D'Ecosse said:The LED's are whiter & crisper still I think. I'm not going to say which is which, you decide!
hybridnsx said:Can someone who has done all the lights possible please post the bulb numbers so we can get a full condensed list to make it easier on potential bulb buyers. Greatly appreciate it! Thanks!
Malibu - my understanding is you cannot use white leds behind a colour filter - the way the white light is produced in an LED is not the same as with an incandescent, so a lot of the light will not be able to get through the colour filter. I believe the light is predominantly of the blue spectrum in a white led.Malibu Rapper said:.... With the front and rear sidemarkers, this is where you have more options with the colors. They recommend using the same color bulb as the lens. Conventional wisdom tells you that white would also work but I haven't tried it. I'll try it this weekend and will take pictures.
from led FAQ's
21. How Do Those White LEDs Work?
Considering that LEDs emit their energy in a narrow spectral band, it may seem surprising that White LEDs are available. There are presently 2 kinds of LEDs that have a visual white appearance. The earlier type actually consists of red, green, and blue LED chips packaged closely together. This kind of array can produce many colors, but with the appropriate currents in each chip, the combination appears white.
A newer kind of white LED consists of a blue LED combined with special phosphors that give off a broadband glow when excited by blue light.
We are an expert in LED manufacturing since 1995. We do not like people getting sucked into buying white LEDs bulbs for use behind a Red or Amber lens. Those that sell the white bulbs know better than that!!!!! Simply, that is called fraud !!!!!!!! A white LED will not work behind a RED lens. Don't get sucked in!!!! It is time honest people speak out to let people you know before they make that purchase. To make white LED a blue CHIP is used then a phosphor cover is placed on top of it to change the blue wave length to a white color, but there is still blue in it and the red lens will filter out all the light. YOU MUST USE A RED LED FOR A RED LENS, DO NOT BUY WHITE!!!!!
Hapa88 said:Has anyone used the 1156-W24 LED lights for the Front/Rear Turn Signals? I was wondering how they might show up. I was wondering if they were bright enough/visible enough and "sharp" enough. . .
Yawwn said:know Malibu Rapper recommended: Parking lamps: 2 x WLED6 (white) $2.34 each. Doesn't this go counter to what the Osram website recommends: Parking light 1157? I know that you have purchased this, and have proven this to be the correct part, but based on the websites, how did you determine this?
Using the same logic, doesn't the Osram website recommend the front turn signal lights to be 1157A, and if so, why did Hapa88 come up with the 1156-W24's instead of the 1157? Shouldn't it be the 1157-A12 or -A19 or -A24 or -A30 Amber bulb, per the yellow color as Ken and TMILED suggested above?
Thanks for your responses!
Don't use the resistor kits - that is a real dinosaur fix (no dis' Malibu - lots of outfits promote this as the solution).Malibu Rapper said:..... Also keep in mind that these bulbs run at a very low current. Your turn signal flasher may go into hyper mode because it will think the bulb is burned out. Superbrightleds.com sells resistor kits to fix this.