led tails and replace individual leds if they do burn out. Then I really love how the red tinted ones look but with my car being black with white accents I think the black housing clear lens ones would look better but I just can't decide

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    Default Re: What's the brightest led 3157 bulbs for tails?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rustrocket View Post
    Anytime man. Had those bulbs in for about a month and a half now, no problems so far. My tails aren't tinted so they might not be so bright for you. Miles better than a regular bulb though.
    Ya I mean the tint came out black as black but the vht nightshades does a fairly good job of still letting light shine through. Enough light is there especially with the non tinted 3rd brake light I'm not really concerned with them being a safety hazard but at the same time you can never be too safe.

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    Default Re: What's the brightest led 3157 bulbs for tails?

    I also thought about just getting a pair of 3157 bulb pigtails and rewiring it for 2 bulbs in each tail. That would really brighten things up

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    Default What's the brightest led 3157 bulbs for tails?

    I have smoked Spyder LED tails on my Grand Prix never had an issue and they look really good. I've had them for about 5 years one of the first upgrades I did and I had your concerns about them burning out but they have been great and still bright as ever. I wouldn't mess around with the LED bulbs anymore in my opinion you can't get the separate LED look and the brightness your going to want.


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    Default Re: What's the brightest led 3157 bulbs for tails?

    Spyder's FTW! Just over 6 years old and no issues, and I live on the Wet Coast.

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    Default Re: What's the brightest led 3157 bulbs for tails?

    Are the ebay brands like "dt moto" the same as the spyders.

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    Default Re: What's the brightest led 3157 bulbs for tails?

    Quote Originally Posted by suitercrew View Post
    Are the ebay brands like "dt moto" the same as the spyders.
    Yes. In fact "dt moto" is one of many that continually uses images of my car in their listings, and I continually tell them to take the image down.
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