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#1 Jockstar

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Posted 11 January 2014 - 06:16 PM

Just looking for suggestions for suppliers for LED lights for a 2007 Ford Focus.

I'm ideally looking for sidelights, rear brake light on the spoiler (5 bulbs), registration bulbs and reverse light as I think the normal reverse light is a bit pathetic.

I have read other threads but just really looking for supplier suggestions. I've never really bought items on eBay and some of the bulb suppliers have mixed reviews.

Will my Focus require canbus LED lights?

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Posted 11 January 2014 - 06:44 PM

I have a clear LED upper brake light and it's very good.

Similar to this one-

 

http://www.ebay.co.u...=item53f97d2348

 

This is the type of bulb I have in my plate lights, 2 years on and still going strong-

 

http://www.ebay.co.u...=item3a7b4e4c1c

 

Reverse bulb has to be a cree type, far brighter and long lasting.

I currently have one like this (382 type)-

 

http://www.ebay.co.u...=item43b92bb383

 

But will soon be swapping for one like this for extra brightness-

 

http://www.ebay.co.u...=item460e645941

 

If you're going to change the reverse bulb to cree I'd recommend you go for the same in the rear fog light too (same as above type).

As a nice touch, a recognises upgrade is to fit a European reverse lens to replace the red fog lens with a clear one and fit a red cree bulb instead.

 

Clear lens (meant for left hand drive cars but a popular upgrade and a direct swap for the red lens)-

 

http://www.ebay.co.u...=item4d0caef8e7

 

Red cree bulb-

 

http://www.ebay.co.u...=item3f1be6633c

 

I just bought some of these bulbs for my sidelights but until I get to trying them out I can't vouch for fit and light quality-

 

http://www.ebay.co.u...984.m1497.l2649



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Posted 11 January 2014 - 10:43 PM

Thanks for the information Stoney. I've ordered the registration plate bulbs. Did yours throw up any errors? I'm not sure if a 2007 focus will have canbus issues.

 

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Posted 12 January 2014 - 12:01 AM

No errors with any LED bulbs I've ever fitted.

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Posted 12 January 2014 - 03:52 AM

I'm the exact same as Stoney RE never getting any errors with LEDs. However my Fusion is an 04 Reg and I don't know is it even possible to get them! I have a full LED conversion for every possible bulb and have always bought the error free ones from eBay and I'm very pleased with the results.

For your 07 Focus just make sure to get the "Canbus Error Free" bulbs and you should be laughing!

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Posted 12 January 2014 - 06:11 AM

The only bulbs I won't change for LED's are the front and rear indicator bulbs (and headlights of course).

LED's draw much less power than standard incandescent ones and therefore the indicator relays run too fast and the indicators go like the clappers (same as when an indicator bulb blows).

Instead I use Silvertec type ones, they look silver when unlit but amber when powered therefore getting rid of the "fried egg" effect in the light clusters.

 

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Posted 12 January 2014 - 08:50 AM

Yeah I used the silver osram indicator bulbs back in the day when tinted lights and clear lights were all the rage.

The reason I'd asked was the link you posted for the reg lights stated the lights were error free but the cree reverse light wasn't according to the eBay advert.

I'd like to buy the reverse light but I wasn't sure if it would cause problems or require resistors to be fitted.

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Posted 12 January 2014 - 09:13 AM

The only bulbs I won't change for LED's are the front and rear indicator bulbs (and headlights of course).
LED's draw much less power than standard incandescent ones and therefore the indicator relays run too fast and the indicators go like the clappers (same as when an indicator bulb blows).
Instead I use Silvertec type ones, they look silver when unlit but amber when powered therefore getting rid of the "fried egg" effect in the light clusters.
 
http://www.ebay.co.u...984.m1423.l2649

+1 the modern ford has a sound effect of the clicking relay indicator,
To successfully fit led indicators the gem software would be required to turn down the pulse,

However
On older cars 1902-2006BC (before Can-bus) :lol:
It is possible to purchase a replacement indicator relay that is a straight swap and has a screw head control knob that can be turned to alter the speed at which the indicators fash

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Posted 12 January 2014 - 09:17 AM

Yeah I used the silver osram indicator bulbs back in the day when tinted lights and clear lights were all the rage.
The reason I'd asked was the link you posted for the reg lights stated the lights were error free but the cree reverse light wasn't according to the eBay advert.
I'd like to buy the reverse light but I wasn't sure if it would cause problems or require resistors to be fitted.

The cree reverse bulbs are error free,
Cree reverse bulbs have built in transformers and resistors.
You can send 24v or 12v supply to a Cree reverse bulb and it will work just the same,
But purchase them from the uk, because cree from china are replica items that don't work at all

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Posted 12 January 2014 - 09:19 AM

This is my issue. I'm not sure which eBay suppliers to trust!

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Posted 12 January 2014 - 09:28 AM

This is my issue. I'm not sure which eBay suppliers to trust!

I bought mine from alltronix in the uk, they were selling them before eBay ever did
Here's a link:
http://www.alltronix...main_page=index

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Posted 12 January 2014 - 09:50 AM

Thanks Lenny. I'll check it out :)



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Posted 12 January 2014 - 10:04 AM

I just noticed that the festoon bulbs I bought using the link above are 39mm. I've been reading the pinned bulb thread and I've seen people referring to the festoon as being 42mm. Does this mean I've bought the wrong bulb?



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Posted 13 January 2014 - 03:46 AM

The contacts for the festoon bulb are only a couple of sprung metal strips.

If they feel loose you just have to put a bend in the contacts with some pliers to tighten them up.



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Posted 13 January 2014 - 03:38 PM

if your just after LED bulbs take a look at my7 build thread, whilst some of the dual filaments are in different places (i.e. my tail and fog lights - as opposed to your tail and brake lights) may differ slightly, I believe they are the same bulb - I love my LED's and not had a problem with any of them since I installed them!



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