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Unread 06-25-2013, 08:35 AM   #1
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front side marker LED bulb - which one?

hey guys... YJ guy here, but need some minor TJ know-how.

I've got a bunch of projects coming up and taking time off work to go to my parent's house (Dad has all the heavy equipment)... so I'm placing an order (today hopefully) and having it shipped to Dad.

one of the things I'm doing is installing TJ flares. with the flares, I'm ordering marker lamp assemblies and bulb sockets.

All the exterior lighting (except headlights) on my YJ is LED and I'd like to keep it that way.... so for the marker since it's a unique shape, I can't just buy an LED marker (they don't make one, do they?) so my plan was to get an LED bulb to install in the factory type housing/socket. I have no problem with wiring, flashers, etc... just product selection.

so I went to superbright and searched and came up with this list....
http://www.superbrightleds.com/cat/l...mber,136,4622:

but there's so many choices... has anyone installed one of these bulbs (or another) in their stock housing? I'm looking for the highest intensity (brightest) that will fit in the housing.

I chose superbright because I've bought from them in the past with good results, but I'm not opposed to another vendor if there's one out there offering something different/better

Thanks

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If you use LEDs you need to tap into the main blinker circuit. The marker lights use a floating ground and won't work with LEDs.
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Unread 06-25-2013, 11:28 AM   #3
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yes I do understand polarity issues... as I said, I've got no problem with wiring, it's just that I'm not familiar with the TJs marker housing enough to know which of the bulbs on that page I linked (or any others from another vendor) might fit...

I mean, of course, the smallest of the bulbs will probably fit the housing, but I'm hoping to get one of the brighter options

Thanks again
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