Mike "Wuzzy121". Rest in peace, brother

Go Back   Tacoma World Forums > Tacoma Garage > Lighting

Notices

Brightest 1156 reverse bulbs

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 05-18-2012, 06:49 PM   #1
cr500taco [OP] cr500taco is offline
Senior Member
cr500taco will become famous soon enough
 
cr500taco's Avatar
Name: D
Joined: Apr 2012, #77062
Location: Northridge
Gender: Male
Posts: 369
cr500taco's Tacoma Gallery
Brightest 1156 reverse bulbs

I want to replace my reverse bulbs with some brighter ones. What's the brightest bulbs that are best for the reverse lights?

I've been looking into the Silverstars and the PIAA Exptreme White series. Anyone know which is brighter?
  Reply With Quote
Old 05-19-2012, 11:21 AM   #2
make me a sammich
JaimeDawg is on a distinguished road
 
JaimeDawg's Avatar
Law Enforcement:
Name: Jaime
Joined: Mar 2012, #75204
Location: Las Cruces, NM
Gender: Male
Posts: 112
JaimeDawg's Tacoma Gallery
Quote:
Originally Posted by cr500taco View Post
I want to replace my reverse bulbs with some brighter ones. What's the brightest bulbs that are best for the reverse lights?
Just do a hid conversion if u want bright..just don't leave em on to long cuz it'll melt the plastic..I had em on a 00 mustang and looked like it was facing forward as bright as they were...right now I got 800 lumen leds on my Tacoma not too bright but look nice..I'll post pics when i'm near my truck cuz i'm at work.
  Reply With Quote
Old 05-19-2012, 11:23 AM   #3
Senior Member
Rich91710 is one of the sharper tools in the shedRich91710 is one of the sharper tools in the shedRich91710 is one of the sharper tools in the shedRich91710 is one of the sharper tools in the shedRich91710 is one of the sharper tools in the shedRich91710 is one of the sharper tools in the shedRich91710 is one of the sharper tools in the shedRich91710 is one of the sharper tools in the shedRich91710 is one of the sharper tools in the shedRich91710 is one of the sharper tools in the shedRich91710 is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
Rich91710's Avatar
Name: Rich
Joined: Feb 2012, #73470
Location: Los Angeles
Gender: Male
Posts: 16,537
Rich91710's Tacoma Gallery
Quote:
Originally Posted by JaimeDawg View Post
Just do a hid conversion if u want bright..just don't leave em on to long cuz it'll melt the plastic..I had em on a 00 mustang and looked like it was facing forward as bright as they were...right now I got 800 lumen leds on my Tacoma not too bright but look nice..I'll post pics when i'm near my truck cuz i'm at work.
HID replacements for 1156?


Do you know what HID is? It's not just a blue halogen sold on eBay and listed as "HID"
There is a foglight lamp conversion for the 2nd Gen, but for 1st Gen (1156) Pep Boys sells Halogen replacements.
And ya... they'll melt the lens if left on too long.
  Reply With Quote
Old 05-19-2012, 12:39 PM   #4
make me a sammich
JaimeDawg is on a distinguished road
 
JaimeDawg's Avatar
Law Enforcement:
Name: Jaime
Joined: Mar 2012, #75204
Location: Las Cruces, NM
Gender: Male
Posts: 112
JaimeDawg's Tacoma Gallery
Quote:
Originally Posted by Rich91710 View Post
HID replacements for 1156?


