Light bulbs for Land Cruisers

Discussion in 'Trollhole's Cruisers' started by Trollhole, Nov 30, 2005.

  1. Trollhole

    Trollhole THC Moderator Supporting Vendor

    Messages:
    18,910
    Location:
    Mauldin, SC
    This is for a 79 but it's a good starting point

    The first number is the original bulb numer which should match up to most incandesant bulb charts. The other info is the part # from www.superbrightleds.com that I used as a replacement.

    1975-1984 FJ40 TOYOTA Land Cruiser

    (Straight from Sylvanias site.)
    High & low beam headlamp
    H6024
    H6024ST Silverstar High Performance Lighting: the whitest and brightest Halogen
    H6024XV XtraVision Halogen Upgrade: 3x brighter; 2x the life
    H6024CB Cool Blue Halogen Upgrade: White Hot; Super Cool; 100% Street Legal

    Parking light
    67
    Quantity: 2 white (front)
    Product: 67 LED bulb $ 2.99 (each)
    Options: White 2.00

    Front turn signal
    1156
    Quantity: 2
    Product: 1156-A30 Amber LED bulb $ 8.99 (each)


    Rear turn signal
    1156
    Quantity: 2
    Product: 1156-A30 Amber LED bulb $ 8.99 (each)


    Tail light / Brake
    1157
    Quantity: 2
    Product: 1157-R24 Red LED bulb $ 7.29 (each)
    Options: Wide


    License plate
    89 I used the 67 bulbs and they worked just fine

    Back up light
    1156
    Quantity: 2
    Product: 1156-W24 White LED bulb $ 12.99 (each)
    Options: Wide



    Front sidemarker (amber)
    67
    Quantity: 2
    Product: 67 LED bulb $ 2.99 (each)
    Options: White +2.00

    Rear side marker (red)
    67?
    Quantity: 2
    Product: 67 LED bulb $ 2.99 (each)
    Options: Red

    Step/Courtesy light
    DE3425
    Quantity: 1
    Product: 3910-x6 LED Festoon bulb 6 LEDS
    Options: White 3.70 or any other color


    Headlight switch bulb
    BA7
    Quantity: 1
    Product: BA7s LED bulb $ 0.89 (each)
    Options: White +0.60 or any other color you like

    Dash controls (in dash pad)
    3022
    Quantity: 1
    Product: 3022-4 LED Festoon bulb $ 1.89 (each)
    Options: White +0.95

    Instrument cluster lights
    194/168 (T3)
    Quantity: 3
    Product: WLED 6-LED bulb 12 VDC 6-LED Wedge Base bulb (194/168 type)$ 2.99+
    Options: 2 green for turn signals, 1 blue for hi/lo beam

    Quantity: 2
    Product: WLED 5-LED Wide Angle LED bulb 12 VDC 5-LED Wedge Base bulb (194/168 type)
    Super Wide Viewing Angle bulb uses 4 radially mounted LEDs aiming out the sides and one High Flux LED on top $2.79
    Options: White +1.50 (for Instrument lights)
  2. Trollhole

    Trollhole THC Moderator Supporting Vendor

    Messages:
    18,910
    Location:
    Mauldin, SC
    Who knows what the instument light base # is.

    Is it 194/168 wedge base or 74 Wedge Base? Im thinking 74
  3. andrewfarmer

    andrewfarmer

    Messages:
    800
    Location:
    Wellington, NZ

    194/168 (T3) unless US spec cruisers had different bulbs in dash
  4. red66toy

    red66toy

    Messages:
    897
    Location:
    Humboldt county, CA
    Just curious, but why not use the 30led red light for the tail lights instead of the 24?
  5. Trollhole

    Trollhole THC Moderator Supporting Vendor

    Messages:
    18,910
    Location:
    Mauldin, SC
    It's a direct focus and as small as the taillights are it might just look like a dot instead of a wide focus. The 24 has the option of buying either.
  6. nice work, maybe sticky worthy, i will be shopping for upgraded lights
  7. red66toy

    red66toy

    Messages:
    897
    Location:
    Humboldt county, CA
    Good point, cant wait to see how they work. When you get them, can you take a before shot and after. Thanks.
  8. nuclearlemon

    nuclearlemon not an addict Moderator

    Messages:
    14,646
    Location:
    meh-ico, colorado
    saweet
  9. Trollhole

    Trollhole THC Moderator Supporting Vendor

    Messages:
    18,910
    Location:
    Mauldin, SC
    Okay so I have installed the outside lights. Well one side only for comparison. Couple of things I noticed. The rear lights are not any dimmer and may be a little brighter. The wide angle bulbs really do a good job. THe front signal lights I am going to have to do some more searching. As they really need a wide angle bulb. The narrow focus makes the turn signals look a little funny. It also would help if they weren't so blueish looking. The front driving light looks okay but I would rather it be wide also but it is bright. So the search continues for front L.E.D lights that still retain the stock look.

    As for the rest of the bulbs inside including the dash. I hope to have them in tonight and will post pics of my results.

