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Ford Shelby GT500 License Plate LEDs! Plug & Play Install! See Installed Comparisons!



Shelby GT500 License Plate LEDs



License plate bulbs are used to illuminate the rear license plate on your GT500. From the factory, the bulbs are incandescent, lighting up in a yellowish color.

Newer luxury cars use LED modules to illuminate the license plate with modern, cool white light. By changing your license plate bulbs to LED, you can easily add this luxury look to your GT500!

The installation is 100% plug-and-play, just replace your GT500's factory bulb.

With low price and easy install, this is one of the best, easiest modifications you can do to improve how your GT500 looks at night.

Brightness:

Diode Dynamics offers several bulb options so you can choose what fits you best. These options are listed by the design and the lumen output of each bulb:

2007-2009 GT500 Model Years

SMD2: (24 lumens) Slightly higher brightness than OEM bulbs. (24 lumens)
HP3: (56 lumens) Much brighter than OEM bulbs. These are bright! (56 lumens)
HP5: (92 lumens) Nearly triple the brightness of stock OEM bulbs!

2010-2014 GT500 Model Years

SMF2: Slightly lower brightness than OEM bulbs, but still provides the crisp, modern color of LED. (16 lumens)
SMF4: Slightly higher brightness than OEM bulbs. (56 lumens)

Bulb Design

SMD2: Compact design, with two 5050-size Epistar SMD chips, driven at high power for maximum effective brightness. Outputs at 180 degrees.

HP3: One high-power SMD under a diffusing lens for truly even output (no hotspots). Constant current design and air-cooled base for superior reliability. Features dual contact pins and nonpolar function for easy installation.

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.

SMF2: Compact design, with two 5050-size Epistar SMD chips on a standard festoon base. Directional output. Direct replacement, plug-and-play.

SMF4: Similarly compact design, with four 5050-size Epistar SMD chips, for maximum effective brightness. Standard festoon base. Directional output. Direct replacement, plug-and-play.

These bulbs are made up of a quality plastic connector to slide right into the plug, as well as high durability terminals. A load resistor is embedded to prevent blowing the LEDs from voltage surge, and a diode is implanted to protect the LEDs from reverse polarity. The LED is wired for 12V operation, the kind found on all vehicles.

All of our products come with a 30-day satisfaction guarantee and a 3-year limited warranty.

2007-2009 GT500 License Plate LED

2010-2014 GT500 License Plate LEDs




If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to post, PM, or Email [email protected]

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Re: Ford Shelby GT500 License Plate LEDs! Plug & Play Install! See Installed Comparis

Not knocking your product, as I have your LEDs in my truck but why would anyone want to make the license plate brighter? Only person who really needs to see that is a cop and that is the last person I want to see that well. Have one that is a lot dimmer than stock but still legal, that might be one that I would consider?
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Not knocking your product, as I have your LEDs in my truck but why would anyone want to make the license plate brighter? Only person who really needs to see that is a cop and that is the last person I want to see that well. Have one that is a lot dimmer than stock but still legal, that might be one that I would consider?
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We get asked that a lot on the forums, and there's several answers to it.

For starters, we do offer a variety of bulb models each with different lumen measurements. If you prefer less output, we have a model for that.

The main reason why people change their license plate to LED is the color temperature. Our LED replacements have a much cleaner appearance than the dingy yellow incandescent bulbs.

Another thing to consider, is that having a brighter license plate gives LEO one less excuse to pull you over. If you aren't doing anything illegal, what difference does it make?

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Another thing to consider, is that having a brighter license plate gives LEO one less excuse to pull you over. If you aren't doing anything illegal, what difference does it make?

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Oh, I don't know, I am in a "red" GT500 that is fun to drive and speed limits are merely suggestions, right?

So what one is dimmer?
 

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Oh, I don't know, I am in a "red" GT500 that is fun to drive and speed limits are merely suggestions, right?

So what one is dimmer?
The 2007-2009 only use one LED bulb total, so our entry-level SMD2 will produce the least amount of output for that location (24 lumens / measured).

I personally prefer the HP3 (56 lumens) for a more OEM appearance, but we have brightness options so everyone can get the look they are going for.

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Just wondering, as I bought two sets of LED bulbs for my license plate from two other popular mustang sites (which will remain nameless): are these bulbs all made by the same manufacturer or do you have a unique design or make your own? The other two sets didn't last so I switched back to stock.
 

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Just wondering, as I bought two sets of LED bulbs for my license plate from two other popular mustang sites (which will remain nameless): are these bulbs all made by the same manufacturer or do you have a unique design or make your own? The other two sets didn't last so I switched back to stock.
All of our lighting products are designed in-house by our engineering team here in St. Louis. We also measure everything extensively to confirm color temperature match and lumen output.

While many LED designs may look similar, the components and quality are very different.

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Awesome, thank you for the quick reply, Nick!
 

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You're welcome!

In addition, our products are backed by our solid 3-year limited warranty. We are here if you need any support!

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It looks as though a licenses plate light can be too bright, the way it appears in the picture.
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The camera settings have a lot to do with it in that particular photo (that was pre-professional photographer). 56 lumens is a reasonable amount and gives a very OEM-like appearance in all honesty.

We have a variety of brightness options for that reason as well

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Bulb dimensions are being added to our listings to help customers confirm fitment for unique applications.

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