Welcome to Blinking Brake Lights F.A.Q.
We are fully aware that you may have some important questions about Blinking Brake Lights. Here are answers to some of the questions we get asked about our products.
Is the use of Blinking Brake Lights Legal?
The law guiding the use of Blinking Brake Light varies from one state to another. Our Blinking Brake Lights were designed to only blink your brake lights for a number of times and then go off. This is mainly to alert other drivers so that they don’t confuse your car for an emergency indicator or vehicle. We have been in operation for over 2 years and have sold our products to the nooks and crannies of over 50 states and other countries without any form of complaints.
Are the bulbs standard size?
Our Blinking Brake Lights come in standard sizes and thus will perfectly fit into any application it is replacing.
How many bulbs will I receive?
You will receive two bulbs since we sell our bulbs in pairs.
How much is shipping?
We offer FREE shipping anywhere in USA.
I live Outside the U.S, can you ship outside the country?
Yes, we offer a flat shipping rate of $12.99 to anywhere outside of the USA.
Are BBL bulbs Error Free?
For most cars, they are Error Free. However some cars will need a "resistor" installed prior to installing our BBLs.
Do the bulbs come with Warranty?
At BBL, we offer a Limited lifetime warranty on all our Bulbs. Kindly visit our "RETURN POLICY" page for more information on our product warranties.
My LED is not working, what could be the cause?
There are a number of reasons why your new LED light may refuse to work, even if it is properly installed in your vehicle.
To ascertain the problem, we suggest you do the following;
Install the LED on another vehicle to see if it works there.
Check the fuse box on your vehicle to ensure no fuses are popped.
Use alligator clamps hooked up to the car battery to test the LED.
Turn the LED 180 degrees to see if that works..
Why are my LEDs flickering?
A flickering LED is usually caused by a situation known and referred to as “Cold Diagnostic” in your vehicle. These cold diagnostics has to do with the sending out of pulses of high volts to your lights in order to discover if they are in a perfect working condition or not. While the use of these high volts may give you an idea of the working condition of your bulbs, they have been identified as one of the major factors which shorten the lifespan of the LED bulbs. To make your bulbs last longer and remove the issue of flickering LEDs we strongly suggest you disable the cold diagnostic system in your vehicle.
Does my vehicle need error free LEDs?
If your vehicle is from a European origin, there is a great likelihood that you may receive error-free LEDs. Vehicle manufacturers such as Audi, BMW, Jaguar, Mercedes-Benz and Range Rover are just a few examples of European vehicles that will require error-free LEDs. These vehicles make use of a controller area network system or CANBUS which effectively monitors the light from the vehicle.
Owing to the fact that LED consumes less power than the standard OEM factory bulbs, these vehicles may be tricked into believing that the bulbs are not working and may generate an “error” message. All error free LEDs mimic the power of a standard factory bulb, so they do not create an error message.
Although interior lights may not need error free LEDs, here is a list of lights that generally do;
Turn Signals & More
My LEDs are still showing an error, why is that?
We suggest you do the following if you receive an error message whenever you are installing our LED bulb.
Turn off the vehicle, replace LED with stock bulb and turn the vehicle on and check for error messages
If the error message persists even with the stock bulb, then something must have gone wrong with the electrical system of the vehicle which may require professional assistance. Peradventure the error message disappears whenever the stock bulb is replaced, then you can proceed to the next step.
Turn off the vehicle and re-install LED making sure that the correct side of polarity is in the right position.
If the error message disappears, then simply check out the LED to ensure that it works. However, if the error message still persists, switch off the vehicle, lock it and make sure the hood, trunk and all the doors are closed for a period of 10 to 15 seconds. Restart the vehicle and check for the error message.
Contact us via Email if the error message still persists after all these steps.
What are load resistors and load equalizers?
A load resistor or equalizer is a common auto aftermarket part for LED lights. The primary function of a load resistor is to slow down the rate of electricity passing through the circuit. This resistor helps to mimic the flash requirements of a standard factory bulb without consuming more power. Load resistors and equalizers stop error messages, hyper-flashing and flickering of the turn signal lights and or brake lights.
However, since the resistors slow down the rate of electricity, it is possible that some heat may be generated over time. This may be a problem for the heat sensitive materials that come into contact with the load resistor. This is one of the major reasons why resistors should be attached to metal surfaces and away from plastic or wiring so that they cause no harm..