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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 09-26-2013, 09:39 AM Thread Starter
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Led lights question

I currently have led tail lights. Impala 3rd brake light. Cree reverse lights. Led markers.

My question is should I convert the tail lights to cree? What about the fog lights and front turn signals?


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Led fog lights that are plug and play will do absolutely nothing as far as lighting up the road goes. They are great for drls, but without a specifically designed housing, they won't do any good on the road.

By led tail lights I'm guessing you have the led bulbs? I would be careful with the cree's in those. If they do not come with an actual metal heatsink (my cree led reverse lights have a plastic one) then they will probably overheat and die after a relatively short period of time. Backup lights don't really need the proper heatsink because they aren't on for very long periods of time, but the tail lights are. The same goes for the front turn signals.


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Led fog lights that are plug and play will do absolutely nothing as far as lighting up the road goes. They are great for drls, but without a specifically designed housing, they won't do any good on the road.

By led tail lights I'm guessing you have the led bulbs? I would be careful with the cree's in those. If they do not come with an actual metal heatsink (my cree led reverse lights have a plastic one) then they will probably overheat and die after a relatively short period of time. Backup lights don't really need the proper heatsink because they aren't on for very long periods of time, but the tail lights are. The same goes for the front turn signals.
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