Vehicle LED FAQ and Supplemental Information
    LEDs not only give your vehicle a clean, modern look but, with proper use, will out last any halogen bulb and even your car! Low energy draw, high lumen output, and instant on/off LED technology out shines stock bulbs in every way. Increase the amount of usable light or customize your interior from a variety of vivid colors to match your style.
    Using the Vehicle LED Bulb Finder, you can select the year, make, and model of your vehicle, then select the application you want to replace or upgrade from stock. If you know the type of bulb your vehicle needs, the Universal Bulb finder lists every car bulb by base type. Inquiries pertaining to specific vehicle application bulb size will be directed to the Vehicle LED Bulb Finder.
    Note that our bulbs are sold individually, not in pairs.
    For after market use. May not comply with SAE or U.S. DOT standards
    Product Warranty void if used in applications other than standard automotive replacement bulbs
    Vehicle Warranty may void with unapproved modifications. Check your Vehicle Warranty before replacement
    All product specifications are subject to change without notice

For best results the LED color should be the same as the lens color or if bulb is behind a clear lens, use the appropriate color for turn and brake light functions. As an example: a red lens will filter out all but the red portion of the light so if the light is all red, none or very little light will be blocked by the lens. The light from a White LED contains very little light in the red portion of the visible spectrum so most of the light would be filtered out by a red lens.
Lens color diagram

    Vehicle housings come in all shapes, sizes, and colors - just like our LEDs. LED bulbs that are notably larger than their inferior halogen counterparts have been marked "oversized" in the notes box under the color selection in their respective product pages. For 100% certainty, compare the measurements provided on the Specifications tab, located on every SBL product page, to the measurements of your factory housings. Oversized

    LEDs are capable of producing an wide variety of whites.

    On the lower end of the scale, Warm Whites have a yellow or amber hue, producing a color similar to that of halogen bulbs. These are best suited for projects where you want to upgrade to LED technology and keep the OEM look.

    Natural Whites, the midrange color temperatures, contain very little to no hint of amber or blue. Natural Whites are great for highlighting detailed interiors.

    The high end of the scale contains the Cool Whites. These are what most people think of when they look for LEDs. The crisp hint of blue in Cool Whites will give your vehicle a modern, clean look.


    LED lighting draws much less power and lasts much longer than standard stock, incandescent lighting. The reduced current draw of LEDs is easier on your battery and alternator but replacement of turn signal bulbs with LEDs will cause what is called hyper flashing. Hyper flashing is when the turn signals blink rapidly and happens because your new LED bulbs draw so little power, your car system thinks the bulb has burned out (that's how little current an LED bulb needs!).

    The easiest method to remedy hyper flashing is to install an LED Flasher Module. This module will replace your factory turn signal/hazard warning flasher module with little to no modification. Most modules will plug into the factory position, while others will require jumper wires or a relay socket. LED Flasher Module are designed for specific vehicle wiring and not all vehicles have LED module replacements. We list all of the flasher diagrams on the Specifications tab on each product. Be sure the flasher you order is the proper cross reference for your vehicle. Our LED flashers function with both LED and incandescent bulbs simultaneously, so even if you have LED turn signals in the back and incandescent in the front, you can use our LED Flasher Module with no problems.

    If there is no replacement LED flasher module, or if you would like a more hands on approach, a Tail Light Load Resistor Kit will also relieve hyper flashing. The kit achieves this by adding resistance to the circuit and making it look like there is an incandescent bulb in the socket to your vehicle's electrical system. A detailed instruction guide on how to install aTail Light Load Resistor Kit can be found HERE.

    CAN Bus LED bulbs are simple plug-and- play LED bulbs which are made specifically for CAN Bus-equipped vehicles. These bulbs work with your vehicle's advanced computer system, so when your vehicle's computer reads them, they respond back correctly. View All CAN Bus Bulbs Here


    What does CAN Bus mean?

    CAN Bus means Controller Area Network Bus. This system monitors your vehicle and reports operating conditions. CAN Bus systems are commonly found in European vehicles such as BMW, Audi, Mercedes, Volkswagen, Porsche, and in many American vehicles. While most late model American vehicles have CAN Bus systems, it is always good to check with your vehicle dealer to see which system your vehicle has before purchasing electrical products.


    Will CAN Bus LED Bulbs Prevent “Bulb-Out” Indication?

    Each vehicle has different requirements that the CAN Bus system is looking for, but in most cases CAN Bus LED bulbs should prevent a “bulb out” indication in areas such as tail, brake, and running lights. If you use a standard LED bulb that is not a CAN Bus application, you would consistently get a “bulb out” dashboard indicator because your system can't communicate with a standard LED bulb.


    Will CAN Bus LED Bulbs Prevent Hyper-Flashing?

    CAN Bus bulbs will not prevent hyper-flashing of turn signals. These bulbs are communicating with the CAN Bus system, but the relay still needs an appropriate amount of load to operate correctly. Your electrical system could require load resistors or an electronic flashing relay to stop hyper-flashing. The factory relay causes the hyper-flash when it thinks there is not a bulb working. For more information, click the question "Why do LED Bulbs cause turn signals to blink so fast? Can I fix it?" above.


    Can you use CAN Bus LED bulbs in non-CAN Bus applications?

    CAN Bus LED bulbs should not be used in non-CAN Bus applications because in most cases they can cause other vehicle circuits to have problems. Electrical systems are much like the flowing water in a river; if a log or other obstacle is placed in its path, the water backs up, but then finds another route. A CAN Bus LED bulb presents more resistance than the stock bulb due to built-in resistors and may cause feedback into other circuits in the non-CAN Bus electrical system.


    CANBus LED Bulb CANBus LED Bulb CANBus LED Bulb
    Applications: Applications: Applications:

    Marker Light

    Map Light

    Dome Light

    License Plate Light

    Tail Light

    Brake Light 

    Turn Light

    Parking Light

    Trunk Light

    Cargo Light

    Dome Light

    License Plate Light

    Halogen bulbs are non-polarized, and can't tell the difference between a standard and CK wiring configuration in your vehicle. Because LEDs are polarized, an LED bulb wired for a standard socket won't work in a CK socket. Be sure to check your vehicle's factory configuration before ordering.
    Pin Configuration

    Super Bright LEDs carries a minimum 2-year limited warranty on all vehicle bulbs, for manufacturing defects or product failures. Select bulbs may carry more than a two year warranty which will be documented on the product page. If you experience an issue with a product, a technician from our support team may be able to diagnose the issue. Technical support is available by phone, chat, and email. The Warranty is valid and only applies when Super Bright LEDs products are properly used for their intended applications.

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