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Bought this pair to replace the old incandescent bulbs in the license plate lamps in my '05 Honda Element. They fit perfectly, were easy to install and since the bulb sockets face downwards, the LEDs on the head of these bulbs are key to optimized lighting. These bulbs work either way you install so polarity is not important. However, they run extremely hot, almost as hot as the incandescent bulbs they replaced and are somewhat larger, so I won't recommended that they be installed in interior car lamps (map, dome, courtesy, door, etc.) or anywhere the bulb has to be installed in a small lamp. To do so you run the risk of overheating the bulb and premature failure or lamp damage or fire.
Very bright. However, i used these bulbs for my stock license plate lights in the rear bumper for my 07 Chevy Silverado 1500, and these bulbs are substantially longer than stock halogen bulbs, and not rounded at the top. When I went to install them they were too long as they hit the clear plastic lens and wouldn’t seal. Using some redneck engenuity i ground down some of the metal on the top of the bulb (not part that lights up, just the housing) and made it fit, tightly still. However they are still running strong and don’t leak apparently, and far brighter and look way newer.
Well it’s supposed to work with a Tiguan 2015 and to be CanBus free... guest what... they’re not... it will light up when you’ll figure which side to plug them but you will always have the burn bulb light “on” in the instrument cluster... also when you’re outside and the car isn’t running but the light is on ... then you heard a weird sound “fan” coming out of the bulbs... do not buy!
Bulbs arrived promptly and in good packaging. I will say I was hoping the Amber yellow coloured lights would be more of a hyper yellow colour you get from fog lights on Japanese cars from the 90's. But the description says Amber so I got what I expected.
Installed these on my Ninja 300 as parking lights, and they are super bright which is great. We'll see how longevity is but consider they're LED's I'm sure they'll hold up.
One thing I will say is that you should get a set of plyers and squish your socket down a bit to make sure the LED's clamp into them. For the way they're designed from the connector end, if you were to just try sitting them in the socket, the lights would probably come loose easily and get stuck in your headlight housing.
Bulbs arrived on schedule. They are nicely packaged and look very well made. Tried them in the interior of a 2017 Mazda 3 Sport GS. They are super white and bright compared to the OE bulbs and I had no problem installing them - fit was fine. I found they created an annoying glare and I didn't need them to be that bright. Seemed OK with the dimming that happens after the door closes. Even the light over the back seat was too bright and the glare was a problem. Sent them back and have ordered a different brand with a lower lumen rating.
This LED bulb is not an exact replacement for a 194 bulb. It will fit in the bulb housing but it is 2-3mm longer in height and 2-3mm longer in diameter. If you do not have that extra clearance then it will not fit. Installed it and tested it. Only had it for 1 day so far. So far so good.
At first, I thought my vehicle was not working properly. However, after trying these bulbs in multiple vehicles, I found they do not work. Unfortunately, I waited too long to test them, and now can not send them back. It is a shame, as I was looking forward to brightening my interior lights.
Used to replace side-marker bulbs on 2013 Range Rover Sport.
Easy install, fit perfectly, no problems or codes. Seem to be the same brightness (or very close) to the incandescent bulbs they replaced. Was hoping the LEDs would be a bit brighter, but not a huge deal. Overall quite happy with them; will see how long they last.
Easy to install and are SUPER bright! In addition to making my license plate visible at night, it also illuminates the floor and makes using my reverse camera at night even easier to use. The lights do get pretty hot. However, they have been on my car for the last year with no problem!
I waited a few months before writing this review. I wanted to see if these bulbs lasted longer than other LED bulbs I have bought over the years. Well so far these bulbs have proven to be OK in every day use as the 3rd brake light on my pick up truck. They are brighter than the factory bulb, but not over bright.