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Old 09-30-2011, 12:38 PM   #1
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LEDs in reverse (back-up) lights?

has anyone replaced their reverse lights with LEDs? If so how hard was it and what type of bulb is in there? I just replaced some of the other lighting with LEDs (side markers, license plate lights) and the reverse lights look yellow and need to go as well :-)
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Old 09-30-2011, 01:13 PM   #2
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AAC has replacements. http://www.automotivelightstore.com/...everseLED.aspx
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Old 09-30-2011, 01:32 PM   #3
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that's what I have. Install takes all of 15 minutes. Couldnt be happier. They are super bright
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Old 09-30-2011, 01:33 PM   #4
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$200 for reverse lights? Are they high? Thats like $10 in bulbs and probably not even that much in the cost of the housing..
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Old 09-30-2011, 03:43 PM   #5
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$200 for reverse lights? Are they high? Thats like $10 in bulbs and probably not even that much in the cost of the housing..
.... please let me know where I can get high power LED reverse lights for under $20. I'd be very interested.
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Old 09-30-2011, 04:09 PM   #6
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thanks guys, I do agree with stieger though the price seems high. Do you access the lights from inside the trunk or is it more involved? I thought I'd see what the incandesent bulb number is and see if there's an LED replacement out there.
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Old 09-30-2011, 04:58 PM   #7
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The install involves removing the rear bumper. It's very easy. Whole install take less than 30 minutes.
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Old 09-30-2011, 05:10 PM   #8
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I have an extra set of revers lights; I'm going to try and retrofit LEDs in the housing in the next week or so.
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Old 09-30-2011, 05:57 PM   #9
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Well I'm not saying anyone sells the product that cheap, but the parts involved are not expensive and certainly should not be even $100 for the pair much less $200.
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Old 09-30-2011, 06:37 PM   #10
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Well I'm not saying anyone sells the product that cheap, but the parts involved are not expensive and certainly should not be even $100 for the pair much less $200.
I can understand where you're coming from. But, you don't know what parts are in the reverse lights. Just that each light has 3 high power LEDs.
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Old 09-30-2011, 06:53 PM   #11
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$200 for reverse lights? Are they high? Thats like $10 in bulbs and probably not even that much in the cost of the housing..
You obviously have no idea what it costs to manufacture something like this. These are replacement housings, and manufacturers require minimum order quantities to cover their cost of tooling. That means that companies like AAC go out on a limb and assume they can sell the thousands of units necessary to make a profit. I have a set of these, and they work great.
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Old 09-30-2011, 07:01 PM   #12
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$200 for reverse lights? Are they high? Thats like $10 in bulbs and probably not even that much in the cost of the housing..
Its because they pass the R&D cost on to us.
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Old 10-03-2011, 10:14 AM   #13
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You obviously have no idea what it costs to manufacture something like this. These are replacement housings, and manufacturers require minimum order quantities to cover their cost of tooling. That means that companies like AAC go out on a limb and assume they can sell the thousands of units necessary to make a profit. I have a set of these, and they work great.

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Old 06-29-2012, 11:27 AM   #14
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I have the LED Back Up Lights on my 2010 and they took about 30 minutes to install. They light the whole street up at night. Great mod and worth every penny. They also come with a lifetime warranty. I had to send them in after getting them the first time and ACC sent me out new ones. Covered under the warranty.
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Old 12-12-2012, 07:33 PM   #15
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Just a thought?

I ended up keeping factory bulbs for light and adding color. Put in two 3 watt RGB LED's per side, or about $15 in LED's. Used plumbers aluminum tape for mounting and heatsink, sealed with silicone and drilled 1/4 holes to let light in. Working for a year.

My idea later was to install 10 watt white or RGB flood lights in stock locations. They have flat fronts and are big enough to fit. Clear is simple 12V, or run wiring for RGB.

White $20, http://www.amazon.com/LEDwholesalers...ed+flood+light

Or RGB for $23, http://www.amazon.com/Colorful-Flood...ed+flood+light

They say AC, but inside is just an inverter and start as 12V dc operation.

Thoughts???

Imagine a 10 watt flood back there, times 2!!!
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Old 12-12-2012, 09:59 PM   #16
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There is a thread on here that somebody made and they replaced the factory reverse lights with a 25 smd led bulb and it looked great. I orded the bulb just need time to install it. Cost me like 12 bucks shipped on ebay for 2 of them. http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=229051
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