Recent Topics
New coils needed?
by cwing6
1 minute 56 seconds ago
$5 INSTANT coupon off 5qt PP and PUP
by Texan4Life
23 minutes 24 seconds ago
2004 Saturn L300 V6
by 901Memphis
Today at 01:33 PM
Been emailing back and forth with Royal purple
by Foreignjunky
Today at 01:29 PM
Turn compressor pressure switch down?
by sciphi
Today at 10:33 AM
2008 Mecury Milan AWD (V6), 1st time oil change
by MrNobody
Today at 10:15 AM
ATV GEAR OIL
by OtisBlkR1
Today at 09:24 AM
Six top FIFA officials arrested for corruption
by gfh77665
Today at 08:55 AM
Want an 899 panigale so bad!
by donnyj08
Today at 08:37 AM
Regular Pennzoil...and sludge?
by mrdctaylor
Today at 08:33 AM
Full Synthetic or Synthetic Blend ???
by fins
Today at 08:16 AM
Will Ester based Pennzoil syn TCW3 attract water?
by SOHCman
Today at 07:45 AM
Newest Members
LRs281, David45, bluegillz, MIDO, RLenox
54123 Registered Users
Who's Online
111 registered (97K15004WD, adamrc, 901Memphis, 94astro, AlaskaMike, 8 invisible), 2037 Guests and 152 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Forum Stats
54123 Members
66 Forums
231932 Topics
3717911 Posts

Max Online: 2862 @ 07/07/14 03:10 PM
Donate to BITOG
Page 2 of 2 < 1 2
Topic Options
#3448992 - 08/07/14 03:40 PM Re: Improving reverse lights [Re: buck91]
EdwardC Online   content


Registered: 11/14/13
Posts: 660
Loc: Chicago, IL
Here's a somewhat common upgrade for Element reverse lights:

http://www.skidmore.edu/~pdwyer/e/backup_bulbs.htm

The higher wattage hasn't been an issue since the reverse light is use for such a short period of time. Maybe you can do something similar on your F150?

Also, I just googled, the 912 bulb you use appears to be a 12W bulb, with the 921 bulb being a drop in at 16.8W. That might be a simple upgrade to give you a little more light.

http://www.f150online.com/forums/illumination-lighting/458857-921-bulb-912-a.html


Edited by EdwardC (08/07/14 03:41 PM)

Top
#3450294 - 08/09/14 01:20 AM Re: Improving reverse lights [Re: EdwardC]
ffhdriver Offline


Registered: 06/26/07
Posts: 285
Loc: Near Mobile
Originally Posted By: EdwardC
Here's a somewhat common upgrade for Element reverse lights:

http://www.skidmore.edu/~pdwyer/e/backup_bulbs.htm

The higher wattage hasn't been an issue since the reverse light is use for such a short period of time. Maybe you can do something similar on your F150?

Also, I just googled, the 912 bulb you use appears to be a 12W bulb, with the 921 bulb being a drop in at 16.8W. That might be a simple upgrade to give you a little more light.

http://www.f150online.com/forums/illumination-lighting/458857-921-bulb-912-a.html
Won't the bulbs output/brightness be the same since they both put out 21 MSCP ?
_________________________
'13 Toyota Avalon XLE Hybrid

Top
#3450584 - 08/09/14 01:09 PM Re: Improving reverse lights [Re: buck91]
buck91 Offline


Registered: 04/17/12
Posts: 814
Loc: West Michigan
912 is 12.8vdc and 1.0A while the 921 is 12.8vdc and 1.4A. Should be good for roughly 100 lumens increase.

I have a new spare 921 in my parts bin I'll throw in tonight for a side by sidencomparision and let you know.
_________________________
2011 F150 4x4 5.0L
1980 Yamaha XS850G

Top
#3451977 - 08/10/14 09:45 PM Re: Improving reverse lights [Re: buck91]
earlyre Offline


Registered: 11/22/11
Posts: 2650
Loc: Lima, Ohio, USA
Originally Posted By: buck91


I've thought about the hitch lights but don't want to shell out that much coin.



how much coin are the lights you've looked at?
These are around $30.

http://www.amazon.com/Navigator-NV-803-H...ds=Hitch+Lights

Customer image Gallery
_________________________
Mine:
09 Mercury Sable : .5qts PYB 5w30, 5qts PYB 5w20, Wix 51516
Mine to Maintain:
03 Pontiac Vibe : Castrol GTX 5w30, Wix 51394

Top
#3458487 - 08/18/14 08:09 AM Re: Improving reverse lights [Re: buck91]
Greasymechtech Offline


Registered: 07/11/14
Posts: 814
Loc: Paradise of Florida
_________________________
At what point should a lurker start posting :-)

Top
#3460834 - 08/20/14 10:27 PM Re: Improving reverse lights [Re: Greasymechtech]
bmwjohn Offline


Registered: 01/04/08
Posts: 401
Loc: indianapolis in
Hi:
I drive a 2012 Tahoe at work, in narrow, dark areas. I clicked on your link but had some questions.
a. have you purchased from them?
b. bulb shows both 50w and 60w, depending on place in web.
c. I can't get Tahoe to come up, but I think 3157? not T-10.
D. Can I assume 60w is close to oem but the 9-1100 lumens is much higher?
e. if useable I will buy and maybe use just 1 on right, as it is a big deal at work if even a small dent. I think 1 screw in side from open rear hatch to pull assembly out?
f. $16.95 is an ok range if reliable and fits / works / improves.
Thanks.

Top
#3461350 - 08/21/14 01:41 PM Re: Improving reverse lights [Re: buck91]
Greasymechtech Offline


Registered: 07/11/14
Posts: 814
Loc: Paradise of Florida
I have purchased from ebay and amazon.
I don't make any recommendations on where you can purchase them. Research the sellers feedback.
Multiple sellers have the same products.

I will warn that these LED bulbs run hot and are not for continuous usage. A minute or two to back out of the driveway or parking spot is what they work best for.

921 vs new vs older fancy brand


The wattage of the LED bulbs is the equivalent halogen/incandescent output. It's a comparative lighting watt, and not watts consumed.

I have not tested the other socket sizes like 3157, but almost every bulb is available using the Cree xbd LED and should easily trump the reverse stock bulbs.
_________________________
At what point should a lurker start posting :-)

Top
#3464813 - 08/25/14 08:46 PM Re: Improving reverse lights [Re: buck91]
bigdawg74 Offline


Registered: 04/08/10
Posts: 329
Loc: Olympia, WA
I had a similar problem on a Dodge Dakota that I put deep tint on the windows. Couldn't see squat when backing up. I ended up going to Wal-Mart and buying some clear driving lights and mounted them to the rear bumper. I think they were less than 30 bucks. Instead of wiring them to the reverse light circuit, I wired it to a switch I mounted on the dash. This let me use the lights without actually having to be in reverse. They lasted the 3 years that I kept the truck.
_________________________
'10 Hyundai Tucson Ltd. 2.4L
PP 5w20~OEM filter
'11 Chevy Silverado 4.3L V6
Dlr Bulk 5w30~unk filter

Top
Page 2 of 2 < 1 2