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LED Lighting Conversion

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by chan2565, Jun 14, 2016.

  1. Dec 2, 2018 at 12:29 PM
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    Nice to see the thread back on target.
     
  2. Dec 2, 2018 at 1:46 PM
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    Similarities is they are all constructed of Surface Mount Devices (SMD), onto Printed Circuit Boards, that are of the right thickness to plug into the 921 socket. This is an inexpensive way to build these bulbs, some may even say cheap. Things to look for in the images are the quality of the build, how well the components are aligned, thickness of the pcb, shiny, even flow of solder. Another detail is that LEDs provide light based on how much current flows through the LED module, in comparison to its specifications. Constant current drive IC is desired.

    "Error free" is only relevant if your vehicle monitors the current draw on each circuit to determine if the bulb is the correct one. Later model vehicles use this. My only knowledge is 2005 - 2011 Tacoma is not going to need "error free" feature for bulbs I can't say for certain 2012 +.

    Next difference is the SMD LED type used. The descriptions should tell you which LED type is used, typically in the form of 2835, 3020,3035, & 2835 respectively. The #s refer to the size format of the SMD LED - specifically a 2835 is 2.8 x 3.5mm. It tells you only the size, but not the performance, however there maybe differences in performance depending on who actually supplied the SMD chipset.

    Lumens is a basic measurement of the total quantity of light, specification is often based on calculated maximum for the chipset used, but no one runs the LEDs at their maximum, as they would not last. Typically operate at 75% of maximum. Colors other than white (the 5000 - 6000 Kelvin color temperature) will have much reduced light outputs. What lumens doesn't tell you is the Color Rendering Index (CRI), and Viewing angle ( angle the light leaves the LED) & how that will interact with your reflector. We'll leave the CRI and viewing angle out of this comparison.

    unfortunately, the variations between who makes the LED chip set will vary considerably, variations between 90 lumens/watt to upwards of 160 lumens/watt output capability.
    each of these SMD LEDs are typically 0.5W LEDs. (remember they are actually only operated at 75% of max).

    Check the reviews -
    Choice #2
    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B074YBMK56?ie=UTF8#customerReviews - used in Tacoma, owner is happy.
    I think though the 15 LED examples using an internal heatsink allowing airflow through the middle of the bulb pcb is a better design at first glance compared to Choice #2 with its 18 (versus 15) LEDs

    Choice #1,3,4 - 3&4 are the same, #1 uses a slightly different chipset.

    comes down to personal choice, unless you are willing to try all three types to find the best one; probably comes down to shipping costs, reviews, and seller review with minimal difference in actual use.
     
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  4. Dec 2, 2018 at 8:27 PM
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    Great assessment. :thumbsup:
     
  5. Dec 3, 2018 at 12:27 PM
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    I just wanted to follow this up and say that @deAutoLED.com responded to my email immediately, and quickly sent me out replacements. I didn't get a chance to put them in until today, but the buzz is now gone. Thanks again for great customer service!
     
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  6. Dec 3, 2018 at 1:19 PM
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    I bought these
    https://www.xenondepot.com/921-T16-Xtreme-LED-bulb-p/xt-led-921c.htm

    I liked the idea of how it would direct the light and make use of the housing. I like the temp and think it puts out good light. Also it’s appealing instead of a board packed full of leds. It doesn’t cause any bright spots with the backup cam… I actually only get a bit distracted from the backup cam from the taglights.

    I’m not a tester or have the equipment to do so, so this is just my thoughts
     
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  7. Dec 3, 2018 at 2:05 PM
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    Most of the time, this is the best type of result. Real world experiences of what you see. I honestly prefer them.
    Thanks. :thumbsup:
     
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  8. Dec 4, 2018 at 1:42 PM
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    So I got the reverse/turn led bulbs from the first post. They work just fine with the headlight stalk position at DRL.

    If I turn to headlights- get some hyper flashing.

    Any recs on load resistors?

    2017 SR AC 4x4.
     
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  9. Dec 4, 2018 at 8:34 PM
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    Welcome to the forum :hattip: I wish you would have asked first before buying from the first post. That is very old and since then a lot of changes have ocurred with the technology. I'm sure some other guys will chime in but I believe you need at least 6 ohms.
     
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  10. Dec 5, 2018 at 2:59 AM
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    Ahhhhhh man.... like Rob said, You really should have asked first. All the items on the first page are WAY out dated and there are far better options out now.

    @RobP62 and I both have a newer turn signal that's not only the brightest on the market, but also doesn't require resistors .
     
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  11. Dec 5, 2018 at 3:18 AM
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    Thanks for sharing the info!
     
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    Thanks for the responses. It’s a quick shipment back to Amazon
     
  13. Dec 5, 2018 at 7:53 AM
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    What bulbs are you running now?
     
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    Copied from my build thread

    Lighting Upgrades: Each set change was just an upgrade from the previous. No other reason for changing. All the lights worked well.

    -LowBeam Projectors

    o 1st Set Auxbeam H11 LED F-16 Series CREE Chips(also found on Amazon)

    o 2nd Set HIKARI LED H11 (H8,H9),Philips Lumileds 12000lm 6K Cool White,2 Yr Warranty
    Hikari Ultra LED Kit - H11 Philips Lumileds
    (Excellent LED Option)

    o Current: Morimoto HID Elite 55w 6500K

    -HighBeam Reflectors

    o 1st Set HIKARI LED H11(H8,H9),CREE XHP50 9600lm 6K Cool White,2 Yr Warranty
    HIKARI LED H11, CREE Chips


    o Current: deAutoLED 45w H9 LED (AMAZING LIGHTS) New product I will get the link to these shortly


    -Fog Lights

    o 1st Set Auxbeam F-S2 Series H11 LED Bridgelux COB Chips(also found on Amazon)

    o 2nd Set Auxbeam H11 LED F-16 Series CREE Chips(also found on Amazon)

    o 3rd setup OFFROADTOWN 2pcs 3'' SAE Fog Lights – Installed Using CaliRaised brackets

    o Current: Morimoto Oval XB LED SAE Projector - (Product link here)

    -Front Turn Signals

    o 1st Set JDM ASTAR 1260 Lumens Extremely Bright PX Chipsets 7440 7441 T20 LED Bulbs,Amber Yellow Used WithAaron 50W 6ohm Load Resistors

    o Current: deAutoLED 7440 (Best I’ve seen) No Resistors Required

    -Reverse Lights


    o 1st Set Brightstar LED 921

    o 2nd: deAutoLED LED 921 (GREAT BULB) I will get the link to these shortly

    - Current: SypderAuto LED Tailights. Reverse lights Built-in.

    · License Plate Bulbs

    o 1st set: Superbright LED (flickering issues)

    o Current set: deAutoLED (great quality) I will get the link to these shortly

    -Interior Lights

    o MesoJDM Ultimate Map and Dome Lights

    o deAutoLED Vanity LED Lights I will get the link to these shortly

    @deAutoLED.com can you help me to provide the product links to the items mentioned here. I want to be sure I link the right items.


    Here is a Video I have on the FRONT turn signal bulbs

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UtxbvQSd-JM
     
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    what are you guys using for the light in the sun visor?
     
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    Personally I didn't bother. That is the most unused light ever and with such infrequent use why change it?
     
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    I changed out the passenger visor for my wife to touch up her makeup. Left the drivers side as is. I am too ugly to care looking at myself in the mirror. :anonymous:
     
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    Or too good looking to need to.:D
     

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