Do you know what HID is? It's not just a blue halogen sold on eBay and listed as "HID"
There is a foglight lamp conversion for the 2nd Gen, but for 1st Gen (1156) Pep Boys sells Halogen replacements.
And ya... they'll melt the lens if left on too long.
Yup put 6000k hid small bulb in the reverse...actual high intensity discharge kit with slim ballasts.. Used only to back up and that's it not to show off or it gets to hot..itsnot hard to convert not a plug n play tho..
  Reply With Quote
Old 05-19-2012, 12:53 PM   #5
Senior Member
Rich91710 is one of the sharper tools in the shedRich91710 is one of the sharper tools in the shedRich91710 is one of the sharper tools in the shedRich91710 is one of the sharper tools in the shedRich91710 is one of the sharper tools in the shedRich91710 is one of the sharper tools in the shedRich91710 is one of the sharper tools in the shedRich91710 is one of the sharper tools in the shedRich91710 is one of the sharper tools in the shedRich91710 is one of the sharper tools in the shedRich91710 is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
Rich91710's Avatar
Name: Rich
Joined: Feb 2012, #73470
Location: Los Angeles
Gender: Male
Posts: 16,537
Rich91710's Tacoma Gallery
Yikes! Tight conversion!
  Reply With Quote
Old 05-19-2012, 01:06 PM   #6
Senior Member
t4daddy is one of the sharper tools in the shedt4daddy is one of the sharper tools in the shedt4daddy is one of the sharper tools in the shedt4daddy is one of the sharper tools in the shedt4daddy is one of the sharper tools in the shedt4daddy is one of the sharper tools in the shedt4daddy is one of the sharper tools in the shedt4daddy is one of the sharper tools in the shedt4daddy is one of the sharper tools in the shedt4daddy is one of the sharper tools in the shedt4daddy is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
t4daddy's Avatar
Joined: Jun 2010, #39041
Location: North Alabama
Gender: Guy
Posts: 4,708
t4daddy's Tacoma Gallery
Quote:
Originally Posted by Rich91710 View Post
Yikes! Tight conversion!

I wasn't aware of any "small" HID bulbs, I thought they (bulbs) were pretty much the same size with different bases. Also, does a Gen1 Taco use 1156 bulbs, a Gen2 doesn't.
  Reply With Quote
Old 05-19-2012, 01:27 PM   #7
Senior Member
Rich91710 is one of the sharper tools in the shedRich91710 is one of the sharper tools in the shedRich91710 is one of the sharper tools in the shedRich91710 is one of the sharper tools in the shedRich91710 is one of the sharper tools in the shedRich91710 is one of the sharper tools in the shedRich91710 is one of the sharper tools in the shedRich91710 is one of the sharper tools in the shedRich91710 is one of the sharper tools in the shedRich91710 is one of the sharper tools in the shedRich91710 is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
Rich91710's Avatar
Name: Rich
Joined: Feb 2012, #73470
Location: Los Angeles
Gender: Male
Posts: 16,537
Rich91710's Tacoma Gallery
Original 1st Gen takes the 1156. They went to the 921 for the 2001 facelift and continued using it on the 2nd Gen.
  Reply With Quote
Old 05-19-2012, 01:28 PM   #8
Senior Member
Rich91710 is one of the sharper tools in the shedRich91710 is one of the sharper tools in the shedRich91710 is one of the sharper tools in the shedRich91710 is one of the sharper tools in the shedRich91710 is one of the sharper tools in the shedRich91710 is one of the sharper tools in the shedRich91710 is one of the sharper tools in the shedRich91710 is one of the sharper tools in the shedRich91710 is one of the sharper tools in the shedRich91710 is one of the sharper tools in the shedRich91710 is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
Rich91710's Avatar
Name: Rich
Joined: Feb 2012, #73470
Location: Los Angeles
Gender: Male
Posts: 16,537
Rich91710's Tacoma Gallery
Quote:
Originally Posted by t4daddy View Post
I wasn't aware of any "small" HID bulbs, I thought they (bulbs) were pretty much the same size with different bases. Also, does a Gen1 Taco use 1156 bulbs, a Gen2 doesn't.
He did it on his 2000 Mustang. Might be more room for the burner.
The Taco is pretty tight.
  Reply With Quote
Old 05-19-2012, 02:24 PM   #9
cr500taco [OP] cr500taco is offline
Senior Member
cr500taco will become famous soon enough
 
