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"Brighter" Reverse Light mod

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by 05PreRunner, Feb 17, 2010.

  1. Feb 17, 2010 at 3:14 PM
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    05PreRunner

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    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:cool:
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    Here we are comparing the two bulbs.
    (New bulb on the left, OEM bulb on the right):
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    and here are a few pics of them lit up: (camera flash turned off)
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    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
     
  2. Feb 17, 2010 at 3:22 PM
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    KBrownCustoms has Reverse HID's super fucking bright going to put them in soon !!!
     
  3. Feb 17, 2010 at 4:27 PM
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  4. Feb 17, 2010 at 4:30 PM
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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.
     
  5. Feb 17, 2010 at 4:46 PM
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    yosh2000

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    some people dont understand what they are doing..."they are just f'ing bright"...:rolleyes: 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.
     
  6. Feb 17, 2010 at 4:48 PM
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    Dellosa89

    Dellosa89 Love peace and Taco Grease

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    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
     
  7. Feb 17, 2010 at 8:24 PM
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    Kelson

    Kelson My Truck is Cuter than Yours

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    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.
     
  8. Feb 17, 2010 at 8:25 PM
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    Kelson My Truck is Cuter than Yours

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    it would look pretty cool

    if you were high lol
     
  9. Feb 17, 2010 at 8:33 PM
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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.
     
  10. Feb 17, 2010 at 8:51 PM
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    what's the purpose of the blue bulb, or cover on the bulb, whatever it is?
     
  11. Feb 17, 2010 at 9:01 PM
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    Just to give the "white" look to it i believe so it doesnt have the yellow hue.
     
  12. Feb 17, 2010 at 9:11 PM
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    I have a feeling those reverse HID lights would fail quickly.
     
  13. Feb 17, 2010 at 9:24 PM
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    colinb17 If at first you don't succeed, don't try skydiving

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    ah, good deal...i like the whiter look. slowly upgrading the fronts to hid 6000K to get rid of the yellow hue

    thanks:)
     
  14. Feb 17, 2010 at 9:37 PM
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    No problem man!

    Why do you think it would cause problems?
     
  15. Feb 17, 2010 at 9:52 PM
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    colinb17 If at first you don't succeed, don't try skydiving

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    didn't think it would cause problems, just curious.
     
  16. Feb 17, 2010 at 9:57 PM
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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:)
     
  17. Feb 17, 2010 at 9:59 PM
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    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
     
  18. Feb 18, 2010 at 7:40 AM
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    how cheap can you get those lights for?
     
  19. Feb 18, 2010 at 7:43 AM
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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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