After reinstalling the new lens, the lights look like stock, but better. They are a bit brighter, definitely illuminate faster, and produce a lot less heat so our lenses will stay nice longer. Since Dakota Digital uses a red LED, the tail lights illuminate a deep red. The housings are so dang nice they will impress even the most critical nitpicker. Now we feel a lot better about taking our '56 out for a cruise in the ever-so-scary Los Angeles traffic.