Vanity lights, or the lights which illuminate the vanity mirror on your vehicle under the sun visor, use incandescant bulbs from the factory, giving them a yellowish color. By replacing these factory bulbs with LEDs, you can add a luxurious and modern look to your vehicle, with a cool white color, just like newer luxury vehicles. Sometimes a warm color is still desired with the mirror, in which case you can still upgrade brightness while using warm white LEDs.
The installation is 100% plug-and-play, just replace your factory bulb!
Stage 1: 1-5050 SMD. This bulb has a standard festoon base, with a single 5050-size Epistar SMD. Direct replacement, plug and play.
Stage 2: 2-5050 SMD. Standard festoon base, with two 5050-size Epistar SMDs and a protective cover for added durability and style. Direct replacement, plug and play.
Stage 3: 6-5050 SMD. Standard festoon base, with six 5050-size Epistar SMD chips arranged on a rectangular panel. Direct replacement, plug and play.
Included in your order is TWO BULBS.
These LEDs are available in many crisp, bright colors. White and warm white are the most popular colors, for a modern look with maximum visible light.
You can also select blue, red, green, or amber to add a unique look to your interior. Please note- when ordering these unique colors, we recommend moving to the next-brighter stage for acceptable light output.
At Diode Dynamics, we rate the brightness of LEDs in "stages" so you can choose what fits you best.
Stage 1: Slightly lower brightness than OEM bulbs, but still provides the crisp, modern color of LED.
Stage 2: Slightly higher brightness than OEM bulbs.
Stage 3: Much brighter than OEM bulbs. These are bright!
Lumens. 99% of sellers online simply provide "calculated" lumen numbers based on the maximum potential brightness of the bulb. For example, if a bulb has five 10-lumen chips, they will rate it at 50 lumens. However, this is far from accurate, as the design of an LED bulb rarely provides the proper conditions for maximum brightness, once it is all put together. We do not provide calculated numbers, as we believe it is misleading to the consumer. Please reference our pictures for brightness comparison. We do not currently list lumen brightness ratings for our products yet- however, we've just purchased the required equipment, and will be posting accurate measurement numbers soon!
LED Components. Diode Dynamics uses only the highest quality LED chips in the production of its bulbs. This means we use only brand-name suppliers such as Epistar, Cree, Osram, and Samsung.
While our bulbs may look the same as others on the market, most copycat bulbs use economy-grade LED chips in order to reduce costs. This greatly reduces the reliability and overall brightness of the bulb when you compare it to Diode Dynamics.
Construction. Although LED technology allows for extremely long bulb life, the market is flooded with cheap LED bulbs that fail prematurely due to inferior construction. The worst enemy of LEDs is excessive heat, and when bulbs are not designed properly, they do not disperse heat as well, leading to premature failure.
Off-brand, cheap bulbs exhibit poor solder uniformity, high levels of flux in the solder, uneven chip placement, low-gauge terminal wires, poor assembly, and bulbs held together with inferior adhesives. At best, solder joints will crack and fail on low-quality LEDs after a few weeks of use. In the worst case, these bulbs can damage housings as the extra flux and adhesive evaporates and creates a residue on the lens of the housing.
Diode Dynamics bulbs are produced with modern, computerized equipment, and only the best materials, to ensure complete uniformity, high quality, and long bulb life.