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Old 10-24-2007, 11:29 AM   #21
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do you have any pics of the tails or the install?
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most of the drop-in LED bulbs that you find are going to be dimmer than regular incadescent bulbs that the car came with from the factory. You would have to have a LOT of LED'* to get a good, bright, even distribution of light.

One other thing I have thought of after converting to LED lighting in the tail lamps is that if you live in a snowy environment, the snow isn't going to melt off of the tail light housing like it does now. LED bulbs don't put out any heat. I"ve noticed many times after driving through the snow that the tail lights get snow build up on them, but it melts where the bulbs are allowing light through, you won't have that with LED'*. Just something to consider.
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most of the drop-in LED bulbs that you find are going to be dimmer than regular incadescent bulbs that the car came with from the factory. You would have to have a LOT of LED'* to get a good, bright, even distribution of light.
not true. if you by the right kind and the right # of LEDs (i have 18LED) They are just as bright.

My LEDs in my Turns and Brake lights on,my SE are brighter then my Normal Bulbs in my SSEi.
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bandit,
do you have any pics of the tails or the install?
Theres nothing to really to "install" depending on witch LED Bulb you get they just pop/twist right into the stock Socket.
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most of the drop-in LED bulbs that you find are going to be dimmer than regular incadescent bulbs that the car came with from the factory. You would have to have a LOT of LED'* to get a good, bright, even distribution of light.
not true. if you by the right kind and the right # of LEDs (i have 18LED) They are just as bright.

My LEDs in my Turns and Brake lights on,my SE are brighter then my Normal Bulbs in my SSEi.
Weird. I'm running 39-LED 3157 style of bulb and they're still dimmer. perhaps it'* just my light housing.
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Post the link to where you got the bulb and what it looks like...

Then i can show you why its not as bright
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Ebay FTL

(Those look a bout like what I got, except they were red, obviously.)
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Yes... look at what type and how that are made...



They are not the Bright LEDS. the ones i buy are the SMT ones.

There MUCH Brighter. and need less.. So the light can be aimed better at the reflector.




And NOT all light housings work good with LEDs. the Tails on the 92-95 (SSE/SSEI) work very well.
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What is the bulb numbers for the 2000 SE? I would like to get the tails and turn signals.
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What is the bulb numbers for the 2000 SE? I would like to get the tails and turn signals.

the front are 3157'*
the rear turns im not to sure but i bet there 3156'* and the rear tails are 3157'*


for the rear turns and tails, Get Amber for the turns and Red for the tails. DO NOT GET WHITE for the Tails, you want red so ALL the light goes through the Filter (reflector) if you get white it will look weird and be dim

same with any turning light that has a Amber lens on it, get amber LEDs
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