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Old 04-11-2013, 01:04 PM   #1
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led bulbs for UHaul tail lights

I think it was around the first of Feb that there was a post saying that #108 and #98 led's could be used, and that no mod was needed that they just plug right in. I searched 10 pages in the search function and could not find what I need. I want to replace existing tail light bulbs with led's. Help is greatly appreciated.
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I ordered our taillight replacements through superbrightleds.com. I put in the 1157 LED towers with the bayonet base and they work really well. They are expensive, however, at about $25 per bulb. I had experimented with cheap LED bulbs first (about $12 each) and they weren't bright enough, so I moved up to the more expensive bulbs. On their website, look under LED Car Bulbs/tail and turn signals.
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I agree with Kevin A. superbrightleds.com is a little expensive, but good products. I have changed out all the bulbs in my Scamp, then changed to LED on all the low voltage lighting around the house(cool color changing leds!)
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Kevin & Dennis, do the new ones just plug right in? Don't want to get into the having to rewire thing.
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Search Results For "1157" | LED Products | Super Bright LEDs

There are several flavors. Should just push and twist in. The spider shaped one is interesting.
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Yes, they insert just like a regular older-style bulb. There are two little knobs at different heights on the bayonet base. Match up the notches on the receptacle, push in, and twist.
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Thanks all, Yeah!!
I'll get some ordered and be ready to put them in.
TOM, which ones do I need to get from the link you sent?
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Thanks all, Yeah!!
I'll get some ordered and be ready to put them in.
TOM, which ones do I need to get from the link you sent?
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I'll let the other guys answer that, as I'm still using the Thomas Edison ones that came with it. If I remember correctly, the base is pointing forward, so I'd think that you want the ones that point the light straight back (as opposed to in a complete circle perpendicular to the axis of the bulb. Maybe the other guys can comment.

Interesting study here: http://www.ferrarilife.com/forums/mo...omparison.html
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We have the tower LEDs that have bulbs around the tower and on top. Light goes all directions inside the reflector housing. I know they recommend that you get the color to match your lens, so I ordered the red light output for the red piece of the lens and the amber color for the top section. Some people just use the white/blue for everything. Number 5 on their inventory list has 45 LEDs while number 6 has 18. More LEDs the brighter the light. Don't get any of those marked for CAN-bus systems... They won't work in your system.
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