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Old 08-09-2011, 09:42 PM
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upgrading to LED interior lights - putco or VLED?

I know a bunch of you have done this, and it seems most prefer VLED. What are the advantages of VLED over putco? also can anyone list all the different bulbs I need to do a complete interior swap......or at least link me to the correct thread that has this info? I searched and could not find a complete list.

Btw, I am going for a 5K bright white look, no blue.

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Old 08-10-2011, 10:44 PM
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Re: upgrading to LED interior lights - putco or VLED?

Ive used vled in the past and they were great, but honestly ive had luck with all my leds. I just bought a bunch on ebay with many spares for a grand total of $10 for the whole interior swap. Many frown on ebay leds, but Ive had good luck (knock on wood). All the the leds I purchased were SMD too. I figured they're worth a shot for $10.

As far as I know you need these sizes and quantities:

2 906
2 578
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Old 08-10-2011, 11:46 PM
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Re: upgrading to LED interior lights - putco or VLED?

Ebay may be cheaper, but the quality is not there, they WILL fail, and they are not as bright as a good LED bulb. Spend the money, and get the VLED bulbs, my interior is all Vled, costs more up front but they are awesome lights and I know I will never have to replace them. Its sad that you had to buy a bunch of "spares", thats called half assing a project, do it right the first time and its something you can enjoy and forget.
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Old 08-10-2011, 11:58 PM
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Re: upgrading to LED interior lights - putco or VLED?

see what robp has ... that guy is an LED genius
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Re: upgrading to LED interior lights - putco or VLED?

He uses Putco, but also states that he has to tried Vleds but has heard of the quality. I went with Vled's and have been THRILLED. Up to you, either is a good choice, both are made in the USA which is a big buying point for me. Just dont go ebay. EVER
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Re: upgrading to LED interior lights - putco or VLED?

Not really sad that I bought spares, since they were 168's which are very interchangeable. Plus I have multiple cars. I've bought all kinds of LEDs, probably around 100 so far. Maybe 4 have failed. I've purchased from vleds, superbright leds, and various eBay sources. Honestly I've never seen any difference. Vleds is a great vendor, I give them that. Do as you wish and I'll do the same. eBay has been good to me though.
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Re: upgrading to LED interior lights - putco or VLED?

LEDs are very sensitive to voltage. They tend to blow out and fail to voltage spikes.

If you don't buy LED assemblies with built in resistance, they WILL fail eventually and sometimes cause damage to your bulb fixtures.

If you do research on here, you will find that several guy's had eBay LED blow apart and I've heard on guy's LEDs almost catching fire.

LED are diodes and are suppose to last nearly forever. But....they won't without the correct resistance.

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Re: upgrading to LED interior lights - putco or VLED?

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Re: upgrading to LED interior lights - putco or VLED?

I have putco and love them
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Re: upgrading to LED interior lights - putco or VLED?

I've got SuperbrightLED's inside my WJ, and VLED's outside. The VLED's are SIGNIFICANTLY better quality. I'm content with the Superbrights inside. They are a bit cheaper, and I have not had one fail yet. I could care less where they are made as long as the quality is there. The fact that VLEDs are made here is just an added bonus, but you're going to pay for it! I've had zero experience with Putco.
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Re: upgrading to LED interior lights - putco or VLED?

Putco.... Or VLEDS. Enough said
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Plus putco and vled are both made in the U.S. And I'd rather buy amercian made stuff then stuff made in china.
Vled also makes a bulb that prevents getting the "glow" when you replace every bulb in the jeep. I have one in each of my foot wells to prevent the glow.

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