LEDs on the vehicle exterior --

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  1. erics_bruisers

    erics_bruisers

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    So, I got my LEDs in yesterday and tried a bunch of them out -- I concluded that the running lights are best converted over to LEDs, whereas the brake and back-up lights are best kept incandescent --

    -- I used P/N WLED-W6 from www.superbrightleds.com -- they are $3 each and will outlast your vehicle -- and are brighter than the incandescents -- these have 5 bulbs per piece --

    -- here are the photos of the converted lights -- I could do a side-by-side with my '94, but didn't have time -- believe me, though, these are brighter, and more efficient --

    -- I am wondering if I can use the LED 1156s in my ARB bar so I can use tham as running lights without melting out the sockets --

    eric
     
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    the front side-lights --

    :D :D :D
     
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    the rear side lamps --

    :D :D :D
     
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    obvious --

    ;)
     
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    LINUS Waiting for the Great Pumpkin

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    I like the running lights, but the hoodlum in me likes to keep my license plate just lighted enough to not attract Johnny Law. I even slapped a few brushstrokes of black paint on the lense of said lights just to dim it down some - I left enough to stay legal, but not much else.
     
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    [quote author=LINUS link=board=2;threadid=13780;start=msg127859#msg127859 date=1080401494]
    I like the running lights, but the hoodlum in me likes to keep my license plate just lighted enough to not attract Johnny Law. I even slapped a few brushstrokes of black paint on the lense of said lights just to dim it down some - I left enough to stay legal, but not much else.
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    the back isn't as well-lit as the picture -- the aperature was opened for a long time to get that pic --

    eric
     
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    [sub][img width=400 height=260]https://forum.ih8mud.com/attachments/leds_1a.jpg[/img][/sub]​
    Pulling out my super-duper police issue toughbook , and punching up Eric's plate ... *just kidding* -- would have been a great pic for that paranoid/privacy thread a while back .

    Then again , maybe a 'lil identity theft would net me a freshly powder coated ARB ... ;)

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    [quote author=T Y L E R link=board=2;threadid=13780;start=msg127904#msg127904 date=1080412005]
    [sub][img width=400 height=260]https://forum.ih8mud.com/attachments/leds_1a.jpg[/img][/sub]​
    Pulling out my super-duper police issue toughbook , and punching up Eric's plate ... *just kidding* -- would have been a great pic for that paranoid/privacy thread a while back .

    Then again , maybe a 'lil identity theft would net me a freshly powder coated ARB ... ;)

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    haha -- pick what you want from me -- my school debts or my pit bulls -- or my 39 year old bankrupt roommate --

    ;)

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    ... I hear your artistic flare is going cheap :p
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    [quote author=T Y L E R link=board=2;threadid=13780;start=msg127919#msg127919 date=1080414183]
    ... I hear your artistic flare is going cheap :p
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    :flipoff2:
     
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    [quote author=erics_bruiser link=board=2;threadid=13780;start=msg127914#msg127914 date=1080413476]
    haha -- pick what you want from me -- my school debts or my pit bulls -- or my 39 year old bankrupt roommate --
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    What's the matter? That dog porn not selling?
     
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    ... Almost blew my yogurt and cottage cheese out my nose Rick ... I just knew you had a non-technical bone in there somewhere .. :D :p .. Wasn't sure after the s***e-chat comment last week :slap:
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