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mukuljuria

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Illumination is exactly the same (i.e. Not that much to begin with) and people have tried even the brightest ones with not much illumination difference. I purchased the high power ones with the projector beam and its still the same.

Just a tip - I've found that gently feathering the brakes when reversing illuminates the rear about 5 times more (at least when looking at the rearview camera).
 

dr_mat

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Can you get a few shots with consistent camera settings? Hard to compare because both the exposure and the white balance seem to have changed in between these shots.
Bit of a fail when the reversing lights don't light anything up..!
 

mukuljuria

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mat, thanks for pointing that out! I just realised I uploaded the wrong image, the last one was taken outside my house. Used my phone to post so didn't notice.

Anyways, heres a picture in the same spot on the same settings/angles. (1/30 , f 5.0)

Really isn't a fail as the stock reverse lights don't do much in terms of lighting the path behind too. What we need is proper LED factory fitted reverse lights (panel?) which have more than one light bulb for it to do anything! Cars like the Porsche Cayenne and the new Jaguars have these fitted and illuminate the path behind quite well.

I don't notice a difference because wherever I park, I have plenty of light to reverse, and when I do need a little light I feather the brake pedal (rarely). There might be a difference, there might not be!

I personally installed these for appearance and to complete my full LED/xenon conversion. Our streets are lit up really well in Dubai...You could try the $50 LED's from DeAutokey if you want illumination, but i'm not willing to spend that much on two light bulbs (without shipping). I'm okay with these for $21 (AND free shipping) :D
 

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dr_mat

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Don't get me wrong.. I was pointing the finger at VW for failing to give us reversing lights that showed the way in the first place! I've found myself thankful of a bit of illumination from the reversing lights in the Corrado on a few occasions.
 

deAutoLED.com

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MukulJuriagtimk7 - we understand, the pricing is high on our LEDs because we wanted something that would allow our customers to see better when reversing.

We use high power CREE but they are also configured to output full brightness with the MK7 electronics while being error free.

The LED chip they are using is really not that bright compared to the CREE:
http://deautokey.com/product/reverse-leds-for-mk7-euro-led-taillights
 

mukuljuria

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Hey, I didn't mean to come off as attacking you guys. Just meant that its out of my budget. And ofcourse shipping to the middle east will be another major cost. :) was actually recommending you guys in case they want it brighter :p
 

deAutoLED.com

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Hey, I didn't mean to come off as attacking you guys. Just meant that its out of my budget. And ofcourse shipping to the middle east will be another major cost. :) was actually recommending you guys in case they want it brighter :p

Sorry here too, we didn't mean our reply to sound that way, we are just commenting since we know our LEDs are a bit more expensive, we can easily sell the cheaper LED chips that are not as bright and have the price be $14.99, but we try to avoid that because people normally come to us wanting the best and brightest.

Even some CREE chips are not as bright as ours, it has a lot to do with the voltage and the type of CREE LEDs being used, there is many different models out there.

But thanks for considering us, and letting us explain our LEDs a bit in your thread, we appreciate it.
 
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