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hpr2214 :: Upgrading Vehicle Lights From Halogen to LED

A quick show about upgrading some of the lights on our vehicles from halogen to LED

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Hosted by Jon Kulp on 2017-01-26 is flagged as Clean and is released under a CC-BY-SA license.
DIY, Automotive, Auto Repair, Car Repair, LED, Lighting. 6.
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Duration: 00:18:00


This episode is about the process of upgrading halogen vehicle lights to LED. I did this on my pickup truck for the interior dome light, the brake lights, the third brake light, front and back turn signal lights, the backup lights, and also for the license plate lights. While I'm talking about this process, I also install new LED brake light bulbs on our Honda CR-V. I almost forgot to talk about the necessity of installing resistors to handle the problem of hyperflashing with the blinker lights.

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LED Vehicle Light Upgrades



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Comment #1 posted on 2017-01-26 19:12:23 by Steve

What about the blinkers?

It was pretty funny. As I was sitting there listening to your episode, while you were changing the bulbs, I was thinking to myself, you know, I'll bet that an LED bulb would mess up the timing on the turn signal blinkers. And then your addendum... Nicely done.

Comment #2 posted on 2017-01-27 04:05:00 by Clinton Roy

So, if you replace an inefficient bulb with a high efficient LED and a resister of the same load, are you actually saving any power at all?

Comment #3 posted on 2017-01-27 12:24:22 by Jonathan Kulp

Probably not

Nah, probably not saving power on the blinkers, but if you get 10x more life span as they claim and brighter lights, it's still worthwhile.

Comment #4 posted on 2017-01-27 12:30:22 by Jonathan Kulp


Steve, you're way ahead of me. I didn't even consider that this could happen to the blinkers until it actually happened and then I had to research to figure out what was going on. I don't understand electricity very well. :)

Comment #5 posted on 2017-01-27 13:34:46 by Ken Fallon

Smokin' hot CANbus LED lamps. (230C in open air.)

From the "bigclivedotcom " channel

Comment #6 posted on 2017-01-27 18:38:16 by Jonathan Kulp


Mine are not CANbus so hopefully won't have meltdowns!

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