When looking at LED lights in your car, you think of headlights first, but the dozen other headlights in your car deserve attention. Braking, parking, reversing, flashing and interior lighting can be improved by using LEDs in four ways:
- Brighter Light Partly Lighter
- Longer Life As a good LED bulb should last as long as Take your car.
- Sharper Cycling which means a flashing light bulb that attracts attention.
- Lower power consumption including lower heat generation.
Make a list of how many bulbs of each size you need. The industry standard number for each light bulb can be found in the Sylvania or Philips car lamps or in the Amazon car parts department.
When buying your new LED bulbs, remember that some cars have reverse polarity electrical connections and you may need LED lights that are polarity-free. Also, do not be confused if the lightbulb lookup tools above indicate that you need a red or yellow LED to replace a clear lightbulb. That's just an LED thing, because of the different light quality.
The actual installation is the same as replacing a light bulb with an incandescent bulb, with one major exception: when the turn signals or hazard lights flashing quickly with LEDs, that means "Hyperflash" and is the way to say that You have a light bulb. You do not, but the new LED lamp draws so little power, the car recognizes it as blown incandescent.
The solution to this is a bit kludgy, though. Buy a LED lamp resistor kit and attach a resistor to the wiring at each bulb location, increasing the power consumption of the LED bulb. Not elegant, but it's effective and I'll show you how in the video above. If you've never stripped or crimped a wire before, you can stop reading now; It's probably not a good idea to learn about your brake lights. But if you agree with the simple car wiring, then you can handle it, and I think you will enjoy the results of brighter lights that are virtually permanent.