LED Tail lights

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Re: LED Tail lights

Post by duckula67 » Sat Jan 30, 2016 12:17 am

By the way for those who are not sure. Both rings are on as sidelights with some leds also down the side in a row. Both rings then get brighter when you brake. Standard reverse bulb (or cree led) goes in inner of inside ring. standard indicator bulb in inner of outside ring.

If you want cree bulbs these work well in the original lights
I bought these but didn't find them bright enough to see as they don't have the rear facing bulbs (I reverse up a dark driveway) but they may work in the new lights. I'm fitting mine tomorrow now i found my heat shrink tube (see page 11).

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I decided the difference in price of £7-8 ish from china or £26 from the uk for what could essentially be exactly the same bulb was a risk worth taking.
Also how long is a reverse light on that it could get so hot? I wouldn't risk them in driving lights though.
Again, I'll shut up as i sound like I'm ranting.

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Re: LED Tail lights

Post by bunch1980 » Sat Jan 30, 2016 9:21 am

Thanks all much clearer now, so not really full led, it's more to get the neat cases to but guess main tail lights and brake lights are led which is what matters most.

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Re: LED Tail lights

Post by Rx8-Col. » Sat Jan 30, 2016 9:36 am

Been interested in these for a while, keep hoping to see a group buy :)
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Re: LED Tail lights

Post by duckula67 » Sat Jan 30, 2016 10:56 pm

Have a look at page 6 half way down for pictures of the lights when lit up
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Re: LED Tail lights

Post by Bulldog » Sat Jan 30, 2016 10:59 pm

I am waiting on mine still :(
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Re: LED Tail lights

Post by MadTaz » Sun Jan 31, 2016 8:01 am

The reliability of the cheaper modules on these lights would worry me. Which is why I went for the Kamikaze lights.

They use Hella modules which if you look on Amazon are pretty exspensive on their own!

There has been talk about a group buy on this thread why not approach Voljta (kamikaze) on Facebook and ask if they would entertain a group buy? The pound is pretty good against the euro at the moment so you maybe surprised on what's on offer.

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Re: LED Tail lights

Post by Delanor » Sun Jan 31, 2016 1:42 pm

To be honest even going back a few years I have never found a bad word about the quality of the Spyder lights, they claim to use good quality Philips Lumileds in their units and the finished article looks to be well made certainly as good as the stock lights.

In comparison @ Kamikaze prices I doubt there will be a big demand for a group buy.

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Re: LED Tail lights

Post by Rx8-Col. » Sun Jan 31, 2016 1:57 pm

I'm interested, but we'd need about 10? I assume.
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Re: LED Tail lights

Post by Rx8-Col. » Sun Jan 31, 2016 2:07 pm

How much is shipping with carid.com? The price seems really cheap.
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Re: LED Tail lights

Post by Delanor » Sun Jan 31, 2016 2:43 pm

The going price on eBay & the net seems to be approx` $208 per set, I paid $237.99 inc shipping the lights were then $200.04 (this was a group buy discount price) don`t forget taxes etc when they arrive here.

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Re: LED Tail lights

Post by ChocolateTeapot » Sun Jan 31, 2016 2:50 pm

GBP/USD exchange rate is unfortunately very bad at the moment, so that's another thing to consider.
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Post by Rx8-Col. » Sun Jan 31, 2016 4:57 pm

True.. Without shipping and costs it works out at £150ish. I'm in no real rush as I'm still trying to get hold of the decat I want. So maybe I'll wait for the pound to soar :)
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Re: LED Tail lights

Post by Delanor » Fri Feb 05, 2016 9:49 am

Just had a look see & the OE RX-8 R3 LED tail lamps are £753 a pair so the aftermarket Lights for the S1 are really quite reasonable.

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Re: LED Tail lights

Post by Kev13B » Sat Feb 20, 2016 1:10 am

I've had these lights for over a year haven't had any problems with them. I left leds on the sides of the lights disconnected as i found them pretty bright and i think it looks better with them disconnected.

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Re: LED Tail lights

Post by bunch1980 » Sat Feb 20, 2016 8:53 am

Is that ones from carid Kev?

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Post by ChocolateTeapot » Sat Feb 20, 2016 9:08 am

I think you're right about the side LEDs, Kev. Nice car :thumleft:
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Re: LED Tail lights

Post by Kwackers2016 » Sat Feb 20, 2016 11:23 am

Chatting with Lewis from LC Rotary yesterday and watch this space, he's got about 20 sets of rear LED lights on order. I've earmarked mine already lol

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Re: LED Tail lights

Post by bunch1980 » Sat Feb 20, 2016 7:08 pm

Kwackers2016 wrote:Chatting with Lewis from LC Rotary yesterday and watch this space, he's got about 20 sets of rear LED lights on order. I've earmarked mine already lol

oh er keep us posted please!!!!

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Re: LED Tail lights

Post by Kev13B » Mon Feb 22, 2016 8:26 am

Thanks guys, no they're not from carID. I've seen some back feedback from them across the various rx8 groups/forums I'm on.

These were imported from the Taiwanese (iirc ? ) / factory they're made in through a local place here in Australia.

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Re: LED Tail lights

Post by mzivtins » Tue Feb 23, 2016 1:49 pm

Mine arrived just as customer services said they would, between 1-2 weeks... tax was £45

They look lovely, so clear as most of you know
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Re: LED Tail lights

Post by bunch1980 » Tue Feb 23, 2016 1:51 pm

mzivtins wrote:Mine arrived just as customer services said they would, between 1-2 weeks... tax was £45

They look lovely, so clear as most of you know
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These CARid ordered ones?

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Re: LED Tail lights

Post by mzivtins » Tue Feb 23, 2016 2:03 pm

bunch1980 wrote:
mzivtins wrote:Mine arrived just as customer services said they would, between 1-2 weeks... tax was £45

They look lovely, so clear as most of you know
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These CARid ordered ones?
Yeah man :)

I went to their U.S site and did a live chat, got a 5% off code applied and all done and delivered in less than two weeks... jaw hit the floor. awesome

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Post by Delanor » Tue Feb 23, 2016 5:21 pm

Just out of curiosity has anyone bought the clear lights?

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Re: LED Tail lights

Post by bunch1980 » Tue Feb 23, 2016 7:06 pm

mzivtins wrote:
bunch1980 wrote:
mzivtins wrote:Mine arrived just as customer services said they would, between 1-2 weeks... tax was £45

They look lovely, so clear as most of you know
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These CARid ordered ones?
Yeah man :)

I went to their U.S site and did a live chat, got a 5% off code applied and all done and delivered in less than two weeks... jaw hit the floor. awesome
Thanks these are on my long list lol

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Re: LED Tail lights

Post by bunch1980 » Tue Feb 23, 2016 7:07 pm

Delanor wrote:Just out of curiosity has anyone bought the clear lights?

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