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Old 08-14-2003, 12:44 PM
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Mein Auto: 2002 M roadster
Jam Strait LED bulbs

I received a pair of the hyper reds and a pair of the hyper whites (both 1156-type, i.e. single-contact).

The red ones are not bad; they'll do fine for my addional brake lighting project (using the empty lens in the rear assembly). Straight back, they're as bright as the factory bulbs. But they don't use the reflector at all, so they have a restricted pattern and are not great off-axis (as expected).

The whites ones... useless. Nowhere near bright enough to be used as reverse lights. The color is cool, they're just _way_ too weak, especially compared to a 21W or greater filament.

Next up are the LEDTRONICS red and amber LED 1156 bulbs. The red ones might actually work as primary brake bulbs, they have side-firing LEDs and more than the Jam Straight ones (Jam Strait have 15 front-firing, LEDTRONICS have 18 front-firing and 6 side-firing).

Off topic... I'll never buy from Jam Strait again, because the packaging is covered with Christian propaganda. On the outside of the back is "JESUS IS THE WAY" in bold lettering. Opening up the flap, the whole inside is covered with Christian propaganda. Makes me feel like I'm giving money to Jim and Tammy Baker wannabees. :-)
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