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Interior led bulbs

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by Hoff, Jan 5, 2020.

  1. Jan 5, 2020 at 6:04 AM
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    Hoff

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    I’m looking for advice to upgrade the interior lights in my new Tacoma. Its mainly for the Dome and Map lights. I know there’s many options out there. I know there’s some super bright bulbs out there but some can get very hot and have no longevity. I’ve been looking at the Sylvania Zevo bulbs has anyone used these.
     
  2. Jan 5, 2020 at 6:05 AM
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    bonifacio

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  3. Jan 5, 2020 at 6:27 AM
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  4. Jan 5, 2020 at 6:29 AM
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    +1 for MESO but their stock is empty and been for awhile now :(

    Rumor has it some more stock should be coming in the near future. :fingerscrossed:
     
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  5. Jan 5, 2020 at 6:31 AM
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  6. Jan 5, 2020 at 7:10 AM
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  7. Jan 5, 2020 at 7:23 AM
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    I went through several brands of LED's on my previous and current 3rd Gen. None compare to the Meso offerings. A lot more $$ than simply replacing the bulbs, but the results are well.... night and day. This is especially so with the dome light. No matter what LED you put in there, you get a bright hot spot without much distribution. You also have to be careful as there are slightly different sized bulbs offered as compatible for the dome light. The slightly longer one can be squeezed in, but it's a pain and if you don't get it in properly it can short against the light frame and cause a lot of electrical problems.

    I know lots of members joke about how bright the Meso's are and that you need sun glasses, but of course this is just jokes. They are bright, but after a couple of weeks you hardly notice the brightness until you need it to see something.
     
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  8. Jan 5, 2020 at 8:28 AM
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    MESO

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    Glad someone can appreciate the thought and function that went into my design:thumbsup:
    There are a ton of “drop in bulbs” but they all have the limiting factor of fitting into the OEM socket behind the stock lens. When you take that out of the equation, you get a lot more performance.
    The white maps are pretty bright. I’ve had customers run 1 White + 1 Red mixed with good results. That is, until my dual colors come out:)
     
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  9. Jan 5, 2020 at 8:31 AM
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    You bastard. :rofl:
     
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  10. Jan 5, 2020 at 8:55 AM
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    destin_meeks

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    I need something that can mount to the molle rack, like map lights for left and right side. I’m picturing the Baja dome light but lower profile. Would love to get some coverage down into the rear floorboard because the seats block some of the white dome
     
  11. Jan 5, 2020 at 8:59 AM
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    Another tease! If my wife ever figures out what a Meso is I’m going to be in the doghouse :rofl:
     
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  12. Jan 5, 2020 at 9:01 AM
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    HEXPOD FTW
     
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  13. Jan 5, 2020 at 10:10 AM
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    Are you doing a push-button version? And will the hex-pod fit in the hex-molle?
     
  14. Jan 5, 2020 at 10:19 AM
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    Good question.
    I don't have any push button planned at the moment.. something I am thinking about. I just want it to be stealth and integrated.
    As for the overhead molle.. yes that is the plan to revise it to HEX style so my pods can fit flush in it.
     
  15. Jan 5, 2020 at 10:26 AM
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    Making me spend more money :annoyed:
    (I actually am fine with it lol)
     
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  16. Jan 5, 2020 at 7:45 PM
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    I'm sorry...dual? That would be amazing. Is there a timeline on this product?
     
  17. Jan 5, 2020 at 7:54 PM
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    OP I'm using those Sylvania LEDs they sell at Walmart they work great they're not insane bright like others but it's still much better than the factory ones. Go for it plus they're cheap!
     
  19. Jan 5, 2020 at 8:26 PM
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    Will you ship one white and one red or do you need to order both sets?
     
  20. Jan 5, 2020 at 8:34 PM
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    Also don't forget to pull out the center consal to install DONT just pull the bulbs / you can fry the board .
     
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