cr500taco's Avatar
Name: D
Joined: Apr 2012, #77062
Location: Northridge
Gender: Male
Posts: 369
cr500taco's Tacoma Gallery
Quote:
Originally Posted by JaimeDawg View Post
Just do a hid conversion if u want bright..just don't leave em on to long cuz it'll melt the plastic..I had em on a 00 mustang and looked like it was facing forward as bright as they were...right now I got 800 lumen leds on my Tacoma not too bright but look nice..I'll post pics when i'm near my truck cuz i'm at work.
Nope, don't want to do an HID conversion. First, I don't want to have to wait for them to startup. Second, too much money and work for backips Might as well put a aux backup kit on, which I am thinking about doing
  Reply With Quote
Old 05-19-2012, 02:38 PM   #11
Out fer a Rip eh Bud
VanCity4x is one of the sharper tools in the shedVanCity4x is one of the sharper tools in the shedVanCity4x is one of the sharper tools in the shedVanCity4x is one of the sharper tools in the shedVanCity4x is one of the sharper tools in the shedVanCity4x is one of the sharper tools in the shedVanCity4x is one of the sharper tools in the shedVanCity4x is one of the sharper tools in the shedVanCity4x is one of the sharper tools in the shedVanCity4x is one of the sharper tools in the shedVanCity4x is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
VanCity4x's Avatar
Name: DJ
Joined: Aug 2011, #60970
Location: BC
Gender: Male
Posts: 1,306
VanCity4x's Tacoma Gallery
Quote:
Originally Posted by Konaborne View Post
Cree q5 leds
Yup,
I got cree 9w in my reverse lights. See pics in my build thread
http://www.v-leds.com/6K-WHITE-LED-9...68535-1-2.html

I bought mine from here, way less expensive
http://www.autolismo.com/led_7440.html
  Reply With Quote
Old 05-19-2012, 05:39 PM   #12
cr500taco [OP] cr500taco is offline
Senior Member
cr500taco will become famous soon enough
 
cr500taco's Avatar
Name: D
Joined: Apr 2012, #77062
Location: Northridge
Gender: Male
Posts: 369
cr500taco's Tacoma Gallery
Quote:
Originally Posted by Konaborne View Post
Cree q5 leds
Cool, i'll check those out.

Thanks
  Reply With Quote
Old 05-19-2012, 05:43 PM   #13
cr500taco [OP] cr500taco is offline
Senior Member
cr500taco will become famous soon enough
 
cr500taco's Avatar
Name: D
Joined: Apr 2012, #77062
Location: Northridge
Gender: Male
Posts: 369
cr500taco's Tacoma Gallery
Quote:
Originally Posted by 49ERS TACOMA View Post
Yup,
I got cree 9w in my reverse lights. See pics in my build thread
http://www.v-leds.com/6K-WHITE-LED-9...68535-1-2.html

I bought mine from here, way less expensive
http://www.autolismo.com/led_7440.html
I've seen those, but was wondering how much of a flood beam they throw.
  Reply With Quote
Old 05-19-2012, 05:52 PM   #14
Senior Member
Rich91710 is one of the sharper tools in the shedRich91710 is one of the sharper tools in the shedRich91710 is one of the sharper tools in the shedRich91710 is one of the sharper tools in the shedRich91710 is one of the sharper tools in the shedRich91710 is one of the sharper tools in the shedRich91710 is one of the sharper tools in the shedRich91710 is one of the sharper tools in the shedRich91710 is one of the sharper tools in the shedRich91710 is one of the sharper tools in the shedRich91710 is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
Rich91710's Avatar
Name: Rich
Joined: Feb 2012, #73470
Location: Los Angeles
Gender: Male
Posts: 16,537
Rich91710's Tacoma Gallery
Quote:
Originally Posted by cr500taco View Post
I've seen those, but was wondering how much of a flood beam they throw.
The $25 type has chips on the side... should throw enough into the reflector bowl to work pretty well.

The cheaper one is going to be more like a spot beam from a CREE flashlight.
  Reply With Quote
Old 05-19-2012, 07:08 PM   #15
Senior Member
Rich91710 is one of the sharper tools in the shedRich91710 is one of the sharper tools in the shedRich91710 is one of the sharper tools in the shedRich91710 is one of the sharper tools in the shedRich91710 is one of the sharper tools in the shedRich91710 is one of the sharper tools in the shedRich91710 is one of the sharper tools in the shedRich91710 is one of the sharper tools in the shedRich91710 is one of the sharper tools in the shedRich91710 is one of the sharper tools in the shedRich91710 is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
Rich91710's Avatar
Name: Rich
Joined: Feb 2012, #73470
Location: Los Angeles
Gender: Male
Posts: 16,537
Rich91710's Tacoma Gallery
Quote:
Originally Posted by wolfpack_5150 View Post
I have the CREE also..........they throw extremely far IMHO, but lack spread. I was talking with 1 of our LED selling members here and asked if he could get the CREE with a small "array" of LEDs on the cree housing itself to aid in better flooding. He said he was talking to his sources......havent heard anything for a few months now
This one doesn't do the trick?



