So after close to five years of service, my driver side Xentec HID headlight kit has begun to intermittently fail. The bulbs still work perfectly, no clouding or purple tinge, to my surprise. The ballast sporadically emits a high pitch buzzing sound and doesn’t fire up the HID bulb. This appears to occur randomly while the passenger side set up continues to…
Here’s a new DIY guide on how to remove and swap out the tail lights on your 3rd generation 2010-2015 Toyota Prius. For this guide, I decided to swap out the OEM “double hockey” 2012 Prius tail lights for a pair of aftermarket JDM Valenti Jewel LED tail lamps in clear lens/ red chrome finish. I’ve applied gun smoke Lamin-X…
Our 3rd generation Prius is approaching its 5th year anniversary and to commemorate, I decided to give it a minor exterior upgrade. Over this weekend, I’ll swap out the OEM double-hockey stick tail lights with a pair of brand new chrome red Valenti LED tail lights. I wanted to get the smoked chrome version, but I could not find them…
I meant to write this review a few weeks ago but did not have the Nokya projector fog lamps installed on the Prius due to lack of time and because my fog light comparison project was still ongoing. I ordered these lamps from TunersDepot.com and received them within a day once they shipped. I had to wait since the item were…
I owned a set of interior LED light upgrades for my previous Acura RSX. My review on those lights can be read here. Being absolutely satisfied with the output of these LED lights, I decided that the interior lights were the first thing to upgrade in my new Prius. The LED performed as expected.
For the Prius, I opted for the 5000k output instead of the 6000k output I had for the RSX. The difference is noticeable. Here, we have a pure white light output vs. the 6000k upgrades which outputs a bright white light with a noticeable bluish tint. For comparison, read my review on the exLEDusa custom interior LED upgrade for the RSX.
The entire set consists of 10 pieces:
- 2 overhead map light replacement LEDs
- 2 front door courtesy light replacement LEDs
- 2 rear license plate LEDs
- 2 vanity mirror LED
- 1 cabin dome LED
- 1 rear cargo LED
Just like the LED upgrade for the RSX, there is a tiny Philips screw that you can turn to adjust the brightness. The level of brightness is from “off” to blindingly bright (you’ll see):
To make installation even easier than they already are, each of the LED board have the designated lighting area printed on them, for example, “Room Lamp Module” is imprinted on the pair of overhead dome map LED boards.
Here’s an overview of the stock vs. the LED upgrade by exLEDusa:
The upgrade kit costs $99.99 shipped. If you have a few extra cash to spend and would like a brighter, energy efficient interior lighting, this upgrade is definitely worth the commanding price. To get your hands on your own set, order it directly by clicking on the following link:
I received a complimentary set of custom-fitted LED replacement interior lights from Anthony at exLEDusa for the Acura RSX a few days before I embarked on my end of 2011 road trip to the northern California coast. Prior to being introduced to exLEDusa’s customized interior LED replacements, I’ve used Putco PURE LED lights by Xenon Depot / KBcarstuff for about two years…
Today I received a complimentary set of Putco LED dome lights from Steve of www.xenondepot.com / KBcarstuff to review. I’ve been intending to replace all of my car’s replaceable bulbs with lower power LED equivalents, and Steve approached me at the right place and at the right time. The total cost to replace all my bulbs with LEDs amount to approximately $200.00.…