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Arrow Mazda 6 Reverse/Backup LED Bulbs! See Comparison Pics! Plug & Play Install!



Mazda 6 Reverse Light LED



Diode Dynamics carries a full line of LED replacements, including three different model options with various brightness levels for your reverse light or backup light bulb. 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.



Bulb Design

HP36: Full 360 degree illumination with 36 High-Power Samsung LEDs. Aluminum base for optimum heatsinking, and non-polar design for easy installation.

XP50: Each of the four sides of this bulb contains two 5W-rated chips, and the top is fitted with two more under a projector lens. Housed in an aluminum casing with textured finish for maximum heatsinking properties.

Fitment. All three bulbs use a quality inject-molded 921 terminal, with a sturdy base connector and proper pin alignment, designed for exact replacement of your factory 921 bulb. You will not need resistors for backup lights. Just replace the factory bulb.

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 brightness options so you can choose what fits you best. These options are listed by the design and the lumen output of each bulb:

HP36: (210 lumens) Slightly higher brightness than OEM bulbs.
XP50: (410 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 contact@diodedynamics.com 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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Meet our newest LED bulb replacement, the HP48:



Available in 1156/7 - 3156/7 - 7440/3 sizes


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Quite interesting. Perhaps someone has figured out how to use the reflectors in the housings to good effect. Any installed application pics available?

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Quite interesting. Perhaps someone has figured out how to use the reflectors in the housings to good effect. Any installed application pics available?

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We will have an overview video available shortly, along with more installed photos. They do an excellent job utilizing reflector style housings!

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Any daytime pics of the reverse bulbs? That's where LED's really fall on their face as they seem to get washed out in sunlight making the reverse lights ineffective. I'm very interested but I have yet to see one that is as bright or brighter than the stock bulbs in the daytime.


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Just to add to this post, even though the OP states that there are only 2 options, HP 36 and XP50, I ordered the XP80 (510 lumens) and it works perfectly as well. Granted, the cost may not justify the +100 lumens, but if you just want super bright backup LEDs, you can definitely get the XP80 and it will still fit (at least on my 2016 Mazda 6 GT).
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Any daytime pics of the reverse bulbs? That's where LED's really fall on their face as they seem to get washed out in sunlight making the reverse lights ineffective. I'm very interested but I have yet to see one that is as bright or brighter than the stock bulbs in the daytime.


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I have the XP80 (510 lumens) and it is definitely very bright even during daytime, definitely brighter than stock. I'm pretty sure if you get the XP50 (410 lumens) it will still be fairly bright. I have the cool white, but if you want amber or yellow, there's also that option.

I'll take a picture of my reverse lights in daylight and post it.
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What's the height on the amber 3157's in comparison to a standard bulb, and how are the lumens? I'm looking to replace the turn signals on a C5 corvette and the replacements are either too tall and or too dim on the bright element (which is used as drl). Also, is there any duty cycle limit when used as drl? Will they overheat if powered continuously in bright mode?
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What's the height on the amber 3157's in comparison to a standard bulb, and how are the lumens? I'm looking to replace the turn signals on a C5 corvette and the replacements are either too tall and or too dim on the bright element (which is used as drl). Also, is there any duty cycle limit when used as drl? Will they overheat if powered continuously in bright mode?
We have lumen measurements listed for all of our LED replacements

We've had customers install our LED replacements in the C5 Corvette's front DRLs

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