Go Back   Club Lexus Forums > Lexus Model Forums > LS Models > LS430
Sign in using an external account
Register Forgot Password?


Anyone upgraded to better reverse bulbs on 04 LS430?

Reply
 
 
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 07-01-14, 01:55 AM   #1
LEX ES300
Pole Position
Trader Score: (0)
 
LEX ES300's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: AUSTRALIA
Posts: 358
Default Anyone upgraded to better reverse bulbs on 04 LS430?

I find the factory reversing lights very inadequate when reversing at night. The clear lens is sooo tiny and the bulb fits in at an angle meaning there's not much room in the socket for a longer bulb.
The original bulb is a T15 I think.

Just wondering if anyone has upgraded their reversing bulbs on their LS430? When I say 'upgraded', I mean upgraded to more light output to see at night, not just a standard cheap LED that may look nicer/whiter, but they don't seem to put out much usable light at all.

Anyone have any high powered LED bulbs or other bulbs that are brighter that work well to improve vision?

Thanks
This ad is not displayed to registered members.
Register your free account today and become a member on Club Lexus!

Last edited by LEX ES300; 07-01-14 at 01:59 AM..
LEX ES300 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-01-14, 10:41 AM   #2
BigLS430
Driver School Candidate
Trader Score: (1)
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: tx
Posts: 17
Default

i use the mtec peanut bulbs in my headlights and they are extremely bright well worth the money.
i would think it would be more than enough light for the reverse.


BigLS430 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-04-14, 04:25 AM   #3
LEX ES300
Pole Position
Trader Score: (0)
 
LEX ES300's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: AUSTRALIA
Posts: 358
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by BigLS430 View Post
i use the mtec peanut bulbs in my headlights and they are extremely bright well worth the money.
i would think it would be more than enough light for the reverse.
Genuine Mtec 7000K T10 194 168 12961 2825 W5W CREE LED Bulbs | eBay
Hi thanks for the reply
Have you tried them in the reversing lights socket? The socket is angled meaning the light from a led doesnt shine straight back if you know what I mean.

Anyone tried these or any other bulbs?
LEX ES300 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-07-14, 11:14 AM   #4
HiloDB1
Lexus Test Driver
Trader Score: (3)
 
HiloDB1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Hawaii
Posts: 838
Default

http://store.ijdmtoy.com/CREE-Q5-XP-...s-p/20-342.htm

I have these as my revers lights. They fit fine even though they are long. Light output is great considering the angle they sit at in the tail light housing.
__________________
HiloDB1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-14-14, 10:31 PM   #5
mikedc26
Driver School Candidate
Trader Score: (0)
 
mikedc26's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: Washington
Posts: 24
Default

I have the same ones that JiloDB1 put a link on. I will post a pic of it tomorrow since I have to change that bulb out because it went out with all that bass in my trunk
mikedc26 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-16-14, 06:58 AM   #6
LEX ES300
Pole Position
Trader Score: (0)
 
LEX ES300's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: AUSTRALIA
Posts: 358
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by mikedc26 View Post
I have the same ones that JiloDB1 put a link on. I will post a pic of it tomorrow since I have to change that bulb out because it went out with all that bass in my trunk
Great! I'd love to see the pics thanks!
I found a very bright led bulb the other day but its too big to fit in the socket. There is almost no room at all in the lens for longer bulbs.
LEX ES300 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-16-14, 09:21 PM   #7
mikedc26
Driver School Candidate
Trader Score: (0)
 
mikedc26's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: Washington
Posts: 24
Default

mikedc26 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-16-14, 09:22 PM   #8
mikedc26
Driver School Candidate
Trader Score: (0)
 
mikedc26's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: Washington
Posts: 24
Default

Shots I think I posted the video not the picture getting used to uploading and using the right links
mikedc26 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-18-14, 06:49 AM   #9
mikedc26
Driver School Candidate
Trader Score: (0)
 
mikedc26's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: Washington
Posts: 24
Default



Here is a picture of the reverse lights. picture does not do any justice.
mikedc26 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-18-14, 07:57 AM   #10
LEX ES300
Pole Position
Trader Score: (0)
 
LEX ES300's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: AUSTRALIA
Posts: 358
Default

Great pic thanks mikedc26! You said you have the same bulbs as HiloDB1, but the link he posted up is for a t20 bulb. The reverse bulbs on my 04 ls430 are t15. How did you get them to fit?
Thanks
LEX ES300 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-19-14, 10:04 PM   #11
mikedc26
Driver School Candidate
Trader Score: (0)
 
mikedc26's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: Washington
Posts: 24
Default

Lex ES300. They are longer won't fit correctly what I did was use some urethane to seal it off and to keep it put
mikedc26 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-21-14, 04:23 PM   #12
HiloDB1
Lexus Test Driver
Trader Score: (3)
 
HiloDB1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Hawaii
Posts: 838
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by LEX ES300 View Post
Great pic thanks mikedc26! You said you have the same bulbs as HiloDB1, but the link he posted up is for a t20 bulb. The reverse bulbs on my 04 ls430 are t15. How did you get them to fit?
Thanks
No modification on mine. It might have to do with the fact my LS is an 01.
__________________
HiloDB1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-21-14, 11:03 PM   #13
Kira X
美少女戦士セーラームーン
Trader Score: (18)
 
Kira X's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: 東京都
Posts: 7,481
Dark Cloud XS Death_Anghell
Smile

Quote:
Originally Posted by LEX ES300 View Post
Great pic thanks mikedc26! You said you have the same bulbs as HiloDB1, but the link he posted up is for a t20 bulb. The reverse bulbs on my 04 ls430 are t15. How did you get them to fit?
Thanks
The 01-03 LS' have different reverse light bulbs. I just put LED's in my 02 two weeks ago and it was different from my 05.
__________________
93 Lexus SC300
02 Lexus LS430
05 Lexus LS430 UL
95 Toyota Supra

さくら
7

Kira X is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-22-14, 07:37 AM   #14
e60bmw
Rookie
Trader Score: (0)
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: texas
Posts: 58
Default

Has anyone ever tried using HID backup lights? Some in the BMW community have done slim ballasts with 35w HIDs.
e60bmw is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-22-14, 05:37 PM   #15
LEX ES300
Pole Position
Trader Score: (0)
 
LEX ES300's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: AUSTRALIA
Posts: 358
Default

Still looking for any other ideas. I'd prefer not to be gluing bulbs in my 04 ls430!
LEX ES300 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-22-14, 05:37 PM
 
 
 
 
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
LED Lighting Replacement Guide (w/Pics) brociouz IS - Second Generation 672 03-28-14 01:38 AM
Anyone Upgraded Their Backup Lights? thegov3 LS460, LS460L and LS600h 5 02-05-13 06:38 PM
Reverse Bulb Light Pattern Question hnb IS - Second Generation 2 01-18-13 01:23 AM
Just replaced the reverse light with new bulbs... damn they are bright!!! BAUSauto IS - Second Generation 143 01-14-13 09:05 PM
Changing reverse light bulbs bluesi808 ES350 and ES300h (2013+) 6 10-07-12 07:15 AM

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 01:28 PM.

Join ClubLexus
Advertising


Copyright © 2000-2008 Internet Brands, Inc. All Rights Reserved
Privacy Policy | Disclaimer | Terms of Use | JOBS


Get all contact info