    The electonic flasher was an easy install. you just have to use two short peices of wire to adapt from the stock plug to the flasher. And it's a 2 prong flasher on a 76. Only drawback is you cannot hear it click anymore.:frown:

    Assuming I will be able to replace all my light withs L.E.Ds I'll bet I can run all of them for 24-48 hrs straights without them killing the battery.
  10. red66toy

    red66toy

    Messages:
    897
    Location:
    Humboldt county, CA
    Got any pics of the back light comparison?
  11. Trollhole

    Trollhole THC Moderator Supporting Vendor

    Messages:
    18,910
    Location:
    Mauldin, SC

    I'll take them tonight and post them this weekend. But your really cannot tell a difference and that was what I'm looking for.

  12. nice work man, cant wait to see the photos, wanna upgrade mine bad
  13. Trollhole

    Trollhole THC Moderator Supporting Vendor

    Messages:
    18,910
    Location:
    Mauldin, SC
    Well here are the photos.

    Rear comparison. With leds on right and standard on left. Both housings are non OME taillights that I bought 6 months ago so they basically have little reflective material exceprt for the metal behind the bulb. The leds on the right are somewhat brighter. This is just the running lights.

    [​IMG]

    Front. Stock cruiser non ome lights. (lol) The leds are on the left and normal bulbs on right. I noticed the normal bulbs were brighter. I think this is for two reasons. One the housing on the right allows for the running light to bleed into the top light section where the left side doesn't and alo the led bulbs I used were not a wide beam type of bulb. I am having difficulty finding a #67 white or amber led bulb that has a wide pattern.

    [​IMG]

    Stock guage lights with the bulb housing mod done. (full bright)

    [​IMG]

    Now this is where the fun begins. I really like the look of the LEDS. Very clean. I also replaced the bulb under the dash pad. I used white even though the lens of the toyota is green. It works very well and lights better than the stock bulb.

    [​IMG]

    I wish I would have take a pic of the blinkers and hi beam lights. These really made a difference. And I will now know when I have my blinkers on.:D And the hi beam light is really nice to be able to see now and it's not so bright at night it blinds you. But the nice thing is I can even see it in the daytime.

    The rest of the pics are with all the LEDs installed.

    rear driving lights

    [​IMG]

    Rear driving and reverse lights. The reverse lights are really bright and very nice.

    [​IMG]

    Turn signals, driving, and reverse.

    [​IMG]

    And most important. Brake lights. Much better.

    [​IMG]

    And the front lights with LEDS. You can see the bleed through on the right lens.

    [​IMG]

    Overall I've very impressed with the LEDS. I retained the stock look on the front and back (especially). Two thing I really like is the power draw is almost nothing. If you think about it there are 21 light bulbs you use at night. I'm now using the same power that two standard bulbs are using. The other is the fact there is no slow glow it's on or off instantly. My rear bumper covers a little bit of my rear light which makes it harder to see. With the instant on of the LEDs it has a better chance of getting someone attention.
  14. Trollhole

    Trollhole THC Moderator Supporting Vendor

    Messages:
    18,910
    Location:
    Mauldin, SC
    I also replaced the headlights with H6024ST Silverstar High Performance. I really like the white look and it's somewhat better lighting at night compared to my regular syvania halogens. The silverstars were 18 a piece but when you by two at autozone you get one at half price.
  15. CruisinTiger

    CruisinTiger

    Messages:
    2,764
    Location:
    Clemson, SC
    Damn Marshall those are sweet lookin. I've got some electrical gremlins on my 40 with the turn signals and brake lights. Plus my dash doesn;t light up either. So I gotta track that down and find out why they haven't worked. I Might have to do that LED light on the Dash in the 60, always so dim feel like I'm sturgglin to read it at night.
  16. Rick '79 FJ40

    Rick '79 FJ40 SILVER Star

    Messages:
    400
    Location:
    Woodstock, GA
    Are those plug-compatible with the OEM bulbs or do you have to have some sort of conversion kit?

    Thanks!
  17. Pin_Head

    Pin_Head

    Messages:
    11,819
    Location:
    OC, CA
    Be careful with high intensity headlights so that you don't exceed the power rating of the circuit. The stock circuit is 20A, which works out to about 300 watts max.

    Most LED lights don't use enough power to trip the stock bimetallic flasher. Did you replace the flasher to use the LED bulbs?
  18. Trollhole

    Trollhole THC Moderator Supporting Vendor

    Messages:
    18,910
    Location:
    Mauldin, SC

    did you read my post :flipoff2:
    And the Silverstars are a direct replacement. They are identical to a stock headlight (glass, connectors, etc) They are rated for a cruisers electrical wiring. They draw no more power than a hologen.

    H6024 SilverStar Sealed Beam Headlight
    High Performance Halogen Sealed Beam Headlight - Dual filament for both high beam and low beam - part number: H6024ST
    for more info
    N/A Low 55w; High 65w

    Attached Files:

  19. paranoid56

    paranoid56

    Messages:
    620
    Location:
    San Diego, CA
    why the white LEDs for the front markers?
    also, everthing looks good. i am in the process of doing the same thing. I think i am using LED replacment bulbs for most stuff, and building custom arrays for the others.
    Shane
  20. Trollhole

    Trollhole THC Moderator Supporting Vendor

    Messages:
    18,910
    Location:
    Mauldin, SC

    Cause the place I bought them from didn't carry amber. Though now that I look at it an 1156 would probably have fit into that space. Maybe the next time. Right now I'm happy with the look. It doesn't look ricer. The funny thing is you can buy the instrument panel lights in Ultra violet. LOL now that would be ricer. I bought one bulb just to see what it would look like. Way to bling for my old ass.

Share This Page