7443 XP80 is a direct replacement for any 7443-size incandescent bulb. This is one of the brightest bulbs we carry, as a clear improvement over halogen lighting.
The installation is 100% plug-and-play, just replace your factory bulb. The bulb may blink faster since it uses less power, and your vehicle thinks the bulb is out- to fix this, please see "hyperblinking" section below.
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.
These LEDs are available in a crisp, bright, white, amber or red color.
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, Cree, Osram, and Samsung.
While our 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.
The turn signals on most vehicles will begin to blink fast (hyperblink) when LED bulbs are installed. This is because the new LEDs will use less power than the original bulbs, so your vehicle thinks that the bulb is out and warns you by hyperblinking.
This phenomenon will be the same for every LED bulb on the market- there is no such thing as a "no hyperblink" LED bulb, even though some companies advertise them as such.
Flasher Replacement: Replacing the flasher relay, the module that controls blinking speed, is the easiest option to correct hyperblinking. You can remove the flasher on your vehicle, which is a small relay module under the dash, and replace it with a new flasher designed for LEDs. You will only need one flasher for your vehicle, whether you are replacing just one pair or both sets of turn signal bulbs (front/rear).
Resistor Kit: If you prefer not to change the flasher, you can add resistors to the bulb's circuit, and mimic the power consumption of the original bulb, returning the vehicle to normal turn signal speed. Resistors are a universal fix for any vehicle. Our resistors are 50w, 6 ohm, and come with extra-long connection wires for easy install. If you have both front and rear LED turn signals, you should purchase one set for each pair, to create enough resistance for the whole turn signal circuit. The installation itself takes only 10-15 minutes, and involves making two simple connections. Everything you need is included in the kit.
|Bulb Size||7443, also known as 7444NA|
XP80 Red for Tail/Brake lights (2011 Subaru Forester XT) Review by Chimper
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I've always been a bit concerned about the brightness of my tail lights, and thought that this would be a good investment in terms of safety and for enhancing the looks of my car. I was not disappointed on either front!
The red XP80s are way brighter than the stock bulbs and they have a really nice cherry red color to them behind the red lens of my tail light. When comparing them with the stock ones, the stock ones looks like a light red compared to these. You also get the instant on/off of the brake light when you tap the brakes, which is cool. I don't regret getting these at all and feel more confident when I'm driving in bad weather (heavy rain, snow, fog) that people are able to see me better than they would have with the incandescent bulbs. Even though they are bright, they aren't so bright that anyone behind me would be annoyed. (Posted on 12/24/16)
7440/7443 XP80 LED Review by Zack
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Bought this alongside with the Tail as Turn + Turn Signal as Reverse and oh man, upgrading to these bulbs for the old turn signals as well as the existing reverse lights allows you to see where you're backing up especially dead at night. (Posted on 8/30/16)
Expensive, but worth it Review by Alex
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I have tried a few different 7443 LED bulbs in my 2009 Subaru Forester. Some didn't even fit in the socket, while others fit, but weren't bright enough, or did not produce a wide enough beam pattern. I wanted to improve the brightness and visibility over the stock bulbs, but I was hesitant to spend this much on bulbs, since many cheaper bulbs are available.
