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post #1 of 16 Old 12-07-2016, 07:07 AM Thread Starter
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Best plug in LED reverse lights

Ok, so it seems that everyone is putting lots of lights on, but very few just replace the bulbs for the normal reverse lights.
I see quite a few options out there for better plug in reverse lights. 3157 bulb style.
I want my normal reverse lights to be BRIGHT.
If I want extra, that is what I will use extra lighting for.
I don't want to cut my lens and put the led there.

It seems that a lot of the 3157 bulbs are crap and don't last that long.
But then the next options up cost around $90 for a pair.
Are those $90 bulbs worth it? And do they really last?
Not afraid to spend the money on the bulbs if they work well and last.
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post #2 of 16 Old 12-08-2016, 02:03 AM
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I have vled's in the interior of my rig, and I can say that their quality is good. I know they have 6K white LED 7W which is very bright for the revere lights.
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Best plug in LED reverse lights

I put the plug and play LED's in and those were bright. Paid like $20 iirc.
My new light dots suck hard as far as reverse lights.


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How many lumens are these different ones that are cheaper?
I imagine that with reverse only, even the cheaper bulbs should last a fairly long time.
But I see some of them that cost $90 showing pretty high REAL lumens, not just the lumens added up from each bulb.

Also, are the reverse lights a standard 3157? Or are they one of the other 3157s?
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About a year ago I bought LED backup bulbs from Amazon, and the pair was about $20. I can no longer find that bulb on Amazon, but they look like this:

{Oops, since I'm a newbie, they won't let me post pictures yet - sorry. The bulbs I bought were about 2 -1/2" long, and had an aluminum cylindrical body with an LED every 90 degrees around the side, and one led on the business end with a magnifier over it. Advertised as 80 watts, but probably more like 10 watts in real life -- still, very bright}

Find out from Google exactly what bulb number is needed for your JK, and then look around online - you should be able to find similar bulbs for less than 20 bucks a pair.

The ones I have work GREAT. Very bright, which is what I wanted -- makes using my backup camera at night no problem (I can see 30 feet or more back).

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Here is a pair on ebay similar to what I have - $29 for two. Search ebay for this to see them:

"GENSSI 80W LED Reverse Backup Light Bulbs For Jeep Wrangler JK 2007-2016"

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About a year ago I bought LED backup bulbs from Amazon, and the pair was about $20. I can no longer find that bulb on Amazon, but they look like this:

http://www.quadratec.com/sites/defau...ges/225680.jpg

Find out from Google exactly what bulb number is needed, and then look around online - you should be able to find similar bulbs for less than 20 bucks a pair.

The ones I have work GREAT - very bright, which is what I wanted -- makes using my backup camera at night no problem.

Good luck.
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Well, I ended up going with the GENSSI bulbs.
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00ED3YVWS

I would say they are probably worth the money, but nothing to scream about how bright they are.
Definitely an upgrade to the pathetic stock lights.
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I used these for $17 from Amazon. I had to fudge with the contacts a little (Took about 60 seconds per bulb with a dental pick) to get them to make contact in the OEM Jeep socket. They are bright, white, and should last about forever.


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Bulbeats 1200 Lumens 2pcs 144-BX Chipsets 3056 3156 3057 3157 LED Bulbs with Projector backup lights turn signal light brake light tail light White 6000K Best Value!


2pcs/Set of 144pcs BX chipsets per bulb with projector. Lighting output: about 1200 lumens for each bulb. 144pcs BX chipsets, each chipset around 8~9LM
Color:6000K Xenon White. Working Voltage 10v-24v. Size:2.25" long and 0.70" in diameter.Fits: 3156 3056 3356 3456 4156 3047 3157 3157A 3057 3155 3157NA 3357 3457 3457A 4057 4114 4157 etc
Low power consumption, save your power supply. Ideal for Back-Up Reverse Light,Brake&Tail light Light,Fog light,Turn Signal Light head light etc
**Please check your car Socket before purchasing**! **Please make sure the measurement before purchasing**! THIS IS NOT FOR Standard CK SOCKET!Contact us if there is any questions!
1year warranty Notice:All LED bulbs have to be plugged in a certain way,it has Positive and negative, so if they don't work at first, quickly take them out, turn them around 180 degree, and put them back in again.


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Well, I ended up going with the GENSSI bulbs.
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00ED3YVWS

I would say they are probably worth the money, but nothing to scream about how bright they are.
Definitely an upgrade to the pathetic stock lights.
Those are only 900 lumens. You may not be happy with them.


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Lumens count on LED bulbs is just about a worthless number. A lot of small LED bulbs do not actually create a real life lumen count as high as fewer and brighter LED bulbs. Especially when it comes to the 'throw' of the light.
Not saying any of these are better, but I naturally distrust bulbs that have a lot of 'extra' LEDs to make up for the fact they are all smaller and less powerful LEDs to start with.
I am happy with what I have, as long as they LAST.

To be honest, I can see in reverse now. Nothing great, but something that you should be able to expect from a new vehicle!
I will still wire up some LED floods to the back for when I REALLY need to see everything. But these will do for everyday life. As long as they last a few good years.
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Short term follow up.
I am quite happy with these bulbs for drop in replacement bulbs.
I will still add a set of LED floods to the back. But I don't feel like I need them every time I try and back up!
I back into a small garage space every night with no lighting. These light it up very well and I can actually SEE what is behind me now.

We will see about long term. But honestly, these are reverse lights. They will only get so many hours of usage, so I would expect them to last a very long time unless I do something stupid.
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I used these for $17 from Amazon. I had to fudge with the contacts a little (Took about 60 seconds per bulb with a dental pick) to get them to make contact in the OEM Jeep socket. They are bright, white, and should last about forever.


https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1


Bulbeats 1200 Lumens 2pcs 144-BX Chipsets 3056 3156 3057 3157 LED Bulbs with Projector backup lights turn signal light brake light tail light White 6000K Best Value!


2pcs/Set of 144pcs BX chipsets per bulb with projector. Lighting output: about 1200 lumens for each bulb. 144pcs BX chipsets, each chipset around 8~9LM
Color:6000K Xenon White. Working Voltage 10v-24v. Size:2.25" long and 0.70" in diameter.Fits: 3156 3056 3356 3456 4156 3047 3157 3157A 3057 3155 3157NA 3357 3457 3457A 4057 4114 4157 etc
Low power consumption, save your power supply. Ideal for Back-Up Reverse Light,Brake&Tail light Light,Fog light,Turn Signal Light head light etc
**Please check your car Socket before purchasing**! **Please make sure the measurement before purchasing**! THIS IS NOT FOR Standard CK SOCKET!Contact us if there is any questions!
1year warranty Notice:All LED bulbs have to be plugged in a certain way,it has Positive and negative, so if they don't work at first, quickly take them out, turn them around 180 degree, and put them back in again.
I got those Genesis bulbs about two years ago. They lasted until I switched to a full replacement. Only thing was you have to keep a eye on them. The lens kept unscrewing inside the housing somehow I did end up putting axillary lights I'm the rear as well and wiring them to a switch.







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I have the Genssi LED bulbs too and I am happy with them. Its been <6 months so far so cant tell you about long term yet.


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I just installed the Genssi bulbs, and I also love them. Cheap and quick install.

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