exLEDusa 10pc LED set

Discussion in 'Gen 3 Prius Accessories and Modifications' started by Steve Type-4, May 23, 2012.

  1. Steve Type-4

    Steve Type-4 Trading HP for MPG

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    Hey all, just got my set of LED replacement interior lights from exLEDusa for my new 2012 Gen 3:

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    I decided to spend a little more on these because I had them on my Acura RSX (read my review) and absolutely loved them. The overhead map lights and dome light all have a brightness adjuster, meaning you can use a micro Philips screw driver and adjust how bright you want your lights to be:

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    I'll post a review of these with pictures comparing them agains the stock bulbs tomorrow night when I have a chance :]
     

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    I got a chance to install the front overhead map lights and cabin dome light. Here are the before and after shots:

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    Amazing difference as you can see.

    I'll install the rest tomorrow night (door courtesy lights, vanity lights, license plate and cargo) :thumb:
     

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    The brightness adjuster sounds very cool. It doesn't look as blue as the iJDMToy set. Can you post pics of the lights themselves as well?
     
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    Yep, I'll post them tomorrow night. They are not bluish because I specifically ordered them in 5000K white output. If you want bluer output, 7000K is where it's at. 6000K is still pretty white, but with a noticeable bluish tint (like the one I had on my RSX).

    The brightness adjuster changes the output from off to blinding bright, lol.
     
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    Being able to choose the color temp is a big win for me, I prefer neutral white as possible, was going to go custom route but this is looks close enough to my idea and saves me time.
     
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    Be careful with some neutral white LEDs as some can have an unusual garish tint to them. I had the 5100K "Natural White" WLED-WHP5 from superbrightleds in the front dome for a while and hated it as it hurt my eyes. The photo that the OP posted seems more mellow and pleasant, especially given that you can modify the output with the brightness adjuster.

    I'm using the 6000K iJDMToys myself as I needed LEDs that match the turn signal mirror puddle lights.
     
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    That is a good point about the puddle lights, I do plan on installing those in the future. I have not had issues with garishing tint so muchit caused discomfort until now though slight variations across different Bins is known. I have been getting lucky I suppose, from getting the high quality Cree LED neutral white batches. Main reason I wanted to go custom, control the quality and color of the LED.

    My goal is light that bright, especially the map light uses, being neutral white is calmer on the eyes and colors are not offset from the blueness or yellowness of most standard lights. I like the idea if matching the puddle sort of with 6k and 6k is not intensely blue
     
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    Mista Kotta! Mista Kotta! I have a question. (showing my age)

    Hey, so why is everyone so enthralled with led bulbs for the interior?
    I keep seeing all these posts but I have yet to figure out what the draw is.
    I can understand if your are looking for a change in color but I see a lot of you using white ones.
    And even license plate leds? I don't think I would care if someone could see my license plate better, I'd almost want the opposite.
    So someone please enlighten me. Why do I need to do this? :)
     
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    You do it so you look cool ;)

    I myself prefer a white light verses old school yellow Edison lighting.

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    The only reason I did this is it looked totally off with the nearby turn signal mirror puddle lights once I had them installed. I can't stand mismatched lights. Otherwise, I would have been content with the standard bulbs.
     
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    Same, the mismatch came to me when putting in the upgraded protective door sills and its not just for look, as far as functionality the standard lights are not very bright, especially when your trying to find things in the rear seat or rear foot well area and trunk area which it being side mount doesn't help either.
     
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    Everyone put them in for a differing level of reason as you can see from all the responses lol. Me personally? I like a bright illuminated interior. The first accessories I always get for any car I own before anything else are lighting upgrade (HID and LED), 20% tint, cargo net, emergency assistance and first aid kit.
     
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    Ok, i think i'm starting to see.
    Thanks for shining some light on this. :D
     
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    If you open a front door when the car is turned off, you have _four_ 5W bulbs to ignite, drawing ~2A from small 12V Prius battery. It will only take 10 hours to discharge it completely. LEDS use about 1/10 power, making accidental battery discharge (when the door left not closed all the way, in the garage for example) much less likely. And they are brighter, too.

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    Where did you find these? How much?
     
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  17. Steve Type-4

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    I forgot to mention that! There had been many-a-time where the LED replacements in my old RSX saved me a couple of jumps because I forgot to turn off the map lights :D plus the LEDs are way cooler to the touch than the stock dome/wedge bulbs.
     
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    Can you post a link where you bought them from?
     
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    Probably at the link above.

    Ok now I'm starting to regret asking.
    I may be $99 poorer soon. :rolleyes:
     
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    oops lol thanks. I only checked the first page