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this is what happened when i install new led

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by elchimpo, May 12, 2010.

  1. May 12, 2010 at 10:08 PM
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    elchimpo

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  2. May 12, 2010 at 10:11 PM
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    it just looks like its got hyper blink.
     
  3. May 13, 2010 at 12:00 AM
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    Your truck thinks that the bulb is out because LEDs draw much less power than an incandescent bulb. It may look cool, but how are you going to tell if a bulb is out now? This is often referred to the "ricer blink", because people usually just buy LEDs and throw them in without fixing the lower draw of power. You can fix that by going to ebay or v-leds.com to purchase an LED flasher relay replacement.
     
  4. May 13, 2010 at 12:02 AM
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    What light are you using?
     
  5. May 13, 2010 at 12:09 AM
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    yes thats a very reliable place to go! good quality stuff and fast shipping btw
     
  6. May 13, 2010 at 9:41 AM
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    ....an LED.
     
  7. May 13, 2010 at 9:44 AM
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    K, let me try again
    Where did u get them from?
    What r the part numbers?
    R they brither than stock?
    How much $?
     
  8. May 13, 2010 at 3:42 PM
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    i got them from ebay.
    part number 4157
    in the day they dont look that brite
    like 8 bucks for them
     
  9. May 13, 2010 at 5:11 PM
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    Thanks for the info
     
  10. May 13, 2010 at 9:21 PM
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    That is why they are not bright.
     
  11. May 13, 2010 at 9:28 PM
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    LEDS have much lower resistance than incandescent bulbs. Add some resistors to the circuit or find a LED with built in resistors for a comparable value.
     
  12. May 19, 2010 at 10:05 AM
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    I just installed some for my rear turn signals as well and I personally hate the hyperblink effect!!!!:mad: It reminds me to much of a rice burner from the 90's!!!:jerkoff: I just e-mailed v-leds.com to find out which resistor kit I needed cause I also plan on getting some LED's for the front turn signals as well. I have to admit, the red LED's I got for the rear turn signals looked pretty sweet and complimented the 2010 tails I got!:D
     
  13. May 19, 2010 at 10:09 AM
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    you need to get the led flasher for your truck i have it, works great, you just don't get the lock flash once u install the flasher
     
  14. May 19, 2010 at 12:24 PM
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    Hey does anyone know what the difference is between the "3 OHM 50W 4-bulb" compared to the "6 OHM 50W 4-bulb?" Obviously the difference is the "3 OHM compared to the 6 OHM." But what is the difference?:rolleyes: Heres a link:

    http://www.v-leds.com/LED-Load-Resistors/c122488-1-3/
     
  15. May 19, 2010 at 5:40 PM
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    title should actually be...

    "this is what happened when i purchased cheap LED replacement bulbs that did not have a load resistor integrated into them"....:D
     
  16. May 19, 2010 at 5:43 PM
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    difference in the amount of resistance...6 ohm is more resistance.
     
  17. May 19, 2010 at 5:44 PM
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    the flash lock? what exactly do u mean?
     
  18. May 19, 2010 at 5:44 PM
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    Flash when you lock or unlock the truck.
     
  19. May 19, 2010 at 5:45 PM
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    Tint, tinted tails + 3rd brake light, shaved tailgate, painted calipers. TSB Leafs+ AAL, PA/CB, 5100 Bilsteins set @ 2.5 up front. Satoshi line-x'd grill.
    gotcha!
     
  20. May 19, 2010 at 5:49 PM
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    well there has to be a better way in order to retain all of the factory functions.
     
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