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06-01-2014 09:36 AM
ronrad
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Originally Posted by Earp8 View Post
Ok, so just wondering on these amazon 80w LEDs, I am in deep need of improving my reverse lights because I have 5% tint on my windows . I really don't want to change my tint and I can barely see side walks in my mirrors for example when parallel parking, so do you guys think these bulbs will fix my problem? Was anyone in my situation before installing? My other alternative is too install rigids inside the tail lights, but that's a way bigger project I'd have to figure out.
I combined the 80w with a backup camera The difference is, uh, night and day i have never had a backup camera before and been driving for 30 years without one. Now I will never be without. Its just so useful for in the dark , dealing with the tint etc
05-09-2014 09:14 AM
Earp8 Ok, so just wondering on these amazon 80w LEDs, I am in deep need of improving my reverse lights because I have 5% tint on my windows . I really don't want to change my tint and I can barely see side walks in my mirrors for example when parallel parking, so do you guys think these bulbs will fix my problem? Was anyone in my situation before installing? My other alternative is too install rigids inside the tail lights, but that's a way bigger project I'd have to figure out.
04-03-2014 06:46 PM
Mud433 Thanks for all the info. I just pulled the trigger on these:
2X 3157 3156 White CREE Q5 12 5050 SMD LED Backup Light Bulbs Projector Lens | eBay

I offered $24.25 and it was accepted in an hour or so.
03-30-2014 01:02 PM
ronrad Updates. I just had a new set of Cree 80s sent to me as I returned my first set due to fit issues. They weren't fitting properly in the socket. I have to say the replacement set is *way* better! Perfect I'd say actually. Aside for the long wait for the replacement while they picked up new stock I'm very happy with the customer service I received.
02-12-2014 12:28 PM
lemmonent Well dang...just added a new item to mod spreadsheet. Replacement backup lights. I want so many lights that I may need to mount a generator on my hitch basket.
01-22-2014 10:42 PM
jr24yj I just received mine and installed them right now. I got them for $7.50 shipped to my house not from china. They look really good and bright no problems with them.

This the ebay link
http://bit.ly/1eCWvq8
01-22-2014 01:57 AM
brian d
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Originally Posted by overblown View Post
It's not about orientation. It's all about fit. Mine are doing the same thing. They are loose and don't lock in like they should. Going to try and figure a way to make the connection more solid when it warms up to at least above freezing lol.
this is correct right here . The issue I am having with mine. It's weird if I have it in the socket but out of the housing and rock the light one direction it works fine, but the other only one row lights up. I also noticed that the connectors on the bulb themselves are rather inconsistent. One side are springy and the other side get mashed down way to easily. Im thinking of trying to layer some electrical tape or something under the wires on the bulb itself to help with the connection.
01-22-2014 01:30 AM
ronrad
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Originally Posted by SilverMiner View Post
Did you try flipping the orientation? Leds are directional for power.
Yes. And swapped left to right. It starts out full brightness and then dims and flickers shortly thereafter. Also doesnt dit right in the sockrt it is much kore wobbly than then other light. Also the wrong way ariund they appear to not work at all.
01-21-2014 08:58 PM
Texanrojo Anyone tried the 80w Crees in their fogs? Thinking about trying them and buying some if it fits. Already have them for my back ups and they have been perfect
01-21-2014 04:55 PM
overblown It's not about orientation. It's all about fit. Mine are doing the same thing. They are loose and don't lock in like they should. Going to try and figure a way to make the connection more solid when it warms up to at least above freezing lol.
01-21-2014 02:18 PM
SilverMiner Did you try flipping the orientation? Leds are directional for power.

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Originally Posted by ronrad View Post
Bummer my cree 80s arrived today from the amazon link one works fabulously the other drops to a low intensity mode with a lot of flicker after backing up 10 feet or so. Tried swapping sides jiggling the bulb etc no dice have to do a return when they work they are majorly brughter though!
01-21-2014 02:07 PM
brian d Well I went out to fidget with them today. Pulling the one showed me that just one side row was lit. The other three sides and the projector type tip were not lit. I pulled the bulb out to find that the wires on the connector on one side were fully compressed into the black plug. I pryed they out with a screwdriver and they work again. Weird. If I rock the bulb in the socket a little I can make the problem recreate. I'll have to figure something out. It's a connection issue between the bulb and socket.
01-21-2014 12:06 PM
Up Hill Bill
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Originally Posted by NFRs2000NYC View Post
I dont think they are from amazon directly, but through a third party seller.
Yes. "Speed Shop". But you still use Amazon's system to set up a return:

