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A really good 921 reverse LED light bulb?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by MikeD97, Apr 29, 2017.

  1. Apr 29, 2017 at 9:45 PM
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    MikeD97

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    Not sure if this has been asked before, but I'm looking for a bright as possible reverse light LED bulb. I've gone through two different sets and they're no good. The first was from The Retro Source and it didn't project the light much. Then I got some cheap Amazon ones and while they looked better in the housing (meaning reflected more) they still don't light much behind the truck.

    If you know of a better bulb, please share!
     
  2. Apr 29, 2017 at 10:23 PM
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    ChemDawg

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    I gave up searching once I found...


    :thumbsup:
     
  3. Apr 29, 2017 at 11:10 PM
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    I have these, help a lot.

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  4. Apr 29, 2017 at 11:55 PM
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    Do you have any shots of the light those kick out at night? I mean looking out from your truck.
     
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  5. Apr 30, 2017 at 7:13 AM
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    gilpinrobert

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    Here are a couple.

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  6. Apr 30, 2017 at 1:07 PM
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    Muddinfun

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    I have been thinking about putting the switchback lights in the rear turnsignals, but I have been hoping someone else would do it 1st and post results.
     
  7. Apr 30, 2017 at 2:48 PM
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    Can you get a picture of the side camper shell lights off?Want to see how it looks.
     
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    I had a previous generation of these that worked great. Broken tail light -> water killed one of them, but I just ordered this exact product as a replacement a few minutes ago.
     
  12. Apr 30, 2017 at 9:48 PM
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    Not LED, 30w 12v halogen gy6.35 landscape lights at home depot or any hardware store. 6$, >2x the light of stock which outperforms most led 921s, zero hassle from cheaply made LED lights. reverse bulbs are on for such short periods of time they will outlast the truck.
     
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  15. May 1, 2017 at 6:38 AM
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    Here you go. They don't stick out all that far.

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  18. May 7, 2017 at 9:20 AM
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    I got them off Amazon. A Series Rigid Natural White High Output. I think they run about $160 for a pair and then about $30-$40 for the 30 degree mounts. But the are great lights and have good output.
     
  19. May 7, 2017 at 10:17 AM
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    I put this together in the 886 backup light mod bulb thread. You don't need to do any cutting if you get the GY6 style bulbs. I went with 894 bulbs before I knew about the GY6's. Put them on my Taco and wife's Lexus 4 yrs ago; have not replaced any and light output is great. Then installed them on daughter's Camry and Corolla; going on 3 years and not one has failed.

    From the GE catalog:

    Watts - Lumens - Life Expectancy-Bulb base#
    50------1257-----200 hours--------885, 886,
    50------1194-----400 hours--------887. 888 (advertised as a low Voltage design? and expensive)
    50-------950-----2000 hours ------GY6 (also available in +100 watts)
    38-------942-----200 hours--------893, 894, 896
    38-------754-----200 hours--------898, 899
    35-------550-----2000 hours-------GY6
    27-------540-----300 hours--------880, 881, 889, 890
    18----264/297--500-1400 hours--921 (OEM)


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