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Dodge Viper Reverse/Backup Light LED




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Diode Dynamics carries a full line of LED replacements, including three different model options for your Viper's reverse light or backup light bulb (3156/7). We carry the brightest, highest-quality bulbs on the market, which we have designed in St. Louis, Missouri. Your order will ship same day, and we're here if you need us for support and service. Every bulb carries with it a three-year limited warranty.


Your purchase includes two LED bulbs for perfect fitment in your Dodge Viper model year selection.





3156/7 Bulb Size:

HP48: This bulb is non-polar, CK compatible, with 48 Epistar 3014 LED chips. Thanks to the cap on the top, the light from this High Power Bulb is shined backwards and away from the bulb, not straight out. This means the output is excellent, because it uses the vehicle's housing completely, which then shines the light much more uniformly.

HP11: Four side-firing 1.5W-rated Osram LED chips, and one 5W-rated LED chip on top, which is projected by a lens for maximum effective brightness. The bulb is housed in a machined aluminum casing, which provides superior heat diffusion for long life.

XP80: Each of the four sides of this bulb contains three 5W-rated chips, and the top is fitted with four more under a projector lens. This is the brightest self-contained automotive LED bulb on the market, and is housed in an aluminum casing with a textured finish for maximum heatsinking properties.


Included in your order is TWO BULBS.


COLOR


These LEDs illuminate in a crisp, cool, bright, white hue for maximum light output.


BRIGHTNESS

Diode Dynamics offers several model options so you can choose what fits you best. These options are listed by the design and the lumen output of each bulb:

HP48: (280 lumens) Slightly lower brightness than OEM bulbs, but still provides the crisp, modern instant on/off of LED technology.
HP11: (310 lumens) Slightly higher brightness than OEM bulbs.
XP80: (510 lumens) Much brighter than OEM bulbs. These are bright!

Lumens. BUYER BEWARE! Most sellers just provide "calculated" lumen numbers, based on the maximum potential brightness of the LED chips on the bulb. For example, if a bulb has five 10-lumen chips, they will rate it at 50 lumens. However, this is not accurate, as the design of an LED bulb does not get rid of heat fast enough to run the LEDs at maximum.

These "calculated" lumen ratings are much, much higher than the true, measured light output, so it will look like competitors' bulbs are brighter than ours. This is because Diode Dynamics does not provide inflated "calculated" numbers; we believe it is misleading. We test the actual brightness of the bulbs in our lab, to provide real lumen output measurements. Our measurements are accurate, but they are usually much lower than the misleading "calculated" figures.



QUALITY

LED Components. Diode Dynamics uses only the highest quality LED chips in the production of its bulbs. This means only brand-name suppliers such as Epistar, Cree, Osram, and Samsung.

While Diode Dynamics bulbs may look the same as others on the market, most copycat bulbs use economy-grade LED chips in order to reduce costs. This greatly reduces the reliability and overall brightness of the bulb when you compare it to Diode Dynamics.

Construction. Although LED technology allows for extremely long bulb life, the market is flooded with cheap LED bulbs that fail prematurely due to inferior construction. The worst enemy of LEDs is excessive heat, and when bulbs are not designed properly, they do not disperse heat as well, leading to premature failure.

Off-brand, cheap bulbs exhibit poor solder uniformity, high levels of flux in the solder, uneven chip placement, low-gauge terminal wires, poor assembly, and bulbs held together with inferior adhesives. At best, solder joints will crack and fail on low-quality LEDs after a few weeks of use. In the worst case, these bulbs can damage housings as the extra flux and adhesive evaporates and creates a residue on the lens of the housing.

Diode Dynamics bulbs are produced with modern, computerized equipment, and only the best materials, to ensure complete uniformity, high quality, and long bulb life.

All Diode Dynamics products come with a 30-day satisfaction guarantee and a 3-year limited replacement warranty.


Questions? Feel free to ask here, PM, email [email protected] or call us: (314) 205-3033

*PM us for the free-shipping code* (U.S. forum members only)


Thank you!
Nick C.
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Nick,

Do you have plug and play LED replacements for the rest of the rear lights on a gen3/4 coupe?

I have thought about tinting the tail lights but have been hesitant because I don't want to loose any light output...it would be great if you sell a product that would offset the light loss of tinted tail lights.
 

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Nick,

Do you have plug and play LED replacements for the rest of the rear lights on a gen3/4 coupe?

I have thought about tinting the tail lights but have been hesitant because I don't want to loose any light output...it would be great if you sell a product that would offset the light loss of tinted tail lights.
Hello!

We certainly do, we just haven't had a Viper in our studio yet for comparison pictures and installation videos (need to find someone here in St. Louis!)

Our brightest model, the XP80, produces 510 lumens (measured), which is a significant increase over the factory incandescent bulbs. It will also have the modern on/off effect of LED.

Here's an example of the output vs. stock (with brakes applied for full brightness)





Keep in mind, this won't be "blinding" but it's considerably more visibility at night and ideal for dark tinted tail lights. They won't look out of place at all.

(The Raptor shown also has two tail lights per side, so it's twice as bright).

Viper Tail Light LEDs

You will need to install resistors (or a replacement flasher) to prevent hyperflash on turn signal applications.

Feel free to give us a call if you need more information or have questions: (314) 205-3033



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I just bought all my dash lights in blue so I will post some pictures when i get the bulbs.
 

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as a note I just got some drop in replacement with switch backs for my dodge 1 ton. will be sure to leave a review. they hooked me up with some LED projector fogs and backup lights as well.
 

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My dash lights look great! I wish i could get the smaller bulbs in brighter as i would have gotten the next step up but they still look great!

I am going to order blue for my temp gauges as well and probably the brightest white i can get for my mirror lights.
 

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My dash lights look great! I wish i could get the smaller bulbs in brighter as i would have gotten the next step up but they still look great!

I am going to order blue for my temp gauges as well and probably the brightest white i can get for my mirror lights.
Wow! That looks awesome!

Can you send more to: [email protected]? Maybe we can get a listing created to make things easier to find for Viper owners.

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Do you offer brighter backups for a 2014 Porsche Cayenne? The OEMs are worse than pathetic, and the backup camera's angle sucks to boot.
 

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Our Black Friday sale starts NOW! Today through Monday, 12/2/2019, save 20% on all LED upgrades including our Backup Light LED Bulbs by entering coupon code "BLACKFRIDAY" at checkout!


Jake H.
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Sale ends 11:59 p.m. CST on Monday 12/2/2019. Cannot be combined with other coupon codes.
 

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SAVE 20% SITEWIDE! Use coupon code "BLACKFRIDAY" at checkout for 20% off all LED upgrades for your ride, like our Pro Series Demon Eyes! Hurry, this sale ends soon!


Jake H.
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Sale ends 11:59 p.m. CST on Monday 12/2/2019. Cannot be combined with other coupon codes.
 
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