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Old 01-16-2013, 12:30 PM   #21 (permalink)
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Even though I haven't tried this kit, I really feel like it would be great for those who want to go "all out" with LED lights in the stock locations.

EXLED USA sells this complete interior kit with map, dome, and trunk LED panels, and a pair of LEDs for the license plate. Color choices are 3K white, 5K white, 6K white, 7K white, yellow, pink, red, pio green, green, alaska blue, blue, and custom. Every color but 5-7K white have extra costs. The interior panels have a small brightness adjustment screw.

They also offer a lot of other cool LED accessories and kits for other vehicles.

Honda Civic 8th & 9th gen custom interior light kit

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exLEDusa Honda Civic Custom LED Map Light - How to Install - YouTube

exLED Acura RSX DC5 Custom Interior LED Lights Kit - Map: 5K, Dome: Red - YouTube
I wonder how bright are those compared to the v-leds that you have right now? Do you think those exledusa direct fit would be way brighter than the v-leds?
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I wonder how bright are those compared to the v-leds that you have right now? Do you think those exledusa direct fit would be way brighter than the v-leds?
I have no doubt they would be a lot brighter than the VLEDs just because of how many diodes there are.
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Anyone know how to wire courtesy lights or leds so they worj with the dome light. All I find are peope jimmy rigging it with duct tape etc...Im looking for something safer and more legit.

I asked vleds and they were no help
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Brightness also depends on wattage. My 1W LED 194 license plate bulbs were bright. Then I bought 2W bulbs which are much much brighter. Anything with higher watt like CREE bulbs would be too bright. Lol.
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Anyone know how to wire courtesy lights or leds so they worj with the dome light. All I find are peope jimmy rigging it with duct tape etc...Im looking for something safer and more legit.

I asked vleds and they were no help
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Brightness also depends on wattage. My 1W LED 194 license plate bulbs were bright. Then I bought 2W bulbs which are much much brighter. Anything with higher watt like CREE bulbs would be too bright. Lol.
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Old 01-18-2013, 05:07 PM   #27 (permalink)
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I have no doubt they would be a lot brighter than the VLEDs just because of how many diodes there are.
Here are some photo reviews for the exLEDusa. Hope these help.

Review: Custom RSX-specific interior LED replacement lights by exLEDusa - Club RSX Message Board
exLED Kit Installed - With Pics And Installation Tips - Drive Accord Honda Forums
EXLEDUSA custom LED interior light props - AcuraZine Community
Review: exLEDusa custom 3rd gen base Toyota Prius interior map and dome light LED upgrade | Balancing Act
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Did this too. My LEDs are so bright on the interior its blinding luckily I don't try and use them while in motion. My plate ones also give a nice bright glow and make the car look much classier than the stock ones which were kind of orange.
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Old 01-19-2013, 02:50 PM   #29 (permalink)
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Did anyone install the trunk light from VLEDs? I'm having a hard time figuring out which one to purchase from their web site. I want to make sure the LED shines only downward and covers the entire 360 degrees of the trunk, but must not shine upwards.

I already figured out the ones to get for the interior lights & license plate lights. Thanks.
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Did anyone install the trunk light from VLEDs? I'm having a hard time figuring out which one to purchase from their web site. I want to make sure the LED shines only downward and covers the entire 360 degrees of the trunk, but must not shine upwards.

I already figured out the ones to get for the interior lights & license plate lights. Thanks.
I plan on upgrading my trunk light to a VLED light soon. I'm using one of my old "xenon blue" leds from my license plate lights for now. A 194 type bulb will work.

This is what I plan to get from VLED (they come in pairs though): 5K WHITE 4 LED 2 WATT HP FLANK BULBS 194 168 158 | 1 PAIR B/O

Here's a cheaper alternative that has a slightly lower output rating: 5K WHITE 4 LED 3 CHIP FLANK BULBS 194 168 158 2825 | 1 PAIR
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I plan on upgrading my trunk light to a VLED light soon. I'm using one of my old "xenon blue" leds from my license plate lights for now. A 194 type bulb will work.

This is what I plan to get from VLED (they come in pairs though): 5K WHITE 4 LED 2 WATT HP FLANK BULBS 194 168 158 | 1 PAIR B/O

Here's a cheaper alternative that has a slightly lower output rating: 5K WHITE 4 LED 3 CHIP FLANK BULBS 194 168 158 2825 | 1 PAIR
Thanks cbp27!

