Strong LEDs for reverse light?

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Axa
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Strong LEDs for reverse light?

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I would like stronger reverse light on both our 2008 Espace and 2006 C5 Break.
Any suggestions?

Ebay search shows this alternative as best match option
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/222228144885
Reverse indicators with integrated LED.

And what reverse light led bulbs is best?
Anything stronger then this option http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/391529914260

Afak non of our cars got canbus, so no need to pay extra for canbus friendly bulbs..

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Re: Strong LEDs for reverse light?

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i'd be weary of the promises on the Multiple led bulbs, they are certainly Brighter and give a clearer beam colour but overall effectiveness is not always that good, the range of the bulb has a more defined Cut off point compared to the std bulbs fade out, 6000k light is a Very bright white bulb, iirc the Std headlamp bulbs operate at 4300k, lower than 4000k is yellow, anything over 6000k turns bluer, 8000k is blue, popular with the boy racer brigade in hids, 10000k + ends up purple,
from experience with cheap led bulbs, they may have Many many led's but they do not last, technically the larger the led the brighter the light output,

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While LED's can be very bright, they do not actually throw much light on the ground. So, they make great warning lights but not so good for illumination.
However, some American suppliers list specific replacements for reversing light bulbs - not that they look any different!
I assume from the age of the vehicles you mention that the bulbs are capless, wedgies BUT if, by chance, they are conventional BA15's AND this is still unresolved, I have a couple you can play with - & see what you think.

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Re: Strong LEDs for reverse light?

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Thanx for the offer. I have ordered the bulbs I linked to so fine for now.
But would be interesting to compare and post som pictures on the results..

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That's interesting. We have to open a gate with a combination lock at the end of a forest track to get in and out, at night we need the car lights to see what we are doing - or at least my wife does usually while I sit in the warm and dry :wink: when I have driven through we rely on the light from the stop/reversing lights to be able to see the lock so possibly LED's would not be suitable.

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For that sort of thing, take a tip from old school rally cars - & fit a foglight at the back.