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  • Overall Rating: 4
  • Price: 4
  • Quality: 4
  • Ease Of Use: 5
  • Usefulness: 3
Not as bright as expected – 31mm 1.35W 6-SMD LED 84-Lumen 6500K White Dome Light (DC 12V) Reviews

posted by Potsyweber on 04/17/2012 Certified Owner

Involvement:General (knows how to use it) - Ownership:1 day to 1 week

Pros:
Inexpensive compared to stock bulb. Good quality. Runs cool. Won't drain your battery if accidentally left on overnight. Light is very white compared to orange-colored stock incandescent bulb.
Cons:
Not as bright as I was expecting for a map light/dome light on a 2001 Civic. It's okay as a map light, but not great. As a dome light, the light spread is not quite wide or bright enough to really light up the inside of my car. The stock incandescent light seems to do a better job of lighting up the interior. But I'm sure there is a physical limitation as to how many bright LED's you can cram into a 31mm holder.
Other:
Good light output for the price, but I would be happy to pay a little more for higher light output. A 12V cree led would be ideal for a map light, but then it would use almost as much power as a stock bulb.
Bottomline:
Good light output for the price. Much cheaper, uses less power, and cooler than stock bulbs.

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