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Old 09-14-18, 04:44 PM
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What do you guys usually use to change the interior of lexus' light into LED? I found these so called premium LED which is quite expensive through an installation video and was wondering how it compares with generic LED light you find on ebay?

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https://www.precisionled.com/lexus-i...4-present.html

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https://www.ebay.com/itm/XtremeVisio...YAAOSwpuFaE~YZ

What do you guys use?
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I highly recommend Diode Dynamics I’ve used them a lot, but they are expensive. You get what you pay for and they offer a 3 year warranty on their bulbs. I actually used something different for my IS though because I didn’t want to spend a lot of money on Diode Dynamics LEDs so I bought these.
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they are good for the price and have held up for 5 months so far no problem and they are bright. Not blinding bright, but a good bright. I used them to replace EVERY single bulb that wasn’t LED inside as well as the puddle lights on the side view mirrors.
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I just buy big packs off of Amazon. If one burns out I just replace lol
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These cars should come with standard LED interior lights. Cant believe they cheap out on small details like this. I need to do this to mines as well, just haven't had the time.
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Originally Posted by premier3IS View Post
These cars should come with standard LED interior lights. Cant believe they cheap out on small details like this. I need to do this to mines as well, just haven't had the time.
I thought the same exact thing to myself when I got my IS. What really blows my mind is that they use LEDs for the headlights, the taillights, and the license plate lights and then they go and use normal bulbs for everything else like why? I changed every single bulb to LED including the puddle courtesy lights and even the sunvisor mirror lights.
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somebody tried to "hook" me up with the leds at $8 each. i found the same ones on amazon for $15-$30, can't remember how much. the order came with something like 20+ bulbs. most of the bulbs are pretty straight forward to swap. the hardest ones to change out are the ones on your sideview mirrors.
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somebody tried to "hook" me up with the leds at $8 each. i found the same ones on amazon for $15-$30, can't remember how much. the order came with something like 20+ bulbs. most of the bulbs are pretty straight forward to swap. the hardest ones to change out are the ones on your sideview mirrors.
Yeah the puddle courtesy lights are pretty annoying to change.
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Old 09-17-18, 07:47 AM
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Don't water money on those kits. I almost did, but they're totally unnecessary. Two sets of the ones linked below was enough for every interior light and the mirror bulbs. They're pretty damn bright. Get yourself a cheap tool off Amazon to help, all the interior lights can be done in 15 minutes. You have to remove a screw when replacing the driver's side floor bulb.


https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B01H16YG64?psc=1&ref=yo_pop_mb_pd_title

https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00MZMTVEW?psc=1&ref=yo_pop_mb_pd_title (similar to this, when I bought it it was only $4)
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Get something like these. (I got the one in the 2nd link) I don't jerk with those 194-type LED bulbs for interior anymore. They're way too dim. These LED panels will wake the dead. If you want less brightness, get ones with less LEDs in them. They make all kinds. I even got red LED panels for my door lights so when I open my door it's a super bright red flood of light so safety is improved. I love these panels. Got one in the trunk too and it's ridiculously bright. They come with adapter wires to adapt to a variety of applications, including of course ours.
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Originally Posted by Flash5 View Post

Yeah the puddle courtesy lights are pretty annoying to change.
Do not use those not designed for exterior use for those puddle lights. It is a ***** to have to change them out when they start to flicker. Use philips bulbs, they are guaranteed to last, not as bright, but saves u lots of trouble in long run.
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Take a look at the Philips 194 LED Bulbs or the Xtreme 194 Bulbs. The two main differences would be the brightness and color, the Philips ones have more color thanks to its 6000K rating while the Xtreme ones are going to be brighter.

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Old 09-17-18, 11:40 AM
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@flash5 and @lance55, Thank you guys, I just have a questions, both of you suggested a same brand but different series, ex n px series bulb and they differ in size. Does this matter? looks like they both work in both your cases?

@zhifan1 Really good advice, thank you

so get the cheap one for those easy to change and get the really good bulb for the side mirror either the xtreme or philip @xenondepot

Thanks all of you for the response, much appreciated

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Originally Posted by lance55 View Post
Don't water money on those kits. I almost did, but they're totally unnecessary. Two sets of the ones linked below was enough for every interior light and the mirror bulbs. They're pretty damn bright. Get yourself a cheap tool off Amazon to help, all the interior lights can be done in 15 minutes. You have to remove a screw when replacing the driver's side floor bulb.


https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B01H1...op_mb_pd_title

https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00MZ...op_mb_pd_title (similar to this, when I bought it it was only $4)

Found an Open pry kit for 3.83 and it consists of that
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oem looooooooooooooooool:

https://lexusboutique.net/collection...ghting-package

edit, i ordered these:

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AMAZENAR 30-Pack White Replacement Stock #: 194 T10 168 2825 W5W 175 158 Bulb 5050 5 SMD LED Light,12V Car Interior Lighting For Map Dome Lamp Courtesy Trunk License Plate Dashboard Parking Lights

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