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CREE LED 1157 Projection Reverse Backup light bulbs

I finally did some more research on what I felt are the brightest and best bulbs out for SSR replacements.

Here I am replacing the 1157 Reserve/Backup lights on each side of the license plate. They are easily removed from the backside by pushing the release button and 1/4 turning them and then just replace the bulb with new.

These are the bulbs I bought and they come as a pair in a package...

1157 WHITE CREE HIGH POWER LED TURN SIGNAL CORNER/TAIL LIGHT BULBS/BULB 2357A | eBay


If you have done any LED research, CREE bulbs are of the top brightest out there now. So when I found these CREE 1157 projection style bulbs I had to try them. CREE LED's are used in the brightest flashlights on the market.

I was very impressed with the output of these bulbs. Almost every single LED 1157 white bulb I have ever sold or installed in a car or chopper has never been this bright no matter how many LED's on it. These have 13 CREE LED's and they are brighter than stock but bright white, about 6000K.







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Very much worth the $30 and free shipping
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Is one item one or two lamps? just so I order what I need. Web site seems to show two per but not sure.


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Wouldn't the back-up lights be 1156? 1157 is a dual element.

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Wouldn't the back-up lights be 1156? 1157 is a dual element.

Nope, factory is a dual filament 1157 and they utilized both high and low to make reverse lights brighter. So 1157 is correct bulb.
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Here i am again looking at led bulbs, and find that the ones mentioned here are not compatable with my 2005 ssr. Does anyone really know weather they will work or not on my ssr?
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That's odd their site advises they are not compatible with the SSR
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Here i am again looking at led bulbs, and find that the ones mentioned here are not compatable with my 2005 ssr. Does anyone really know weather they will work or not on my ssr?

They have worked perfect since I installed them in my SSR and posted this thread.
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Bought a set!
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Quick video showing the install, before and after

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When replacing the back up light with LED bulbs do youhave to replace anything else? Or will the work just fine on their own. I mean like when you go to LED's in your Tail/Brake Light bulbs, you have to replace the flasher unit with a LM487.
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It shouldn't be necessary for the back-up lights, but I can't swear to it because I already had the LM486 installed.
I will say they looked much brighter looking at them lit, but for me I don't see any difference from the driver's seat when I'm backing up. Your mileage may vary, and they are cheap enough to try.

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It shouldn't be necessary for the back-up lights, but I can't swear to it because I already had the LM486 installed.
I will say they looked much brighter looking at them lit, but for me I don't see any difference from the driver's seat when I'm backing up. Your mileage may vary, and they are cheap enough to try.
The back up lights don't look as bright in the mirror, in my opinion, but the back up camera sees a lot better with the LED lamps so I am a fan. They do not require resistors or anything else. Direct replacement, and if they do not work rotate them 180 degrees in the socket since they are polarity sensitvie.


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I like your faceplate on the backups where did you get that
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The back up lights don't look as bright in the mirror, in my opinion, but the back up camera sees a lot better with the LED lamps so I am a fan. They do not require resistors or anything else. Direct replacement, and if they do not work rotate them 180 degrees in the socket since they are polarity sensitvie.
I replaced my lights, and totally agree my back up camera is much better to see at night. Worth the cost.
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CREE 1157 Reverse Bulbs

Hi - New SSR Owner here (3 weeks ago) - 04 . I put these bulbs in yesterday and when I backed out after dark last night I was amazed at the light output. I have an '01 Vette which uses the same light assembly with older 64 SMT LEDs and it is nowhere near as bright. The CREE backups are amazing.

BTW, I also put in the CREE 1157 red brake lights and the LM437 module and the CREE brake lights are also an eyeful. Much brighter than a stock bulb and very attention grabbing when they snap on and off. But the LM437 was a no go with the CREE 7443 front LEDs, so I'm stuck with bulbs up there until I can afford to try an LM436.
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