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Arrow Pontiac G8 Reverse/Backup LED Bulbs! Several Model Options! Plug & Play Install!



Pontiac G8 Reverse Light LED

At Diode Dynamics, we carry a full line of LED bulbs, including three different levels of brightness for your reverse light or backup light bulb (1156 size). We carry the brightest, highest-quality bulbs on the market, which we have designed in St. Louis, Missouri. Your order will ship same day, and we're here if you need us for support and service. Every bulb carries with it a three-year limited warranty.

Your purchase includes two 1156-sized LED bulb, for perfect fitment in all 2008-2009 Pontiac G8 Models.


Bulb Design

HP48: This bulb is non-polar, CK compatible, with 48 Epistar 3014 LED chips. Thanks to the cap on the top, the light from this High Power Bulb is shined backwards and away from the bulb, not straight out. This means the output is excellent, because it uses the vehicle's housing completely, which then shines the light much more uniformly.

HP11: Four side-firing 1.5W-rated Osram LED chips, and one 5W-rated LED chip on top, which is projected by a lens for maximum effective brightness. The bulb is housed in a machined aluminum casing, which provides superior heat diffusion for long life.

XP80: Each of the four sides of this bulb contains three 5W-rated chips, and the top is fitted with four more under a projector lens. This is the brightest self-contained automotive LED bulb on the market, and is housed in an aluminum casing with a textured finish for maximum heatsinking properties.

Fitment. All three bulbs use a quality aluminum 1156 terminal, with a locking base connector and proper pin alignment, designed for exact replacement of your factory 1156 bulb.

Included in your order is TWO BULBS.


COLOR

These LEDs illuminate in a crisp, cool, bright, white hue for maximum light output.

BRIGHTNESS

Diode Dynamics offers several brightness options so you can choose what fits you best. These options are listed by the design and the lumen output of each bulb:

Brightness:

HP48: Slightly lower brightness than OEM bulbs, but still provides the crisp, modern instant on/off of LED technology. (280 lumens)
HP11: Slightly higher brightness than OEM bulbs. (310 lumens)
XP80: Much brighter than OEM bulbs. These are bright! (510 lumens)

Lumens. BUYER BEWARE! Most sellers just provide "calculated" lumen numbers, based on the maximum potential brightness of the LED chips on the bulb. For example, if a bulb has five 10-lumen chips, they will rate it at 50 lumens. However, this is not accurate, as the design of an LED bulb does not get rid of heat fast enough to run the LEDs at maximum.

These "calculated" lumen ratings are much, much higher than the true, measured light output, so it will look like competitors' bulbs are brighter than ours. This is because Diode Dynamics does not provide inflated "calculated" numbers; we believe it is misleading. We test the actual brightness of the bulbs in our lab, to provide real lumen output measurements. Our measurements are accurate, but they are usually much lower than the misleading "calculated" figures.


QUALITY

LED Components. Diode Dynamics uses only the highest quality LED chips in the production of its bulbs. This means only brand-name suppliers such as Epistar, Cree, Osram, and Samsung.

While Diode Dynamics bulbs may look the same as others on the market, most copycat bulbs use economy-grade LED chips in order to reduce costs. This greatly reduces the reliability and overall brightness of the bulb when you compare it to Diode Dynamics.

Construction. Although LED technology allows for extremely long bulb life, the market is flooded with cheap LED bulbs that fail prematurely due to inferior construction. The worst enemy of LEDs is excessive heat, and when bulbs are not designed properly, they do not disperse heat as well, leading to premature failure.

Off-brand, cheap bulbs exhibit poor solder uniformity, high levels of flux in the solder, uneven chip placement, low-gauge terminal wires, poor assembly, and bulbs held together with inferior adhesives. At best, solder joints will crack and fail on low-quality LEDs after a few weeks of use. In the worst case, these bulbs can damage housings as the extra flux and adhesive evaporates and creates a residue on the lens of the housing.

Diode Dynamics bulbs are produced with modern, computerized equipment, and only the best materials, to ensure complete uniformity, high quality, and long bulb life.

All Diode Dynamics products come with a 30-day satisfaction guarantee and a 3-year limited replacement warranty.



Questions? Feel free to ask here, PM, email contact@diodedynamics.com or call us: (314) 205-3033

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"Diode Dynamics comes through for me again!!! The quality of the XP80 bulb was incredible. The feel, look and weight alone assured me of the outstanding quality as advertised. Incredible crisp white output will make you want to reverse more often. Bright beyond words!! Thank You!! Pictures to come up soon (Posted on 9/15/14)" -Jesus



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have you tested the radio signal while the car is in revese with these bulbs? there was a popular brand for a while back that would give interference (minor nuisance)

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have you tested the radio signal while the car is in revese with these bulbs? there was a popular brand for a while back that would give interference (minor nuisance)
We haven't heard any reports from G8 owners who've installed them. I don't foresee the reverse lights causing any issues

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The XP80s are fantastic. Really light up the surrounding area in the dark. I feel more comfortable backing up in an unlit/unfamiliar area now.
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The XP80s are fantastic. Really light up the surrounding area in the dark. I feel more comfortable backing up in an unlit/unfamiliar area now.
Glad to hear it!

The XP80's are essentially like having a set of fog lights on when backing up

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Meet our newest LED bulb replacement, the HP48:



Available in 1156/7 - 3156/7 - 7440/3 sizes

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Might have to give the XP80's a shot. I want kick ass bright reverse lights!
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If you are looking for the brightest reverse lights for your G8, the XP80s fit the bill.

At 510 lumens each (measured), they will provide significantly more output than your factory incandescent reverse lights!

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It looks like Diode has quite a few different light setups that make the G8 come to life! I am going to have to check this site out and see what other awesome equipment they might have to take my G8 to the next level...
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have you tested the radio signal while the car is in revese with these bulbs? there was a popular brand for a while back that would give interference (minor nuisance)
no issues whatsoever. I haven't had a single problem with any of their product. In fact, most of the pictures you see on their website under G8 is mine lol Diode Dynamics is truly a great company and I recommend them whenever I can
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no issues whatsoever. I haven't had a single problem with any of their product. In fact, most of the pictures you see on their website under G8 is mine lol Diode Dynamics is truly a great company and I recommend them whenever I can
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Just ordered some XP80's for my jetta!! Can't wait to get them and actually see when I back up!! If I like them enough the G8 will be getting some too.
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Bummer, I wish I would have known about the free shipping code! I just ordered some LEDs from you all. :-(



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Bummer, I wish I would have known about the free shipping code! I just ordered some LEDs from you all. :-(
Ah! Well be sure to give us a call at your earliest convenience: (314) 205-3033

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