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Old 03-23-10, 04:18 PM   #16
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Will any 194 LED fit? I found some is wedge, 120 and 360 degree, not sure what's the different
Any wedge bulbs should fit. Here it is a guide to LED bulbs.
http://www.v-leds.com/page/ledGuide.html

I have put 360 degree bulbs everywhere. Depending on location of the bulb you have some choices.
- dome lights - bulbs points down so you can go with 360 or bulb lighting forward.
- parking lights - they enter at an angle, so you can have right/left angle bulbs. I have chosed 360 since I want light forward and to the side through orange reflector
- door bulbs - they shine sideways so 360 or left/right angle bulb will work
- door steps point down. Recommend 360 since not only they light up the ground but also there is gap to provide light on the step. If you don't care about steps then forward lighting one will work also.
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Any wedge bulbs should fit. Here it is a guide to LED bulbs.
http://www.v-leds.com/page/ledGuide.html

I have put 360 degree bulbs everywhere. Depending on location of the bulb you have some choices.
- dome lights - bulbs points down so you can go with 360 or bulb lighting forward.
- parking lights - they enter at an angle, so you can have right/left angle bulbs. I have chosed 360 since I want light forward and to the side through orange reflector
- door bulbs - they shine sideways so 360 or left/right angle bulb will work
- door steps point down. Recommend 360 since not only they light up the ground but also there is gap to provide light on the step. If you don't care about steps then forward lighting one will work also.
So which one on the site you chose? Do you have the link? I only saw 180 on v-led
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So which one on the site you chose? Do you have the link? I only saw 180 on v-led
The 360 degrees 5k wedge bulb I have choosen is temporarily taken off from the web site.

Link to an identical, but 6k below
http://www.v-leds.com/Exterior-LED/C...81039-1-2.html
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Any wedge bulbs should fit. Here it is a guide to LED bulbs.
http://www.v-leds.com/page/ledGuide.html
Thanks for the link... really useful information.

Did you replace your interior footwell lights?

How about the DRL's? I don't like the yellow light of the stock bulb.
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Thanks for the link... really useful information.

Did you replace your interior footwell lights?

How about the DRL's? I don't like the yellow light of the stock bulb.
The DRL is actually your high beam, I tried change the high beam to white bulb on my IS, but it still shows yellow since it only use a very low voltage at DRL... I saw people have white light but don't know how they do it

And you can turn it off if you don't like it~
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The 360 degrees 5k wedge bulb I have choosen is temporarily taken off from the web site.

Link to an identical, but 6k below
http://www.v-leds.com/Exterior-LED/C...81039-1-2.html
But you said the 6K is blue light right?
And I found this site,
http://www.superbrightleds.com/cgi-b...FWLED-xHP5.htm
not sure will these work or not...
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Thanks for the link... really useful information.

Did you replace your interior footwell lights?

How about the DRL's? I don't like the yellow light of the stock bulb.

I have not replaced the footwell lights as I like orange the car came with. Actually very cool.

I am not planning to replace DRL with LEDs. If you replace them with LEDs, you will loose High Beams. Also DRL operate on lower voltage so you will need to install something to make the LEDs work correctly. As you I don't like yellow DRL, so I have disabled them. In your Navigation go to Setup and the option disable is in the car menu in lighting section. Takes 10 sec to disable. If you have a non-navigation GX, you may have to go to dealer. They did it on my GS350 free of charge as there was no option in Gen 5 navigation
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But you said the 6K is blue light right?
Yes, the 6k will have the blue tint. If you prefer pure white like I do, I would wait until v-leds have some more. Per Bill in customer service they are expecting more toward end of the next week.

I am waiting for new delivery myself as I need 4 more 194 5k LEds for doors which I have not replace yet.
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The DRL is actually your high beam, I tried change the high beam to white bulb on my IS, but it still shows yellow since it only use a very low voltage at DRL... I saw people have white light but don't know how they do it

And you can turn it off if you don't like it~
If you really want to have LED DRL, here it is a module you can buy and will let you use LEDs as DRL. It will give you the full output and eliminate yellow color. You will need couple of those (total $20) and your problem is solved.
http://www.v-leds.com/Exterior-LED/D...97704-1-3.html
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The DRL is actually your high beam, I tried change the high beam to white bulb on my IS, but it still shows yellow since it only use a very low voltage at DRL... I saw people have white light but don't know how they do it

And you can turn it off if you don't like it~
Yes, I know they can be disabled, but I want to keep them on for safety purposes.

I don't need this to be LED, but I would like a bulb that provides a white light.
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I personally would not suggest going with an LED bulb for your highs/DRL as the actual light output will not be very functional.

Many of our customers end up installing this bulb:

http://www.KBcarstuff.com/Putco_Mirr...lbs_p/23mw.htm

It operates at the same wattage as your stock bulbs so you can safely install them into your vehicle.

As for the 194 Parking bulb, Some of our Lexus customers have installed our white 194 360 degree LED bulb.

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You are not going to get a brighter and more durable LED bulb then these Putco 194 LED bulbs.

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Yes, I know they can be disabled, but I want to keep them on for safety purposes.

I don't need this to be LED, but I would like a bulb that provides a white light.
Even white bulb will still produce yellow light, since it run on low voltage, I think the only way is using LED
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Yes, the 6k will have the blue tint. If you prefer pure white like I do, I would wait until v-leds have some more. Per Bill in customer service they are expecting more toward end of the next week.

I am waiting for new delivery myself as I need 4 more 194 5k LEds for doors which I have not replace yet.
Is the doors light also the same as others? 194? For the interior dome light, do you have a closer picture that how you open it? Because I can't see a gap to open it... I'm afraid to break anything
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Here are a couple of photos showing the openings for the dome lights and the map lights.
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Is the doors light also the same as others? 194? For the interior dome light, do you have a closer picture that how you open it? Because I can't see a gap to open it... I'm afraid to break anything
Antonio has some nice pictures above. Doors use as well 194 bulb. In that one you can use the 360 bulb OR right/left angle type. The bulb sits sideways there.
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