Reversing at night or in low light situations

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Reversing at night or in low light situations

Postby NewDelica91 » Sun Mar 25, 2018 9:49 am

So I was coming home a few days ago from a nice day out and was trying to reverse into my parking spot and notices it was hard to see where I was going as my reverse lights seemed dim. Is there a brighter bulb out there? I had considered getting a LED light kit and mount a separate switch. Any thoughts or ideas would be awesome!

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Postby 204explorer » Sun Mar 25, 2018 3:41 pm

Here is my solution for this problem. Two inexpensive LED flood lights from Amazon. Powered by a relay that is either energized when the reverse lights come on and also by a switch in the dashboard. Helpful whe loading the van at night or when you hook up a trailer. It is working good for me.[img]https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180325/abcede56f48381fbc1c72ee738064aab.jpg[/img][img]https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180325/7653a93ff6f2251cc49544f8b16f0d09.jpg[/img]

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Postby Lapprentis » Sun Mar 25, 2018 3:47 pm

I did replaced the backing stock light with LED and it helped at lot: I mean very significant: will try to show the result and picture the bulb too soon :shock:
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Postby NewDelica91 » Sun Mar 25, 2018 3:48 pm

204explorer wrote:Here is my solution for this problem. Two inexpensive LED flood lights from Amazon. Powered by a relay that is either energized when the reverse lights come on and also by a switch in the dashboard. Helpful whe loading the van at night or when you hook up a trailer. It is working good for me.[img]https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180325/abcede56f48381fbc1c72ee738064aab.jpg[/img][img]https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180325/7653a93ff6f2251cc49544f8b16f0d09.jpg[/img]

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Awesome! I'll be checking out Amazon tonight and see what I can find. Thanks 204explorer!

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Postby NewDelica91 » Sun Mar 25, 2018 3:50 pm

Lapprentis wrote:I did replaced the backing stock light with LED and it helped at lot: I mean very significant: will try to show the result and picture the bulb too soon :shock:
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I like this idea as well. When you can post the pics I would like to see what bulbs you used. Do you remember where you purchased them from?

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Postby Jumboshrimp » Mon Mar 26, 2018 3:52 pm

I installed these in the reverse lights and the difference is huge!

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01H5 ... UTF8&psc=1

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Postby NewDelica91 » Mon Mar 26, 2018 4:22 pm

Jumboshrimp wrote:I installed these in the reverse lights and the difference is huge!

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01H5 ... UTF8&psc=1
Sorry Jumboshrimp link didn't work.

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Postby Ralph in Winnipeg » Wed Mar 28, 2018 8:07 am

I just replaced the stock bulbs on my Townace. The 1157 bulbs don't look that much brighter but the 1156 ones are at least twice maybe three times as bright as the originals.

I ordered them off amazon.ca

LUYED 5 x 900 Lumens 12v-24v 1156 1141 1003 3014 78-EX Chipsets Led Bulb Used For Back Up Reverse Lights,Brake Lights,Tail Lights,Rv light,Xenon White(Best Choice Of High Brightness)
Sold by Hot Light Team
Condition: New

5 bulbs for $25 is pretty reasonable as well.

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Postby Jumboshrimp » Wed Mar 28, 2018 5:37 pm

@ Ralph in Winnipeg

the bulbs I used were the 1700 LUMEN version of what you posted.

$19 US for 2 bulbs

I went with the brightest I could find!

I also used in the front side illuminators! Super bright when that signal turns on!

sorry link didn't work @NewDelica91

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Postby NewDelica91 » Thu Mar 29, 2018 12:10 pm

Hey, Jumboshrimp I actually got the link to work on my computer so it's all good. Thanks for the info.
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Postby Lapprentis » Sun Jul 01, 2018 1:20 pm

Here it is, a CREE Led Light bought on Ebay a while ago...sorry, not part number on it...One is with reverse light on (the Suzuki is 10M away) and the other on without it :shock: Now, if you have tinted glass....you may need something more powerfull :o

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Postby volnoir » Wed Jul 04, 2018 8:11 am

Will these lights fit in a L400 as well or do they use a different chipset?

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