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Old 12-18-2011, 03:18 AM   #11
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@roswelltop, nice man I'm in the northeast... Philly Pride!

bump for which type of load resistor, and which color tail light bulb (I know that's a really dumb question).
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Old 12-18-2011, 08:11 PM   #12
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You want the bulb to match the color of the lens. Red=Red

6ohm 50w resistors for each LED bulb. (If you only do the tails two will work)

If you do front and rear LED's TWO 3ohm 50w resistors for four bulbs will do the trick, OR you can use FOUR 6ohm 50w resistors. Hope that makes sense.
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Old 12-20-2011, 09:25 PM   #13
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Thanks alot for your help @Sniper Focus... I'm gonna do front and rear LED's so I think it'll just be easier for me to use 4 6ohm resistors. V-LED's seems kinda pricey for LED's, any reason you went with them? Something cheaper you could recommend?
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Old 12-21-2011, 12:36 AM   #14
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They give coupon codes quite often on facebook, plus they just had a black friday sale and a Christmas sale, so I always waited for the good deals. At first I wanted a brighter trunk light bulb, so I tried their flank bulb and it was way better than I expected. The only main big bulbs on the exterior are the tail/brakes and I didnít want to cheap out, still much cheaper than LED housings though, especially after the sale.


My friend got some tail bulbs from them way back in the days when LED bulbs were crap for exterior use and there werenít any good bulbs for clear taillights, he actually had some that "worked" and they were Vleds. A bunch of guys were standing around some taillights like primates that just seen fire for the first time. Lol
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So is is highly necessary to replace the lights to cheap LED light bulbs, see the advantages of led lights:

Low-voltage to drive, low energy consumption
High luminance, high luminous efficiency
Long life, up to 100,000 hours
Green, environmental protection, no pollution
Overall color
Short response time
Flexible design and application
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So is is highly necessary to replace the light to LED light, see the advantages of led light:

Low-voltage to drive, low energy consumption
High luminance, high luminous efficiency
Long life, up to 100,000 hours
Green, environmental protection, no pollution
Overall color
Short response time
Flexible design and application
I agree for the most part about your reasons to switch to LED bulbs. I don't agree with the 1st point since resistors are neccessary on our car and they will simply convert all that extra energy to waste heat (I think.) If that is indeed the case point 4 is also mute as your still using all that energy it's just being converted to heat instead of light through the resistor. Both points would certainly apply to household LED bulbs though.
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Old 12-22-2011, 04:27 PM   #17
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They give coupon codes quite often on facebook, plus they just had a black friday sale and a Christmas sale, so I always waited for the good deals. At first I wanted a brighter trunk light bulb, so I tried their flank bulb and it was way better than I expected. The only main big bulbs on the exterior are the tail/brakes and I didnít want to cheap out, still much cheaper than LED housings though, especially after the sale.


My friend got some tail bulbs from them way back in the days when LED bulbs were crap for exterior use and there werenít any good bulbs for clear taillights, he actually had some that "worked" and they were Vleds. A bunch of guys were standing around some taillights like primates that just seen fire for the first time. Lol
Yea, their stuff seems pretty high quality from what I can tell. I suppose I'll just wait for a sale and order everything all at once.
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Will a 13 led bulb fit in the front marker? I can't find how much room I have to work with for the side marker and I'm looking to get something ridiculously bright.
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Old thread, but at least on the 2002 Focus sedan, if you change the rear brakes lights, cruise control won't engage unless you use load resistors.
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that's interesting
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