The Diode Dynamics LED Dome/Map Light for
2015+ Ford Mustang
Map lights, or the pair of lights above your front seats, use
incandescent 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 the map
lights on newer luxury vehicles. You can also increase the brightness
with SMD9 or SMD12 Board, to improve the performance of your map lights.
The installation is 100% plug-and-play!
high-power SMD under a diffusing lens for truly even output (no
hotspots). Constant current design and air-cooled base for superior
reliability. Features dual contact pins and nonpolar function for easy
high-power SMDs, under a diffusing lens. Just like the HP3, but run at
higher power, with integrated copper plating for superior heat
dissipation, allowing maximum brightness.
Board: This is an LED panel, fitted with 12 5050-size Epistar
SMD chips. Comes with 194/T10 adapter for direct installation. Plug the
adapter into the bulb socket, then just stick the board in place with
the mounting adhesive pad. The board-and-adapter design allows for
extremely high brightness compared to a simple bulb.
your order is TWO BULBS.
Bulb appearance may vary depending on which LED reverse bulb you choose.
BEWARE! Most sellers just provide "calculated" lumen numbers, based on
the maximum potential brightness of the LED chips on the bulb. For
example, if a bulb has five 10-lumen chips, they will rate it at 50
lumens. However, this is not accurate, as the design of an LED bulb does
not get rid of heat fast enough to run the LEDs at maximum.
These "calculated" lumen ratings are much, much higher than the true,
measured light output, so it will look like competitors' bulbs are
brighter than ours. This is because Diode Dynamics does not provide
inflated "calculated" numbers; we believe it is misleading. We test the
actual brightness of the bulbs in our lab, to provide real lumen output
measurements. Our measurements are accurate, but they are usually much
lower than the misleading "calculated" figures. Please click
here to learn more about LED brightness measurement.
lower brightness than OEM bulbs, but still provides the crisp, modern
color of LED.
higher brightness than OEM bulbs.
SMD12 Board: Much
brighter than OEM bulbs. These are bright!
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
Diode Dynamics bulbs are produced with modern, computerized equipment,
and only the best materials, to ensure complete uniformity, high
quality, and long bulb life.