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    I just ordered mine up from the same site vadim threw up. Got cluster bulbs, a/c control bulbs, and a new dome light... should come out sick!
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    Hopfully installing blue cluster lights in my 99 Nissan Sentra GXE(this should be similar to the installation listed on this thread right?), but I'm having trouble finding which specific bulbs I need to buy off superbrightleds.com? Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boombadan View Post
    Hopfully installing blue cluster lights in my 99 Nissan Sentra GXE(this should be similar to the installation listed on this thread right?), but I'm having trouble finding which specific bulbs I need to buy off superbrightleds.com? Thanks
    Figured it out and am ordering the lights!

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    How did you manage to turn in the bulbs without breaking them? Did you just do it with your hands? I got my lights yesturday and plan to install them tomorrow!

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    By hand, it should be fairly easy, though I did hear of them baking onto the bulbs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Boombadan View Post
    How did you manage to turn in the bulbs without breaking them? Did you just do it with your hands? I got my lights yesturday and plan to install them tomorrow!
    I'm not sure I understand what you're saying, are you referring to how to get the bulbs out of the cluster, or the bulb out of the socket? However, all things related to the bulb are done with hands, no tools. To get the sockets out of the cluster, you twist them a half turn (probably counter-clockwise, but I didn't pay attention). With the B14, the old bulbs should just pull straight out from the socket, then replace with the LEDs straight in. On my B13, the bulbs were attached to the socket and the base of the bulb broke when I pulled it out, damaging the socket. You can pick some up at a good automotive store if that happens to you. Then put the socket back into the cluster and turn halfway the opposite direction.
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    Interior Lights kit from Ledglow.com, 3 strobe LED lights 12v, and the Cluster LEDs I installed yesturday Next will be the AC leds

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    Quote Originally Posted by mmendoza_s View Post




    im also doing the a/c light on the a/c controls, intermitents soon
    Is there a write up on how to install the shifting lever Led blubs? Or if not, what type of bulbs did you buy?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mmendoza_s View Post




    im also doing the a/c light on the a/c controls, intermitents soon
    Anyone know which bulbs he used on the shifter?

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    There's a single 168/194 (the same as the cluster) bulb in there you just have to pop the cover off with a flathead screwdriver and move the p/r/n/d/etc thing out of the way to get to it
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    Quote Originally Posted by nrlulz View Post
    There's a single 168/194 (the same as the cluster) bulb in there you just have to pop the cover off with a flathead screwdriver and move the p/r/n/d/etc thing out of the way to get to it
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cliff View Post
    I'm surprised no one with a B14 other than me went to an Amber cluster? I think it looks SHARP, and it's crisp. Doesn't hurt your eyes at night in the slightest. I liked it so much, I bought LED's for my gauges in the pillar as well.
    I know your post was a while back... i never knew you also did the amber bulbs, but i did as well and llove it also did the HVAC lights in amber, only thing that sucks is the blue in temp control doesnt show up as well. i got my led's through V-led's not super bright leds. they look a whole lot more amber in person, and the ac looks a little brighter than it does in pic but neither are blinding bright, i like it its diff.



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    Not to bump an old thread but big shout out to Vadim. Took me all of 15 min to do this today. i think this is one of the easiest and nicest interior upgrades. makes everything look fresh and new!!
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    I'm going to finally do this mod. I remember reading about this thread when it first came out. Don't know why I never did this back then.

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    Do it, to it, Lars!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kyle View Post
    Do it, to it, Lars!
    I saw some led bulbs for my headlights on that website. I wonder if they are any good.

