I may just have to go that route in the end, but for now, I was able to find some orange LEDs that not only claimed to be super bright, but had the required resistors already built in! I am too lazy to figure it out, but one question I had on the relays was, would using such relay require me to change out ALL bulbs in the turn signal circuit (so all of the orange ones - front, side and rear) or would the relay be able to handle a mix?
So for now, since I wanted to experiment and see how much brighter LEDs were for the turn signals, I went ahead and ordered these:
|Pricing wasn't that bad - around 3400 yen for the pair.|
|Here are the specs, for those interested|
|Saying it has good heat dispersion and is high quality. We shall see...|
Flash forward a few days and I got this in the mail:
So here is how my car looks with regular bulbs:
And then the difference between the LED on the left and the regular bulb on the right (check out how the incandescent bulb on the left turns on slightly before the LED bulb does).
And finally with these LEDs on both sides:
So what do you all think? Frankly, while I like the brightness, here is what bothers me - the light isn't as evenly diffused across the lamp housing. It's more pinpoint really. Also, yes it is very bright - I wonder if it's too bright? Finally, while I was handling the bulbs and switching between the LEDs and the regular bulbs (to take these videos - I neglected to take the one with regular bulbs until AFTER I put one LED bulb in), I realized these LEDs run VERY HOT! Is this normal?
In any case - I think more research is needed here. Maybe a cool upgrade would be an LED strip that lights up directionally, like the newer cars? Keep the outside housing the same but just replace in the inside with such a strip... that might work?
But I'll keep these for now!