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Re: Nissan LEAF Light Bulb Mods: LEDs Anyone?

Posted: Wed Jun 08, 2011 8:52 pm
by nader
What bulbs are you guys using for reverse lights?

Re: Nissan LEAF Light Bulb Mods: LEDs Anyone?

Posted: Wed Jun 08, 2011 10:59 pm
by Drnel
Does anyone see a problem with my order from v-LEDs


Qty Item Unit Price Total Price

1 V-HIDS 35W SLIM BALLAST XENON HEADLIGHT KIT H9 6000K BLUE TINT B/O
$59.99 $59.99
1 V-HIDS 35W SLIM BALLAST XENON HEADLIGHT KIT H11 6000K BLUE TINT B/O
$59.99 $59.99
5 2 SMT HIGH POWER WHITE WEDGE BASE LED LIGHT BULBS 24
$4.79 $23.95

Re: Nissan LEAF Light Bulb Mods: LEDs Anyone?

Posted: Fri Jun 10, 2011 12:52 am
by vijayl
Just ordered from ebay
o 2 pcs Amber 7440 t20 27 5050 SMD LED Lights Bulbs for the Rear Turn signals
o 2x AMBER 3157 27 5050 SMD LED for the front turn signals

Shipping takes abt 7 -14 days. Will let u know how it fits.

Similar one is available in http://www.superbrightleds.com/ - rear one 3157-x45-T: 45HP-LED 16mm Wedge Base 3157 Tower bulb

Re: Nissan LEAF Light Bulb Mods: LEDs Anyone?

Posted: Fri Jun 10, 2011 5:08 am
by Herm
hopefully they will be long lived, get some grease suitable for lightbulbs. Some of those improve heat transmission to keep the bulb cooler.

Re: Nissan LEAF Light Bulb Mods: LEDs Anyone?

Posted: Fri Jun 10, 2011 9:04 am
by vijayl
Herm wrote:hopefully they will be long lived, get some grease suitable for lightbulbs. Some of those improve heat transmission to keep the bulb cooler.
Yup! didn't think abt that.. I'll put some..

Re: Nissan LEAF Light Bulb Mods: LEDs Anyone?

Posted: Fri Jun 10, 2011 11:30 am
by OrientExpress
vijayl wrote:Just ordered from ebay
o 2 pcs Amber 7440 t20 27 5050 SMD LED Lights Bulbs for the Rear Turn signals
o 2x AMBER 3157 27 5050 SMD LED for the front turn signals
What is your confidence level that these LEDs will not trigger the "bulb out" blinker response?

Re: Nissan LEAF Light Bulb Mods: LEDs Anyone?

Posted: Fri Jun 10, 2011 1:57 pm
by Skywagon
OrientExpress wrote:
vijayl wrote:Just ordered from ebay
o 2 pcs Amber 7440 t20 27 5050 SMD LED Lights Bulbs for the Rear Turn signals
o 2x AMBER 3157 27 5050 SMD LED for the front turn signals
What is your confidence level that these LEDs will not trigger the "bulb out" blinker response?
The bulb out blinker response is a double speed flasher and it will happen with replacing 1 LED in the system per side. The 4-way flashers ignore the circuit resistance sampling that triggers the double flash so they will flash as normal no matter which bulbs are installed. There is no relay to change to correct the double flash like in older cars (the LEAFs is controlled through the BCM) so the only option is to add a load resistor to the circuit to correct it.

Re: Nissan LEAF Light Bulb Mods: LEDs Anyone?

Posted: Fri Jun 10, 2011 2:17 pm
by OrientExpress
The bulb out blinker response is a double speed flasher and it will happen with replacing 1 LED in the system per side.
The reason I asked is that I replaced all 4 turn signal bulbs with LEDs and got the fast blink response. I have yet to find any LED replacements that have a built-in resistor to fool the bulb-out detection.

Re: Nissan LEAF Light Bulb Mods: LEDs Anyone?

Posted: Fri Jun 10, 2011 2:24 pm
by 58phil
Is there any reason you can't just leave it blinking fast?

[/quote] the only option is to add a load resistor to the circuit to correct it.[/quote]

Re: Nissan LEAF Light Bulb Mods: LEDs Anyone?

Posted: Fri Jun 10, 2011 9:19 pm
by TomT
That would be an excellent choice for the high beams and I have been searching for someone who sells them. No luck so far in finding it in a H9 version... I'm not interested in spending the $120 or more to change them out to HIDs since they will be used so little on such a vehicle. I'm more interested in more and bluer light for the very occasional times they will be used; flashing other motorists, the infrequent dark solitary street, and the like...
TimLee wrote:Seems like replacing them with Sylvania Silverstar Ultra 4100K color temperature should help some, right?