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1, Why are LEDs better than halogen bulbs?

LEDs (Light emitting diodes) are more efficient, produce less heat, and last much longer than a standard halogen bulb. LEDs on average produce 10 times the amount of light of a halogen bulb. LEDs can last up to 50,000 hour compared to a standard halogen bulb which lasts 2000 hours.

2, Recommendation of LED bulbs for the tail lights

For tail lights, we recommend keeping the stock bulbs instead. Since most tail lights have a red lens covering the bulbs, the output and color of the LED will not be as great as how they would be in a clear lens housing. LED bulbs will work better when they are used in a housing with a clear lens housing such as the reverse backup lights, front and rear turn signal lights.

3, What's a switchback LED bulb?

A switchback means it has two colors (White and Amber) which can switch back and forth. It is commonly used to replace the double-filament bulbs for the front turn signal lights which can function as both parking position lights and turn signal lights. So this way you can have the parking position lights in a HID matching xenon white color and the turn signal lights in a street legal amber yellow color.
To sum up in order to install the switchback LED bulbs, you will need to make sure your front turn signal lights function for both turn signal and parking lights and the lens needs to be clear.

4, Why won't the LED turn on after installing?

This is one of the most common problems when installing LEDs. Since LEDs are actually diodes, it only allows current to travel in one direction. In other words, LEDs can only be installed one way. If the LED does not light after you have plugged it in, remove the LED, rotate it 180 degrees and reinsert the LED.

5, What are CAN-bus Error Free LED bulbs?

CAN-bus Error Free LED bulbs are LED bulbs that have resistors that are internally/externally attached. European vehicles are the typical candidates for these types of LED bulbs as the electrical system on these European cars have sensors that detect whether the light is working or not. Since LED bulbs draw far less power than the stock filament bulbs, the computer of vehicle may think that the bulb is out so it'll throw an "error message" or "bulb out" warning the driver that the light is out; thus the name "error free". The resistor job is to mimic the power draw of the stock incandescent bulbs to trick the computer to think that the bulbs are drawing the same rate of power so the vehicle does not throw any error messages.

6, Do I need error free bulbs?

If you own a European vehicle, you will most likely need error free bulbs. Many European vehicles such as Audi, Mercedes-Benz, BMW, Range Rover, Jaguar and many more use a CAN-bus (controller area network) systems that monitors the activity of lights on the vehicle to detect if they are operating or not.

Since LED bulbs draw far less power than the stock bulbs, the vehicle can-bus system detects the low power draw and determines that the LED bulb is faulty. To stop this from happening, error free LED bulbs have resistors that are built into the light which mimic the power draw of the stock bulb which stops the error message from occurring.

Error free LED bulbs are most commonly used for exterior lights such as the turn signals, head lights, parking lights, license plate lights and more. Interior lights typically do not need error free bulbs, but for certain vehicles, it is required.

To determine what type of lights you need, you can search the year, make, and model of your vehicle on our website. If you do not see your vehicle listed or if you have specific questions regarding what light to get, contact us and we will assist you with finding the correct light for your application.

7, I have error free bulbs, but they still throw an error, why?

With vehicles that require error free LED bulbs, there is a specific way to install the lights to make sure that there is no error message. Please follow the steps below:

A. Take out the LED bulb and replace it with the stock bulb, turn on the vehicle, and confirm if the error message is cleared.
B. Turn off the vehicle and re-install the LED bulbs (make sure it is the correct side of polarity or else the vehicle will record the error message again). If the LED bulb is installed, but the polarity is incorrect, you will have to start the troubleshoot again from step one.
C. Close all the doors (trunk and hood if open as well), lock the vehicle, and wait 10-15 seconds. After this period, start up the car and turn on the lights to check for the error message.

This is a strange procedure to do, but what we have found in the past is that it does work out well for majority of the vehicles we have dealt with. If the troubleshoot above still does not work, please contact us and we will find an alternative solution to the problem.

8, Advantage of COB LED Lights

1. COB LED Lights is a flat light, it compared to the LED Lights and SMD LED lights, the light characteristics are: Equable and soft irradiancy, no glaring and eye Protection. COB LED Lights effectively solved the problem that LED light source is too stimulating to the eye.

2. COB LED Lights use COB packaging technology: LED chip is fixed on aluminum layer of aluminum base PCB. The heat from chip can be spread out through aluminum layer rapidly. Thus enabling reduces LED Lights PN junction temperature and improve the luminous efficiency and extend life.

3. COB LED Light little light decay, specific manifest are: Low lighting decay, decay less than 3% after 1000 hours.

4. Compared to the SMD LED lights, because eliminates the device working procedure , can decrease costs greatly, decrease approximately 30%.

5. Good reliability, no dead bulb and no spot.

6. LED full lighting module can be combined into different LED lights easily.

7. Highly Color-rendering index, Safety, environmental protection, friendly.

8. Currently COB LED Light price and High power LED Light is closer, with the COB LED Lights market share increase in the global lighting market, its price will have a competitive advantage.