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

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

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Post by MercuryDon » 06 Dec 2014, 13:22

Whats the difference in amp draw between the three ?
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Re: New 1157 "Plasma" LED Taillight Bulbs: Friggin' Bright!

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Post by Mistress » 06 Dec 2014, 15:02

I have a 71 convertible and put the Led's in the rear, you have to change the sequential unit in the trunk as well. Prior to installing them I checked amp draw with marker lights on and drew 6.2 amps with brake lights I drew 11.2 amps. Changed to the Led bulb and drew 4.9 amps on marker lights and 6.1 amps with brake lights. That's just over a 5 amp difference! I could not test turn signal draw as the Led's will not fire the turn signal flasher can and we are out of stock on the new solid state one. With the original can in it did turn on the inside light and the outboard marker light so I drove it home from Salem to Gresham (about 50 miles) some interstate and some two lane country road. These lights are very bright, and I could see the road signs behind me for oncoming traffic clearly with just the marker lights and when I stepped on the brake it lit them up for 75-100 yards behind me. They are also clearly bright during the daylight hours also.

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

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Post by 70 Cougar » 10 Dec 2014, 18:03

Kind of on the same topic but are there any headlight bulbs that one would recommend for our Cougars that are a direct bolt in with a much higher luminance value.
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Post by 1969XR7Vert » 10 Dec 2014, 18:45

70 Cougar wrote:Kind of on the same topic but are there any headlight bulbs that one would recommend for our Cougars that are a direct bolt in with a much higher luminance value.
I used H1/H4's with a Rocketman relay kit and Hella housings. Go directly in with no changes? No.
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Post by Blitz » 10 Dec 2014, 19:13

70 Cougar wrote:Kind of on the same topic but are there any headlight bulbs that one would recommend for our Cougars that are a direct bolt in with a much higher luminance value.
A relevant question, we should probably do a video on this subject. In order to run brighter headlight bulbs you'll need to add one of these relay kits. Given that most replacement bulbs are halogen anyway, you might see an improvement with your current bulbs just by installing the relays. I'm sure the sky is the limit from there, whatever 7" round sealed beam bulbs you can find (Xenon? Maybe even HID?).
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Re: New 1157 "Plasma" LED Taillight Bulbs: Friggin' Bright!

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Post by sfhess » 11 Dec 2014, 12:36

I have Hella H1/H4s in my Cat, using a relay kit I purchased from Summit. Very effective. Direct bolt-in, although I had to get longer screws for the retaining rings on the high beams. There is a short adapter harness for the high beams as well that comes with the lamps.

A neat side effect of using the relay kit: dash lights (Stock 1194 bulbs) are a bit brighter.

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Post by mikeljXR7CJ » 11 Dec 2014, 13:45

Mine are originals and working great, all that changing over to solid state this or that worries me. I started down that path in my '68 KR, and six months later they still were not working correctly, no thanks, not going down that rabbit hole again.
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Post by mikeljXR7CJ » 21 Dec 2014, 16:29

OK, so I changed my mind after I looked and saw the digital flasher, so I ordered them to give them a try. WOW! All I can say is…. WOW! Fantastic!
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Post by mikeljXR7CJ » 23 Dec 2014, 13:25

Anyone know when these will be back in stock? I have some other cars they work good on.
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Post by xr7g428 » 11 Nov 2015, 14:48

This tells you exactly what you need.
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