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post #1 of 24 Old 02-23-2009, 04:55 PM Thread Starter
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I was very happy to begin with. Now however, I've had one fail so bought spares for both turn and tail lights. So far, three have failed within a few days of use out of eight total. Both 1156 and 1157 bases are involved.

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I was very happy to begin with. Now however, I've had one fail so bought spares for both turn and tail lights. So far, three have failed within a few days of use out of eight total. Both 1156 and 1157 bases are involved.
Any approximate idea on how many hours those lights were burning before they failed?
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From less than one hour to sometime within 10 hours.

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Are you talking about the 5 watt Luxeons, Pat?

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Both the Luxeons from http://www.superbrightleds.com/ and the Eagle Eye 5 from http://autolumination.com/1156_1157.htm

I had one Luxeon go out of five and two Eagle Eye 5s out of three.

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Two never got past a second test before installation. It had to be early electronic part death syndrome.

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I had one Luxeon go out of five and two Eagle Eye 5s out of three.
Ouch. No trouble here yet. Must have been a bad lot.

I've had 4 of the yellow ones from SuperbrightLEDs in my blinkers since November 2007.

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That's good to know. Maybe the ones that pass the initial phase will last a very long time.

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That's good to know. Maybe the ones that pass the initial phase will last a very long time.
I had the 3 watt yellows in the blinkers for about 6 months before the 5 watt ones became available. No trouble there either, but you've got me wondering if the two red 5 watters I've got sitting on the shelf are going to be okay. I bought those in April 2008 and haven't used them yet.

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