LED Savings?

Discussion in 'Prius c Technical Discussion' started by tlhamon, Mar 29, 2012.

  1. tlhamon

    tlhamon New Member

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    Obviously, going through and changing all of the filiment bulbs to LED's is more of an asthetic upgrade, but I was curious if anyone had crunched the numbers on $ savings. Granted, bulbs are usually only used for very brief periods at night, and switching out the blinkers is more hassle than it is worth, so it would mostly be the interior lights. Still, I was curious if anyone was obsessive enough to have done the number crunching.
     
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    Oldwolf Prius Enthusiast

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    So are all the interior lights LED's in the C? I thought I read it was just the tail lights. Won't be the first time I've been wrong.
     
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    Yes, the stock car only has LED tail lights. This hypothetical would be an owner upgrade.
     
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    managerman Prius v Nerd

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    Does anyone know if the Daytme running lights can be changed to LED?

    -M
     
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    I'm sure someone has, I am positive it isn't even an MPG, though :) Pretty positive anyway, since I've not run the numbers, but would be surprised if it's even 1/10th of an MPG gain theoretically.
     
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    Yes, the car only has the stock LED tail lights. This is a hypothetical owner to upgrade. :rockon:
     
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    I would venture to guess the break-even would be several million miles.
     
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    Ahh, but replacing those dingy yellow bulbs with a crisp white light makes these Prii look so right!
     
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    Lol. I love that you used the proper plural form of Prius.
     
  10. B. Roberts

    B. Roberts Hypah Milah! Ayuh.

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    Prii plurality! Just rolls off the tounge! :)

    So, all the bulbs in the c's tail lights are already LED? I'd change any that aren't, just because they come on so much faster and are generally brighter when used for brake lights and turn signals.

    I don't have mine yet, so I don't have an example to look at.
     
  11. KK6PD

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    There are NO savings to be had, good LEDs cost, If you buy cheap ones and they go out right away, money lost, and you have to buy new ones, hopefully a better brand.
    When I did my 60 Led Switchback DRL Mod, I ended spending a couple hundred bucks for good quality, bright, and still working 3 years later LEDs.
    I will never recover, but the car lighting looks great!
    There are others here on PC that have had bad luck with LEDs burning out way too early, others have had the same good fortune like I have!