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LEDs (Lights) Made Easy: Interior & Exterior

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by mceagle555, Jan 17, 2009.

  1. Nov 12, 2011 at 8:47 AM
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    Freeriderz

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    ohhhh, i like the 3rd brake light in LED! Where did you pick that up??
     
  2. Nov 13, 2011 at 8:42 PM
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  3. Nov 19, 2011 at 12:06 PM
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    Thanks for the great info. I'm replacing all the exterior bulbs on my truck with LED's thanks to this post. All except the signal bulbs. Still doing research on my DTRL equipped truck to prevent the hyper signalling.
     
  4. Dec 21, 2011 at 11:13 PM
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  5. Dec 21, 2011 at 11:49 PM
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    Here's an interior pic to compare cool white LED with stock filament 168 wedge bulb. The LED cool white is a bit harsh at first; does give better light to find things, reading etc. but overall I find the warm white easier on the eyes. (my opinion, and I still kept the LED install) The LED is the 5 surface mount (SMT) LED style.

    hope this helps for someone debating if they should change out the interior lights.

    InteriorLEDvs168s.JPG
     
  6. Dec 31, 2011 at 9:17 AM
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    Newb just ordered dome and map lights from superbrightleds. I guess they haven't given us a coupon code yet? =)

    Thanks for all the pictures!
     
  7. Dec 31, 2011 at 10:42 AM
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    superbrightLEDs coupon code for -5% = RE753
     
  8. Jan 9, 2012 at 3:05 PM
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    Any pics of the front marker lights with LEDs other than that blue setup?

    Do they get any brighter than that?
     
  9. Jan 9, 2012 at 3:07 PM
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  10. Jan 15, 2012 at 9:40 PM
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    168 series amber LED, 5 LED bulb, DRL/Signal light is stock filament bulb.
    the LED marker light is slightly more amber/orange than daytime running light.
    I don't have pic of original as they were burnt out. Overall I am pleased with the LED amber marker.

    MarkerCloseup.jpg
     
  11. Feb 12, 2012 at 5:47 PM
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    Helpful thread!
     
  12. Feb 12, 2012 at 10:05 PM
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    LED Taillight install. Overall result of the LED conversion is a more distinct red color, and a much brighter brake light. Install was as easy as a mod can get.
    Test light before closing it up to ensure the polarity is correct.

    pics are for comparison; truck was winter dirty at the time.
    Driver's side is LED, passenger is OEM bulb. longer length of LED bulb was not a problem.

    compare bulb.jpg
    LED Install.JPG
    LED Left.jpg
    Incadescent Right.jpg
     
  13. Oct 17, 2012 at 11:11 AM
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    I did my map lights, 3rd brake light, corners, and am working on the front blinkers. What type/size resistor do I need for the blinkers to flash normal again??

    Before:
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    Maps:
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    Brakes:
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  14. Apr 3, 2013 at 7:01 AM
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    Thanks for this great write up, exactly what I was looking for.
     
  15. May 17, 2013 at 10:13 PM
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    Can anyone update the OP, or let me know what would fit or recommend something for the 2013. Theres like 30 things to choose from for map lights alone for 2013 Tacos
     
  16. Jun 9, 2013 at 8:30 PM
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    That first page/post needs pics!!!
     
  17. Jun 10, 2013 at 10:01 AM
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    PM csjumper2003 for a different kind of led called "Cree" that is much brighter and more reliable than these smd lights everyone is trying to sell you. Just one Cree led will beat all these 100+ smd tubes out there--just Google it. Csjumper2003 already has the right sizes for tacoma internal, external, under hood (with pod and switch), etc. and his prices are fair. Not trying to hijack a thread or advertise, don't personally know the guy, just know that many have had good experiences with him and he comes highly recommended. I wouldn't go any other way but cree. Good luck with your lights folks.
     
  18. Aug 28, 2013 at 3:04 PM
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    Outstanding post thank you! Definitely would like to see some updated pictures on the first post (seems the links are broken?)
     
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