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Re: LED Interior Lights

Looking into replacing my 2011 interior lights as well. Read through the thread and I am more confused than before. Some say the more expensive kits don't hold up well over time. I am a little nervous about the under 20.00 kits. Precision LED kit would run me about 80.00 to do the interior, reverse, and license plate lights. Their kit comes in 2 white options. Which one are you guys using? I just want the most bang for my buck and I don't want to have to keep replacing these every year. Thanks for all your input.

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Try going with the superbrightleds 194 "natural white" bulbs I have recommend. Perfect color! I did swap the factory LED map lights as well but that's a little more of an involved project.

Your interior lighting looks good in natural white. Mine is currently a blue tint that I don't care for. So did you use the 194 bulbs for the under dash courtesy lights? I know the stock bulb is a 906, which is a larger bulb than the 194. Though socket size is the same.

Also I imagine non canbus bulbs are fine for the interior lights.
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JTS, did you see my question above? Thanks
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JTS, did you see my question above? Thanks
Sorry just saw it now. I used the superbrightleds non-canbus natural white 194 bulbs everywhere inside. Footwell, overhead, and rear liftgate. The color is absolutely perfect and you will not be disappointed, trust me. As you may have seen I also did the factory LED map lights as well, but that requires some fairly complicated work. I did not know the footwell bulbs were different. My 2015 HA had the exact same bulb that was used for all the other lights. Mine definitely was not a larger bulb. Maybe they changed that at some point. Mine is a Dec/2015 mfr date. So yes those got the same 194 LED and works great.
I original went with the canbus version of these, but after realizing that did not make a difference I returned them and bought the non-canbus. Plus the canbus ones got kind of hot which I didn't like.
Here is the link to the bulbs I bought. They are awesome! So nice infact that I just ordered another full set for my wife's new Honda Odyssey lol. Not the cheapest thing, but worth it IMO.

https://www.superbrightleds.com/more...rofit-car/206/
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Guys I have another question. As I mentioned before by replacing the interior bulbs with a 194 LED, they do not work perfectly in that if you go to turn on an individual bulb like say while you are driving, it will not go on...I assume this is because the LED draws much less power and it simply will not turn it on. I honestly don't know how you guys can live with that considering it means in most situations you don't have functioning interior lights lol.
I did try them in my 2015 as well and same results.

So now that leads me to this question. Maybe we need the can-bus LED bulbs instead? Is that what you guys are running? My understanding is that a can-bus bulb will draw the same amount of power as the original bulb, this allowing the bulb to turn on exactly the same as the original. So I'm tempted to order some can-bus bulbs and I can only assume that will take care of the issue here.

Is that what you guys are running to take care of this issue I speak of? I'm not a fan of "cool white", so I plan on ordering the "natural white" 194 can-bus bulbs from superbrightleds.com.

JTS, I just finished installing some $16 eBay interior LEDs and am pleased with the white light until I found out I have the same issue of individual push operated lights not working (2 rear lights in overhead console and 2 reading lights in back). I came on here to see if anyone else had the problem and here we are. I really like the white light but not very keen on having a less than fully operational vehicle. Did you ever get yours sorted out? I couldn't tell from your last post whether the can-buss lights did the trick.
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That is correct...and those pictures reflect what I was saying about it not bothering me (LEDs take over). And trust me, $hit BOTHERS me.!!I can deal with it based on the amount of work required and my lack of the proper tools (solder gun mainly)...and I don't want to mess with the electronics more than I have to (already am).
To those complaining about the factory warm LEDs in the overhead - simple solution... replace the filament bulb with a plenty bright 194 LED solution, and cover up the factory warm LEDs with black electrical tape. Zero light shines through. You'll never miss them, and you don't have an ugly color mismatch.

