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I purchased the highest light out put LED lamps I could find on Amazon
Installed in place of the OEM reverse bulbs.
I'm going to put the OEM bulbs back in. Yes the 6000 lamps are much whiter than the OEM bulbs.
But I can see with the OEM bulbs better and they appear to give me more light even if not as white
 

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There a lot of variability in quality and brightness of LED. Also a lot of the companies at the very least are giving incorrect info stating the brightness and wattage of both bulbs instead of one when they come as a pair. You have look though the details of spec to see this.

With headlights there is even more variability because LED only put out light in 2 directions not 360 Degrees so sometimes the rotation angle has to be adjusted with a figment screw if present.
 

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I made sure to get a good named brand with 3600 lums combined out put, and 360* out put.
Of course that out put goes all the way around and I don't think the reflector behind the reverse lights
work that well with the led's.
They are a nice white light, but might work better if all the light out put was in one or two directions
 

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Decided to put one regular OEM backup lamp in and leave one LED.
Changed my mind I'm going to use the LED in both sides.
While the OEM lamps look brighter, looking at them during the day.
At night, in the rear view camera, the LED's make a lot of difference.
The side with the OEM buld almost blends in with the tail lights and brake lights.
On the LED side it is just so white that it shows right thru the tail light and brake lights
Makes it much easier for me to see
 

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Interesting.. Had hard time believing good LED were not better than the incandescent. Its also that you can while can get the same wattage equivalent you can also go brighter. Get much more Light/lumens if you try. That is for example with a typical 100 watt incandescent you can use like 12-15 watt LED. Same with the automobile ones, but you do have the option of getting a bulb that is 50, 100, 200, 300 percent brighter etc since LED consume less power for the same amount of light.
 

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Just in case anyone was wondering what type of bulb goes in the reverse lights, they are 921 bulbs so if you were going to upgrade to LED you will want to go with an equivalent type bulb. I ended up going with LED's from www.headlightrevolution.com as I used them to replace all the incandescent bulbs in my 2008 Sonata and I haven't been disappointed. You can check them out on YouTube as they test everything out there and explain why one bulb is better than another and what to look for when purchasing LED's for your car. I am in no way affiliated with them BTW, I just think they do a good job of educating the consumer before purchasing. There are plenty of places out there to buy quality LED's. If this post is out of line please let me know and I will edit it or delete.
 

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I am looking at the owners manual and Sylvania's website and they list the reverse bulb as P21W, not 921 as I have seen in other threads. Can someone clear this up for me? Thanks!
 

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The P21W acdelco bulbs do not fit. They are a dual filament round base bulb
Go with the 921 which is a wedge base bulb, manual is totally wrong
 

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They don't even look the same, I get they work but why aren't people using the P21W ? The posts I have found are using the the flat wedge
Sorry my bad. Only the 921 will fit Pali backup lights. I changed mine using this Philips 921:

 

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I tried several LED bulbs in mine for the backup lights, including the round type pictured above (mine were a little lower output), but these shown below performed the best. The round type worked best in my Wife’s CRV interestingly, so no one bulb is best for every application. They position such that the flat surface points directly to the rear, and the other side reflects nicely too. I also tried the Philips bulb, good light distribution but not very bright to see with - looks good but can’t see well or far. The one‘s pictured below are very bright, light the ground well, and project a good distance. They cost me $7.59 delivered, in about a week. Much better than almost $25 for Philips. Hopefully they last...
1090

100% Brand AUXITO NEW and high quality SMD.

Voltage: DC9V-24V

Socket Refer: T15,w16w,904 904LL 904NA 906 906LL 906NA 912 912LL 916 916LL

916NA 916NALL 917 917LL 920 920LL 921 921ST 921LL 921K 922,etc.

LED Quantity: 15pcs-SMD.
High Lumen: 1700LM
Color: Xenon white(6000k)
Size: 41mm*14mm*8mm
Just plug & play
Package Size:16cm x 16cm x 16cm (6.30in x 6.30in x 6.30in)
 

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Decided to put one regular OEM backup lamp in and leave one LED.
Changed my mind I'm going to use the LED in both sides.
While the OEM lamps look brighter, looking at them during the day.
At night, in the rear view camera, the LED's make a lot of difference.
The side with the OEM buld almost blends in with the tail lights and brake lights.
On the LED side it is just so white that it shows right thru the tail light and brake lights
Makes it much easier for me to see
where did you purchas e the LED lamps?
 

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I purchased mine on ebay, they were a little cheaper than Amazon and at the time delivery by Amazon was three weeks, now you can get them next day, but still about 3 dollars more
 

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Mine were eBay too, for the same reasons. I purchased from a US seller to avoid delays from China.
Some I ordered beginning of April from China, that arrived in the US on 4/25, are still in a black hole somewhere with no tracking updates. Don’t expect to see anything from China for some time.
 

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  1. I ordered a leather dashboard cover from EBAY on April 9th. Just received a notification that it will be delivered tomorrow 5/7, Maybe your orders were on the same slow boat as mine Westly
 
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