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Offline Yandards

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Cheaper LED interior Light Upgrade
« on: October 16, 2018, 05:07:26 pm »
Having just bought a new CX-5 Sport Nav+ I was a bit disappointed with the stock interior light bulbs - just felt very retro compared with a lot of other aspects of the car.

Bit of digging found a suitable bulb instead of the £45 that Mazda want to supply them - the only issue being the front ones don't fit as well and need to be angled due to the extra bit behind the bulb housing - they do still fit ok when titled in the direction of the driver/passenger though.

Bulbs were from Auto Bulbs Direct and are the Ring RW2696LED 31mm long (269 type bulb) set of 6 (one spare as they come in packs of two) cost a whopping £25.50 inc VAT and delivered.

Will last a log longer than standard filament bulbs, kick out less heat whilst saving money on the cost of Mazdas bulb kit.
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Re: Cheaper LED interior Light Upgrade
« Reply #1 on: October 17, 2018, 05:26:16 am »
I’ve always preferred to buy aftermarket LED bulbs from a well known manufacturer like Ring, Philips or Osram etc. so this is is a helpful tip - thanks.

Having said that, I have also, bought replacement interior LED bulbs which have worked well from this supplier before https://www.auto-lighting.co.uk. In particular, this bulb for the vanity mirror lights
https://www.auto-lighting.co.uk/product-eng-6265-C3W-Car-LED-Bulb-3x-SMD-5050-Flat-Slim-31mm-WHITE.html.

In my 2015 CX-5 the glove box bulb was a 501 which are widely available. I believe it remains on all the time the lights are on though (doesn’t operate on opening/closing the glovebox) and its a small space so I looked for a fairly low power (low lumen) and therefore, low heat, non-Canbus version. It was a fiddle to change and as I recall, I found it easier to drop the glove box and remove the little plastic tray the bulb sits in. I couldn’t find instructions for changing that bulb in the manual so a few close-up photos taken with a camera phone helped.

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Re: Cheaper LED interior Light Upgrade
« Reply #2 on: October 22, 2018, 09:40:40 pm »
Having said that, I have also, bought replacement interior LED bulbs which have worked well from this supplier before https://www.auto-lighting.co.uk. In particular, this bulb for the vanity mirror lights
https://www.auto-lighting.co.uk/product-eng-6265-C3W-Car-LED-Bulb-3x-SMD-5050-Flat-Slim-31mm-WHITE.html.

Fitted these today. They look great in my eyes but ‘the other half’ thinks they’re too bright when looking in the mirror and the wrong colour for putting on make-up. She would prefer a warm-white version of these bulbs.

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Re: Cheaper LED interior Light Upgrade
« Reply #2 on: October 22, 2018, 09:40:40 pm »