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I'm an LED snob. There, I said it. I won't buy cheap Chinese crap off eBay for $1.99 a bulb and just toss it in my turn signals. I want bright LED's, and I mean B-R-I-G-H-T!!! I want quality. I want to make them myself, but I'm just too lazy. Well I finally found bulbs that are up to my standards, so I wanted to share.

I few years ago I did the Mike-Rus brake light mod. See post #25:
http://www.elementownersclub.com/forums/showthread.php?t=31563&highlight=mike+rus&page=3

Those LED pucks are killer! Really bright, last forever and great quality. But for years I've been trying to find amber turns and white reverse bulbs to go with them. No luck until a few weeks ago when I came across some bulbs. Where? On eBay of course.

I bought the 7440 amber and 921 whites, both built with Cree LEDs under glass lenses. The 7440's also have a ring of SMD LEDs around the circumference to wash light inside the housing and splash it to the sides. Here's the links to what I got:

7440 amber bulbs



921 white bulbs



I put them in today, along with a new flasher to fix the fast blink syndrome you get when converting your turns to LED. I was floored!!! :shock: They are absolutely blinding!!! I had previously replaced my reverse lights with the 881 halogen bulbs, cut down to fit the 921 socket, and that was an improvement for sure but these LEDs are in a whole new league.

I'll get some pictures of them shortly to show what they look like installed, but here's some shots of the bulbs themselves.







 

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I'll chime in.. I got a pair of these amber cree in 7443 from 3bspec on ebay. Be warned, these are hard to find because the few US companies out there are having to special order these from china with no warranty/refund/exchanges and they are passing that on to you, the buyer. meh.

I happened to get a set where one bulb was defective. It was a pain in the arse convincing them that they sent me bad product and that I needed a replacement. They could only offer me a refund once i paid to ship it back. See the photo and keep an eye out for your self.

The problem is that one of the inner concave surfaces was crooked. I initially contacted to tell them that this created an unfocused beam and reduced visible brightness. Then after playing with it installed it eventually stopped working all together. The main CREE that is, the surrounding 5050s still lite up.
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Search out a company that will give you a warranty since these are pricy for a cool light bulb. Superbrightleds.com does not have this product, but I have cashed in on their 2 year warranty on another bulb with out any problems.
 

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I am also waiting for a review and photos of these. I am considering getting some myself.
 

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who's the seller on ebay? or are all the cree q5 12 smd from the same factory regardless of price on ebay, which usually is.

They seem to look really bright.

I personally have a 7440 11W leds from Vleds inside the rear turning light, they are probably the brightest I've had so far with my LED experience, since 2000.
Its fairly bright in daylight.

Im planning on getting some backup LEDs so I'm eager to see some pics!
 

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who's the seller on ebay? or are all the cree q5 12 smd from the same factory regardless of price on ebay, which usually is.

They seem to look really bright.

I personally have a 7440 11W leds from Vleds inside the rear turning light, they are probably the brightest I've had so far with my LED experience, since 2000.
Its fairly bright in daylight.

Im planning on getting some backup LEDs so I'm eager to see some pics!
I copied the link before it was deleted. Copy this string and do a search on ebay:

7W CREE Q5 12 SMD LED T20 7440 Turn Signal
 
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