Diode Dynamics Stage Series 3” SAE Yellow Max LED Pod – Single




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Diode Dynamics Stage Series 3” SAE Yellow Max LED Pod – Single


Introducing the SS3 3” Max LED Pod! The first of its kind, the SS3 Max utilizes the newest LED chip technology to deliver higher output intensity than any other 3” light on the market.

Focused: Traditional optics like reflectors or simple lenses lose light internally and to glare, so not all of the light shines on target. Instead, the custom-engineered TIR optic in the SS3 collects all of the light from the LED, and directs it only where you need it, drastically reducing glare and improving total efficiency. Click here to learn more: Total Internal Reflection (TIR) Optics | Stage Series Video.

From there, while other options on the market lose as much as 10% of the light output shining through an outer lens, the custom-molded TIR optic in the SS3 serves as both the optic and main lens for greater efficiency and light output (patent pending). Thanks to this innovative feature, when coupled with the brand new Osram Boost HX 20-watt LEDs, the total output intensity of the SS3 Max is greater than any other LED pod on the market today, with a maximum of 251,000 candela, shining light over a kilometer away!

Functional Patterns: All Stage Series beam pattern options were designed with optical simulation modeling, to shape the output in a highly-functional beam pattern. No matter what your auxiliary lighting needs are, there is a Stage Series optic for you! Click here to learn more: Beam Pattern Overview Video.

Driving is designed to supplement your high beams, but it’s great for general illumination as well. Rather than a traditional “spot” pattern, the Stage Series Driving pattern shines in an 18×8 degree spread, providing just enough width to fully illuminate the road ahead at high speeds.

Diode Dynamics Stage Series 3” SAE Yellow Max LED Pod - One

SAE Fog uses our distinctive Fine Line optic design, and provides an extremely wide field of view, with high-intensity output over an entire 80-degree spread. It serves as a great upgrade for any factory foglamp, and will fully illuminate the area in front of your vehicle. Choose your output color of cool white or yellow, which is often said to help cut through inclement weather.

Combo pattern combines both the Driving and Flood optics. It shines light downrange in a focused, rectangular 65×25 degree pattern. The combo lens features a flood optic on one side and a driving optic on the other.

Diode Dynamics Stage Series 3” SAE Yellow Max LED Pod - One

Not Just off Road: Even with the SS3 Max’s extreme output, the Fog pattern meets the SAE J583 standard as a Foglamp, for legal on-road use. For states that require them, we also offer snap-on covers for your SS3 Pod. These covers are available in a variety of colors and keep your SS3 Pod clean and protected from dirt, dust, or whatever else the road throws your way! Please check your local laws and regulations for aiming, installation, and applicability.

White or Yellow: All Stage Series LED pods are available in a cool white or selective yellow color. The white is a 6000K color temperature, which is a true cool white output, and matches most factory LED lighting. The selective yellow is a 3000K color temperature, great for high contrast in poor weather or a distinctive look on the road. We also offer replacement lenses that allow you to change the color or optic of your SS3 Pods.

Sport, Pro, or Max: Stage Series LED pods are available at three different power levels. All options use high-intensity LED emitters, and TIR optics for unmatched focus and overall output. The Sport model uses high-intensity LEDs and is the best bang for the buck you’ll find. The Pro model steps things up in a big way, with double the total power. Finally, the Max model is designed with cutting-edge automotive emitters, for both high power and extreme intensity. This brand new technology comes at a cost, but if you’re looking for the absolute best in lighting performance, the SS3 Max is the answer. Click the Specifications tab to see more information or click here.

Diode Dynamics Stage Series 3” SAE Yellow Max LED Pod - One

Backlight Functionality: The Stage Series 3″ LED Pod is now available with a distinctive backlight, in a brilliant amber color. The SS3’s backlight fully illuminates the TIR optic, providing a more unique and modern look than the small indicator LEDs found in other products. This integrated backlight gives you an additional accent light, along with the main beam. To power the backlight, use the included harness to tap your desired vehicle function. Note: If you are upgrading your SS3 Pods to Backlit SS3 Pods, you will need to purchase a 2-pin to 4-pin wire tap kit in order to connect your existing 2-pin harness to your new backlit SS3 Pods.

