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Old 02-07-2011, 07:53 PM
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Default HID reverse lights

Has anyone ever done it? is it possible? I know it sounds like a dumb idea but i was just thinking about it...
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Old 02-07-2011, 07:56 PM
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Default Re: HID reverse lights

on a similar note i have been wondering about a way to get more reverse light, HID might be too much as people in parking lots would probably murder you lol, but it would be nice to have more light without throwing on a light under the bumper...
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Old 02-07-2011, 07:59 PM
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I believe the company that makes HID's make HID's for reverse lights. My dad said something about it once. I will ask tommorow when he wakes up.
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Old 02-07-2011, 08:00 PM
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the ballasts would have to be really small... or where would you put them?
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Old 02-07-2011, 08:01 PM
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hids would take too long to get bright. just go LED
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Old 02-07-2011, 08:01 PM
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What I mean is HID (the company) makes bulbs for reverse lights. It's for people with dark tinted windows.
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Old 02-07-2011, 08:01 PM
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Default Re: HID reverse lights

i like where this is going... it is now on my list of things to try.
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Old 02-07-2011, 08:04 PM
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I was actually going to try this when I got paid Friday. I can't hardle see through my back window at night due to having limo tint.
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What I mean is HID (the company) makes bulbs for reverse lights. It's for people with dark tinted windows.
whos this company? hid stands for high intensity discharge.
its a type of light, like halogen.
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Old 02-07-2011, 08:07 PM
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how hard is it to put in LED lights into the tails?!
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Old 02-07-2011, 08:10 PM
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whos this company? hid stands for high intensity discharge.
its a type of light, like halogen.
IDK dad just told me something about it and I meant one of the companys who make HID's. Ignore my last statement. I am super tired and runnin on fumes.
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Old 02-07-2011, 08:12 PM
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but it is true that unless you are gonna back up quite a ways it would take too long to get bright...
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Old 02-07-2011, 08:15 PM
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Ben: you can do like I did and get plug-and-play LEDs like I did. I got mine from a seller on eBay called USHD. If they don't have them in their store, send them an email. They have great customer service!
John, LOL! We've all been there.
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Old 02-07-2011, 08:21 PM
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^How much brighter are the LED's? I have looked at them on ebay and thrown the idea around a bit.
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Old 02-07-2011, 08:26 PM
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Default Re: HID reverse lights

hmmm good to know, i found a few different sellers selling them, i didnt realize they were so much, 100 bucks is a solid amount of money for brighter tails, i will have to sleep on it.
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