I received the new 6W High Power LED light as I wanted to review and truly test them. I noticed immediately how much the heat sink has been improved compared to the previous version. As you can see below, the temperatures remain very reasonable compared to a classical light bulb. After several hours using the stop light in still position, I never measured a temperature higher than 60°C/ 140°F with an ambient temperature of 27.3°C / 81.1°F. The new heat sink is doing a good job to evacuate the heat which is one of the most important things to check. Some LED lights claim to be 8+ Watt but will give a poor red color light and will eventually melt down with limited or inefficient heat sinks and the extreme heat. Most of them will not light up the entire tail light and project only a spot in the center.
The new 6W LED light is using a new generation of 24mil Epistar LED chips. At the front, a lens has been added. Despite the improved brightness, rated current remains still very low.
Here are the updated specs : LED 6 Update : New 6W High Power LED Light
Number of LED’s : 8 High Power LED’s
Front LED’s : 3 (with lens)
Side LED’s : 3x3
LED colour : red (630nm)
Length : 55mm
Width Top : 18.5mm
Voltage : 12V – 14.5V
Power : 6W
Current rated : 178mA
Approx price per bulb : 20$ (worldwide shipping included)
(Ambient temperature=27.3°C / 81.1 °F)
Max Temperature position light 2 min : 30.8°C / 87.4°F
Max Temperature position light 30 min : 36.9°C / 98.4°F
Max Temperature stop light 2 min : 38.1°C / 100.6°F
Max Temperature stop light after 30min : 59.8°C / 139.6°F
This is a first comparison between the previous (left) and the new version (right) of this LED light.
In parking/position, there is a nice improvement in terms of brightness.
In stop light, both version a quite similar in terms of brightness but in real life the new version is still slightly brighter and with a deeper red color.
Now, compared with a 5/21 bulb, the difference is huge in brightness and color. The 6W LED easily overpassed a candescent bulb in position and stop light. While the candescent bulb renders a yellowish light, the 6W LED gives a nice deep red color which can be seen at far distances without blinding when close.
Highly advised mod if you want to get rid of your bulbs