LED upgrades

Discussion in 'Aftermarket Products, Reviews & Installation' started by athelpdesk, Jun 16, 2020.

  1. athelpdesk

    athelpdesk Member

    I'm a bit of an LED nerd (I've always liked the look they give better than halogen) - so the first upgrades I've done have all been around LED lights.

    I replaced every internal bulb and the rear license plate bulbs with a kit from Amazon- definitely changes the look/brightness with the interior lights (and only cost around $13).

    The big one I like to talk about though is the rear bulbs. I've always hated the clear halogen in the red enclosure (gives off more of a pink color vs a bright red)- and with my 2019 Acadia, I found red LED bulbs that work without having to tap in a resistor. Great thing was, the Tacoma uses the same bulb sizes, so I just moved them over.

    For the rear brake, turn, and reverse lights, I used Lasfit internally resisted bulbs. These don't require you tapping the cable to install a resistor because they are internally resisted- they really are plug and play. These look great, have worked very well, and are very bright. I've actually contacted Lasfit quite a few times for various things - they are extremely responsive and very easy to work with. I've yet to have any issues, but if I do, I doubt I'll have any issues getting support.

    You can see the difference in the brake/turn lights below (bottom is LED, top is halogen)- it's a little hard to tell from the image, but the bottom is a deep red where the top is more of a pinkish color. As well, I included a pic to show how bright the reverse lights are.

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  3. OP

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  4. B.C.

    B.C. Well-Known Member

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  5. Scott Wyman

    Scott Wyman Well-Known Member

    Great upgrade!
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  6. collintruck

    collintruck Member

    Great stuff you got there. They all look interesting. I'm searching for replacement LED light at 4wheelonline since my current lights are dimming. I also want to replace my lights because of the scratches on the covers and it is turning yellowish.
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  7. Bounty928

    Bounty928 Member

    Very nice, I'm going to follow your lead.

    I replaced my map and dome lights with red Diode Dynamic LEDs, very happy with the install. Also replaced my license plate lights with DD LEDs. Again happy with them.

    Replaced factory taillights with blackout MESO Custom taillights. I like the look, but the LEDs just aren't bright enough and the backup bulbs are original. 20200801_224703.jpeg
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  8. Scott Wyman

    Scott Wyman Well-Known Member

    That is some serious red!
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