Not sure if anyone is using these already, but I am thoroughly impressed. I had been using LEDs already, but when I saw this one on Amazon, I thought "that should be perfect" It has 24 mini LEDs on it, vs the 10 that were on my previous bulbs and it faces them all down through the lense instead of sideways, up , etc. Because of this, its pretty much useless as far as marker lights, dash lights, etc, but WOW is it bright and a great application in the dome lights!
Without further ado, some pictures: The new LED bulb I'm using
Compared to the LED I was using
The 2 courtesy lights in the car at night, no flash using my phone
Also to note, they were not that easy to put in because the circle width is slightly larger than the opening width. Next time I'll just remove the dome assembly, install them from the top and then put it back in. Would probably save time and hassle in the end.
Awesome light. Curious about your stereo/media center that you have there. Is that the same fit as the stock stereo?
It is not a stock fitment unfortunately. Its a double DIN head unit which is taller, yet narrower from right to left than the stock head unit. I also switched the location of stereo and HVAC controls to the bottom to give a better viewing angle for the screen. I made a wooden frame behind there that holds everything and replaced the original plastic which had broken and was the wrong size. I used the original bezel, added a plastic layer over the front and then cut the desired openings with a dremel. Then covered it with carbon fiber vinyl wrap to match the other bezels. It was a bit of work, but well worth it if you are looking to use a newer head unit with touch screen.
I saw that they had a few coloration options and almost got those too, but personally I prefer the white look. I'd love to see how those look and what tone of light they put out. if you get them, please post some pics
Originally posted by trivet: How was the installation on these? Any issues with fitment? I'm assuming you ordered the T10 adapters as well?
Thanks for any info - it's greatly appreciated.
Yeah, you'll need the push in adapters to plug them in too. That link is just an example. The packs I bought years ago came with all 4 type of adapters in a little bag with the panel (like the 2nd pic below). I actually used a little rectangular panel for each of the two outside lights (it must fit between the mount supports). If its slightly at an angle, not a big deal). In the middle I used one large panel that spans across the center. So one socket actually is now unused. Or you could use the other socket as a source to power both the sides so all 4 areas light up when the door opens. It may take a little creative wiring, but the cool thing is the car's stock wiring can remain unmodified.
You don't really have to glue them in or anything they will just sit there very close to the lens and gravity combined with those little red and black wires being pretty stiff keeps them in place. One could use a little tape or a dab of silicone if they wanted to. The only thing to make sure is that there is still room to get a screwdriver up in to the point where you have to get one to attach the housing to the roof.
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