Subaru XV Crosstrek Reverse/Backup LED Bulbs! See Installation Video, Plug & Play!

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    LightbulbSubaru XV Crosstrek Reverse/Backup LED Bulbs! See Installation Video, Plug & Play!



    Subaru XV Crosstrek Reverse Light LED




    At Diode Dynamics, we carry a full line of LED bulbs, including three different levels of brightness for your Subaru XV Crosstrek's reverse light or backup light bulb (921 size).

    Diode Dynamics carries the brightest, highest-quality bulbs on the market, which we have designed 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 921-sized LED bulb, for perfect fitment in all Subaru XV Crosstrek Models.


    Bulb Design

    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.


    COLOR

    These LEDs illuminate in a crisp, cool, bright, white hue for maximum light output.

    BRIGHTNESS

    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:

    HP36: (210 lumens) Slightly higher brightness than OEM bulbs.
    XP50: (410 lumens) 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.


    QUALITY

    LED Components. Diode Dynamics uses only the highest quality LED chips in the production of its bulbs. This means only brand-name suppliers such as Epistar, Cree, 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.



    Questions? Feel free to ask here, PM, email [email protected] or call us: (314) 205-3033

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    Thank you!
    Nick C.
    Diode Dynamics


    Customer Reviews:


    "Ordered the XP50 410 lumen reverse bulb for my 2014 Crosstrek XV.

    Much better output than the original OEM halogen bulbs. With tinted windows and backup camera this was a simple & worthy upgrade. Good product and good service.
    (Posted on 7/26/14)" -MrSunday




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    ...D/D's does the job and does it well ! just installed these backups 2day (Mon 7/27) and took a pic in my semi-dim garage this afternoon...BAM ! brite as day ! had to put my shades on to snap this shot !...also took a quick pic o' the display...if u hit anything backn up w/this candlepower, ​ur a dork !...thanx Nick !
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    Thanks for ordering with us!

    That backup camera looks great!

    Nick C.

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    Very nice quality bulbs, I ordered a pair of the high powered ones and cane certainly say I am impressed with the lighting and back up camera clarity. I back into a steep hilled driveway at a cottage, and these lights make quite a difference. Also just better for the city where I back out of my driveway with kids, cars and etc. and I feel better knowing the backup lights are as visible as can be.
    I will be ordering another set for an old classic car I have as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flatcrank View Post
    Very nice quality bulbs, I ordered a pair of the high powered ones and cane certainly say I am impressed with the lighting and back up camera clarity. I back into a steep hilled driveway at a cottage, and these lights make quite a difference. Also just better for the city where I back out of my driveway with kids, cars and etc. and I feel better knowing the backup lights are as visible as can be.
    I will be ordering another set for an old classic car I have as well.
    That's what I like to hear! It definitely beats backing up into a pole at night or anything along those lines

    If you have any questions about fitment for something maybe not listed on the site, don't hesitate to give us a call



    We have bulbs available for classics as well

    Nick C.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gordonronco View Post
    Do you know what the lumen output from the stock bulb is?
    It depends how old your factory incandescent bulb is. Over time, the filament will wear down and lose output gradually.

    Nick C.

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    Does anyone know if the XP50 bulbs fit in the Collins aftermarket tail lamps? I'm looking for the brightest reverse LED bulbs I can find. With the smaller reflector bowls and tinted lenses on my Collins tails, the light output is greatly diminished from stock. Thanks.

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    I know the HP36's fit as that is what I have in mine if that helps at all. Would of loved the XP50'S, but I couldn't bring myself to spending that much.

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