Re: [DMCForum] Re: Interior lights (grrr....)
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Re: [DMCForum] Re: Interior lights (grrr....)



On Tue, 11 May 2004, thebrave65 wrote:

> I can answer your second question: try autolumination.com.  The bulb
> sizes for the interior are 1.5"x2" (festoon type).  The hood is 1.5" 
> and the trunk is 1.75".  Very resaonable prices for LED's.

A couple of comments about these LEDs for interior lights...

1.  They're very dim.  They do not provide nearly as much light as the
incandescent lights.  I find that they do not provide me enough light to
be particularly useful.

2.  They're very directed.  They light up mainly directly below themselves
and do not have much spill into the rest of the car.

3.  They don't provide enough resistance for the delay circuit.  If you
simply replace both interior lights with these, you'll find that they
never turn off when you close the doors.  You'll need to write in a
resistor to make the delay circuit work again.

3b.  Our cars do have a delay circuit on the interior lights, right?  Mine
does.  I've never heard anyone else mention it, though, so hopefully it's
not something done by a PO.

-andrew

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