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  2. Chris from Washington

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    Quote Originally Posted by MobileAudio219 View Post
    I want to replace my dash lights with some LEDS. My question is what's the difference between the cheap ebay LEDS and the more expensive ones say from superbrightleds.com?
    How did I miss this thread?

    So the ones on Ebay usually don't last very long. If they are the plug/play types, they normally try and get the max brightness out of them, so they use too small of a current limiting resistor, so they heat up and die.

    Now the superbright ones, I think are better than they used to be. When they first started selling LEDs, I bought some and they burned out within a few months. But I've recently bought some for the Camaro, and they've been going strong for about 6 months. So I think they've improved their quality control.

    For the dash ones, make sure you get some that have the widest viewing angle possible. Otherwise you'll get bright/dead spots.

    Another option you can do, is use LED strips instead. That's what I did on the Camaro, I opened up the cluster and put the strips as needed and it gave me the max brightness with no dead spots. I have a pic in the garage of the final outcome. It takes more work, but I was happy with the results.

  3. MobileAudio219

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    I can't stand dim dash lights. I'm going to go ahead and do the rangers cluster/heater controls, and of course the dome light...
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  4. Chris from Washington

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    Yep same here:
    Here are the gauges in the Camaro after the LEDs were installed:
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    Before I put them in, it barely lit up at all.

  5. MobileAudio219

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    Yep, I could deal with that.
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  6. JeremyC

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    Quote Originally Posted by MobileAudio219 View Post
    I can't stand dim dash lights. I'm going to go ahead and do the rangers cluster/heater controls, and of course the dome light...
    I'm the opposite.

    During the day as long as I can see it I'm happy. At night I want them damn near off. It actually frustrates me that I can't dim my nav screen more than I can.

    My girl is more like you guys. She has her dash lights at full bright no matter whats going on outside.

    Then again, my parents live in the country. I lived in the middle of BFE in Germany, and I do a lot of night time driving. So I don't want bright lights inside the car keeping me from seeing more outside of the car.

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