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Cree LEDs vs regular LEDs

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I finally had a chance to remove the old turn signal LEDs and install the much brighter 16w Cree LEDs

In my opinion these are superior over the regular LEDs but more expensive
With my hids on and the old LEDs you can barely see it, a safety concern



Here is a picture of the old led at the front
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Here is the old regular bulb on the back and the old style for the brake
Cree LEDs vs regular LEDs-imageuploadedbyag-free1374964556.651755.jpg

Here is the new one
Cree LEDs vs regular LEDs-imageuploadedbyag-free1374964589.152064.jpg

Here are the two
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Now here is a video from the front
The one on the driver side is the new one, much brighter
http://youtu.be/CjP2P9qyMFc

And here is a video what happens if you just install the LEDs without resistors.

http://youtu.be/qYGaHg-t_vo


And here is how it works with the resistor
I installed mine in the headlight housing

http://youtu.be/QYBsgeVkNBw

Here is the left led with the lenses and right regular bulb
Led is crisp and clean, regular bulb is slow and not clean

http://youtu.be/quCqlnN3xwE

And finally both LEDs

http://youtu.be/RFuLoQMF8vo


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Very nice. I wanted to upgrade to LED but was not happy with whats to offer untill now. Wear did you get thoes?
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i got them from a local asian store but they are available from ebay and any light store shoild have them.
don't do what i did, don't waste your money on the weaker ones, there is no comparison.
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does it effect the light failure monitor ?
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It does, that is why you install the resistor
Otherwise they will blink too fast as I show in one of the videos
The results are amazing


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