Recently I became aware of two new version of the Genesis/Radiantz replacement light: hard wired and a pigtail terminated with an 1157 base. It appeared that the latter provided enough flexibility that they would work with my light housings, so I ordered a pair of red LEDs from Custom Dynamics. Before committing to the change, I decided to do a side-by-side comparison with the new LED cluster in the passenger side light and the 2357 bulb (a marginally brighter substitute for the 1157) in the driver’s side light. I walked back about 20’ and then signaled SWMBO to hit the middle pedal. Wow! The LEDs were much brighter than the incandescent bulb. I then moved up about 15’ and over to the right by several feet until I could just see both lights. Even that far off axis the LED still held an edge.
Because I am using the version with the remote base, I had to find a way to affix the LED cluster to the bottom section of the light housing. I decided to use double-sided foam tape to make replacement easy should I ever have an issue with a cluster. The LEDs don’t produce any appreciable heat, so the tape should last a while and also provide a little cushioning to the LEDs which are sensitive to vibration. Although not cheap at $25/cluster, the LEDs are well worth the money.