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CodyItaliano 10-30-2008 05:59 PM

LED interior lighting
 
i had found the LED interior lighting from fastwrx.com a while back. the price is resonable for them, and the pictures pretty much speak for themselves.

anyways, does anyone have the LED interior lights in your LGT? i think i'm gonna order all the ones available: map, dome, puddle and trunk lamps. i'm kinda into LED lighting so these should be for me. might order those in december.

LGT Dave 10-30-2008 07:59 PM

http://www.legacygt.com/forums/showthread.php?t=60259

addison 10-30-2008 10:22 PM

i replaced all stock bulbs with blue leds and i have blue neon tubes that glow my foot well blue... IMO its not ricey if you do it cleanly.... all my wires are hidden and ive gotten many compliments so to each his own

CodyItaliano 10-31-2008 12:20 AM

i'm wanting all the stock interior lights LED instead of incondecent. this picture is what i hope it to brighten it up to since the black interior isnt easy to see at night. i would have a trunk light, not a hatch light since mine is the sedan model

this is a somewhat low cost and functional mod that i will likely be quite happy with and proud of. very good for asthetics. its going to be quite functional when i need to find things at night.
http://us.st12.yimg.com/us.st.yimg.c..._2021_34289320

NSFW 11-04-2008 02:22 AM

I got the full meal deal for my wagon, haven't put in the puddle lamps yet but I'm very happy with the interior lights. Especially the ones by the rearview; the stock lamps up there were worthless.

EquinnoxX 11-06-2008 05:48 AM

I have the maps & puddle lights and love them. I get compliments all the time and they really do look great. I'll pick up the dome ones eventually.

wagonmaster87 02-15-2009 01:06 PM

I have every LED they offer for the interior ( the super-bright puddle, maps, dome, and even the trunk bulb, also the License plate bulbs). I get compliments all the time from people on how great they look and on how bright the light is, but at the same time not as harsh as the yellow light. Most importantly though is the fact that I love the way they look.

MH3.0R 02-28-2009 01:10 PM

Map Light LEDs
 
I have converted the Map Lights to LED using an item I found while browsing at an Auto Lighting shop.

http://i577.photobucket.com/albums/s...onAdaptors.jpg

http://i577.photobucket.com/albums/s...ayUnpacked.jpg

I got two packs, used the 31mm festoon connector (of the seven different connectors supplied) and then did this:

http://i577.photobucket.com/albums/s...ghtinstall.jpg

Removed the incandescent bulbs (8 watts) and inserted the 31mm festoon connectors.

http://i577.photobucket.com/albums/s...tfastening.jpg

Fastened the 4x3 LED Array in the Map Light cover using the double sided foam provided in the kit. Tucked the excess wires up behind the festoon connector into the roof lining.

http://i577.photobucket.com/albums/s...tfinishJPG.jpg

The light level is improved and certainly works well with my light coloured alacantra leather interior.

Kind Regards,

Mark.

MH3.0R 02-28-2009 01:23 PM

Dome Light LED conversion
 
I also used the same 4x3 LED Array to convert the Dome Light as follows:

http://i577.photobucket.com/albums/s...EDFestoon1.jpghttp://i577.photobucket.com/albums/s...EDFestoon2.jpg
I joined two 4x3 LED Arrays. Staggered the positive and negative connections, soldered and covered with standard insulation tape.

http://i577.photobucket.com/albums/s...LEDInstall.jpg
Removed the standard incandescent bulb (8 watts) and inserted the 31mm festoon connector. Tucked the excess wire up into the roof lining. Fastened the Arrays using the double sided foam supplied with the kit. The slight angle of the surface where they are fastened actually helps to spread the light.

http://i577.photobucket.com/albums/s...EDInstall2.jpg
Tested the install before replacing the cover. Initially, the polarity was incorrect and the LEDs did not work. Simply removed the festoon connector and re-installed in the opposite direction. All worked fine.

http://i577.photobucket.com/albums/s...2LEDFinish.jpg
Replaced the Dome Light Cover, and there you have it. Much better rear illumination and lower power consumption (approx 4 watts for both).

Kind Regards,

Mark.

MH3.0R 02-28-2009 01:35 PM

Trunk Light LED Conversion
 
Also did a similar conversion in the trunk (we call it a boot in Australia):

http://i577.photobucket.com/albums/s...BootLight1.jpg
Removed the power from the rear of the trunk light before starting and let cool. A 5 watt incandescent bulb can actually give a nasty burn if it is hot!. Then removed the cover and bulb. Threaded the small connector through the rear of the Trunk Light assembly. Connected using the wedge connector provided in the kit. Tested to ensure the correct polarity. Needed to remove the wedge and re-insert in the opposite direction. All worked fine.

http://i577.photobucket.com/albums/s...BootLight2.jpg
Replaced the cover as it will help to prevent the wedge from coming loose. Trunk Light is much brighter and more centrally placed. Yes I know it is crooked, but it is installed in a place that you cannot see. Next time I will pay more attention to the alignment. Additionally, If one 4x3 LED array is not enough light, you can join two and add more light without exceeding the original circuit load (5 watts original, 2 watts for each 4x3 LED Array).

Kind Regards,

Mark.

underpowerd 02-28-2009 01:58 PM

well done, mark; those 4x3 look like a perfect fit for the map lights.

MH3.0R 02-28-2009 02:07 PM

Underpowered,

I think they are a great "find" imo. And the price of $10.00 AUD per kit is the lowest I have come across.

Kind Regards,

Mark.

NSFW 02-28-2009 09:38 PM

Anyone know of a US supplier for those, or something similar? I'd like to upgrade my door lights... without paying across-the-planet shipping if possible. :)

MH3.0R 03-01-2009 02:38 AM

NSFW,

I just Googled "LED", then filtered on Australia only, and followed some automitive links which then opened a whole range of items that I did not know existed. Found a local retailer within 20 minutes drive and took a drive. He knows me by sight now since this weekend was my 4th visit!

Kind Regards,

Mark.

ArcTec34 03-01-2009 09:18 AM

nice work! those are cool LEd kits that you got.


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