Sharp eyed readers may have noticed that I had another pair of LEDs (25) that I had ordered from Pika-Q, but which I did not discuss in my last post.
Although I was really tempted to replace the orange rear turn signals, the ones on the Pika-Q site all apparently seemed to require the use of resistors. And because I'm too lazy to figure out how it all works, never mind do the wiring, it's something I will have to research further and do at a later day.
Long time readers will instead know that I've been obsessed with trying to figure out how to improve my one back up lamp. Since Series 3 (Kohki) cars only have a back up bulb on the left side, with the right side being a rear foglight, the back up lamp needs to be as bright as possible. Not only to let others know I'm backing up, but also so that I can see what I'm backing up into.
So when I found this bulb, I was pretty excited.
|Oh yeah! 500 Lumens!!
I was happy with the claimed 500 lumens rating because as you know back in July I replaced the failed HID bulb with an LED from PIAA with a claimed 300 lumens brightness.
So here are pictures of the before and after - can you tell the difference?
|With the PIAA bulb
|With the PIKA-Q bulb
|Here is a direct comparison of the difference in design
So, the next logical step would be to replace the turn signals with orange LEDs as well... so tempted but the resistors...