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Chronicles of an evolving Clubman

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Old 03-24-2019, 02:12 PM
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Installed some Tail Light Bulbs, quite bright and they strobe which really catches your eye.

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Daylight: http://imgur.com/gallery/5a38IA4
Night time: http://imgur.com/gallery/KdeSbFf

Also shopped around for some labor quotes for my parts, yikes average quote asking for 1500 for shocks, bushings, swaybar, and rib belt install guess I know what I'm doing with my next bonus.
 
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Old 04-17-2019, 10:32 PM
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Finally got to finish out the rear with proper LED bulbs and these bad boys consume the same watts (unlike others that use less watts to achieve equal lumens) as the halogen bulbs but are way brighter. The key is to pay attention to the watts of the bulb, the maximum LED efficiency as of now is 200 lumens a watt. A 3 watt LED is basically around the stock bulb. 21 watts like these are way better. Always check the milliamp draw and used a calculator to figure out watts of a led bulb product, assume 12 volts for obvious reasons.

Turn signals are bright as heck now wowzer!! With only one bulb in it triggered the computer but once both were in, it was fine. Research paid off, if anyone would like to see

The LEDs sit at the same line as the filament being ignited in a halogen bulb, this is key.

Having a reflector tip with LEDs with help throw alot of light out of the tail light housing, very key as well.

This reverse light was the honest deal, actually bright as a star. Definitely can't miss me now


Alla Canbus Red Turn Signal Bulb
Boodlied 20w Bulb
 

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Old 04-18-2019, 03:30 AM
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Nice!

Where did you get those bulbs from? Do you have a link to the product page?
 
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Old 04-18-2019, 03:58 PM
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Nice!

Where did you get those bulbs from? Do you have a link to the product page?
Amazon, "Boodled 1156 bulb" for reverse and "Alla Canbus 1156 Red" for turn signal.

UPDATE: Rear Turn signal bulbs i got trigger the computer warning UNTIL you use them. Once you use your indicator the warning disappears from the system control.
 

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First link should be the one, the one that has the keywords "4014 led" and "3600lumens" for the Boodled. I suppose the 3030 LED would be just as good since they are a more efficient LED but there is less of them. Either should work fine, the one i am using is the one with 4014 LEDs.
 
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Thanks.
I ordered some.
With just the one reverse light on the R55,
the extra light will be welcome.

how many times has someone told you
”One of your backup lights is out!”
”No it isn’t “
”Yes it is”
”These cars only have one on the right, no left one”
”Are you sure, ... that doesn’t sound right”
etc.

They don’t really believe you unless you turn
on the rear fog on the left side to show them.
 
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Old 04-19-2019, 10:58 AM
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Originally Posted by cristo View Post
Thanks.
I ordered some.
With just the one reverse light on the R55,
the extra light will be welcome.

how many times has someone told you
”One of your backup lights is out!”
”No it isn’t “
”Yes it is”
”These cars only have one on the right, no left one”
”Are you sure, ... that doesn’t sound right”
etc.

They don’t really believe you unless you turn
on the rear fog on the left side to show them.
LOL, like every time I use reverse!!!!
 
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Old 04-19-2019, 12:25 PM
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Ditto completely. Can't remember if I have the toggle switch for rear fog, will check when i go to work. My only gripe is no matter how much light you shove in it, it is never enough to really light up the entire rear path leading up to the car.

Noticed a curious thing today, the LEDs installed in the front map light locations are somehow getting just the tiniest of current enough to cause about 3-5 lumens of illumination when the car is off. Didnt drain my battery or anything after sitting for 10 hours. Also these are more crisp white than the slightly blue LEDs I have installed in the DRL spot.Will keep an eye out

The rear turn signals instrument lights inside the car hyperflash 3 cycles then return to normal the first time each is used after the car is started. There will be initial startup error about the rear turn signals, HOWEVER, since the problem resolves itself with normal use while driving I deem it negligible since both the error and hyperflash are resolved.
Blink Cycle Key:
0 = off
1= normal blink on
2 = hyperblink on (aka faster blink)

After startup on the first use of either individual side of the rear turn signal:
2 0 2 0 2 0 1 0 1 0...
Then the errors on the dash disappear from the dash and from the "check control" section and from the ecu as checked by an obd2 reader.
 

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Old 04-20-2019, 10:01 AM
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Got the Boodlied 1156 white 3600 lumen
bulbs for backup.
actually got the 1156 p21wy by mistake
instead of the 1156 p21w so I had to
file one of the nubs off.
Measuring with an incident light meter on
axis in a foot in front of the bare bulb, I
get over 2 stops brighter (4-5x) than a
regular 1156 (400 lm) and over 1 stop
brighter than a 796 (35w halogen - 700 lm),
so I figure these may be closer to 1800 lm
than 3600 lm.
However, they seem to have more off-axis
than a bare incandescent p21w, so it may
be more than 1800 lm measured differently.
I also measure about 850 mA instead of
the 1800 mA claimed per bulb.
Despite this, the bulb is a winner.
They’re still at least twice as bright as two
other LED 1156 reverse lights I have at home.
 
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Happy to know I helped in some way. Lux meter puts them at a little over 1900 for me so thats where they are getting their 2000lumen on their chart, most likely the 3600 lumen rating comes from 2 bulbes together so about 3600 if we use your 1800 lumem measurememt
 
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