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  • Overall Rating: 3
  • Price: 2
  • Quality: 4
  • Ease Of Use: 5
  • Usefulness: 5
Nice... but too expensive – BMW 36mm 1W 100-Lumen 7000K 2-SMD LED Car White Light Bulb (DC 12V) Reviews

posted by Mirkovich on 02/02/2011 Certified Owner

Involvement:Expert (understands the inner workings) - Ownership:1 day to 1 week

Pros:
- Seems pretty nicely built. You have to take care of heatsink not making any short circuit. - Very bright. Bright is like a 5w incandescent or a bit more.
Cons:
Biggest con: the price. An incandescent lightbulb for a car in this size I can get for u$s 0,15 here in my country, buying in large quantity (and u$s 0,50 buying just one in any shop). This is extremely expensive in comparison.
Other:
They don't seem to be built for car. Car's voltage is 13,8 volt maximum with engine running. And power consumption goes a little higher than rated when this lightbulbs are tested on 13,8 volt, instead of nominal 12v. I hope they still last enough.
Bottomline:
I'll try to sell it to my clients, but I just hope I lasts long so they can see some advantage of getting this lightbulb instead of regular ones.

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