That's four 1.5w on the sides plus the 5w in the center.

No, not as good as the single 9w, but seems it would be an improvement over stock.
  Reply With Quote
Old 05-19-2012, 07:33 PM   #16
cr500taco [OP] cr500taco is offline
Senior Member
cr500taco will become famous soon enough
 
cr500taco's Avatar
Name: D
Joined: Apr 2012, #77062
Location: Northridge
Gender: Male
Posts: 369
cr500taco's Tacoma Gallery
Quote:
Originally Posted by wolfpack_5150 View Post
I have the CREE also..........they throw extremely far IMHO, but lack spread. I was talking with 1 of our LED selling members here and asked if he could get the CREE with a small "array" of LEDs on the cree housing itself to aid in better flooding. He said he was talking to his sources......havent heard anything for a few months now

they lack lighting up directly behind the truck at ground level IMHO...I guess its due to the projector like glass lens inside the housing.
Distance is kinda pointless when your backing up, not going fast enough.
Need more flood especially in a busy parking lot. Maybe i'll just stick to aux backup lights.
  Reply With Quote
Old 05-19-2012, 07:34 PM   #17
cr500taco [OP] cr500taco is offline
Senior Member
cr500taco will become famous soon enough
 
cr500taco's Avatar
Name: D
Joined: Apr 2012, #77062
Location: Northridge
Gender: Male
Posts: 369
cr500taco's Tacoma Gallery
Quote:
Originally Posted by wolfpack_5150 View Post
shit, I guess I didnt scroll down that page enough........I didnt see that 1! Thank you Sir!

I just might give that a shot, it makes much more sense than my current ones (in theory atleast).
If you do, let us know how they are.
  Reply With Quote
Old 05-19-2012, 08:27 PM   #18
make me a sammich
JaimeDawg is on a distinguished road
 
JaimeDawg's Avatar
Law Enforcement:
Name: Jaime
Joined: Mar 2012, #75204
Location: Las Cruces, NM
Gender: Male
Posts: 112
JaimeDawg's Tacoma Gallery
Quote:
Originally Posted by Rich91710 View Post
This one doesn't do the trick?



That's four 1.5w on the sides plus the 5w in the center.

No, not as good as the single 9w, but seems it would be an improvement over stock.
these are the type i have on my taco.. not the same brand but the style is the same with another led on top lemme go take pics real quick hold on guys...btw i had to cut a little bit of the plastic to fit it into the hole since theyre a little thicker
  Reply With Quote
Old 05-20-2012, 10:35 PM   #20
make me a sammich
JaimeDawg is on a distinguished road
 
JaimeDawg's Avatar
Law Enforcement:
Name: Jaime
Joined: Mar 2012, #75204
Location: Las Cruces, NM
Gender: Male
Posts: 112
JaimeDawg's Tacoma Gallery
Wink

pics of the reverse hids on the 02 mustang ...(i know i put 00 but i ment 02)


this is a day time video i took today of it to show it doesnt take long to start up and how they look.. the video doesnt do it justice tho.. and at night theyre insanely bright.
http://www.youtube.com/embed/_n_Nr4JSRlA
  Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Brighter Reverse Light bulbs 08RedSport Lighting 28 06-10-2012 09:53 PM
LED Reverse Light Bulbs For Tacoma 2nd Gen sytfu510 2nd Gen Tacoma Marketplace 7 03-08-2012 05:47 PM
Reverse Bulbs Osiris117 2nd Gen. Tacomas 2 05-06-2009 11:01 AM
Some bright Back up/reverse bulbs Vincent Lighting 4 04-24-2009 11:13 PM
Brightest bulbs without going hid? xtirtzt 2nd Gen. Tacomas 11 01-17-2009 03:40 PM


Copyright © 2014 Tacoma Forum. Tacoma World is not owned by, or affiliated with Toyota Motor Corporation.