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So, I'm thinking of replacing all the bulbs in my headlights and taillights with LEDs. I'm aware of the RX8strakes.com LEDs and the V-LEDs. My question is, Are all LEDs created equal? I always believe in the cliche "You get what you pay for." But since LEDs are way harder to burn out and should last way longer than regular bulbs, is it all moot to debate which LED brand is better?
The RX8strakes.com LEDs are also much less expensive than the V-LEDs. If I get all the V-LEDs for my car, I believe it will probably cost 2X (or maybe more) as much as the RX8strakes.com LEDs. If price wasn't a deciding factor, which LEDs do you guys think would give better performance (i.e. brightness, reliability, etc.)?
Which ones should I get?
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I personally don't have led's in my headlights, but I have clear corners with rx8 strakes LEDs. They have held up well, but from what i've gathered on the forum, your thoughts are backwards. I am pretty sure people here replace their LED parkinging lights and such a lot more often than they would a halogen bulb. The reverse lights probably won't be a problem in longevity, but the headlight stuff will.
I am not 100% on this at all. But I remember reading a few things. There are some good posts on here about this stuff. Search and you get some good info.
I can't speak for RX8strakes LEDs, they look nice, but they don't show pics of the actual bulbs they are selling, just the lit result. I like to know exactly what I'm buying.
The .5 watt LEDs that V-LEDs uses on their higher end bulbs create a bulb that is brighter than a stock incandescent and they are also very long lasting. They use IC controller (instead of resistors) that can handle voltage changes from 9V to 24V (voltage spikes is what kills most cheap drop in LED bulbs).