They are the right bulb, and they work fine. I think I need some capacitors installed but I do not know what size I need to give them that extra push. I have the 50w capacitors from Super Bright LED's that I ordered a couple of years back and I would use them only as a last resort. The reason being is that they get real hot when in use. I'm not too comfortable with that.
Man, I'd just find myself a better/brighter set of LEDs before I resorted to going to capacitors... But that's just IMO.
i know there ez to install but for a more clean look and not have to worry bout hte heat issue of the resistor the hazards options would be the best and almost undectable if ur car goes in the shop they can void ur electrical system warranty
Clean look? The places you'd install the resistor (on a frame rail in the engine bay, behind the carpet trim in the trunk) are invisible. There is no heat issue if you install it to a piece of metal, and even less if you use the brackets like the ones V-LEDs sells. For the engine bay ones, I stuck metallic duct tape on the frame rail, then used double-sided tape to stick the resistor on top of that. On the rear, since they go behind the trunk carpeting (even though the carpeting should never touch them), I'm using the brackets that completely encase the resistor to protect other components, and act as a heatsink as well. That will be stuck on with double sided tape to the sheet metal next to the tail lights.
If you do it right, there are absolutely no negatives to installing the resistor. Additionally, with the splices they come with, it would be impossible to void your electrical warranty, unless you completely bypassed the resistor with a straight piece of wire and shorted 2 wires, but then you'd really
have to be trying to be a moron.
What would you be doing with the hazards? Rewiring the lights themselves? Besides being more complicated, it might not even be an option because the hazards might be entirely controlled in the BCM.
Originally Posted by GoneUpInFlames
Mainly for cosmetic purposes. They also have a longer lifespan than filament bulbs and are brighter. The fact that they use less power is just an added bonus.
Exactly. They have an extremely long life compared to filament bulbs, better color temperature (cosmetic), brighter in some applications, give you much more options to customize your lighting to your liking (such as the switchbacks on the front turns that switch between white for parking light mode and amber for turning signal - there's no way to do that without going to those LEDs), and lower the power draw.