Simple Connections: All SS3 LED pods feature a custom-molded DT type Deutsch-style connector on the back, and come with a 6-inch pigtail with bare leads. For installation, you can wire yourself, use an off-the-shelf Deutsch DT sized wire harness, or select an optional Diode Dynamics wire harness. Our Light Duty Dual Output Harness can be used to power up to two SS3 pods. If you are looking to power more than two SS3 pods, we recommend using our Heavy Duty Dual Output Harness along with a Deutsch DT Splitter.

Proven Reliability: Stage Series LED lighting has been extensively tested for long-term operation from -40 to 185 degrees F, along with vibration, moisture intrusion, and corrosion testing. All of these tests are completed to SAE standards, just like factory components. They’ve also been put to the test on-road by racers and enthusiasts alike.

Experience: After over a decade in business, Diode Dynamics is one of the most trusted names in automotive LED lighting. We directly assemble and engineer our own products in the United States, allowing for higher quality and performance, with the newest and brightest LED technology. No matter what you’re driving, we pride ourselves in offering only the best possible LED solutions. Please contact us if you’d like to discuss your lighting project!


  • Modern TIR optics provide highest intensity on the market
  • Backlight accent feature, in a brilliant amber color
  • Available in Driving, SAE Fog, or Combo beam patterns
  • Durable powdercoated aluminum construction
  • Integrated Deutsch-style connector
  • Engineered and Assembled in USA


What’s Included:

In the Box:

  • One (1) SS3 3” LED Pod
  • One (1) Deutsch-style wire pigtail
  • One (1) Mounting bracket and hardware


  • One (1)


  • What do these terms mean?
  • Operating VoltageBacklit: 9-30V, Non-Backlit: 9-16V
  • Datasheet(s) (click to download)SS3 Max Yellow Standard
  • Color Temp (CCT)3000K
  • Power (watts)Main Beam: 38.5, Backlight: 0.4
  • Current (amps @ 12.8V)Main Beam: 3, Backlight: 0.03
  • PolarityPolarity Specific
  • Operating Temperature-40C to 85C (-40F to 185F)
  • LED EmitterOsram Boost HX
  • Connector(s)Deutsch DT Input
  • MaterialsPolycarbonate Lens, Aluminum Casting, Rubber Gasket
  • CoolingPassive, Pin-Fin heatsink
  • Intrusion RatingsIP69K Waterproof, High Pressure
  • Product Dimensions (in)3.3 x 3.3 x 2.4
  • Unit Weight (LB): 0.75
  • Product Weight (LB): 1.03
  • Shipped Weight (LB): 2

Note: Specifications listed here are for each individual pod.

Lens Color/Optics Peak Beam Intensity
(LUX @ 10M)
Measured Output
Raw Output
Output Color
Driving Sport 53,500 cd 535 LUX 1,300 LM 1,930 LM 3000K Yellow
Driving Pro 60,900 cd 609 LUX 2,700 LM 5,220 LM 3000K Yellow
Flood Sport 1,600 cd 16 LUX 1,300 LM 1,930 LM 3000K Yellow
Flood Pro 2,850 cd 29 LUX 2,700 LM 5,220 LM 3000K Yellow
Fog Sport 9,050 cd 91 LUX 1,300 LM 1,930 LM 3000K Yellow
Fog Pro 10,900 cd 109 LUX 2,700 LM 5,220 LM 3000K Yellow
Fog Max 12,500 cd 125 LUX 3,500 LM 7,920 LM 3000K Yellow
Spot Sport 149,000 cd 1,490 LUX 1,300 LM 1,930 LM 3000K Yellow
Spot Pro 118,500 cd 1,185 LUX 2,700 LM 5,220 LM 3000K Yellow
Combo Sport 28,100 cd 281 LUX 1,300 LM 1,930 LM 3000K Yellow
Combo Pro 33,406 cd 334 LUX 2,700 LM 5,220 LM 3000K Yellow


Installation Instructions:
  • Installation Time30-60 minutes
  • Tools NeededBasic Toolset
  • Installation GuideClick to download
  • Wiring InstructionsClick here

Additional information

Primary Optic

Driving, Combo, SAE Fog

Backlight Color

None, Amber

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