New 1157 "Plasma" LED Taillight Bulbs: Friggin' Bright!

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New 1157 "Plasma" LED Taillight Bulbs: Friggin' Bright!

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Post by Blitz » 05 Dec 2014, 13:18

I don't know if this constitutes "blatant advertising," but it's relevant, and pretty awesome. This is a concept that many of us in the Cougar crowd have been intrigued by for a while, but no product has really been good enough to justify a change... until now. Check out these "Plasma" LED bulbs that are a direct, plug-and-play replacement for your incandescent taillight bulbs.

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Here's a scientific test I did using identical exposure settings to show the difference in brightness:

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Since our taillights are one of the most eye-catching, defining features on our cars, it stands to reason that we like the idea of them being bright. Well, these new bulbs are BRIGHT. We have to give thanks to a customer of ours who hooked us up with the source of these bulbs, in China of course. Because of that, we're able to sell these cheaper than the older tower-style LED bulbs that I dismissed in my little video test I did earlier this year.

We did a new video test this week at Brian A.'s place (thanks again Brian!) with a lineup of three first-gen Cougars. Check it out:



So that pretty much sums it up. They're bright! We're selling a six-back of bulbs here.

They are plug-and-play for 1967-68, but for 69-73 you'll need to change over to the solid state flasher unit, as well as [probably] the solid state sequential unit. We're still gathering information on what's needed. Feel free to chime in, those of you who are electrically inclined.
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Re: New 1157 "Plasma" LED Taillight Bulbs: Friggin' Bright!

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Post by sfhess » 05 Dec 2014, 13:40

Hey Andrew. I don't know if it's me or you, but I can't see any of the pictures or video here or on that other board......

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Post by Blitz » 05 Dec 2014, 14:10

sfhess wrote:Hey Andrew. I don't know if it's me or you, but I can't see any of the pictures or video here or on that other board......
Hm, I can see everything fine, maybe your work blocks stuff? We'll see if anyone else chimes in with the same problem.
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-1973 Opel Manta: 1.9L, 5-speed (restored)
-1991 Mazda Miata: fun driver
-1992 Volvo 240 wagon: classy hauling machine

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Post by 70 Cougar » 05 Dec 2014, 14:22

I can see the graphics and video. Nice comparison graphics btw. Those bulbs are bright!
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Post by relentless » 05 Dec 2014, 14:36

I can see the pix fine. What is the backing on the lens housings, the stock silver color? I wonder how these would look with a white backing.

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Post by xr7g428 » 05 Dec 2014, 14:58

We don't block any content items here no matter whether you are a member or not. I hate sites that won't let you see pics without joining. And I really love these lights!
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Post by Don Rush » 05 Dec 2014, 15:11

relentless wrote:I can see the pix fine. What is the backing on the lens housings, the stock silver color? I wonder how these would look with a white backing.
They are just good used originals on all three cars. You would not want them any brighter!

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Post by JB BATTERSHILL » 05 Dec 2014, 16:26

Bill. I constantly get the "you do not have permission to view" on this site.
I don't know why I see some pics but not others.
I do see them all, once logged in.

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Post by CatsRock » 05 Dec 2014, 17:12

JB BATTERSHILL wrote:Bill. I constantly get the "you do not have permission to view" on this site.
I don't know why I see some pics but not others.
I do see them all, once logged in.
I'll second that, can't see most pics without logging in. I did see the 3 pics Andrew posted on the new lights, but the video wasn't embedded in the post (as it was on the other site) but clicking on the link took me to the youtube video. But oh man are those bright :smoke:
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Post by xr7g428 » 05 Dec 2014, 17:37

Hmm.... that is really odd. Must be something has changed when we did a software update. Thanks for the heads up.
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Legendary Cougar Magazine
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'67 XR7 GT 390 4 speed, AC, AM FM, Lime Frost Green
'68 XR7-G 428CJ C6, Tilt-Away, AM, Black Cherry
'68 XR7-G 390 4 speed, Sunroof, Cardinal Red
'68 XR7 GT-E 427 C6 AM Cardinal Red
'68 XR7 resto mod 351W, soon to be AOD, Black Cherry

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