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Old 02-20-2008, 12:28 AM   #1
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Hey guys/girls, I know you can upgrade your headlights to make them brighter but I was wondering is there a way that we can make are brake lights and the normal red lights that are on when its night time on the TAIL LIGHTS?

Thing is my VHT is a little to dark on the tails and I'm getting people saying that they can't see me, yet when I walk outside of my car the lights are on..
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take a bulb out and bring it in to your local auto parts store... you might be able to find one that will fit in the connector, but is brighter. even if it isn't listed for your car.
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That'* exactly why I don't like to see tinted tail lights, especially here in states where we have snowy winters. It'* hard enough to see stock uncovered tail lights in a blizzard.
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If you have that issue, you probably tinted too dark.

I've never had any complaints about either of mine. I tint very carefully in bright sunlight, then look at them in shade and sun before applying another coat. You want to see just a hint of original color in shade through the tint.

I agree with taking your bulbs and searching for brighter if necessary. There are online retailers as well.
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Yea I didn't mean to put that much tint on my tails, regret it ever since...

I'm going to run up to Autozone, Advance autos, and pep boys today to see if they can give me anything, if not anyone know some good online retailers that may possibly know of a bulb to tell me to get?
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leds may be an option, im pretty sure they are brighter, and i know they have them a autozone.
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But they don't utilize the built in reflectors in the tails, and won't illuminate properly.
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So Will does that mean that LED'* wont fix my problem?
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I think LED'* will make it worse, as they won't utilize the rear reflectors in the tails as designed. LED'* are somewhat directional. Light to the rear only, very little to the sides.

Your reflectors are looking for light cast towards them, then they reflect it back out in a manner that illuminates the entire taillight cover (lens if you will).

With LED'* you'll have just bright spots in the center of each, and not full tail illumination.
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Ok, I will try some stores out and see if they can help me out then first...
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