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So, besides doing my HIDs, I'm looking to replace the 194 bulbs. I go on the http://www.superbrightleds.com/mini-wedge.html website, and order wled 4-led bulbs for my interior (specifically states that those are best to be used for indoor, reading lights) and I order wled 5-led wide angle bulbs for my clear side markers and parking lights. Nowhere does it say (under the 5-led section) that using these in the headlight unit will void the warranty, so I'm thinking, good, they will last a while. But nooo, when I got my bulbs, the packaging on the 5-leds states "do not install in headlamp housing...etc". So I call them and they tell me "oops, we missed to put the warning on the website and we wouldn't recommend any leds in the headlight housing", and basically I'm shit out of luck. I don't really care about the $ (5-leds came to $15), but I really want to replace my parking and side light with a bluish output bulb.
Which specific bulbs do you guys use for the markers and parking lights?
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I used the ones from autolumination.com and have them in my headlights and no problems.

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I have used SuperBright's in my clear side markers for about 2 years not without an issue. I placed them in my parking lights in the headlight housing at the same time and they lasted about 10 months before having issues. I just left them in there and have been running my HID's only up front now as I don't think any LED will last long in there and I cannot find a decent bulb to match the HID's (4500K Xtec).
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I have used SuperBright's in my clear side markers for about 2 years not without an issue. I placed them in my parking lights in the headlight housing at the same time and they lasted about 10 months before having issues. I just left them in there and have been running my HID's only up front now as I don't think any LED will last long in there and I cannot find a decent bulb to match the HID's (4500K Xtec).[/b]

Do you remember which ones did you use in side markers?
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I think mine were from superbrightled.com... I had them in my headlight housing for a couple months for the parking lights, it was the 5-led ones I believe. They worked fine I will be putting them back when I do my HID upgrade as well! I took them out because I wasn't liking the look as much as I would with HIDs, they looked kinda weird with the stock lights.
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Hmm, maybe i'll just give it a shot to see how it works... By reading posts, they will probably be safe in side markers, and I'll just try them in parking lights as well...
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I used the WLED-WHP for my parking lights

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Superbrightleds in the sidemarkers are fine (5 WLED). I had one start flashing after about 10 months and sent it back for a replacement with no problem.

LEDs in the headlight housing WILL fail eventually due to the heat of the headlamps. I had them in mine originally and replaced them with superwhite 194 bulbs from autolumination which match the other LEDs pretty well. However, I have 2 bulbs that aren't exactly the same color, I'm pretty picky, and they told me they couldn't do anything to help me. Anyways, they're in there now. See my avatar.

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So you have blue 5leds from superbrightleds in side markers? Cuz that looks pretty nice.
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Actually, all the bulbs I have, both interior and exterior are considered white. They just have that bluish appearance and since they're actually white they won't get any extra attention from the Po-Po.

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