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Ford F-250 Super Duty Switchback LED


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At Diode Dynamics, we carry a full line of LED bulbs, including these unique dual-color switchback LEDs! Our HP24 is a brand new design, and the brightest available on the market, designed by our engineering team 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.

Your purchase includes two 3157-size turn signal bulbs, for perfect fitment in all F-250 models.

Resistors, as mentioned in the video, are required to prevent hyperflash.


This includes a pair of front turn signal bulbs which are "switchback," a unique, specialty design. When this bulb is on as normal, with your parking lights or headlights, it shines a nice, pure white color. Anytime you activate the turn signals, it flashes bright amber. Two colors in one bulb, for an awesome lighting effect! They also won't produce an amber tint inside the housing when the bulb is off, for a much cleaner look!

LED Components. Diode Dynamics uses only the highest quality LED chips in the production of its bulbs. This means we use only brand-name suppliers, and we tightly control color temperatures with our in-house testing equipment. One sign of low-grade LEDs is a very blue color tone, or mismatched bulbs. Our LEDs will always be uniform in color, with bright whites, rather than sharp blues.

Design. Although LED technology allows for extremely long bulb life, the market is flooded with cheap, generic LED bulbs that fail prematurely due to inferior design and construction. Even bulbs from reputable suppliers are simply standard designs from Asia. They may work, but they are not designed with automotive circuits and applications in mind, so they will always fail within a few years of use.

At Diode Dynamics, we specialize only in lighting, so we have invested in developing quality products. Our engineering team designs bulbs to withstand the harsh automotive environments, both electrically and physically. Our bulbs will distribute light more evenly than standard "tower" designs, and they will last much longer than simple LEDs, powered by basic, cheap circuitry. By using advanced, LED-specific integrated regulation circuits in our bulbs, they are designed to last for years to come.

Off-brand, cheap bulbs also exhibit poor construction quality, as they are often hand-assembled. Quality control is often lax, as the poor construction really won't be noticeable until a bulb fails after only a few months of use. However, common visible problems include poor solder uniformity, high levels of flux in the solder, uneven chip placement, low-gauge terminal wires and terminal alignment, 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 will not exhibit these problems, as they are assembled with much more rigorous standards of quality control, with modern, computerized equipment, and only the best materials, to ensure the highest levels of quality and performance possible.

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 [email protected] or call us: (314) 205-3033

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Nick C.
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do yall have a picture of these on a F250, preferably an 06?
 

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do yall have a picture of these on a F250, preferably an 06?
We haven't had an F-250 in our studio yet for comparison photos, but they are a popular item. We always encourage customers to submit photos, so keep an eye on the site for updates and new added photos.

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are they the lights that are on the very edge of the headlight housing (parking lights)?
 

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gotcha, do yall have LED mirror lights?
 

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i've always been curious, why doesn't (or why can't) the led bulb have the load resistor build into it? would it heat the little guy up too much or something? not enough room?
Heat is the biggest enemy of LEDs and proper thermal management is the hallmark of any well designed LED replacement.

If you added enough resistance on the base of the LED to prevent the hyperflash, it would get far too hot to be be reliable long term.

It may become a possibility in the future as LEDs become more and more heat-resistant, but there are no LEDs on the market capable of preventing hyperflash while being reliable. Don't let any marketing gimmicks fool you, trust us, if it were possible, we would have already designed it.

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Heat is the biggest enemy of LEDs and proper thermal management is the hallmark of any well designed LED replacement.

If you added enough resistance on the base of the LED to prevent the hyperflash, it would get far too hot to be be reliable long term.

It may become a possibility in the future as LEDs become more and more heat-resistant, but there are no LEDs on the market capable of preventing hyperflash while being reliable. Don't let any marketing gimmicks fool you, trust us, if it were possible, we would have already designed it.

Thank you,
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awesome! thanks for that explanation! figured it was something along those lines.
 

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so the best bet is to just install the resistor in series, then if you need to put in an incandescent one in an emergency, it'll still get it's 12V and all is good... or would you need to open the circuit/clip the wire on the resistor? would a fuse blow if you left the resistor in?
 

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so the best bet is to just install the resistor in series, then if you need to put in an incandescent one in an emergency, it'll still get it's 12V and all is good... or would you need to open the circuit/clip the wire on the resistor? would a fuse blow if you left the resistor in?
Basically, adding a 6 ohm 50 watt resistor for each turn signal location replaced with LED will do the trick.

Keep in mind, incandescent bulbs have a filament that creates a lot of resistance (and heat). When the filament wears down over time, it creates less resistance, which is what causes the hyperflash failure mode to occur. It hyperflashes to let you know it's time to replace the bulb.

The resistors mimic this filament, and add load to the circuit since LEDs don't create much resistance at all.

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so even if i have an incandescent in place temporarily with the 50Watt resistor, it'll work like a champ til i get the LED back in? just thinking about contingencies, like hitting a deer & killing the bulb & only having an incandescent as a spare
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so even if i have an incandescent in place temporarily with the 50Watt resistor, it'll work like a champ til i get the LED back in? just thinking about contingencies, like hitting a deer & killing the bulb & only having an incandescent as a spare
Thanks Nick!
It should yes, unless the filament itself isn't present. The filament actually creates the light source, so if it's still lighting up but you have hyperflash, a resistor should prevent hyperflash

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