Originally Posted by matt_att_att
i have similar lights on my dark metalic grey 147 - and im soooo pleased with them, much better than red on a dark car in my opinion!
what are LED bulbs all about then? whats the advantage (besides they will prety much last forever!!!) are they brighter? are they "clear" when not lit up?
(can i get get "clear" LED brake lights/ indicators/ reverse light and fog light?)
good luck with the lights bargy they are really sweet!
(now my car is pretty much all silver/ grey and black (rims/ body work/ and tints) with black rear lights - the only thing that is bugging me is the red reflectors on the back bumper/ can these ever be black but still reflect red? what about tinting spray? do you recon the red would reflect through? (legal reasons)
Great Matt - My belly is same colour.. I'll post photos when I do it.
As far as LED are concerned - I kinda did some research.
1. Led bulbs are 20-30% faster (when you hit on the brakes, they light up faster)
2. They last virtually forever
3. Brightness is almost the same (a little less)
4. 'Viewing angle' - if we can call it - is a bit narrower then hallogen standard bulbs
5. They are clear (white) when off, and red or amber when on!
6. They look much cooler than hallogens
7. They are illegal in some countries (UK included)..But damn, who cares?
8. I have found some LED bulbs that have additional LEDs located in 90o angle, to maximize reflector efficiency!!
9. Because current is much less, the car computer may indicate burnt bulbs - that can be fixed by using a resistor in series.
About the reflectors in the rear bumper I don't think spray will do the trick. I would leave them as they are..