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Review: Sylvania ZEVO 3157 Super Bright LED Bulbs
Product Name: Sylvania ZEVO 3157 Super Bright Bulbs
Price Paid: Varies. I paid $26.99/set, can be had for more or less elsewhere.
Purchased From: O'Reilly Auto Parts
Product Description: These bulbs are unlike other conventional bulbs, they angle the light back at the reflectors in the housing instead of out through the lens.
The Review: After stumbling across a video demonstrating them on YouTube, I decided to try a pair out for myself and was pleasantly surprised. I purchased a set of 3157R (red) bulbs for my taillights, and, when used with a Novita EP34 Flasher Relay, was a complete plug and play install on my '02. They work great and I have had the bulbs in there for about a month with no issues. When using them where they will function as a turn signal (front, rear, or both) they will require either resistors wired in, or your factory flasher relay to be replaced with one designed to cancel out hyperflash caused by . The EP34 Flasher Relay I used (the only one that would work in my application) was too tall for my interior fuse box cover to fit back on the fuse box (not a big deal for me)
Pros: Plug and play, large difference between parking/tail lights, and brake/turn signal lights, just as bright or brighter than an incandescent bulb, Crisp instant on-off, ***DRAMATICALLY INCREASES THE SAFETY OF YOUR VEHICLE*** (HP study shows proper brake lights increase stopping distance of car behind you by ONE WHOLE CAR LENGTH at 65mph ---> https://chemlinks.beloit.edu/BlueLig...p/an1155-3.pdf)
Cons: The angled bulb shows a slight dark area where the bulb head is, you wouldn't see this with a clear glass incandescent, if you use these bulbs where they will function as a turn signal (front, rear, or both), you will need to wire in resistors or replace the factory flasher relay with a Novita EP34 Flasher Relay (in Gen 4 and 4.5, 2000-2007, other years/gens may vary). When using the EP34 Flasher Relay in a Gen 4 and 4.5, 2000-2007, the interior fuse box cover will not fit back on the fuse box (I just put it in my glovebox for safe keeping)
Final verdict: Excellent bulbs, they illuminate just as bright or brighter than incandescents, and the study I linked above shows technology to be much safer than incandescent, increasing stopping distance of vehicles behind by 1 whole car length from 65mph.
Some quick examples of what the product looks like in use:
Comparison between incandescents (on the left in the video) and the ZEVO Super Bright (on the right):
Both bulbs installed on each side:
Both bulbs installed, comparing the brightness of the signal/brake to the factory 3rd brake lights:
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