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RCsGX 10-18-13 08:27 PM

white LED plate bulbs
 
I'm bored and since there's not much to do w/ our GX I went on the hunt for some pure white LED plate bulbs. I've been running superbrightleds 194 bulbs but they're a "cool" white (6K), which has a blue hue to it: https://www.superbrightleds.com/more...edge-base/204/ . I've made my own LED tail lights, side markers and plate bulbs in the past. I have a few tubes of white 30mA Cree P4s and I was going to make some boards for the GX but they too have a slight hint of blue in them, see pics below.

So I took a chance and ordered a pair of 5K bulbs from Vleds: http://www.vleds.com/bulb-type/miniature-wedge-base/194-168-158-led/white-5k/5k-white-4-led-2w-high-power-bulbs-194-168-158-1-pair.html . Finally a pure white LED! They seem to be built really well and they have a heat sink which helps a lot because these things get fairly hot to the touch after about 3-4mins. They're 2W putting out 105 lumens per bulb. I love bright bulbs but I never expected these to be this bright, they're like mini-HID bulbs. These pics really don't do them any justice.

Anyway here's some pics I took tonight.....

Cool White (superbrightleds)
http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r...0.jpg~original

5K (VLeds)
http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r...0.jpg~original



Look how wide the plate bulbs are compared to the HID bulbs.
I'm running Philips 4300K 85122 bulbs and when you compared the 4300K output to 5K output you can still see some blue in the LEDs but in person they look pure white.
http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r...0.jpg~original

I don't know why this pic is making my front lights have a yellowish color, they're anything but....
http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r...s.jpg~original

http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r...s.jpg~original

http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r...w.jpg~original

http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r...e.jpg~original



Here's a board of P4s that I made for my Vorza Flux r/c buggy so my daughter and I can run it at night...I have a board w/ red Philips Superflux (70mA) for the tails that are as bright as OEM LED tails.
http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r...s.jpg~original

http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r...e.jpg~original

http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r...0.jpg~original

shyguyF 10-19-13 09:57 AM

looks great ! i'm gonna order ones for mine. Last time you recommended me to get an HID kit from Theretro that l love it so far. Your headlight looks great too, what color is it ? 5k or 6k.
Thanks again !

RCsGX 10-19-13 11:03 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by shyguyF (Post 8195333)
Last time you recommended me to get an HID kit from Theretro that l love it so far. Your headlight looks great too, what color is it ? 5k or 6k.
Thanks again !

Thanks! If they last as long as my bulbs from superbrightleds have I'll be really happy.


Quote:

Originally Posted by shyguyF (Post 8195333)
Last time you recommended me to get an HID kit from Theretro that l love it so far. Your headlight looks great too, what color is it ? 5k or 6k.
Thanks again !

My bulbs are 4300K. They're Philips 85122 D2S bulbs and they've color shifted so they're more on the white side than yellowish / white when new.
http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r...s.jpg~original

Yeah retrofitsource has great products and they're not too expensive. That's why I don't understand why people still buy China "Japan" HID kits for $200+ when you can buy a pair of OEM Toyota Denso ballasts w/ bulbs for under $250. You can also find them cheaper if you find a deal on hidplanet.com.

Denso Ballasts w/ AMP connector IE: HID kit bulb connector
http://www.theretrofitsource.com/pro...ducts_id=19575

9006 AMP HID bulbs
http://www.theretrofitsource.com/pro...oducts_id=4122

shyguyF 10-19-13 04:00 PM

RCsGX I' m wondering how the D2S bulbs fit in the GX stock housing?

RCsGX 10-19-13 04:48 PM

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Originally Posted by shyguyF (Post 8195697)
RCsGX I' m wondering how the D2S bulbs fit in the GX stock housing?

I don't have stock projectors, I have SC430 projectors with S2K lenses.

shyguyF 10-19-13 10:45 PM

Now i got it, that why your headlight output is wide and cutoff is sharp. I really like it.

chrisvr6 10-20-13 08:14 AM

Is there a write-up for the projector/lens Retrofit that you went off of RCsGX?

RCsGX 10-20-13 07:19 PM

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Originally Posted by chrisvr6 (Post 8196330)
Is there a write-up for the projector/lens Retrofit that you went off of RCsGX?

I didn't do this retro, I had Rich at hidillusionz do it.
http://hidillusionz.blogspot.com/201...-retrofit.html

I did the S2K lens swap / color mod and painted the shields white. Rich did the actual retro. I was in the process of moving and needed it done asap. Rich did it in for me in 2 days.

I've done other retros in my past vehicles, both had factory projectors:
1st gen MDX (TSX, then S2K)
E39 BMW (FX35, then SC430 w/ S2K lens swap / color mod and painted the shields black)

It's easier w/ our headlights since we already have projectors. It's just a matter of trimming and making a bracket out of some thin sheet aluminum. If you check out hidplanet I'm sure you'll get an idea on how to do it.

NR04 10-21-13 06:27 PM

I bought Philips LED bulbs for my license plate and running boards from Home Depot. http://www.homedepot.com/p/Philips-X...7#.UmWV-FNpPpk

They are very white. No hint of blue at all. The running boards are especially brighter than the stock.

RCsGX 10-24-13 12:22 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by NR04 (Post 8198803)
I bought Philips LED bulbs for my license plate and running boards from Home Depot. http://www.homedepot.com/p/Philips-X...7#.UmWV-FNpPpk

They are very white. No hint of blue at all. The running boards are especially brighter than the stock.

You're right, there's definitely no blue in the Philips but they do have yellow and a LOT of it. :D The Philips are a warm white not a pure white. To me the color looks like a filament bulb.


Philips 4K on the left | VLEDs 5K on the right
http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r...8.jpg~original

Philips 4K
http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r...3.jpg~original

VLEDs 5K
http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r...7.jpg~original

Philips 4K
http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r...4.jpg~original

VLEDs 5K
http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r...8.jpg~original

Philips 4K
http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r...a.jpg~original

VLEDs 5K
http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r...b.jpg~original


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