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Old 02-17-2010, 03:14 PM   #1
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"Brighter" Reverse Light mod

I've been wanting to do this mod for a while now. A lot of people are doing this but the process they were using involved cutting the terminals of the bulb assembly. I tried that, and after 2 failed attempts...i quit...

I looked around and found these plug and play bulbs. They are about $7 each and they dont involve any cutting. They are definitely worth it IMO...
Here are some quick pictures:

12v 50w Bulbs


Here we are comparing the two bulbs.
(New bulb on the left, OEM bulb on the right):


and here are a few pics of them lit up: (camera flash turned off)





I will get more pics soon. I forgot to get pics of the OEM bulb lit up, but i will definitely add them later on.

Here's where i got the new bulbs from:
http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.4393
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KBrownCustoms has Reverse HID's super fucking bright going to put them in soon !!!
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KBrownCustoms has Reverse HID's super fucking bright going to put them in soon !!!
how would you use HID's as reverse lights? what about the warm up time on them? by the time they were fully bright you could already be going forward and on your way.
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Old 02-17-2010, 04:46 PM   #5
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how would you use HID's as reverse lights? what about the warm up time on them? by the time they were fully bright you could already be going forward and on your way.
some people dont understand what they are doing..."they are just f'ing bright"... i bet he got 16000K too cause he thought they were brighter than all the 6000K, 8000K and even the 12000K!! what a joke.

to the OP, good work. i know they also have some bulbs at pepboys that are drop in 50W, but they are clear glass, not blue.
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Old 02-17-2010, 04:48 PM   #6
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how would you use HID's as reverse lights? what about the warm up time on them? by the time they were fully bright you could already be going forward and on your way.
x2 i had a friend who wanted to put hids in his break lights, but he was high when he thought of this.

but yea alsome mod 05prerunner
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how would you use HID's as reverse lights? what about the warm up time on them? by the time they were fully bright you could already be going forward and on your way.
you can. ive seen them on some cars before, and theyre actually pretty useful.

the ones ive seen get to pretty damn bright fast, like within a second or two after the initial burst, faster than hid headlamps do, so it is def. brighter than oem.
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It does work you allow it to warm up 2-3 seconds and its way brighter than stock. KBrownCustoms.com has it. I have seen his in person and they are way fucking bright especially if you have heavily tinted windows or taillights.
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Old 02-17-2010, 08:51 PM   #10
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what's the purpose of the blue bulb, or cover on the bulb, whatever it is?
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Old 02-17-2010, 09:01 PM   #11
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Just to give the "white" look to it i believe so it doesnt have the yellow hue.
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I have a feeling those reverse HID lights would fail quickly.
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Just to give the "white" look to it i believe so it doesnt have the yellow hue.
ah, good deal...i like the whiter look. slowly upgrading the fronts to hid 6000K to get rid of the yellow hue

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No problem man!

Why do you think it would cause problems?
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Old 02-17-2010, 09:52 PM   #15
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No problem man!

Why do you think it would cause problems?
didn't think it would cause problems, just curious.
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oh ok got it lol. If you need HID's just let me know i am close friends with a HID distributor
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Old 02-17-2010, 09:59 PM   #17
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oh ok got it lol. If you need HID's just let me know i am close friends with a HID distributor
i think you actually answered a question or two of mine in a thread about the ones i ordered

thanks for the help! and when the time comes for the next set, i'll shoot you a pm
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how cheap can you get those lights for?
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100 bucks plus shipping and it come with ultra thin ballast so its easy to mount behind your lights. He told me 6K is preferred but any color will still be bright.
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