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I bought a cheap pair of Pilot LED's tonight at Pep Boys and they suck... not bright at all.... they're actually dimmer than the stock bulbs. I'm going to go with VLEDS but they have about 3,000 different versions of the same bulbs.

Please list which bulbs you used where and if you're happy with the brightness.... TIA!
 

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Be more specific, are you looking for back up leds, interior leds, glove box leds???
 

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Well for now I'm looking to change all the interiors.... I see that I need the 168 bulbs... but VLEDs has about 40 different kinds
 

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e-mail Jake at VLEDs. He has a Tundra and can tell you exactly which LED bulbs to use.
 

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Depends on the color you want to go. I personally like the 4300-5000k scale, the higher you go the more purple/blue is introduced. Keep all the LEDs in the same range and you'll have a uniform look. V-leds.com is great to work with, either contact them on this site (they are members) or through their website and they'll help walk you through the process.

 

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I guess what I'm asking is they have one's with two high power LED's... four regular.... six angled.... all in the same color temp.... all the same bulb type... I just don't wanna spend the cash and be disapointed. I'd like some real world input from owners...
 

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Maybe I'll just roll with a set of those to check the output.... hell ten bucks... if they work then I've found a great cheap alternative
 

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PM vleds...i bet he can do you up a package price on all the bulbs you will need and he'll use the best ones for each application.
 

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Those little cheap ones are like the very first LED bulbs. They do not put out much light and do not fill the lens very well. For the tail light all you see from behind the truck is a red dot.
 

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If you want bright, use these in your map lights
V-LEDS HID WHITE 4 M-SMT 2W HIGH POWER BULBS 194 168 158
I have them and trust me, they are bright!:eek:hsnap:
And for the doors, use these
2 V-LEDS 1W 6K HID WHITE FLANK HIGH POWER BULBS 194 168 158
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V-LEDS HID WHITE 4 LED 2 WATT HP M-SMT FLANK BULBS 194 168 158

Im not sure what bulbs would be used in the rear dome lights for the double cab.
I'm pretty happy with the license plate bulbs in my map lights; bright enough for me and they're cheaper than the dome's. I also got these for the license plate.

I'd recomend the 4- LED HP bulbs for the dome locations. You need to have a down firing bulb in the domes on a DC, and i recomend going brighter back there. I've been thru it on 3 tundra's with V-LEDS, and they recomend sticking with the same bulb in all locations. High power is what was recomended to me, and i'm pretty satsified with them all.

YOu do need the flank bulbs in the doors, and the 4-LED HP is a great choice and is what i have. You need the down firing 37 bulbs for the glove box and driver entry, and buy the HP that is most expensive which was $8 a pair.

Like i was told though; DO NOT mix types of bulbs like HP, 16 LED, or other. Stick with the same; and in order to get the brightest light, HP is the best way to go.
If you can afford it, the 921 HP cargo lights are a nice upgrade but they're about $25 a bulb for the good ones.
 

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Thanks for the input guys... that's the kind of real world stuff I was looking for.. appreciated.


When you say DON'T MIX.... I'm assuming you mean don't put a high power in the map and then regulars in the doors??
 

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Go to the bottom up the V-Led home page under the "need help" and click on the Vehicle Specific Apps. He has a list of all the bulbs he uses on his Tundra. He even the pics of bulbs installed on his Tundra! This really should help you a lot!
 

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I've got some VLEDs in mine... bought the HIDs for the headlights and foglights (headlights are awesomely bright and I get flashed every other car or so even though my lights are properly adjusted), I'm on my second pair of taillights though, the first (both) overheated and melted the light holder - however VLEDs wouldn't send out replacements until I sent back those ones (even though I sent photos), this meant having to buy replacement bulbs - so I purchased new ones and Jake very nicely sent me a free backup led light for the licence plate - that WAS awesome until all the chrome is peeling off the surround AND the tail lights some of the LEDs have already burnt out. No doubt I'll have to send them all back at my expense again to get them replaced. It would have been cheaper now for me to have gotten replacement LED taillights rather than the bulbs!
 

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bought the HIDs for the headlights and foglights (headlights are awesomely bright and I get flashed every other car or so even though my lights are properly adjusted)

licence plate - that WAS awesome until all the chrome is peeling off the surround
1. You can't adjust your headlights to compensate for the glare caused by an HID bulb in a halogen headlamp. That is why you get flashed

2. Agreed with the license plate. It works well but at this point looks like crap.
 

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Thanks for the input guys... that's the kind of real world stuff I was looking for.. appreciated.


When you say DON'T MIX.... I'm assuming you mean don't put a high power in the map and then regulars in the doors??
Correct. If you're going to go HP, go ALL HP; of which i recomend.


