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Old 07-28-2008, 07:23 PM   #1
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LED License plate lights

Today I got my LED boards in. Found them on Ebay: http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/L-105...spagenameZWDVW So I put them in today and was very pleasantly surprised. They fit inside the housing perfectly with no modifications or gluing. All I had to do was open the assembly, lay in the light (had 2 layers of double-sided tape attatched to the back of the board) re-assemble and re-install. They came out really nice.

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These will also fit all other Nissan vehicles that use this housing, I justinstalled them on my wife's Sentra too

Also note that I ordered 2 kits, and one had a dome bulb adapter that fit the Maxima dome light, and the other one did not, it was slightly longer by .25"
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looks good, though it's way bright....
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Old 07-28-2008, 07:42 PM   #4
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Looks good, but wouldn't the 194's be enough light?..
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Old 07-28-2008, 07:48 PM   #5
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I went through a lot of 194s that didn't even produce enough light to evenly light the whole plate, and not to mention a lot of the multiple led ones didn't fit in the lens. Saw these, thought I'd give it a try. Yes... they are very bright, but they look great in person. I ordered some larger boards for the dome lights, door courtesy lights, and the map lights. All various sizes, I'll take photos for anyone interested. I just wanted to let anyone interested in them know that these will work, and how easy it was to install.
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holly blurry batman! Try macro mode...

Looks pretty good, i have been thinking about doing this ever since i saw them on the new lexus IS. I dont really know if i want to draw that much attention to my car though, if you know what i mean.
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Old 07-28-2008, 09:59 PM   #8
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nice color... are they that bright in real life? IMO.. autolumination.com and v-leds.com make bulbs that are bright enough for me.. i'm switching over to v-leds cause they're slightly whiter
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Old 07-29-2008, 03:30 AM   #9
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I have v-leds.com bulbs in the front markers and they are the same color as the plate lights, look like 4300k, just a little more blue. They look really bright because of the camera, they cast the same light as the original bulb, just with a higher intensity. I tried them in the courtesy lights and they were super bright there, probably due to the angle, and in the map lights where they did not perform so well, so I'm going to try a bigger board. I'll let you guys know how it comes out.
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Old 07-29-2008, 04:56 AM   #10
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nice LIGHT!!! bright as hell too..........

take a night shot bro

i may get one to replace my interior dome light......can any one confirm that they work on the dome light
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Old 07-29-2008, 06:54 AM   #11
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bought from Hong Kong Hong Kong, had no issues.
in fact when one bulb out of the 10 i ordered for 8 dollars didnt work i wasnt too upset but i wrote to them and they sent me a replacement.
Also, i have the leds style 194 and the dome light(dont remember the number). License plats lights i like, but they dont even compare to the ones in this thread. The dome light sucks
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Old 07-29-2008, 08:12 AM   #12
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i have 194 led's that i got 3bspec ( operatic, who has a GD for HID here in org) which i got free when i ordered some hid's they gave it to me for free cus im a returning customer. to be honest those light install very easily and looks like the car came stock with them and way way brighter than lexus ones and even lights up under my bumper.

anyway looks great i wish i can post pics of my car.
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Interested in the courtesy lights... Got pics/prices/links?
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very nice install...I like the look of pure white plate lights and I have wide-angle 194 LEDs in my plate lights...I also want to get the LED board for my dome light but Im not sure what size..can you tell me what you ordered and if/how it came out?
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I've got them on order now, so when I do get them I will post pics and results. I am assuming that I will have to silicone them in place. I measured based on the pictures on the ebay page, and measured against the lenses and the available area underneath them. For the dome I ordered the 48 SMD style board. The 6 leds lit up the interior from the map light well, but not perfect, so I ordered the 24 SMD board, and the 12 for the courtesy lights. I tried the 6 led in the courtesy lights and there was 200% more light on the ground than the stock filament bulb, but I think it will look better from behind the lens with twice as many lights, plus it will be much brighter.

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They will work in the map light and the dome as well because they come with all the adapters, just beware, the 2 packages I got had 2 different sized adapters for the dome bulb.