So a standard 2825 bulb dimensions are 27mm L x 10mm W.

The first VLED you listed above is 27mm L x 10mm W x 9mm thick, so that one should fit nicely.
The second VLED you listed is 28.5mm L x 12.4mm W x 4.6mm thick. Do you think the extra bit of length & width may prevent proper fitment?

Both of them look like they'll just shine downwards directly below the lens cover vs spread around the entire trunk. Have any idea? It's hard to tell from the pictures on the VLEDS web site.
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Thanks cbp27!

So a standard 2825 bulb dimensions are 27mm L x 10mm W.

The first VLED you listed above is 27mm L x 10mm W x 9mm thick, so that one should fit nicely.
The second VLED you listed is 28.5mm L x 12.4mm W x 4.6mm thick. Do you think the extra bit of length & width may prevent proper fitment?

Both of them look like they'll just shine downwards directly below the lens cover vs spread around the entire trunk. Have any idea? It's hard to tell from the pictures on the VLEDS web site.
I'm not sure about the size of the trunk light lens/holder. I would suggest removing and measuring the empty space before ordering just to make sure you buy the correct size. And yes, the LEDs I listed are on one side of a flat panel and shine directly outward. I've seen on 8th before where people use aluminum foil or thin aluminum from soda cans as reflectors to help direct more light downwards. If you're worried about the spread of the LEDs I'm sure VLEDs can provide you with their spread pattern (in degrees).
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I'm not sure about the size of the trunk light lens/holder. I would suggest removing and measuring the empty space before ordering just to make sure you buy the correct size. And yes, the LEDs I listed are on one side of a flat panel and shine directly outward. I've seen on 8th before where people use aluminum foil or thin aluminum from soda cans as reflectors to help direct more light downwards. If you're worried about the spread of the LEDs I'm sure VLEDs can provide you with their spread pattern (in degrees).
Thanks again. I decided to pull the trigger on the exLEDusa.com custom LED kit. It looks sweet, and I like the fact that brightness levels for all interior LEDs are easily adjustable.

It's $70 for the full kit. If I purchased the equivalent set of bulbs from VLEDs, I'd have to fork over $50; so the $20 difference is a no brainer for me.

Anyone installed the exLEDusa kit?
Anyone know if they go on sale or have a promotional code?
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Thanks again. I decided to pull the trigger on the exLEDusa.com custom LED kit. It looks sweet, and I like the fact that brightness levels for all interior LEDs are easily adjustable.

It's $70 for the full kit. If I purchased the equivalent set of bulbs from VLEDs, I'd have to fork over $50; so the $20 difference is a no brainer for me.

Anyone installed the exLEDusa kit?
Anyone know if they go on sale or have a promotional code?
lol Good choice! I still really want to get the exLED kit someday. I know of two people on this forum who have this kit, but no DIYs or pics of after the install.
Not sure about the discounts. Let us know if you can find some!
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lol Good choice! I still really want to get the exLED kit someday. I know of two people on this forum who have this kit, but no DIYs or pics of after the install.
Not sure about the discounts. Let us know if you can find some!
They have excellent DIY videos on their web site & YouTube.

When I get 'em, I'll definitely post "after" pics.

I do know that they offer "group buy" discounts (saw it on a TSX forum). They offer a 20% discount for 10 or more buyers! May have to start a "Group Buy" thread to see how many 8th Civic takers there are.

I plan to call them later today. Will let you know if I find out anything.
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They have excellent DIY videos on their web site & YouTube.

When I get 'em, I'll definitely post "after" pics.

I do know that they offer "group buy" discounts (saw it on a TSX forum). They offer a 20% discount for 10 or more buyers! May have to start a "Group Buy" thread to see how many 8th Civic takers there are.

I plan to call them later today. Will let you know if I find out anything.
Sounds good! I'd definitely be in if you started a group buy.
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Check out this new thread I just posted if you want in on the 20-25% discount for the exLEDusa custom LED kit:

http://www.8thcivic.com/forums/light...group-buy.html

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Check out this new thread I just posted if you want in on the 20-25% discount for the exLEDusa custom LED kit:

http://www.8thcivic.com/forums/light...group-buy.html
Damn. I'm surprised at the lack of interest!

So far, it's just me and cbp27.
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some good info in this thread
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