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Super bright dome light LED option by liv4God
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Report this Post03-15-2017 01:12 AM Click Here to See the Profile for liv4GodSend a Private Message to liv4GodEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
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


From another angle


$16 for 10 here: https://www.amazon.com/gp/p...00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
Costs more than other sets, but I think it was worth it, especially if you have several cars, you can do them with just one pack.
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Report this Post03-15-2017 01:22 AM Click Here to See the Profile for liv4GodSend a Private Message to liv4GodEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
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.
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Be careful with those. 1.3 amp draw seems like an aweful lot for the space. Granted they are not on for long periods of time.
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Originally posted by wgpierce:

Be careful with those. 1.3 amp draw seems like an aweful lot for the space. Granted they are not on for long periods of time.


The ad says they're 1.5 watts. That won't bother anything.
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Nice cup holders & window switches.

1.3 amps? They's better not be on long, for the battery's sake.
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Awesome light. Curious about your stereo/media center that you have there. Is that the same fit as the stock stereo?
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Report this Post03-15-2017 08:39 AM Click Here to See the Profile for IanT720Click Here to Email IanT720Send a Private Message to IanT720Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Good find! I just hate dome lights. No luxury car has them, much to harsh... I really want to add ambient lighting to the fiero like our Buick and Jag has...
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The ad says they're 1.5 watts. That won't bother anything.


Sorry I could swear I saw 1.3 amps, but I was reading on a smart phone. Also, as usual with these amazon chinese ads, one part of the description says 1.5 watts and another says 1.3.
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Looking at these to knock down the bright white, but still have advantage of leds.
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01M64UKDG?psc=1
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Newer LED all point same direction is going to be brighter.
if you find 10 leds pointed same is brighter then right one above used for dome lights.

w/v=a
1.5w/13.5v=0.11a (v is standard test v for OEM bulb used here)

OEM 906 bulb ~9w 0.69a @ 13.5v
Many replace w/ 168 or 194 will be very dim.

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Originally posted by tshark:

Nice cup holders & window switches.



Thanks tshark I rarely actually use the cup holders for cups, but boy are they great for little doodads, screws, keys, etc lol
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Originally posted by Wichita:

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.
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Originally posted by Kevin87FieroGT:

Looking at these to knock down the bright white, but still have advantage of leds.
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01M64UKDG?psc=1


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
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Originally posted by theogre:

Newer LED all point same direction is going to be brighter.
if you find 10 leds pointed same is brighter then right one above used for dome lights.

w/v=a
1.5w/13.5v=0.11a (v is standard test v for OEM bulb used here)

OEM 906 bulb ~9w 0.69a @ 13.5v
Many replace w/ 168 or 194 will be very dim.




Thanks theogre for shedding some light (pun intended) on the power consumption
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I used panels they are quite bright.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/1pc...b0f48949460b9223%26p id%3D100005%26rk%3D3%26rkt%3D6%26sd%3D310957913993
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Originally posted by 2.5:

I used panels they are quite bright.

[URL=http://www.ebay.com/itm/1pcs-White-24-5050-SMD-LED-Festoon-Dome-Door-Box-Light-Panel-Interior-Bulb-J006/310957866228?_trksid=p2047675.c100005.m1851&_trkparms=aid%3D222007%26algo%3DSIC.MBE%26ao%3D2%26asc%3D41376%26meid%3D55042ae6221b4b76b0f48949460b922 3%26p]http://www.ebay.com/itm/1pc...b0f48949460b9223%26p[/URL] id%3D100005%26rk%3D3%26rkt%3D6%26sd%3D310957913993


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.

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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.

Tim


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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