HP5: Four high-power SMDs, under a diffusing lens. Just like the HP3, but run at higher power, with integrated copper plating for superior heat dissipation, allowing maximum brightness.
HP36: Full 360 degree illumination with 36 High-Power Samsung LEDs. Aluminum base for optimum heatsinking, and non-polar design for easy installation.
XP50: Each of the four sides of this bulb contains two 5W-rated chips, and the top is fitted with two more under a projector lens. Housed in an aluminum casing with textured finish for maximum heatsinking properties.
Fitment. All three bulbs use a quality inject-molded 921 terminal, with a sturdy base connector and proper pin alignment, designed for exact replacement of your factory 921 bulb. You will not need resistors for backup lights. Just replace the factory bulb.
Included in your order is TWO BULBS.
These LEDs illuminate in a crisp, cool, bright, white hue for maximum light output.
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:
HP5: Slightly lower brightness than OEM bulbs, but still provides the crisp, modern instant on/off of LED technology.
HP36: Slightly higher brightness than OEM bulbs.
XP50: Much brighter than OEM bulbs. These are bright!
Lumens. BUYER BEWARE! Most sellers just provide "calculated" lumen numbers, based on the maximum potential brightness of the LED chips on the bulb. For example, if a bulb has five 10-lumen chips, they will rate it at 50 lumens. However, this is not accurate, as the design of an LED bulb does not get rid of heat fast enough to run the LEDs at maximum.
These "calculated" lumen ratings are much, much higher than the true, measured light output, so it will look like competitors' bulbs are brighter than ours. This is because Diode Dynamics does not provide inflated "calculated" numbers; we believe it is misleading. We test the actual brightness of the bulbs in our lab, to provide real lumen output measurements. Our measurements are accurate, but they are usually much lower than the misleading "calculated" figures. Please click here to learn more about LED brightness measurement.
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 such as Epistar, Osram, and Samsung.
While Diode Dynamics bulbs may look the same as others on the market, most copycat bulbs use economy-grade LED chips in order to reduce costs. This greatly reduces the reliability and overall brightness of the bulb when you compare it to Diode Dynamics.
Construction. Although LED technology allows for extremely long bulb life, the market is flooded with cheap LED bulbs that fail prematurely due to inferior construction. The worst enemy of LEDs is excessive heat, and when bulbs are not designed properly, they do not disperse heat as well, leading to premature failure.
Off-brand, cheap bulbs exhibit poor solder uniformity, high levels of flux in the solder, uneven chip placement, low-gauge terminal wires, poor assembly, 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 are produced with modern, computerized equipment, and only the best materials, to ensure complete uniformity, high quality, and long bulb life.
All Diode Dynamics products come with a 30-day satisfaction guarantee and a 3-year limited replacement warranty. For more information, please view the Warranty Information page.
|Bulb Size||921, also known as 904 904NA 906 906NA 912 916 916NA 917 920 922|
White XP50s Review by Zeke
Price Value Quality
Well, they're spendy, no doubt. But after some thought, I justified the purchase in relation to my insurance deductible: I want that soccer mom barreling through the supermarket lot while on her iPhone to see my backups day or night. They are bright! And what a difference when using them at night. One person mentioned that the install is tricky. The fitting is just tight. Twist a quarter turn with some pliers--gently! Also, 921 bases are always finnicky. I had to bend the contact wires quite a bit laterally. (Posted on 3/9/16)
HP36s are so much brighter! Review by KentuckyOutback
Price Value Quality
It's like day and night when I replaced my lights. It also really brightens up the surroundings for the backup camera.