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    I would avoid those. Need housings for the LED and how light is created and emitted is different. Sometimes people do LED upgrades and the light will not travel as far as the old 9004 halogen bulb and OEM housing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kyle View Post
    I would avoid those. Need housings for the LED and how light is created and emitted is different. Sometimes people do LED upgrades and the light will not travel as far as the old 9004 halogen bulb and OEM housing.
    Thanks for saving me some money . I would have been pissed if they didn't work for me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 97 SR20 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Kyle View Post
    I would avoid those. Need housings for the LED and how light is created and emitted is different. Sometimes people do LED upgrades and the light will not travel as far as the old 9004 halogen bulb and OEM housing.
    Thanks for saving me some money . I would have been pissed if they didn't work for me.
    I probably wouldn't do the LEDs in my B13, but I did them in my 2016 Mazda3. I wanted to get the factory LEDs for headlights when I was trying to buy the new Mazda3 (lots of night driving and lots of deer around), but with a stick I could only find one car in all of CA available new with that package, and it was overpriced. So I got the lower trim and decided to get LED bulbs for it. The factory housing has the cutoff line on it, so I wasn't too worried about glare/blinding drivers. I got this one:
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    Below is a shot with one side with the LEDs installed and the other the factory bulb. In the center of the primary pattern, they are probably equal, the the spread/coverage of the LED is way better. I have yet in 6 months have anyone flash me thinking I had my brights on. I'm quite happy with these and do it again - assuming whatever car I was doing it on has the cutoff line.

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    Best way to tell is used a light meter to see which one has more lumens. https://www.amazon.com/Dr-Meter-LX13...1718124&sr=8-3

    The appearance of contrast can make you feel like there is more visible light. While I trust @Isfahan for his input and I value his experience, the best way to tell is with a light meter. However those LED were made for that Mazda, the light is emitting in the same way as OEM. I dunno what the OEM bulb is but the LED replacement did a decent job replicating the light to make it appear stock. That is difficult to reproduce in the 9004 bulb housing (probably also why he would not want to try this in his B13).

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    Kyle is right that I have not objectively measured the lights and I'd be curious how they do if measured. I'm certainly not an expert on bulbs and the skepticism is healthy and warranted. The led maker claims a 4x brighter bulb than oem, which I highly doubt to be accurate. I wouldn't put them in the b13 housing because mine doesn't have the cut off line built in (but the mazda3 does) and I'd be worried I'd blind other drivers, especially if the bulbs really are that much brighter than oem. The oem bulbs in my mazda are standard h11 halogens, so not very different in function from the 9004s I think, just a different base.

    Subjectively, I did drive around with one of each bulb for a bit to compare them in real time and to me, the edge lighting brightness straight ahead wasn't much different, but to the sides and closer to the car it seemed more filled in. Objects on the road seemed to pop a bit more, which I read is likely more a function of the whiter light, not necessarily the brightness. That said, going down the interstate at night, I seem to be able to see the shoulder better, but again, not measured or repeat tested between the two. Where the leds seem to let me down is in the rain on a blacktop road, it just doesn't seem illuminated at all. I can still see stuff lying on the road, like a branch, it's just a weird feeling to have it seem like the lights aren't even on.

    I'll look into the light meter and may test that, but if I'm honest the bulbs aren't the easiest to swap in that car, so I'm not in a rush to put the old ones back in for a test.

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    Seeing better is seeing better. I would not believe you would choose the lesser of the two products. Just the photo alone shows that your new LED bulbs are a great match for your OEM housing.

    I did the same test running around with one bulb different than the other. I tried a HID in one side of my B14 and that scattered light all over the world causing people to panic attack me when we were passing opposite lanes of each other. I felt terrible and changed that after the 2nd night of mass blinking at me. It was my own fault. @speedricer did a retrofit of new equipment into old housings for my P10 and they came out great. I think I spent less than $200.00 and I paid speed0 to do the work for me and then coerced him to install with a brand new OEM B13 clutch cable and I have to say not a penny is felt wasted on that upgrade. I can finally see things at night and there is a solid cutoff with zero escaping beams of light.

    thanks @speedricer for the SSS dosage of lumens.



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    That scatter you described is exactly what I'd be worried about putting these LEDs into the stock B13 housings. Sounds like you found the right solution to appropriately upgrade the lights for both you and your fellow drivers. That's the only way I'd move forward with an upgrade to by B13 lights, thanks for providing the details on yours!
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    Thanks @Kyle. I'll retrofit anything. I did my B14, my B13, my P10 also and I got myself a spare set of NX headlights to do soon as well. sSs. I usually go with the 35w DDM Kit. Theres a 50w kit which should be even brighter if you want even more lumenz, but I imagine the bulbs will need replacing every so often from the extra heat.

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