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Xentec HID Lights Finally Failed – Xenon Depot Extreme H11 LED Review

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…

Review: exLEDusa 2010+ Toyota Prius interior LED upgrade kit

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:

exLEDusa 2010+ Toyota Prius 10-piece LED upgrade kit (base model with no solar sunroof package)

exLEDusa 2010+ Toyota Prius 10-piece LED upgrade kit (base model with no solar sunroof package)

What’s included:

  • 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):

Brightness control knob.

Brightness control knob.

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:

Cargo area with stock lighting.

Cargo area with stock lighting.

Cargo area lighting with LED upgrade by exLEDusa.

Cargo area lighting with LED upgrade by exLEDusa.

 

Front overhead map lights on with stock bulbs.

Front overhead map lights on with stock bulbs.

Upgraded front overhead map lights with LEDs by exLEDusa.

Upgraded front overhead map lights with LEDs by exLEDusa.

exLEDusa overhead map light upgrade.

exLEDusa overhead map light upgrade.

Door opened.

Door opened.

Another view of the interior cabin.

Another view of the interior cabin.

From afar.

From afar.

Close-up of cabin.

Close-up of cabin.

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:

http://www.exledusa.com/exled-toyota-prius-for-sunroof-model-10-map-dome-vanity-trunk-door-license-plate-custom-interior-light-kit.html

Review: exLEDusa custom Acura RSX interior map and dome light replacements

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…

Putco universal LED

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.…