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Old 07-05-2012, 11:43 AM   #1
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Silverstar vs PIAA for reverse lights

I want to swap out my stock reverse lights which are 1156 for something brighter. I've been looking at getting either the Silverstars or the PIAA extreme whites. Which is brighter and how much brighter than stock are they or is something else recommend, other than 50W bulbs?
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Old 07-05-2012, 02:29 PM   #2
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CREE LED bulbs
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Old 07-05-2012, 02:33 PM   #3
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PM csjumper2003. He'll get you set up with LED's
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Old 07-05-2012, 04:19 PM   #4
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PM csjumper2003. He'll get you set up with LED's
Thanks, I've seen his name around before.
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CREE LED bulbs
I've heard that LEDs don't put out much of a flood pattern with the reflector for backups lights.
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I just got the LEDs for my truck and the pattern seems to shoot farther out than it does down. For backing up your truck using mirrors it works awesome, for backing up using a back up cam, it makes it slightly more difficult to see lower/closer to the bumper. But the LEDs are indeed brighter.
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I just got the LEDs for my truck and the pattern seems to shoot farther out than it does down. For backing up your truck using mirrors it works awesome, for backing up using a back up cam, it makes it slightly more difficult to see lower/closer to the bumper. But the LEDs are indeed brighter.
Maybe I'll give the LEDs a try. I do use a backup cam, but mainly use the mirrors and only use the backup cam when I can't see anything in the mirrors or if I'm parked next to a vehicle that I can't see past.
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Cree leds suck for spread in any direction....they are a focused beam and kick ass for distance tho!

Look for some kinda hybrid cree with an array of smd leds on the sides.

Best of both worlds.
I'll keep that in mind, thanks
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Cree leds suck for spread in any direction....they are a focused beam and kick ass for distance tho!

Look for some kinda hybrid cree with an array of smd leds on the sides.

Best of both worlds.
I found these, something like this (fist and second items on the page): http://autolumination.com/1156_1157.htm? But, they are don't have Cree LEDs.
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They have a "projected" led source due to that top lens, so they should be a good option imho
Ok, thanks. They are the brightest ones that I have found.
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Please dont spend $35/ pc on those. I can get you a pair for like half the price
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Please dont spend $35/ pc on those. I can get you a pair for like half the price
What exactly do you have?

I actually found these on ebay: http://www.ebay.com/itm/2-1156-Ba15S...a02a3f&vxp=mtr
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I'd strongly suggest going with those in the link you just posted. I have personally used those on my customers vehicles and they work great
Make sure you check quality before purchasing on eBay.
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I'd strongly suggest going with those in the link you just posted. I have personally used those on my customers vehicles and they work great
Make sure you check quality before purchasing on eBay.
When it comes to products of brands that I am not familiar with or when they just say generic, I am always leery about them.
Don't really want to get them from eBay if I can help it.
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I sell them thru my company (GG-Lighting) if you'd be interested in purchasing them from us. I won't be able to beat ebays pricing, but I can vouch for quality and honor my lifetime warranty
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I sell them thru my company (GG-Lighting) if you'd be interested in purchasing them from us. I won't be able to beat ebays pricing, but I can vouch for quality and honor my lifetime warranty
I would rather pay a lil more for a vouch or quality and lifetime warranty! Do you have a website?
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We do not have those listed on our website
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I would rather pay a lil more for a vouch or quality and lifetime warranty! Do you have a website?
Just found it. Did you place an add on Race-Dezert.com? The website looks familiar.
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Yes. We had one up on there for off road lights and one for HID kits
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We do not have those listed on our website
I really like the front light bar that you have for the 2nd gens. Wish it was available for mine.
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