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Mazda 3 LED Tail Light LEDs


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From the factory, your Mazda 3's tail light bulbs are powered by standard incandescent lights that light up white in color, and cast light through your red or amber tail light lens. This results in a washed-out color.

Newer luxury vehicles are using LEDs for turn signals, because LEDs offer a crisp, instant on/off function, increased brightness, and true, vibrant color. By replacing the bulbs in your Mazda 3, you can achieve this modern look!

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 compared to factory:

HP11: (310 lumens) Slightly higher brightness than OEM bulbs.

XP80: (510 lumens) Much brighter than OEM bulbs. These are bright!

Bulb Design:

HP11: Four side-firing 1.5W-rated Osram LED chips, and one 5W-rated LED chip on top, which is projected by a lens for maximum effective brightness. The bulb is housed in a machined aluminum casing, which provides superior heat diffusion for long life.

XP80: Each of the four sides of this bulb contains three 5W-rated chips, and the top is fitted with four more under a projector lens. This is the brightest self-contained automotive LED bulb on the market, and is housed in an aluminum casing with a textured finish for maximum heatsinking properties.

Included in your order is TWO BULBS.


Front Turn Signal LEDs for 2004-2009 Mazda 3 Hatchback (pair)

Front Turn Signal LEDs for 2004-2009 Mazda 3 Sedan (pair)

Front Turn Signal LEDs for 2010-2016 Mazda 3 Hatchback (pair)

Front Turn Signal LEDs for 2010-2012 Mazda 3 Sedan (pair)

Tail Light LEDs for 2004-2006 Mazda 3 Hatchback (pair)

Tail Light LEDs for 2004-2006 Mazda 3 Sedan (pair)





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All of our products come with a 30-day satisfaction guarantee and a 3-year limited warranty.


If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to post, PM, email[email protected] or call: (314) 205-3033

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Thanks for looking!
Nick C.
Diode Dynamics





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Any reason why LED bulb makers don't make the bulbs the correct resistance from an incandescent bulb without using an outside resistor??
Heat is a byproduct of electrical resistance, and also the biggest enemy of LEDs. If you integrated enough resistance onto the base of the LED bulb to prevent hyperflash, they would cause premature failure and an incredibly short lifespan. Incandescent bulbs, by their very nature, create heat via filament, which is how the resistance is generated in these circuits. By adding resistors, you are mimicking the resistance lost by removing that filament in the incandescent bulb.

Our engineering team is always working on new products, and improving designs as technology continues to evolve, but this one is quite complicated.

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Heat is a byproduct of electrical resistance, and also the biggest enemy of LEDs. If you integrated enough resistance onto the base of the LED bulb to prevent hyperflash, they would cause premature failure and an incredibly short lifespan. Incandescent bulbs, by their very nature, create heat via filament, which is how the resistance is generated in these circuits. By adding resistors, you are mimicking the resistance lost by removing that filament in the incandescent bulb.

Our engineering team is always working on new products, and improving designs as technology continues to evolve, but this one is quite complicated.

Nick C.
Ahh thanks for the quick reply Nick C. Essentially a quick physics/electrical lesson. :beerchug 1:
 

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