Installing a lower current bulb, then having to install a resistor to draw extra current seems like a waste.A lot of times, LEDs require the install of load equalizers. Advance Auto sells them. I tried have LED tails, front corners on my 04 Lightning. Had to install one on each corner to make them blink properly. I tried putting LEDs in the backup lights, wouldn't come on. I suspect I need to put a L.E. on each side for those to work as well. LED on a trunk light, nah. Wasted energy to wire in a L.E. for a damn trunk light. LOL!!
Load Equalizers aren't difficult to install. They just get "teed" into the hot wire for whatever bulb you are putting them on. The equalizer itself must be mounted on something metal to act as a heat sink, they get hot.
Installing a lower current bulb, then having to install a resistor to draw extra current seems like a waste.
I’d rather try something like this before splicing in resistors.For a trunk light, yeah I agree. For turn signals, if you want to go LED, it's worth it. Here are a few pics of my Lightning with LED signal lights. The rears are one-offs, no other set like them. Had to put a load equalizer on each for them to blink properly.
And my Mustang has Spec D tail lights and front corners. But they came prewired with the resistors already wired in. Plug-and-play.