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LED Conversions

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Rockstar Junkie, Sep 25, 2008.

  1. Sep 25, 2008 at 11:57 AM
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    Rockstar Junkie

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    Anyone do any LED conversions to any of your light bulbs on the Taco or any car for that matter? Side markers, tails, blinkers, etc, etc, etc.

    Let me know. I am curious on what has been done and available. Looking for a little feedback!
     
  2. Sep 25, 2008 at 12:39 PM
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    dually

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    I switched over all my dash lights, domelights, brake lights, and reverse lights to LEDS
     
  3. Sep 25, 2008 at 12:41 PM
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    I tried several interior and exterior over-the-counter replacements purchased on ebay. In general the leds were considerably less bright than the incandescent lamps. My advice, for what it's worth, is if you intend to go with exterior led replacements, look for DOT approval--you will not find many and you may need to do some mods to get these to fit but they will be bright. Internally, I am experimenting with several Nichia U bin 5 mm leds wired in parallel with resistor on a perforated circuit board as a replacement for the dome light and this is indeed fairly bright. In general, use good quality high lumen leds.
     
  4. Sep 25, 2008 at 12:43 PM
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  5. Sep 25, 2008 at 12:46 PM
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    Can you make your dash/guage lights a different color?

    Were your brake lights and reverse lights brighter now. Word is that they are not brighter, just more vivid in color? Any truth. They say that like 25 LED bulbs are brighter than stock. Let me know what you think.
     
  6. Sep 25, 2008 at 12:54 PM
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    It's not the number of leds, but the overall lumen rating. For example, a single Cree or Luxeon led can produce more lumens than ten or twenty smaller 5 mm leds. Leds are also extremely directional so side lighting becomes important. Don't mess with substandard stuff. I saw way too many accidents, as a firefighter, due to poor lighting.
     
  7. Sep 25, 2008 at 1:02 PM
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    Yeh, my interior is blue. My brake lights are about the same. I really like my reverse lights now, they're a really white light.
     
  8. Sep 25, 2008 at 1:05 PM
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    Can you take some pics of the tail and reverse lights?
     
  9. Sep 25, 2008 at 1:12 PM
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    I would be interested in seeing these pics of the reverse lights also.
     
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    Has anyone put them in the front turn signals? That way the DTRL Mod makes them stand out more?
     
  12. Sep 25, 2008 at 1:43 PM
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    Dang... thats sweet. Too much work. I know i would mess something up. Anyone done the sway on the front blinkers?
     
  14. Sep 25, 2008 at 2:01 PM
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    Think this bulb would do the trick for the Reverse, Tails, and front blinkers? It has a few LED's on the sides. I would get the correct colors according to the lens color. Let me know!

    3156 3157  24LED‘S.jpg
     
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    It took me 30min, honestly. It's so simple. I'll see if i can get some pics of my reverse and tail lights once it gets dark.
     
  16. Sep 25, 2008 at 3:03 PM
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    Sweet Thanks!
     
  17. Sep 25, 2008 at 3:07 PM
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    I had a guy change out all my LED's in the dash from white to Red. The Dash, AC & Instrument Cluster all to RED LED's, very cool. It's great for keeping your night vision.
     
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    I thought the dash/instrument lites came in red?
     
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    His FJ might be the opposite.
     
  20. Sep 25, 2008 at 3:56 PM
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    Someone out there has to of switched the front blinkers to LED bulbs.....anyone?
     
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