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Old 08-02-2014, 08:00 PM
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Cargo LED -Huge Improvement!

Hey All,

As you may recall in my last post http://www.fitfreak.net/forums/3rd-g...bulbs-led.html the LED's I used didn't make a big improvement on brightness for the cargo area, although they were perfect for map, dome, and license plate. Well, I just got this one and its a HUGE improvement. $10 for a single LED was a bit steep but glad I sprang for it as it is much brighter, and has a pretty good build quality to it.

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Amazon.com: LEDwholesalers T10 Base 10 SMD 5050 LED White Side Pin10-30V DC Bulb, 1438WH: Automotive Amazon.com: LEDwholesalers T10 Base 10 SMD 5050 LED White Side Pin10-30V DC Bulb, 1438WH: Automotive

**UPDATE 9/9/14** -This appears to be identical to the one used on Amazon: https://www.superbrightleds.com/more...edge-base/214/


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Backside of the board. As you can see it fits perfectly. No trimming needed.


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That's quite a dramatic difference.
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Old 08-02-2014, 10:05 PM
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Thanks for the new review! Your photos are super helpful.
Just added a bulb to my cart
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Old 08-02-2014, 10:10 PM
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This a no brainer with the pics provided & a must for everyone. Good job.
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Just what I was looking for! All the LEDs pointing in the same direction!
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Nice work with the "How To", and great photos. An inexpensive, easy to do project with such good results is a no-brainer. My pack of LEDs should be in the mailbox this evening and the larger one for the cargo area is now on order for Wednesday. Thank you!
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Could this bulb also be used in the dome light?
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Could this bulb also be used in the dome light?
I actually saw a pic of it installed in the dome light somewhere while looking up LED dome lights on the Fit. So I think it would fit. I got a pair for the trunk and dome light to see how it goes.
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Love it, just ordered mine.

Do they dim like the incandescent bulbs?

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Love it, just ordered mine.

Do they dim like the incandescent bulbs?
Yes they do.
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Excellent - waiting to see if this will fit in the dome also
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Excellent - waiting to see if this will fit in the dome also

It fits!! A little too bright for my tastes though so I moved it back to the cargo area.

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It fits!! A little too bright for my tastes though so I moved it back to the cargo area.

The smaller ones in the multi-pack that was listed in the first post in this thread is about right for my needs in the cabin area. I was looking for "a bit brighter" but not a lot because that once-in-a-while when a cabin light needs to be on just for a minute at night while driving (passenger drops something and needs to find it, or whatever) super bright is going to be a problem. Perfect, though, for the cargo area where you really want to see very well.
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The smaller ones in the multi-pack that was listed in the first post in this thread is about right for my needs in the cabin area. I was looking for "a bit brighter" but not a lot because that once-in-a-while when a cabin light needs to be on just for a minute at night while driving (passenger drops something and needs to find it, or whatever) super bright is going to be a problem. Perfect, though, for the cargo area where you really want to see very well.
Mine arrive in today's mail for the cargo area...did the rest in the smaller bulbs..look great
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It fits!! A little too bright for my tastes though so I moved it back to the cargo area.

wow, tight fit! since you say it's too bright, ill save money and just order one for the cargo area. thanks for helping us all out
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Looks nice. In the cargo area, brigher is better! One mod I've made in my 2008 Fit is to replace the cargo area light with a switched cargo area light. So if I want, I can have the trunk open and the light off. Saves battery, and in some cases, I don't want the light on for other reasons.

I found that the cargo area light module for the Honda Odyssey was a direct drop-in replacement for the Fit, but the Odyssey module has a switch.
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Cheaper Source?

This bulb looks quite similar, but 5 for ~$7 and free shipping:

5 X T10 G4 Bulb Spot Light Lamp 5050 12 SMD LED DC 12V Warm - US$6.99
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Installed mine last night-- purchased from the link the OP posted. Quick and easy, great results. Love doing these kinds of simple changes
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i just got mine and installed it. i LOVE how it's a pure white color and not blue like the JTech bulbs. i want to replace my JTech bulbs with a pure white bulb now also. do you know which LEDwholesaler bulbs from amazon will fit? (map lights and license plate lights)
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Another great find! Got one on order myself! Thanks for the info
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