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Comparing Brightness Ratings of Optronics LED Tail Lights

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Hello, I bought a couple fo your BUL10 sealed lights to use as additional backup lights on my Sprinter van. Unfortunately, they are not as bright as I hoped, and didnt help too much. Are the BUL22 bulbs significantly brighter? They would fit exactly in the holes I have already made, so if they are brighter that would be an easy fix. Thanks,

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The Optronics LED Backup Light # BUL22CB is brighter than backup light # BUL10CB although I would not describe it as significant, though that can be subjective.

Optronics measures the brightness of their lights using candelas and the # BUL10CB has a candela rating of 125, while the # BUL22CB has a candela rating of 160. There is also the backup light # BUL52CB which has a candela rating of 175.

The reason I would not classify the brightness as significantly higher is because these lights are all DOT approved, which means there isn't going to be an extremely bright light that may hamper the visibility of other drivers.

Both of the aforementioned lights can be recessed-mount with Grommet # A70GB and will use 2-prong plug # A45CB or # A49PB for a right angle plug.

I have added links to some video reviews for you to take a look at.

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