XP50s where just too expensive, but at twice the brightness of the HP36s, they must be monsters! (Posted on 6/10/15)
Much brighter than the OEM backup lights. Review by John
Quality Price Value
I installed the XP50 410 lumens Backup LEDs in our 2014 Subaru Outback and was amazed at the difference in brightness from the original incandescent lamps.The new LEDs make it much easier to see what is behind when backing up at night.. (Posted on 4/4/15)
Brilliant White Light Review by KmuttleyJr
Price Value Quality
Installed the XP50's in my 14' Outback. Easily accessible by prying off a panel in the interior of the hatch but tough to get leverage to remove connector and reinstall it. In the interest of safety I chose the 3rd stage XP50. Not only do these light up your view for the rear camera it also lets all those driving or walking near the back of the car know my intention to backup. Great design with the projector lens on top. (Posted on 12/11/14)
White XP50 reverse bulbs Review by Verwilderd
Price Value Quality
Simply put, these are very bright! I was very impressed with these. They will throw more light backward than your stock bulbs and give the car a very high end look. I had the "stage 2" license plate bulbs previously installed and when I'm in reverse and these are one, it almost makes those lights look like they are barely on. I was quite happy with these and think anyone who purchases them will be as well. The only major drawback I see is that they are expensive. I would still buy as when you see these you will be quite impressed with the quality of them. (Posted on 12/7/14)
Backup LEDs are a direct replacement. Just change the bulb! You will not need any resistors or other accessories.
Remove your factory bulb
- 1. Access the bulb or tail light. You may need to pull back the trunk/cargo carpet and/or unscrew the visible nuts holding the light in.
- 2. Remove the backup bulb socket by twisting counterclockwise.
- 3. Remove the factory bulb from the socket.
Install your new LED bulb
- 1. Plug new LED bulb into socket by pushing it in fully.
- 2. Test the function of the bulb. If it does not work, remove it, rotate, and reinstall in the socket.
- 3. Insert socket back into place, and reassemble as necessary. That's it!
- -Full 3-year warranty on all products
- -No waiting: we usually send new items out with a return label (US customers only)
You will get quick help from our trained staff for any issues.
All Stage Series products carry a limited 8-year warranty.
For further details, please see our full article.
Domestic (US) Customers
- - Just $5 per order with our Diode Delivers program
- - Same-day shipping for all orders placed by 12:00 PM CST (or until 4 PM with rush processing)
- - USPS, for delivery in 2-4 days (on average)
- - Express services are available, see exact pricing at checkout
- - Fully Insured
- - We ship to all countries via standard mail
- - Usually around $10 for LEDs, or $25 for HIDs.
- - Choose your service on checkout to see exact prices:
- - USPS 1st Class: 2-5 weeks
- - USPS Priority: 1-2 weeks
- - Express EMS: 1 week
- - Please email us if you are unsure about shipping to your country.
You will receive updates from our site when your order is shipped, along with a unique shipment number to ensure that your order is correctly accounted for. This allows you to easily reply to us if you have any concerns.
Whether your order is big or small, it is tested through many run cycles, and each bulb is tested before shipment. Every single bulb. Every time. And if anything does go wrong, you can rely on our industry-leading warranty for worry-free replacement.
If you're not happy with your items, we want to make it right. So we have some pretty awesome return policies:
30 day return policy. All customers have 30 days from the date of original order shipment to return items.
Full refund, no fees. At Diode Dynamics, we offer free returns. That means no restocking fees, no administrative fees, and no hassle!
Free return label. If your original order was over $50, you get a free return label for your items (US customers only). If your order was less than $50 or international, you can send the items back through your preferred method.
Within 30 days: If your original order was over $50, you can get new items shipped to you with a return label (US customers only). If your order was less than $50 or international, we can send you the new items first, but you are responsible for returning the old items.
Within 90 days: Any item can be returned for exchange or store credit within 90 days. The buyer is responsible for the cost of the return shipping, and must first return the old items. We'll still cover the postage for the new items.
Please note: due to the nature of custom acrylic pieces, we cannot offer any refund or exchange for returned custom acrylic items.
To make a return or exchange, please request an RMA, or give us a call. When we get it back, you will be notified and credited appropriately.
Again, all returns must be approved, with an RMA. This is so that we can process your return as quickly as possible when we get it. If you would like to return an item, please Request an RMA. Please include as much information as possible about the reason for return.
Alternatively, you can also send us a message, or give us a call!