On the topic of lights not working due to lower current draw... I have this problem when the truck is OFF. Lights don't come on when I hit them. Have to open a door, hit the switch for all the lights, etc. Have only replaced the interior (minus the hatch) so far, but I plan on doing the hatch and reverse lights. Brake lights and turns are a PITA and probably won't look very good inside a halogen reflector anyway, so I'm probably going to leave them be.
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JTS, I just finished installing some $16 eBay interior LEDs and am pleased with the white light until I found out I have the same issue of individual push operated lights not working (2 rear lights in overhead console and 2 reading lights in back). I came on here to see if anyone else had the problem and here we are. I really like the white light but not very keen on having a less than fully operational vehicle. Did you ever get yours sorted out? I couldn't tell from your last post whether the can-buss lights did the trick.
To my surprise the can-bus LED bulbs did not fix the problem, however it seems like they functioned a little closer to stock than the non-canbus bulbs. I know that probably doesn't make sense, but it's hard to explain. Either way neither bulb functions 100% stock, however keep in mind this is ONLY when the vehicle is off. They work perfectly 100% of the time when the car is on. I can live with how it is though as like already mentioned to trigger the new LEDs to come on if you're in the car with it off just simply open a door, turn all the interior lights on near the headlight switch, or use one of the front overhead map lights will trigger them to work.
I returned the canbus bulbs and went with the same thing but the non-canbus. It seemed like th canbus ones got fairly hot and that didn't thrill me, plus one already had a LED chip go out. I'm happy with the superbrightleds 194 natural white bulbs.
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Thanks Nitemare and JTS. I didn't realize they worked with the Jeep on. Just tried it and it's a good workaround. My vanity lights also would only work if I kept one stock one in so I may go ahead and put the LEDs in since they will probably work OK when the Jeep is on.
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Sorry just saw it now. I used the superbrightleds non-canbus natural white 194 bulbs everywhere inside. Footwell, overhead, and rear liftgate. The color is absolutely perfect and you will not be disappointed, trust me. As you may have seen I also did the factory LED map lights as well, but that requires some fairly complicated work. I did not know the footwell bulbs were different. My 2015 HA had the exact same bulb that was used for all the other lights. Mine definitely was not a larger bulb. Maybe they changed that at some point. Mine is a Dec/2015 mfr date. So yes those got the same 194 LED and works great.
I original went with the canbus version of these, but after realizing that did not make a difference I returned them and bought the non-canbus. Plus the canbus ones got kind of hot which I didn't like.
Here is the link to the bulbs I bought. They are awesome! So nice infact that I just ordered another full set for my wife's new Honda Odyssey lol. Not the cheapest thing, but worth it IMO.

https://www.superbrightleds.com/more...rofit-car/206/
Thanks JTS97Z28. I forgot when I did mine a few months back, but did the sunvisor mirror lights also use a 194 bulb? I currently have what I believe are the cool white color and I don't care for the blue colored light they put out. Guess I'll have to get the natural white like you installed. Boy, $6.00 a bulb times 9 bulbs does get pricey for those tiny bulbs. I know they didn't make a difference but the canbus 194's are $4.00 a bulb. Though you did say they got hot.
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Thanks JTS97Z28. I forgot when I did mine a few months back, but did the sunvisor mirror lights also use a 194 bulb? I currently have what I believe are the cool white color and I don't care for the blue colored light they put out. Guess I'll have to get the natural white like you installed. Boy, $6.00 a bulb times 9 bulbs does get pricey for those tiny bulbs. I know they didn't make a difference but the canbus 194's are $4.00 a bulb. Though you did say they got hot.
I don't bother with the visor bulbs myself, but they definitely are not 194 bulbs. They are tiny, probably some sort of festoon style bulb in there.
Yeah it's weird you would think the canbus bulb would be more expensive but it's not. Yes they got pretty hot and one bulb already had one LED chip flickering so that leads me to believe the extra heat of the resistors on the canbus bulbs may cause premature failures. So far so good with the regular non-canbus bulbs. They actually have a few more lumens than the canbus bulbs as well and it is noticeable. So much so that I may cover one LED chip on the two over head lights as they are a bit potent. Maybe blocking one bulb will make it just about perfect for me.
I purchased 8 bulbs. 4 total overhead, 2 on liftgate, 2 footwell. There is a 10% off coupon code which saves 5 bucks or so you'll see it listed on their Facebook page. I think total shipped was like 46 bucks for all 8 194 natural whites non-canbus. One benefit is superbrightleds has awesome return services. Just print a return label right from their site free of charge and full refund if you don't like them.
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I don't bother with the visor bulbs myself, but they definitely are not 194 bulbs. They are tiny, probably some sort of festoon style bulb in there.
Yeah it's weird you would think the canbus bulb would be more expensive but it's not. Yes they got pretty hot and one bulb already had one LED chip flickering so that leads me to believe the extra heat of the resistors on the canbus bulbs may cause premature failures. So far so good with the regular non-canbus bulbs. They actually have a few more lumens than the canbus bulbs as well and it is noticeable. So much so that I may cover one LED chip on the two over head lights as they are a bit potent. Maybe blocking one bulb will make it just about perfect for me.
I purchased 8 bulbs. 4 total overhead, 2 on liftgate, 2 footwell. There is a 10% off coupon code which saves 5 bucks or so you'll see it listed on their Facebook page. I think total shipped was like 46 bucks for all 8 194 natural whites non-canbus. One benefit is superbrightleds has awesome return services. Just print a return label right from their site free of charge and full refund if you don't like them.
OK, thanks for the info.
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I still have had no issues with my "cheap" light kit, they always come on, no flicker, very reliable. I've attached a picture of the item I ordered on Amazon, I apologize, I should have done this sooner. hopefully this will resolve the issues I'm hearing out there. spending $100+ on an interior light kit, boggles the mind. I guess I did drop 100+ on reverse lights though, lol.
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