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Recommend lamps to brighten up the cab

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by porterx, Feb 6, 2019.

  1. Feb 6, 2019 at 2:03 AM
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    porterx

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    I've noticed that the original cab lighting (map lights and dome lights) are really dim. Can anyone recommend replacement bulbs (led, incandescent, halogen, etc.) that are brighter? Even a lot brighter?

    Thanks.
     
  2. Feb 6, 2019 at 2:19 AM
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    Mofirejeff

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  3. Feb 6, 2019 at 2:23 AM
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    Mesocustoms he's a forum member. I installed the dome and maps and they're both all I could want. True reading quality light level.
     
  4. Feb 6, 2019 at 3:09 AM
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    I've seen so many different kinds. It seems some only light at the end and others light up on all sides. Thanks for the info.
     
  5. Feb 6, 2019 at 3:10 AM
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    I'll look into those.
     
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    deAutoLED (one of the vendors on Tacoma World). The LED's they supplied for the interior of my truck are super bright. What an improvement over the original lamps.
     
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  10. Feb 6, 2019 at 5:17 AM
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    Shoot, sorry those are ones I had put in my Chevy. Will see if I can find ones that fit the 3Gen Taco. The best way to make sure is read the review and do a search for Tacoma; I've done that to find out things that Amazon says wont work actually will.

    Also, as others have posted above, you can get kits from vendors here that will have LED replacements for all the interior bulbs.
     
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    I will. Thanks. If you come across similar lamps for the Tacoma, please send the link. I checked on similar items from the link you sent and nothing is as packed with LEDs as the ones for your Chevy. I haven't had time to look at lumens yet. Obviously that's what matters.
     
  17. Feb 7, 2019 at 3:38 AM
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    I ordered the map lights you suggested and some other dome lights. The map lights are 6000K white light not sure of the lumens and the dome lights are 6500K white light 400 lumens.

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07KTV7LX4/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o00__o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0142WSTJA/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o00__o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
     
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    Personally, I don't like to have it bright in the cab. It ruins your ability to see in the dark after you get out of the truck. I generally just have the dome light in the off position at that. If I need strong light, I have a flashlight.
     
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  20. Feb 7, 2019 at 5:00 AM
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    In other words, you are of absolutely no help to the OP, at all, whatsoever.
     
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