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silverbrokefocus 12-29-2012 09:46 PM

LED light question?
 
I just installed led lights in the dome lights in the front & back of my 2010 se. Problem is after I shut the door & the light slowly fades out it barely stays lit. Even after getting out the dome lights stay very dimly lit both over the front seat & back. Come back to it after a while & they are completely out but while driving they are dimly lit & never go out. It never did this with the regular bulbs only after the led. Anyone else have this problem? Thanks for any help.

SkyPilot 12-29-2012 09:53 PM

When you have the light set to go on with the door there is still a very small amount of curent running thru the system. LED's require next to nothing to power. Hence why the glow because the circuit is still providing a small amount of power. This is normal with LED's in the dome light.

silverbrokefocus 12-29-2012 10:39 PM

I knew they didn't take very much power but that's amazing that small amount will make them just barely glow. Thanks!

2wheeladict 12-30-2012 12:38 AM

mine did the same until my cheap ebay leds crapped out.

silverbrokefocus 12-30-2012 11:47 AM

Thats where I got these lights. How long did yours last before they went out 2wheeladict?

2wheeladict 12-31-2012 06:25 AM

uhhhh i think about a year or two.

scada 12-31-2012 09:19 AM

Like SkyPilot said they take very little power. I think a resistor my keep them off. That may be incorporated into the more expensive ones.

silverbrokefocus 12-31-2012 12:35 PM

Ok thanks for the information everyone!


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