OK. I've done it on my Yukon w/ mixed results. Firstly you must get a "wide angle" LED tailight bulb, or the light is only seen from directly behind you! (If it's sold as a taillight bulb you should be OK!) The cars lens reflector doesn't matter much as the LEDs can radiate straight out and miss factory reflector/defuser. Check!) Especially true if you order from a bulb supplier, who makes many types for many equipment needs, not an Auto supplier.ccaats said:I was wondering if anyone had tried upgrading to LED interior (or exterior tail light) bulbs? Some guy on the Outlook forum had posted a link to the following site.
The reason I ask is that my wife wants to get an aftermarket ceiling mounted DVD player she saw in one of the Enclaves at the dealership instead of the factory DVD as it has a bigger screen and the ability for rear seat passengers to watch DVD and still play cd's in the head/nav unit. The problem is that the courtesy/reading lamps in the unit are "blue-white" LED, which looks awesome, but doesn't match the other lights in the interior. It makes them look really "yellow". Is it safe to replace interior bulbs with LED bulbs? What about tail-light bulbs? Are they as realistic looking as factory LED tail lights?
Next, same for interior, but not as critical and you may desire "aimed" narrow focus, LED reading bulbs. In any case check the amp draw and match fairly closely to the factory rated bulb! I put a 20 watt, LED front "running" lite in my Yukon, when factory bulb was 12 watt. Socket partially melted in 6 months time (2,500 miles), from extra heat, but fuse never blew! Check.
Other than that, the "dimming out feature" may not work right (when you close/open the doors, it's not instantly bright or dark. I perceived a small "fade" affect in my Enclave. Slight possibility of burning out that feature's electronics due to LED's wanting all the power at once. A standard filament type bulb doesn't care and will use what you give it. If the interior reading bulb in question only comes on w/ a manual switch , not the door slow, dim feature, no problem. (I can't check mine...wife has it!)
I also looked at site you mentioned (Lightlens) and they give ratings in amps/watts! Good news! Match them up (Amps/watts) right from owners manual or bulb itself! Going by the basic # IE.. 1156, 1157, 1094, etc should keep you out of trouble , and insure a good fit, except for that dimming feature that I beleive I saw. (it's not very noticeable to some)
Lastly, they looked great, but mine lasted 1 year and burned out! Wasn't your co. however. (lightlens)
Good Luck. let us know.