I was not disappointed with the XP80s. I have seen bulbs that are more expensive (that I haven't tried), but these are definitely brighter than any bulb I have tried. They produce a nice wide beam pattern, so they make good use of the factory reflectors, maximizing brightness at all angles. The colour is a nice rich amber, and it looks like DD has done a good job at heat dissipation, which is absolutely critical for high-power LEDs. You get what you pay for. (Posted on 5/14/16)
Reverse lights Review by Dodge ram reverse lights
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I bought these for my ram. They are very bright and white wasnt that 6000k color i was looking for to match my other bulbs but still worth getting they are very bright (Posted on 3/8/16)
Super Bright Review by Kevin
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I have these installed for my back up lights for my ram 1500 and they worked great. I can see so much more in the dark now and the build quality of these are incredible. Definitely worth the money for these bulbs. (Posted on 9/1/15)
7443 bulbs Review by Naupaka
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Crazy bright red bulbs! I love it! Way more visible through my smoked tail lights.. I very happy with my purchases from diode dynamics! As of today i have replaced all of my exterior lighting with your guys product and i cant be any happier! (Posted on 6/26/15)
Increased visibility and fantastic view Review by leoh007
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I recently purchased this for my FR-S to work with the Tail as tun module and have working tall reverse lights. This product met and exceeded my expectations. Who new 500 lumens meant I would be able to see EVERYTHING behind me when backing up. This LED is the brightest thing I have seen when it comes to leds in factory vehicles and I am glad that I purchased it because living in a heavily wooded area has its downfalls but backing up no longer does. I recommend this to anyone that gets the tail as turn and to anyone who actually wants to see when they back up! (Posted on 4/26/15)
Bright and fit just right Review by MKII
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I bought these to replace the tail lights on my Honda 929. I don't ride much at night but I need to be visible in the day time. These bulbs did not disappoint. I’m one of those people that research the snot out of an item before I commit to a purchase, and what bothered me the most about researching LED tail lights was lack of information. Of course everyone claims their bulbs are bright, but most do not supply measurements to back that up. Also, why does no one provide a reference? What Lumens value do regular incandescent tail light bulbs have? If the LED’s are not significantly brighter why would I spend close to $100 when I can buy regular bulbs for a fraction of the price? Ok, so after quite a bit of reading, from what I can see a regular incandescent 7443 tail light bulb gives off about 440 Lumens of light, most LED bulbs do not even come close to that and if they do, then are labeled as oversized so there is no guarantee they will fit in the housing.
Time to install them. Because my bike has two bulbs in the same housing only inches apart it was easy to see the difference by installing just one LED bulb and doing a visual compare. First off install was a breeze. The LED bulb is only a few mm longer that the stock bulb. Second, on the brightness front I would say that the LED is as bright in its regular state and the incandescent is when the brake lever is squeezed. The when you squeeze the brake lever, it gets really bright. Absolutely no comparison to the incandescent bulb! The only con I can identify is that it’s a little less bright when viewed off center, not by too much but it is noticeable. Maybe just because it’s so bright if you are directly in back of the tail lights. In the end the product looks to be very well made and functions as described. If you need bright these bulbs will not disappoint you.
(Posted on 1/2/15)
Blindingly Bright Review by Ted in Montreal
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Got the 7443 amber to use as turn signals (as single element, not dual). Blindingly bright. If anyone ever says they did not see your signals if you use these, they are either pretending to be blind, dead or stupid. And if they were dead, these are bright enough to scare them back to life. They are great and the service from Diode Dynamics is as good as the product. (Posted on 4/30/14)
These things are bright!!!! Review by simsclark
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Initially I had ordered the 7440 11W Hi-Power LEDs. DD emailed to confirm my satisfaction, which I advised I thought they would be brighter. DD informed me, those are used to have an LED equivalent to the stock bulb. If I order the 7443 XPG10 I would get an extra bright light. Boy, they were not kidding. These lights are very bright, I'd estimate 3-4 times brighter than my stock bulbs. These are well worth the price, if you're looking for some serious brightness. (I am using these as reverse bulbs, so I cannot speak for hyper blink, or any turn signal issues.) (Posted on 2/20/14)
Tail light LEDs are a direct replacement. Just change the bulb! You will not need any resistors or other accessories.
Remove your factory bulb
- 1. Access your tail light bulb. You may need to pull back the trunk/cargo carpet and/or unscrew the visible nuts holding the light in.
- 2. Remove the socket from the tail light by twisting counterclockwise.
- 3. Remove the factory bulb by pulling it out of the socket.
Install your new LED bulb
- 1. Plug new LED bulb into socket by pushing it into place. Make sure it is firmly installed.
- 2. Test the bulb to ensure proper function. The bulb should come on half brightness for parking lights, and full brightness for brake. If it does not, try removing the bulb, rotating it, and reinstalling.
- 3. Insert socket back into tail light, 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!