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2004-2007 Cadillac CTS-V Appearance Mods Discussion, LED brake lights in Cadillac CTS-V Series Forum - 2004 - 2007; just ordered all of them needed a total of 4 red LED and 2 amber led for a whopping total ...
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    Re: LED brake lights

    just ordered all of them needed a total of 4 red LED and 2 amber led for a whopping total of 209.00 hope I like them!

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    Talking Re: LED brake lights

    Quote Originally Posted by c5racr1
    just ordered all of them needed a total of 4 red LED and 2 amber led for a whopping total of 209.00 hope I like them!
    At that price, let me know how much HP they make

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    Re: LED brake lights

    When I first saw the CTS at the Chicago auto show a few years ago, they were raving about how fast the center tail light lit up b/c it's neon. Or flourescent. Or something.

    I really didn't care about that half second any more than I care about the tail light time saving.

    But I would like to see how they look in person. Looks like an easy mod to do to differentiate our cars from all of the other CTS-Vs you see everywhere - wait . . . . hmm. I would still like to see one.

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    Re: LED brake lights

    Check out superbrightleds.com

    Their prices are CHEAP!

    I'm not sure if the quality (brightness) is up to par with ledtronics.com but the price difference is worth a try.

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    Re: LED brake lights

    Quote Originally Posted by spectrablue
    Check out superbrightleds.com

    Their prices are CHEAP!

    I'm not sure if the quality (brightness) is up to par with ledtronics.com but the price difference is worth a try.
    They are no where near the quality. It looks like these are just a few cheap LED's put together on an array that points forward. This would give you a concentrated beam of light since LED's are very directional, unlike incandescent light bulbs. The ledtronic.com LED's not only have the front facing LED's but it also looks like they have an array of side emitters underneath the forward facing array to give more light off in the side directions. This leads to brighter and safer usage when compared to the cheaper LED arrays.

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    Re: LED brake lights

    thanks for all the info guys

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    Re: LED brake lights

    Who is organizing a group buy? I'm in.

    Thanks

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    Re: LED brake lights

    Just a note, what you will like is that the color is very RED!
    Filament lamps look orange in comparison. They also warn the guy behind you faster as they are instant on, they dont wink like a filament....

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    Re: LED brake lights

    Quote Originally Posted by CapeCodCTSV
    Who is organizing a group buy? I'm in.

    Thanks
    I'm in too!!

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    Re: LED brake lights

    I live in the same town as the manufacturer.
    If you want, I can see about a quantity buy, then mail them out.
    What I need is the bulb #s or LEDtronics #s and the amounts for each one.
    Someone needs to take their tail light assembly apart, or look in a manual.
    Email me if you want and I will make a list.

    edwardteller2000@yahoo.com

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    Re: LED brake lights

    Quote Originally Posted by heavymetals
    I live in the same town as the manufacturer.
    If you want, I can see about a quantity buy, then mail them out.
    What I need is the bulb #s or LEDtronics #s and the amounts for each one.
    Someone needs to take their tail light assembly apart, or look in a manual.
    Email me if you want and I will make a list.

    edwardteller2000@yahoo.com
    All the bulbs are 3157. You'll need 4 red and 2 amber to replace all the bulbs in the tail lights. 2 more amber ones if you want to replace the front turn signals as well. I'll be up for a group buy if the price isn't too steep. Let us know the quantity and price when you find out.

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    Re: LED brake lights

    I'm down for a group buy. Should we get white or red bulbs? The lense is red so I'm surprised no one thought of getting white like the stock ones. Will it look better or worse? Any thoughts?

    Also, do we need 2 or 4 bulbs if we only want the brake light LED's? How many bulbs does the brake light have on each side?

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    Re: LED brake lights

    Quote Originally Posted by JOEYCTS-V
    I'm down for a group buy. Should we get white or red bulbs? The lense is red so I'm surprised no one thought of getting white like the stock ones. Will it look better or worse? Any thoughts?

    Also, do we need 2 or 4 bulbs if we only want the brake light LED's? How many bulbs does the brake light have on each side?
    Generally, the LED should be the same color as the lens. If you get a white LED, the colored lense will filter a majority of the brightness of the LED out and will result in dim lighting. The closer the LED color is to the lense, the less light the lense will filter out and the brighter the resulting light will be.

    Each taillight has 3 bulbs in it. 2 red and 1 amber. Only one of the red bulbs is a brake light (the top one). The other red bulb is just a lamp that is on with the headlights or parking lamps. The amber bulb is the turn signal (obviously). So if you ONLY want to replace the brake light, it only takes one bulb per taillight.

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    Re: LED brake lights

    Quote Originally Posted by heavymetals
    Someone needs to take their tail light assembly apart, or look in a manual.
    Email me if you want and I will make a list.
    Instructions to remove the rear tail lamp is here:
    http://www.cadillacfaq.com/faq/answers/rearlight.html

    If someone takes a procedure picture of this, I will post that as well (e-mail them to me).

    Reed
    http://www.cadillacfaq.com

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    Re: LED brake lights

    http://www.superbrightleds.com/


    They are here in St Louis... I am going to go lay eyeballs on the things,,, they do have laterally mounted LEDs in the base the web site shows the agle of light distribution....I will look into a discount for the group,,, but im thinking they are so cheap it may be hard to do.

    Bill

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