Dome light adapters


Map light adapter

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holly blurry batman! Try macro mode...

Looks pretty good, i have been thinking about doing this ever since i saw them on the new lexus IS. I dont really know if i want to draw that much attention to my car though, if you know what i mean.

I'm not too worried, I keep a low profile, plus I'm work in state law enforcement
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I got the same ones on ebay...can't beat it!!!
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Old 07-29-2008, 11:37 PM   #20
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Yea I love the "Lexus look" license plate lights. I went to a local Lexus dealer and found out that they are actually cold cathode lamps on the LS460. It was $74** and some change. But I notice on the Lexus they have a whitish blue tint say like 8k headlights.
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I dont really know if i want to draw that much attention to my car though, if you know what i mean.
I agree with this completely!


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I'm not too worried, I keep a low profile, plus I'm work in state law enforcement
I'm work in state law enforcement? I hope you don't do their typing for them.
But I know what you mean by that... you can break the same laws as any normal citizen but get away with it...

But the lights are bright and illuminate your plate nicely!
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They will work in the map light and the dome as well because they come with all the adapters, just beware, the 2 packages I got had 2 different sized adapters for the dome bulb.

Dome light adapters


Map light adapter
ahhhh, BEAUTIFUL...........thanks for the assist

i will DEFINITELY be ordering 2 sets
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I'm not too worried, I keep a low profile, plus I'm work in state law enforcement
I wasn't necessarily trying yo keep a low profile in terms of the police, i try and keep myself out of trouble.

you just never know when you are going to need to stalk an ex-girlfriend or something like that...
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those things are crazy bright ,any one got a pic of them on the dome light?
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those things are crazy bright ,any one got a pic of them on the dome light?
yea heres my dome, i think its about 15 high powered leds, i swear, every breaks neck... not that good of a pic, but its super bright

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Oops, that's what you get after working 18 hours on the job and trying to remain funtional on the computer, lol. But, I don't get out of trouble completely, it only helps... somtimes

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I'm work in state law enforcement? I hope you don't do their typing for them.
But I know what you mean by that... you can break the same laws as any normal citizen but get away with it...

But the lights are bright and illuminate your plate nicely!
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Oops, that's what you get after working 18 hours on the job and trying to remain funtional on the computer, lol. But, I don't get out of trouble completely, it only helps... somtimes
lol 18 hrs. is rough. So you Are a cop is what you're saying? lol
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yea heres my dome, i think its about 15 high powered leds, i swear, every breaks neck...
excuse me, what? can we get that in english please?
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neat.
your license plate is all messed up tho. you should get that fixed...
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neat.
your license plate is all messed up tho. you should get that fixed...

lol, bro his plate isnt messed up...its PURPOSELY swirled out
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lol, bro his plate isnt messed up...its PURPOSELY swirled out
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Nah man, my license plate really is like that
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having leds would be cool and all, but the last thing i want to do is make my license plate anymore visible then it already is to the popo
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having leds would be cool and all, but the last thing i want to do is make my license plate anymore visible then it already is to the popo
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license plate lights are one thing i refused to do LED swaps for them..
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what are you hiding for?
if you obey the law, the "popo" is nothing to worry about
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Those look damn good, I've got the "normal" led's in mine.
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damn, you lucky your not in MD, i just went to court cuz a cop pulled me over and said my tag lights dazzled her eyes. case got thrown out even though she showed up, but just goes to show how petty MD cops are about everything, even something thats suppose to help them.

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Those look really good bud.. I just might get me a pair..
Has anyone found a whole kit for the max.. Dome,Map,Curb,License LED kit?
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That was funny.

That was funny dude.

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holly blurry batman! Try macro mode...

Looks pretty good, i have been thinking about doing this ever since i saw them on the new lexus IS. I dont really know if i want to draw that much attention to my car though, if you know what i mean.
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I got the same ones, but I got them VLeds. They tend to be higher quality IMO. Bad experience w/ cheap china LEDs, keep going out!






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