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Discussion in 'Gen III 2010+ Prius Accessories and Modifications' started by Mr. D, Nov 30, 2010.

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  1. Mr. D

    Mr. D Junior Member

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    I replaced the license plate bulbs with LED's and they looked awesome for about 10 weeks until yesterday they were not working WTF........Has anybody experienced a problem with LED's burning out. They should last for a much longer time than the normal bulbs. I have to find the receipt to see what ones I bought......I know they were not cheap..........
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    I also bought a set of LED bulbs of eBay for a few dollars. Fortunatly they still work...So far. :)
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    triscb New Member

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    Were they SMD (surface mount diode) Led's?
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    GSW PRIUS POWER

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    I would like to buy some replacement LED's for my license plate, but it would be great to know which ones are quality. I hope they were under some type of warranty.
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    I bought some LED tail light bulbs from AutoLumination.com and they lasted a few weeks before they melted and shorted out. I don't know where you got yours from but I would recommend you not shop from those guys.

    I believe the ones I bought were SMD, the LEDs seemed to be soldered on top of the PCB.
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    Saphteemon Junior Member

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    i ordered these from ebay....will post results when i get them

    [​IMG]
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    Tideland Prius Moderator of the North Staff Member

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    Nope. Mine are still fine. Those in the parking light area failed. I'm on my second set. The ones that last 3 years prior on the 2005 were off ebay so I expect these (from superbrightleds.com) to last longer.
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    1SMUGLEX I love the smug!

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    Hey Bagwell, its sick....do those fit a Lexus as well (not sure if you know)? Thanks
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    Hey Bagwell, Keep us posted on how long those bulbs last. Thanks, Ryan
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    Got the same ones as bagwell and from the same seller, they are awesome!
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    comatoes I like power, but frugality trumps.

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    hey bagwell, where did u get the toyota led logo ?

    looks sick !!!
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    Philatc Pushing Tin

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    comatoes I like power, but frugality trumps.

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    Are you talking license plate leds? I didn't see them at your link.
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    They won't work. You should've purchased bulbs like this:

    [​IMG]

    Those 4 LEDs you bought will shine right into lightwell and you'll lose most of the light. And 6.99 is a lot to pay for cheapie LEDs. :)
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    comatoes I like power, but frugality trumps.

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    Could you perhaps supply me a link? I've looked and that was the cheapest I could find. They also had 5-led bulbs which I believe were like the picture you provided, but they were $8. I have one out so I want to get it replaced asap, but I didn't want to buy from China and wait 6-8 weeks to get them..
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    comatoes I like power, but frugality trumps.

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    Thanks, my total came to $4.38 for 2 WLED Miniature Wedge Base bulbs, are those the one's?

    Also, you have a choice of 90 degree or 120 degree, which would you choose?

    Thanks!


  20. I love the color temperature and amount of light coming from these...but they just burn out too quick, 2 sets in 6 months :(
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