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Continuing my LED bulb post series... I switched my regular tail light bulbs to LED, but over the years they burn out, die, discontinue, etc., and I have to find new ones. I have also done MOD: LED Conversion FIXES!, so it's helpful to note which bulbs are known to work, in order to re-buy the same, or help someone else pick. Other than that, I like the brightest bulbs, with the broadest projection. A lot of bulbs meet that description, but it's also nice to note which ones DON'T, or have other issues, so you can save someone else a headache.

Notes on pictures of lit bulbs, or projected light from bulbs. Since 99% of us have "smart" cameras, the pictures will be automatically adjusted and likely won't show real world results. I will try to post Left vs. Right comparison photos at least, which should still be very useful. So for this thread, the most recent post by me should always note the "best" bulb set in my testing/experience.

Please contribute your own finds here as well! Maybe you found something better than me.

P.S. There was a previous thread, but it was not LED specific or tail light specific.

Without further ado:

posts incoming, please be patient
 

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Set #01:
"108 SMT"
Brand: Superlumination



Set #02:
"4th Gen Cree 50W Led Red 7443 Brake/Tail bulbs"
Brand: JLC Automotive Lighting



Set #03:
"80 Watt Cree Eagle EYE SMT Tower"
Brand: Superlumination



Note: Set #02, Set #03 were seemingly EQUALLY GOOD at time testing (years ago).
 

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Set #04:
"7443 7440 Brake Tail Stop Light Bulb 800LM 10-30V T20 80W CREE LED"
Brand: Ruiandsion
Ebay Seller: ruixin2000
Cost: $22.99/pr
Shipping: 3+ weeks

Specs (claimed):
Lumens: 800
Color Temp: "red"
LED Chip: CREE XBD
LEDs on bulb: 16
Canbus: Yes

Color (to my eye): red

Notes:
na

Verdict:
No issues. Happy with purchase.
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Testing:
Set #03 bulb had a few burn outs. Not a perfect comparison.
Red color was same for both bulbs. Picture is misleading.
In 2nd pic, 3rd Brake light shine visible in center, high.
Camera adjusted per lighting. Brake lighting WAS brighter than Tail lighting.


Tail Light
Set #03 (left) vs. Set #04 (right)

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Brake Light
Set #03 (left) vs. Set #04 (right)

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Note: Not really a fair test. Both my Set #03 bulbs were faulty, and partially or fully burned out on 1 of 4 sides before I could test. Set #04 is the winner pending whatever I test next.
 
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