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Jeep Tail lights Halogen to LED ???

Taillight solution is too expensive,I just want to replace the halogen bulbs for LED's.I've been looking on eBay & Amazon but the reviews are not that good,plus I will have to buy from different sellers to make up the kit.

Do you guys know where can I get them for 2012.

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Re: Jeep Tail lights Halogen to LED ???

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Taillight solution is too expensive,I just want to replace the halogen bulbs for LED's.I've been looking on eBay & Amazon but the reviews are not that good,plus I will have to buy from different sellers to make up the kit.

Do you guys know where can I get them for 2012.

Thanks
I don't know of any vehicle that uses 'halogen' bulbs for the tail lights.
The heat output would probably melt the housings.

The 2012 Jeep GC uses a standard 3057 bulb in the body light housing.
The bulb in the tailgate housing is a 921 bulb.

If you want better light output, you can always go with a 3157 krypton bulb, you can find them at most any reputable automotive parts retailer.

Otherwise, if you really wish to go LED, then you would need to wire in a ballast resistor (at least 25watt) to resolve the 'fast flash' issue you would encounter with your turn signal.
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Re: Jeep Tail lights Halogen to LED ???

The ONLY way to go right now is with the VLED V3 Triton's. Im not even sure if they will fit, but if they dont then dont even bother with anything else. These are hands down the only plug and play LED systems that are currently worth buying. The output is incredible! I have experience with several different kinds and everything else might be acceptable at low light or night time situations, but in any sort of daylight they go almost useless. The V3 Tritons are significant even in direct sunlight.
They emit light into a adjustable lens that will fully utilize the reflector housing like a standard bulb. Unfortunately I do not have a 2014+ Jeep yet so I cant try them out, however I did attempt to fit them into my previous 2012 Overland and those things use some small bulbs that the V3's just will not fit into which is too bad.

I currently have the V3's installed in the front park/turn signals and rear turn signals in my 07 Acura TL-S. I also have them in the front park/turn, rear turn, and brake lamps of my wifes new 2014 Toyota Highlander Limited. These will not disappoint!! No, they arent cheap, but thats because they aren't some cheapo "tower" LED that works like crap.

Here are my comparison pictures:

Red VLED V3 Triton units:


Brake lights ON. V3 Triton on the right, stock left:


Turn signals ON. V3 Triton on the right, stock left:


This is my Acura turn signals. V3 Triton on the left, stock right:




I think you get the point :-) Now before anyone goes and says they would be blinding bright, that is not true. Although the wall pictures may make it seem that way, in real life they are basically identical output to any new vehicle equipped with LED's. As I said before they are not cheap, but I really like the way LED's look with their unmistakable instant on/off and deep vibrant colors.
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Re: Jeep Tail lights Halogen to LED ???

One other thread, someone posted that they had bought these:
3157 LED Philips Bulb | P21W/5W LED bulb | Philips 3157 Vision bulb

And they stated that they were brighter than the stock bulb for both marker and brake and they are visible in daylight.

Though they would require a ballast resistor to prevent the fast flash condition on the turn signal.

Just make sure you buy the CAN-BUS version.
That puts them at $45 for the pair.
The fact that they are the Phillips brand name would lead me to believe that they would be fine.

Seriously considering them, but just spent money on some upgrades for my boat so the krypton 3157 bulbs I have in there now will suffice.
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Re: Jeep Tail lights Halogen to LED ???

I really want to buy the Taillight Solution,but they are way overpriced see this,their interior LED package costs $175.00 for the kit below.



1 Pair of front passenger overhead map light LED's
1 pair of vanity mirror LED's
1 pair of foot well LED's
1 Pair of rear passenger overhead LED's
1 pair of tail-gate LED's


@ PrecisionLED.com I get the same package + License plate LED & 2 extras LED's for the vanity mirror for $109.62

Jeep Grand Cherokee Premium LED Interior Package (2011-Present) Interior Base Package ColorCrystal White (6000K)Add License Plate LEDs (Qty: 2)Crystal White (6000K)Add Glove Box LED (Qty: 1)NoneAdd Standard Vanity Mirror LEDs (Qty: 4)Crystal White (6000K)AccessoriesProfessional Interior 3pc Trim Tool Set (FREE)Confirm Vehicle Year (i.e 2011)2012
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Re: Jeep Tail lights Halogen to LED ???

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One other thread, someone posted that they had bought these:
3157 LED Philips Bulb | P21W/5W LED bulb | Philips 3157 Vision bulb

And they stated that they were brighter than the stock bulb for both marker and brake and they are visible in daylight.

Though they would require a ballast resistor to prevent the fast flash condition on the turn signal.

Just make sure you buy the CAN-BUS version.
That puts them at $45 for the pair.
The fact that they are the Phillips brand name would lead me to believe that they would be fine.

Seriously considering them, but just spent money on some upgrades for my boat so the krypton 3157 bulbs I have in there now will suffice.
So the ballast resistor would still be required even with the CAN-BUS bulbs?
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Re: Jeep Tail lights Halogen to LED ???

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So the ballast resistor would still be required even with the CAN-BUS bulbs?
Plain and simple the WK2 needs a resistor so whether the bulb is CAN -BUS is not the important part.

Bottom line is any decent LED is going to set you back at least $40 a pair. A plug and play resistor harness if you made it yourself would cost about $40 in parts.

So you are almost at the cost of the tritons.

The only thing is it is not as bulky.

I saw a truck with tritons installed and I only knew that because the owner told me and I literally could couldn't see any difference in brightness from incandescent. So to me on a WK2 tritons for brake like bulbs are overpriced to get the same light output as stock
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Plain and simple the WK2 needs a resistor so whether the bulb is CAN -BUS is not the important part.

Bottom line is any decent LED is going to set you back at least $40 a pair. A plug and play resistor harness if you made it yourself would cost about $40 in parts.

So you are almost at the cost of the tritons.

The only thing is it is not as bulky.

I saw a truck with tritons installed and I only knew that because the owner told me and I literally could couldn't see any difference in brightness from incandescent. So to me on a WK2 tritons for brake like bulbs are overpriced to get the same light output as stock
Interesting observation.
I had older V-LED multi-LED 'bulbs' in my Subaru Legacy and you could definitely tell the difference between them and the OEM 7443 bulbs, even during the daylight and especially when I hit the brakes. They were more 'red' and brighter. Definitely got your attention.

It's for that reason that I've been considering LEDs for the Jeep. My plan is to buy an aftermarket trailer light adapter harness and use that to make a 'plug-n-play' ballast resistor setup. This would allow me to have the resistors down lower (underneath the body) than trying to fit them up by the tail lights themselves AND would prevent any damage (however minimal) to the OEM wires should I choose to remove them.
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