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Who has 1156 1157 3057 LED's

Discussion in 'Strobe Lighting' started by 2dogs2, Jan 1, 2008.

  1. 2dogs2

    2dogs2 Member
    Messages: 81

    Who has the best prices on 1156 1157 3057 LED bulbs ??
     
  2. blk90s13

    blk90s13 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,157

    auto zone had them last time i checked
     
  3. BlueLine Ent

    BlueLine Ent Senior Member
    Messages: 570

    As with all things, you get what you pay for. Autozone does have the least expensive, but they are not the best design. The majority of the LEDs point straight out, and not back into the reflector, resulting in no filling of the reflector for light.

    I speak from experience as I went with the Autozone style ones initially, and quickly went to better ones when I noticed you could hardly notice when I had the turn signal on or when I applied the brakes.

    I would recommend TMI LEDs (http://usaled.com/store/category/9yi8/3156_3157_LED_Power_Tower_Bulbs.html) - exact page) as they have great design and they work awesome.
     
    Last edited: Jan 1, 2008
  4. 2dogs2

    2dogs2 Member
    Messages: 81

    I was wondering about the tower style LED's :redbounce


    Thanks..
     
  5. jt5019

    jt5019 Senior Member
    Messages: 853

    Can you plug these right in and go? I was told if i switched to LED my turn signals wouldnt work properly and i might need a flasher that can detect the low led amp draw?
     
  6. BlueLine Ent

    BlueLine Ent Senior Member
    Messages: 570

    It all depends on the vehicle, but 99% of the time you need to put in an electronic flasher in place of the regular one, or inline diodes in the wiring before the socket.
     
  7. cincy snowdog

    cincy snowdog Senior Member
    Messages: 262

    18 a bulb?:eek:
     
  8. BlueLine Ent

    BlueLine Ent Senior Member
    Messages: 570

    Yeah, what do you want for something that will not burn out for at least 11 years? :p
     
  9. iakentdoz

    iakentdoz Senior Member
    Messages: 204

    I'd 2nd that, I have ordered many times from them, they have the best and are much much brighter than all the rest. I'll post so pictures later.
     
  10. iakentdoz

    iakentdoz Senior Member
    Messages: 204

    here are the 18 LED Tower lights I use on my truck.

    tower1 t1.jpg

    tower2.jpg

    tower3.jpg
     
  11. Pearcelawn

    Pearcelawn Senior Member
    Messages: 368

    If you only put the led's in the rear, will the standard front lights run off of the electronic flasher? Or is it all led or nothing?
     
  12. BlueLine Ent

    BlueLine Ent Senior Member
    Messages: 570

    No you can do just some or all, but you either need a diode at each head that you do, or an electronic flasher at the panel.
     
  13. sparky8370

    sparky8370 Senior Member
    Messages: 234

    I don't mean to be a smart@ss because I know you know what you are doing, but I believe you mean a resistor not a diode. The LED is a diode. You need to add resistance (which results in higher current.) so that the flasher will drop out. I had to do the same on my Harley when I added smaller turn signals.
     
  14. jt5019

    jt5019 Senior Member
    Messages: 853

    Im kind of a dummy so to speak in this area....Where does the electronic flasher plug into? i was looking at the ones posted in the above link and they looked rather large:confused:
     
  15. BlueLine Ent

    BlueLine Ent Senior Member
    Messages: 570

    Sparky you got me lol I have the diode from light emitting diode on the brain and you are 100% correct on needed resistors not diodes. My bad.

    As for the electronic flashers, some are made to plug into the existing flasher spot, others are wired into the vehicles circuit. It depends on the vehicle and setup.
     
  16. iakentdoz

    iakentdoz Senior Member
    Messages: 204

    If you have a Ford you can get the 5-Pin Plug and Play Flasher from TMI, just replace the stock flasher. Works great for me.