Another note when finding out what v-leds put in his truck; he has a crewmax and the DC does not use the same dome bulbs. You need down firing bulbs for the DC, and i think the CM uses a flank style bulb if i remember right.
 

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All you want to know for VLEDs and our Tundras: Welcome to V-LEDS.COM

07-Up TOYOTA Tundra


Low beam headlamp
H11

V-HIDS 35W SLIM BALLAST XENON HEADLIGHT KIT H11 6000K BLUE TINT




$99.99


High beam headlamp
9005

V-HIDS 35W SLIM BALLAST XENON HEADLIGHT KIT 9005 6000K BLUE TINT




$99.99


Fog/Driving light
9145

V-HIDS 35W SLIM BALLAST XENON HEADLIGHT KIT H10 9145 6000K BLUE TINT




$99.99

Here is an LED alternative, much safer to use than HID and provides a great match to our 6K Blue headlights
We found the HID may haze the chrome reflector in smaller housings.
V-LEDS 6K HID WHITE 28 LED 2X BRIGHTER OUTPUT DRL/FOG BULBS HB3 9005 H10 9145




$69.99


Parking light/ Front turn signal (NON DRL equipped ONLY)
4157NALL

V-LEDS AMBER 60 SACK TYPE PARK/TURN BULBS 3157 4057




$49.99

V-LEDS AMBER 92 SACK TYPE PARK/TURN BULBS 3157 4057




$69.99


Or
SWACK TYPE 2 DUAL COLOR CHANGING HID WHITE AMBER SWITCHBACK 60 LED TURN SIGNAL BULBS 3157 3157NA 3357 3457 4157 4057




$54.99

SWACK TYPE 2 DUAL COLOR CHANGING HID WHITE AMBER SWITCHBACK 92 LED TURN SIGNAL BULBS 3157 3157NA 3357 3457 4157 4057




$79.99
Front sidemarker
168


V-LEDS AMBER 4 M-SMT 2W HIGH POWER BULBS 194 168 158




$19.99


Rear turn signal
3156


V-LEDS AMBER 60 M-SMT PARK/TURN BULBS 3157 3156 4057




$59.99

Wire into the rear turn signal circuit, takes care of the hyper flash.
3 OHM 50W 4 BULB LED LOAD EQUALIZER RESISTORS TURN SIGNAL BLINKER FIX




$14.99

2 LOAD RESISTOR MOUNTING PLATES SINGLE




$4.99


Tail/Stop light
3157

V-LEDS RED 92 M-SMT TAIL/BRAKE LIGHT BULBS 3157 3156 4057




$69.99


Other Brake Light Options:
2 RED 3157 V-LEDS 7W HIGH POWER 20 LED BRAKE LIGHT BULBS 3156 4057




$49.99

V-LEDS RED V-STAR M-SMT TAIL/BRAKE LIGHT BULBS 3157 3156 4057




$69.99


High mount stop light
921


1 EA V-LEDS RED 14 M-SMT 5W HIGH POWER 3RD BRAKE LIGHT BULB T15 T-15 516 579 901 904 906 908 909 912 914 915 916 917 918 920 921 922 923 926 927 928 939




$24.99

Cargo area
921

V-LEDS HID WHITE 14 M-SMT 3W HIGH POWER BULBS 917 918 920 921 922 923




$49.99


License plate
168

V-LEDS HID WHITE 4 M-SMT 2W HIGH POWER BULBS 194 168 158




$19.99


Back up light
921


V-LEDS HID WHITE 19 M-SMT 8W HIGH POWER BULBS 917 918 920 921 922 923




$59.99

V-LEDS HIGH POWER 18W LED BACK-UP LIGHT LICENSE PLATE FRAME




Regular Price: $99.99
Sale Price: $69.99


Glove box
74

2 V-LEDS 3 SMT HID WHITE WEDGE BASE DASH LIGHT BULBS 37 74




$6.99


You get 2 bulbs, so use the other one under the driver’s side foot well.

Map light (use this for Double Cab dome light also)
168


V-LEDS HID WHITE 4 M-SMT 2W HIGH POWER BULBS 194 168 158




$19.99


Dome light (Crewmax Only)
168

V-LEDS HID WHITE 4 LED 2 WATT HP M-SMT FLANK BULBS 194 168 158




$19.99


Step/Courtesy light (Doors)
168

V-LEDS HID WHITE 4 LED 2 WATT HP M-SMT FLANK BULBS 194 168 158




$19.99

Again these are the best bulbs we sell for the 07-Up Tundra, we have many other bulbs that are a fraction of the price but going with these will give you the best results. __________________
 
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