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Old 02-23-2015, 02:49 PM
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Advice on LED Side Light

Hi guys,

Where i can buy some nice and decent Side Light LEDs bulbs? Do you know of any online store or in Amazon US that sells them? My Honda Fit is the 2009 version.

What model should i order? Is it the T10 the right one?

I have recently bought the kit for interior light
Amazon.com: Classy Autos Honda FIT JAZZ White Interior LED Package (4 Pieces): Automotive Amazon.com: Classy Autos Honda FIT JAZZ White Interior LED Package (4 Pieces): Automotive

they are nice LEDs but unfortunately they don't make side lights bulbs.

By the way, i read somewhere on the net, and i don't know if that is true that LED lights could be a problem the the internal electronic computer since it does not make any current resistant like ordinary bulbs? Is that right? Now that i notice, my LED dome light is never completely turned off there is a very very dim light like in fluorescent lights. Could that be the reason?

Sorry for so many question

Thanks for any help and best :thumb ups:

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Old 02-23-2015, 05:23 PM
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which lights do you refer to when you call it "side lights"? parking light? turn signal? side marker lights?
 
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Originally Posted by xxryu139xx View Post
which lights do you refer to when you call it "side lights"? parking light? turn signal? side marker lights?
Thanks for the fast reply!
Maybe i am not using the right words. Sorry English is not my first language. I thought Side Lights are this one in the picture.

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Is it the right term for sidelights?
 
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those are parking lights. they are T10s. u don't need a resistor or what not to make it work. if you are putting leds in your turn signals, u will need resistors or buy them built in or they will hyperflash. as far as your dome lights, i have no idea why they remain on. i have LEDs on mine going on 3 years now, and don't have that problem.
 
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Originally Posted by xxryu139xx View Post
those are parking lights. they are T10s. u don't need a resistor or what not to make it work. if you are putting leds in your turn signals, u will need resistors or buy them built in or they will hyperflash. as far as your dome lights, i have no idea why they remain on. i have LEDs on mine going on 3 years now, and don't have that problem.
Thanks for the good info :thumb ups:

Any advice where to buy online good quality T10 led bulbs? Any online store in the US preferable would be a good tip. I read there are quite different quality among them.

By the way, what voltage should the Parking Light LED should be?

Now I see the resistors are only for turning lights. The dome light are very faintly on. I really don't worry that much but i thought it was good to ask.

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Originally Posted by xxryu139xx View Post
Thanks for the good tip

Your lights looks great! I guess they are very bright, right?

I see they are a bit expensive that the rest T10 models
Amazon.com: iJDMTOY 9-SMD-5050 168 194 2825 LED Bulbs For Parking City Lights, Xenon White: Automotive Amazon.com: iJDMTOY 9-SMD-5050 168 194 2825 LED Bulbs For Parking City Lights, Xenon White: Automotive

but i guess you also pay the brand quality too.

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I got mine from ddmtuning.com
They are the Cree 3 watt led model (I doubt they are authentic Cree led chips). I've had good results with their LEDs.

Don't buy their HIDs though took months to ship my 55watt ballasts and bulbs from their factory in china. When I got them one bulb had some melted plastic on it was color was way off from the other one. Then after a month one ballast started going bad then went out completely after two months. Warranty looks good was 3 years I think... Well guess where replacement ballast comes from? Yep two months from china after you ship the bad one to Cali for them to confirm its bad... On second thought why am I giving this company a plug?....
 
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dome light needs resistor
 
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dome light needs resistor
Really? Both my 99 GMC Jimmy and 08 Fit have LED dome lights, and I don't need a resistor for it to work.

As for a place to get LED bulbs, I have always used superbrightleds.com with great success.
 
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Really? Both my 99 GMC Jimmy and 08 Fit have LED dome lights, and I don't need a resistor for it to work.

As for a place to get LED bulbs, I have always used superbrightleds.com with great success.
yes, depending on where you got your light and which style it's in it may require a resistor. I picked up a cheap led bulb replacement before that needed a resistor for it to completely turn off when the car is locked.

1-kohm 1/2-watt, I'd recommend radioshack but they're all gone now lol
 
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Hi guys, thanks for the extra info

What is the problem if i don't put a resistor in the dome light? I can see that the LED dome light at night it is just tiny on when i close the car. I don't know which can the the complication besides battery consumption. I guess that LED light consume very little or am i mistaken?

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Old 03-14-2015, 05:40 PM
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Also check out superbrightleds.com I have bought leds from they for 2+ years and they are good quality and really bright.
 
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IIRC, most LEDs intended for auto use have a dropping resistor built in, nothing else needed.
 
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