Corvette C2 LED Tail lights
I have been testing LED lamp
assemblies for a while but not had much luck. The ones in the auto parts store
are junk. This company makes some good product like these LED 1157 replacements
that I will say are high quality but just don't have the punch that I desired.
Shown on the trunk lid of my 98 C5 Convertible are
two new C2 complete taillights in brake mode.
Left assembly uses a stock 1157 lamp. Right
assembly is a Radiantz pig tail 48 LED module.
We move back a little further and
add the C5 brake lights for a comparison.
Now we compare the running lights
Here is what the Radiantz 48 LED module looks like
next to the taillight assembly.
The three leads are Stop, Running and Ground.
The back of the Radiantz 48 LED
assembly has a convenient double stick tape.
It fits perfectly!
Comments: In certain angles 1157 assembly looks
to be brighter than the Radiantz LED module. But this is only in a very
narrow projected band of the filament itself. Off of this narrow projected
band including up to a wider angle the Radiantz LED module looks brighter and
fuller and much more red.
One of the problems I have seen in the past is the
C2 taillights seem to have a double triangle like projection from the
brake/running lights. The LED module is uniform but also projects a really
nice pattern that needs to be seen in person.
The running light created by the LED module are
much better than the 1157 while still maintaining a large difference between
stop and running.
Well there it is.. easy to install. You will have
to connect the pigtails. Also you might consider a little removable sealant
in the old socket hole.
Don't forget that the reaction time for LED brake
lights is supposed be much safer than filament.
I plan on doing four of these on the 66.