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Re: WK2 rear brake turn LED's installed. VLED V3 Triton with pics

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Re: WK2 rear brake turn LED's installed. VLED V3 Triton with pics

Glad you got them ordered. Even though it will take a while it will be worth it. When walking up to my car I manually unlock it from the fob just to see those LED tails flash ;-)
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Re: WK2 rear brake turn LED's installed. VLED V3 Triton with pics

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Glad you got them ordered. Even though it will take a while it will be worth it. When walking up to my car I manually unlock it from the fob just to see those LED tails flash ;-)

Dang! My order is from May 18 and I'm waiting. I just put it in the back of my mind until I see the "Items Shipped" email. 😀


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Re: WK2 rear brake turn LED's installed. VLED V3 Triton with pics

I may order the parts, but I'm waiting till they have them in stock. By then hopefully others will post some photos of the install.
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Re: WK2 rear brake turn LED's installed. VLED V3 Triton with pics

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I may order the parts, but I'm waiting till they have them in stock. By then hopefully others will post some photos of the install.
There are photos of the install already posted in this thread. Scroll back to the beginning.
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Re: WK2 rear brake turn LED's installed. VLED V3 Triton with pics

Here are a couple more pictures of a previous V3 Triton install I had on my Acura TL Type S. These pictures are of the rear TURN signals only and compare the V3 to the stock bulb side by side. No comparison!!!!

VLED left side, stock bulb right side! :-O


Same as above, VLED left, stock right.



Here is a picture of the front amber park/turn signal V3's on my wifes 2014 Highlander!
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Re: WK2 rear brake turn LED's installed. VLED V3 Triton with pics

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VLED left side, stock bulb right side! :-O
One would presume your wording when referring to a car means the left side of the vehicle - but the illumination on that side looks terrible.

So I'm hoping you might instead be meaning left side of photograph?
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One would presume your wording when referring to a car means the left side of the vehicle - but the illumination on that side looks terrible.

So I'm hoping you might instead be meaning left side of photograph?
Sorry you are confused. Left side of picture. One quick glance at the picture and I figured any confusion about which was which would have been obvious.
The significantly brighter light is the LED. How's that?
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LOL. Seriously. Left side was obvious just due to the brightness!

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Re: WK2 rear brake turn LED's installed. VLED V3 Triton with pics

Come on guys, no need to ridicule someone for asking a question.

Until recently, LEDs have always been dimmer and highly directional/focussed compared to incandescent bulbs.

Even then, not all LEDs are made equal so there is a significant difference in output between them all. Immensely different. And still, the issue of how focussed a LED's output is has not been entirely resolved - the majority of LED products use side SMDs to expand the beam.

On one of my other cars I had to experiment with a number of different products to get a fantastic result. Even then, when one did look great it didn't necessarily mean it was significantly better than the original incandescent - that still took more experimentation. Furthermore, it took different solutions between the various different bulbs to get my desired result.

The product you guys are recommending here does not appear to use any side emitters of any kind - you are giving a glowing (no pun intended) review that they look fantastic despite the single emitter. As I said in my post, I was "hoping" that is indeed the case as that sounds fantastic.

If one were to assume the "better" output automatically means it is the LED, that would also imply a cheap $30 LED over eBay also delivers the same result - but I know from experience that is absolutely not the case.

Heck in one application the actual SMDs I used were better than the incandescent - BUT the real-world result was not (even then, the photograph didn't do justice - the SMDs looked way worse than the incandescent to the naked eye). I had to line the fitting with foil to reflect the various emitters to get a stunning result. Take a look at the photograph below...



I am truly glad Triton IS the better output, but forgive me for making sure that this was indeed the case.
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^^^ yeah sorry maybe I was a bit harsh. But yes you are correct LED's have until
Recently been pretty poor in vehicle lamp housings. The original "tower" LED's were poor in any sort of daylight conditions and looked goofy in the housing.

As you see in my pictures of the LED unit itself on the first page the LED's have 3 internally mounted LED's that fire into a "lens" that emits the light in all directions like a filament. That lens can also be lengthened or shortened to focus the light in the housing perfectly. I set mine at the exact same length as the filament is on the original bulb and the output is incredible.
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