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how would dtr lights look white

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by elchimpo, Jun 3, 2010.

  1. Jun 3, 2010 at 10:39 PM
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    elchimpo

    elchimpo [OP] Well-Known Member

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    how would it look if i change the light bulbs white led. Like the audi
     
  2. Jun 3, 2010 at 11:26 PM
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    memario1214

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    Well, just gonna throw this out there and say that just changing that bulb would not make it look any more like an audi than it already doesn't. People switching those to LED have been having issues with melting inside due to heat. Decent idea, I just think that others have done better audi type setups with these trucks.
     
  3. Jun 3, 2010 at 11:32 PM
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    You do realize that it doubles as your turn signal too, right? Not only that, LEDs are very directional in there light distribution, making it not easily seen from an angle. I would think it over pretty good before deciding to use white, much less an LED in the turn signal.
     
  4. Jun 4, 2010 at 1:05 AM
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    it would still be slightly tinted yellow, as that is the lense color. also, it would look pretty stupid, as LEDs are very directional as stated, so it would look like you have a quarter sized light coming from that area....
     
  5. Jun 4, 2010 at 1:08 AM
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    It's impossible for it to melt because of heat. LEDs draw much less current than incandescents. LEDs can be brighter than incandescents if you buy the higher quality ones. Not the ones from eBay for $20. Go to v-LEDs.com and get their new dual color turn signal 3157. They're going to run you about $60. But they are bright because they use LEDs similar to the ones behind your gauge cluster. To fix the hyper flash, just simply get a set of load resistors from them as well.

    LEDs are directional, but the SMT LEDs give a wider output. The reflecor bowl will enable you to see the light from the same angles as an incandescent.

    I hope that helps.
     
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    jhodge83

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    wat?
    more people here have issue from the stock DTRL's melting the housing than anything
     
  7. Jun 4, 2010 at 7:39 AM
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    That must have been what I was thinking about... My bad.
     
  8. Jun 4, 2010 at 8:39 PM
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    this is the led bulb i want to get
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z3pMwMjPNQQ
     
  9. Jun 4, 2010 at 10:50 PM
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    Those look alot like blue, which is illegal in California, if you want the cops to stay away I would reccomend you not get those.
     
  10. Jun 5, 2010 at 12:19 AM
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    It looks blue but I bet it's white. Camera tends to oversaturate.
     
  11. Jun 5, 2010 at 1:01 AM
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    Those bulbs don't work. Its suppose to white all the time, then amber wen turn signal turns on. Intalled it on my truck, they stayed amber the whole time. Some of the LEDs burnt out, had them for a year. Not really visible to oncoming traffic with you got HIDs too
     
  12. Jun 5, 2010 at 1:09 AM
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    those are the switchback bulbs. Somebody has those on their truck on this site. He has an install thread for them too.
     
  13. Jun 5, 2010 at 1:21 AM
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    Cool thanks.. will do a search for it. I went ahead and jus installed my oem drl bulbs
     
  14. Feb 1, 2011 at 10:03 PM
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    I put blue super white bulbs in the dtrls and parking lights they look awesome. No pics yet sorry
     
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