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Old 05-09-2009, 12:33 PM   #1
Dartholomew
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Default Which LEDs for interior conversion?

OK, I've done a search and narrowed it down to two reputable vendors - fastwrx and yourledshop.

But can anyone with experience using both provide a comparison of their respective products? Basically, I'm looking for reliable, clean white, significantly-brighter-than-stock LED conversions for all my internal and license plate lights on my '09 WRX. I'm assuming the LEDs will be have just like the incandescent bulbs (they'll fade/dim slowly on door close, etc.)?

Yourledshop has the right price and package, but I'm willing to pay more for the fastwrx multi-emitter solution if it's significantly brighter (and won't melt anything).

Any thoughts?
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Old 05-10-2009, 03:08 PM   #2
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I went with a different vendor than the ones above but here is a thread that may help...
http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show....php?t=1676847

I actually bought these and am happy with the results. They look and perform quite similar to the ones others are using. These particular festoons also dim properly in the dome light
http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.13043
http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.13435

If I had to do it again though, I'd probably go for a brighter dome light somehow
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Old 05-11-2009, 11:29 AM   #3
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Thanks Dan. Didn't think to check DX. Fastwrx still looks like the best option for me, but I'm a bit hesitant to pull the trigger without knowing a more about brightness/reliability.
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Old 05-11-2009, 07:32 PM   #4
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yea, I can't say about Fastwrx.com's quality but do like the looks of the their multi-led panel for the dome light. It looks at least 2x as bright as the festoon I used. If Fastwrx led's are made in Japan, the quality's probably fine though.

On a side note just for info... the bulbs I referenced earlier are plenty bright for the map lights (almost too bright) and brighter than stock in the trunk (at least in a wagon).
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