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Old 10-02-2007, 05:41 PM
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LED 1157' bulbs...will they blink properly?

has anybody here used these?
they are much brighter than standards however i have heard that they have a problem flashing when using your blinkers...

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Old 10-02-2007, 07:51 PM
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I have heard that some of the better ones have a built in resistor. If the ones you have will not run your flasher just replace the flasher with an electronic one.

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I had the same problem, replaced the flasher with a heavy duty flasher and that fix my problem
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well...maybe i should clarify...
i have purchased some but have not recieved them yet...
thanx for the info...i guess im in "wait and see" mode for now
i remembered after buying them about the flasher issue so i thought i would ask...
thanx all!
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friend of mine had some and had a problem with them flashing. I will recommend the different flasher to him. good luck let us know how they work!! Thx Brian
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If your cruise control requires a 'signal' from the brake light circuit, you will probably need the resistor, or, install another incandescent inline with the brake circuit. Or hide a bulb on each side of the car to create the necessary draw to disengage the cruise.

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I tried a set ... and did NOT like them ...

I found a #2057 works better for me ... in a older style tail light.
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I tried a set ... and did NOT like them ...

I found a #2057 works better for me ... in a older style tail light.
What he said.

Another thing to remember, LED's are directional. Once you get about 15 degrees from direct viewpoint, they are less visable than a regular light bulb.

just my .02
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My $.02, LEDs suck! Like Fitzwell said they are only bright from a direct view point and even then it is more of a weird glow than a true light, JMO though.
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You guys must be getting some really cheap LED lights. The ones I have on my 34 are very bright and the optical reflector lense they are in allows very good viewing from the sides, at least as good as traditional bulbs and lenses.

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My $.02, LEDs suck! Like Fitzwell said they are only bright from a direct view point and even then it is more of a weird glow than a true light, JMO though.
I am well aware of the "directional" issues with LEDs...
I'm not sure but I don't think this will be an issue with these...
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I am well aware of the "directional" issues with LEDs...
I'm not sure but I don't think this will be an issue with these...
Yes they look like a much better design. I tried the the other style that just a flat array and they did suck, unless you looked them straight on.
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Where'd you get thos LEDs, okeesignguy?
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