Amazon.com - Returns Center
01-21-2014 12:26 AM
NFRs2000NYC I dont think they are from amazon directly, but through a third party seller.
01-20-2014 10:46 PM
brian d
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Originally Posted by Up Hill Bill View Post
Return it to Amazon for a refund. They pay shipping when it's a faulty product! Easy to arrange returns in your account on the Amazon website.
I didnt know that! ill have to dig into it tomorrow
01-20-2014 10:36 PM
Up Hill Bill
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Originally Posted by brian d View Post
Update on mine. I purchased the ones from amazon linked above... About a week in and one side has already lost about half of the leds. Disappointing. Forty bucks rather down the drain.
Return it to Amazon for a refund. They pay shipping when it's a faulty product! Easy to arrange returns in your account on the Amazon website.
01-20-2014 10:30 PM
brian d Update on mine. I purchased the ones from amazon linked above... About a week in and one side has already lost about half of the leds. Disappointing. Forty bucks rather down the drain.
01-19-2014 01:23 AM
relyt
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Originally Posted by ItsMeKO3 View Post
I have a set of LED's I got on ebay a while ago, but for whatever reason they are not very bright. I don't know if they are in some kind of low intensity mode or what. So I just ordered a set of the 80W LEDs. Hopefully they will work out better.
Try flipping the bulbs 180°. They have to be plugged in a certain way to be bright.
01-18-2014 08:48 AM
ItsMeKO3 I have a set of LED's I got on ebay a while ago, but for whatever reason they are not very bright. I don't know if they are in some kind of low intensity mode or what. So I just ordered a set of the 80W LEDs. Hopefully they will work out better.
01-17-2014 05:22 PM
NMBruce thanks
01-17-2014 04:52 PM
thejdj
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Originally Posted by thejdj View Post
I am using those exact LED's in my 2013. They work great.
Here is a pic with one installed and one OEM.

Attachment 676737
01-17-2014 04:12 PM
thejdj
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Originally Posted by NMBruce View Post
They are in your new Wrangler? says they do not work with 2013, don't see why, but that what it says.
I am using those exact LED's in my 2013. They work great.
01-17-2014 03:19 PM
NMBruce
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Originally Posted by NFRs2000NYC View Post
No need for adapters when you can just buy the correct 3157 bulbs. You can find em for less, just a quick ebay search.

2pcs 3157 3156 White CREE Q5 5W LED 12 5050 SMD Backup Light Bulbs w Lens | eBay

I have these in my JK and they are bright. They are not nearly as bright as those rigids in the above photos, but bright enough to see where I am backing up in pitch black darkness.
They are in your new Wrangler? says they do not work with 2013, don't see why, but that what it says.
01-17-2014 02:10 PM
beufort67
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Originally Posted by Up Hill Bill View Post
I've had no problems with either the $26, "5 Watt CREEs or the $50, "80 Watt' CREEs. The 80's are a little brighter, but a little different light spectrum, not a big difference to me. But, either one makes the OEM backups look pathetic!

Go for it!

thanks BILL lol.....so apparently they are 40 now for the 80w genssi
01-17-2014 11:23 AM
Up Hill Bill
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Originally Posted by beufort67 View Post
So whats the verdict on these? good buy? no problems? thanks!
I've had no problems with either the $26, "5 Watt CREEs or the $50, "80 Watt' CREEs. The 80's are a little brighter, but a little different light spectrum, not a big difference to me. But, either one makes the OEM backups look pathetic!

Go for it!
01-17-2014 11:23 AM
SilverMiner I put this in last week. My impression is that they are definitely an improvement over stock, but they are not good enough that I don't want to install a set of auxiliary lights for reversing.
01-17-2014 09:25 AM
beufort67
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Originally Posted by Up Hill Bill View Post
The Amazon listing for the "80W" LEDs (Amazon.com) lists the actual Wattage as 6W.

Attachment 526130

Most likely, the "80 Watt" designation is the incandescent light equivalent output, just like most lighting is designated.

Note that both lights have 12 "5W" Epistar LED chips on their sides = "60W"

The "5W' lights have one "5W" CREE LED chip on top = "5W". Total "65W"

The "80W" lights have 4 "5W" Cree LED chips on top= "20W". Total "80W"

Nobody in their right mind would buy these things if they thought the actual draw was more than 6 amps! (80W/12v=6.667 amps)



I plan to record and post the running temperature of my current 5W CREEs, and the "80 Watt" CREEs, when I get them installed (they are due in the mail in a few days.)

So whats the verdict on these? good buy? no problems? thanks!
01-08-2014 04:55 PM
907JEEP The first is me standing at the back of my jeep and well you can tell what the other is
01-08-2014 01:25 AM
brian d Just ordered me a set. Curious how they are in person.
01-07-2014 11:08 PM
ronrad Bummer my cree 80s arrived today from the amazon link one works fabulously the other drops to a low intensity mode with a lot of flicker after backing up 10 feet or so. Tried swapping sides jiggling the bulb etc no dice have to do a return when they work they are majorly brughter though!
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