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i remember looking at the spyder LED replacement lights for tha tails, but their website said they are not yet availble. does anyone know when these will be availble and how much they will cost? im going to black out my tails so thought these would be a lil safer, plus look cool. i assume they will sort of resemble the tails on the infinity g35?
 

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I would LOVE to have LED tail lights! I was frankly pretty surprised the 300 didn't come with 'em from the factory... They're superior in every regard to standard tail lights.
 

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I am waiting too!
LED technology has within the last year or so become viable to the lighting industry. It is still more expensive then regular bulbs, so I can see why they did not make them stock.
 

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yea i cant wait either for them guys. i remember someone saying they would be availble late march? i think they would look sick once i black out my tails (like aspendogs with the 3 reverse lights not tinted). while we're talking about replacing lights...............has anyone changed the nasty yellow bulbs in the front and any of the turning signals? pics? bulb size? thanks.
 

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CottyGee said:
I would LOVE to have LED tail lights! I was frankly pretty surprised the 300 didn't come with 'em from the factory... They're superior in every regard to standard tail lights.

They're superior? How so? I don't think I've ever seen one on a car but as far as the design of the spider lites my reaction was "BFD". Are LED lights in a taillight housing brighter than regular bulbs? What's the diff. ?
 

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There needs to be a big array of LEDs like the Caddy Deville DTS has had for several years now. 6 LEDs on "spider arms" ain't enough in my opinion.
 

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There needs to be a big array of LEDs like the Caddy Deville DTS has had for several years now. 6 LEDs on "spider arms" ain't enough in my opinion.

i couldn't agree more the Caddy's look very cool.
 

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They're superior? How so? What's the diff. ?
They come on about .5 seconds faster than a stock 1157 bulb. That gives the guy behind you a fighting chance to hit his(her) brakes quicker to avoid an accident. From what I've heard the insurance compaines are loving them.
 

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From http://www.agilent.com/about/newsroom/features/gettoknow/030102electronics.pdf

Rear-end collisions are one of the most common types of automobile accidents, but many of these could have been prevented if drivers had earlier warning of the need to stop. LED brake lights help provide this early warning because they turn on 200 milliseconds faster than incandescent brake lights. While this difference of one-fifth of a second might seem small, it translates to a full car length of extra stopping distance at 65 miles an hour (105 km/hr). Studies by the University of Michigan Transportation Institute show that LED center high mount brake lights yield a 170-200 millisecond advantage in braking response time in favorable lighting conditions and a 300 millisecond advantage in poor lighting conditions due to their conspicuous, fast turn-on time.
 

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LED brake lights help avoid accidents and are brighter when the housing they are in was designed with LEDS in mind. These LED bulb conversions have issues when viewed from the side due to the LEDs being more of a focused beam of light rather than dispersed. Most LED based brake light housings are designed to disperse the LED light throroughly.

These spiderlights may look cool and be brighter from certain angles, but I'm not willing to pass judgement until I see a comparison.

Of course, one could argue that brake lights only need to be seen from the rear anyway. I'm only pointing out one of the limitations of retrofit bulbs such as this. When it comes down to turn signals, LED retrofits are inferior due to the housings not dispersing the light properly.
 

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Also, rogue, the multi reflector thet gives the illusion of LED only works when the stock bulb shines on it "backwards" toward the base (front direction) . LEDs projecting only out of the lens would not light up this multi reflector and yes only 6 bulbs. The C stocks are just like the RX8 giving the illusion of many small pinpoints of light when viewed from the rear. Has anyone actually gone out at night and viewed the stocks, very impressive.
 

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joeSRT8 said:
They're superior? How so? I don't think I've ever seen one on a car but as far as the design of the spider lites my reaction was "BFD". Are LED lights in a taillight housing brighter than regular bulbs? What's the diff. ?
look at any of the newer infiniti's (g35's, q45's, etc.) they all have led tails and they're quite common. well at least the g35's are, i see them everywhere. there are also other cars, usually higher end due to the cost compared to regular bulbs.
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Aw crap... I have ZERO interest in this "spyder" light, now that I've see what it is. Who cares?? I thought this was going to be a replacement taillight housing a la Cadillac Deville LED taillights...

I'm still disappointed the flagship Chrysler car doesn't come with LED taillights standard... They should at the very LEAST be an option, or standard with HID headlights, IMO.
 

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I am with you CG, these should be an option as should everything else. As the consumer I should be able to get anything I want as long as I pay for it. Rear camera, LED tails, NAV, etc. All these companies are very similar, they do what's most cost effective for production.
 

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lennoxavesosa said:
i remember looking at the spyder LED replacement lights for tha tails, but their website said they are not yet availble. does anyone know when these will be availble and how much they will cost? im going to black out my tails so thought these would be a lil safer, plus look cool. i assume they will sort of resemble the tails on the infinity g35?
I just got off the phone with the owners. Some folks have questioned the lumens or wattage output. I can tell you that they claim their lights are far brighter than anything else on the market.

The lights are not yet on the market. I will be installing and testing from their first production run in the next few days. I will have full details for everyone very soon, including prices and the best way to purchase.
 
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