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Product review - LED interior light


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http://m.ebay.com.au/itm/2x-48-SMD-LED-White-Panel-Light-12V-Car-Interior-Bulb-Lamp-T10-BA9S-Dome-Festoon-/351580245411?_trkparms=aid%253D222007%2526algo%253DSIC.MBE%2526ao%253D1%2526asc%253D20150519202357%2526meid%253Dd0932292817c406b82bd2a19c706b748%2526pid%253D100408%2526rk%253D2%2526rkt%253D9%2526sd%253D131855456806&_trksid=p2056116.c100408.m2460

 

I recently purchased this product on Ebay it was two Led smd panels each with a total of 48 leds. They came with a bunch of different connectors for different applications. One connector has a spring festoon connector so you can easily connect it to the interior lamp panel and it has a stick on piece for the back of the led panel so it stays in there. The light that it produces is fantastic and I definitely recommend getting them and the price was only $2 for the pair, although it took a few weeks for them to arrive.

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I ran one of those in my '95 for a while. +1 on the light output, it was actually too much for me--opening the door at night made my eyes hurt! It ended up under the hood as a trouble light, and I downgraded the dome lights to smaller warm-white LED panels.

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Never thought about putting one under the hood, sounds like a good idea for when checking stuff in the dark. I'm lucky with my interior light I can turn it off or on and also set to 'door' so it goes on when you open the door. I also have a rear cargo light too which is now hell bright back there.

Changing my headlight bulbs for 5000k brights, they are Osram ones that have a bluish look. I'm sick of seeing an orange glow especially when I am trying to navigate at night.

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Yeah, the light under the hood came in really handy one night when my headlights quit unexpectedly and I had to troubleshoot on the side of the road! I ended up improving on the design for my '93 with LED strip lighting--a strip under the leading edge of the hood and one under the fender flange on both fender walls. Really lights up the engine bay.

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That solves the lighting under the hood. I'm interested in the auto switch for the hood, I don't have one of those but I could always install a switch somewhere near the hood release so it's right where you'd be standing upon opening the release lever.

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Yeah, you could just mount a toggle to the core support, so long as it clears the hood. A friend of mine has a two-way toggle on his van running a tail light bulb in a tuna can glued to the hood (nothing but the finest parts and craftsmanship) and we wired it so he can turn on one filament or the other, so he's got a bright and a dim setting.

Or you could just get a hood pin switch from a part out. It's a small piece and I'll bet the bolt holes are there already.

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