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Philips LED dome light upgrade

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by NMTrailRider, Oct 6, 2015.

  1. Oct 6, 2015 at 12:45 PM
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    NMTrailRider

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    Obviously brighter and whiter than stock. High quality bulb. For $11 I'm sold on it (Amazon). Note this was taken in a lighted garage. I'll try to get a night shot later.

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  2. Oct 7, 2015 at 8:57 PM
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    Thanks. I've always wanted to replace mine with LED, but didn't want to use overseas garbage in my electrical system. Philips, I trust.
     
  3. Oct 7, 2015 at 9:06 PM
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  4. Oct 7, 2015 at 9:07 PM
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  5. Oct 7, 2015 at 9:11 PM
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  6. Oct 7, 2015 at 9:40 PM
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    I hear ya on the cheap-o's. Garbage.
     
  7. Oct 9, 2015 at 11:13 AM
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  8. Oct 9, 2015 at 11:35 AM
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    I noticed it was a little snug upon installation. But not a prob. Enjoy.
     
  9. Oct 9, 2015 at 11:37 AM
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    I'm curious about the other 6k philips on Amazon. Looked like a similar bulb but had an opaque cover on it. I figured the clear would be brighter.
     
  10. Oct 9, 2015 at 11:52 AM
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    Curious to see the other night shots. I currently have something like this mounted in there. It's pretty damn bright, and works, but I want something of a little higher quality.
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  11. Oct 9, 2015 at 12:49 PM
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    I'll try to get some dome light night shots tonight. Dude you gotta try the sylvania 194 in the maps. Brightest map I've ever seen! I swear it's brighter than the 60 watt ceiling bulb in my living room. Not as widespread, obviously, but lights up your lap like nothing else. I saw them at Walmart yesterday for $7. I've got one in the drivers side. And I put a red incandescent 194 in the passenger map light (it was like $4 for two). It's really nice when you wanna light the cab at night but don't want a blinding light. Plenty light to see what you need but won't affect your eyes on the road.
     
  12. Oct 9, 2015 at 12:56 PM
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  13. Oct 9, 2015 at 7:40 PM
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    Night shots

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  14. Oct 10, 2015 at 1:34 PM
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    I placed an order for LED's to replace the Dome light as well as the two Map lights. They won't arrive here till Tuesday of next week.

    I ordered from this place https://www.superbrightleds.com/cat/led-vehicle-replacement-bulbs/vehicle/----/---/

    I've ordered from them in the past, very good quality LED's, still have them installed and working good, plus the service is fast and excellent.


    EDIT: Well my LED's arrived in the mail today.

    Swapped the original bulbs in the Dome and Map lights with the new LED's and looks great!

    Don't know why I waited so long, should have done this a long time ago (just in case there's anyone out there contemplating on doing this (very easy) mod-don't think about it just do it!..believe me you won't regret it.) gives the interior a whole new brighter look.
     
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  15. Oct 13, 2015 at 7:22 PM
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    Does anyone make a map like that will alternate between white and red each time it is pressed? That would be pretty sweet for night use
     
  16. Oct 23, 2015 at 8:18 PM
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    So I'm curious about this since I just did the mod. Reading further into switching to leds lots of people are saying a resistor is needed. My dome light does kind of go from dim to super bright when I first open my door. Wondering if this has anything to do with having to much power ran through the led..
     
  17. Oct 23, 2015 at 9:00 PM
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    The dome light has a dimming feature on it when turning it on/of (not sure how far back this goes in years). It's normal. The dome LEDs may not dim on and off as smoothly as the incandescent festoon, but it's fine in my truck (it's more like five steps of increased brightness instead of constant smooth dimming). The Philips and Osram/Sylvania dome and map lights don't need resistors (in recent years of trucks- not sure about older trucks).

    I think where the resistors are needed is when people start swapping the turn signals, parking/tail lights. But there are some bulbs that don't require resistors when installed on newer vehicles. I don't think it's as simple as "2011+ don't need resistors", for example. But in the cab you should be safe, especially with the Philips and sylvania in newer trucks.

    I've also read that some people have blown fuses, etc, even when changing the cab bulbs. I think this is primarily in older trucks and with off brand bulbs.
     
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  18. Oct 23, 2015 at 9:04 PM
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    That's what I was kind of thinking. Mine does the same thing. It's starts to brighten in like 5 stages so to speak.
     
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    Yup. Not a big deal. You're fine.
     
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