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Re: Nissan LEAF Light Bulb Mods: LEDs Anyone?

Fri Sep 16, 2011 1:01 pm

Brightonuk wrote:I am reading all these posts about upgrading this bulb and that bulb, Does anyone have a comprehensive list on bulb upgrades with part numbers and outlets?
I replaced most of my lights with LEDs that I bought from eBay. Here is a list of links:

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Re: Nissan LEAF Light Bulb Mods: LEDs Anyone?

Fri Sep 16, 2011 1:02 pm

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Re: Nissan LEAF Light Bulb Mods: LEDs Anyone?

Fri Sep 16, 2011 1:03 pm

Alex wrote:
Brightonuk wrote:I am reading all these posts about upgrading this bulb and that bulb, Does anyone have a comprehensive list on bulb upgrades with part numbers and outlets?
I replaced most of my lights with LEDs that I bought from eBay. Here is a list of links:



Thanks for the post any comments or altenate suggestions on Alex's options

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Re: Nissan LEAF Light Bulb Mods: LEDs Anyone?

Mon Sep 26, 2011 2:56 pm

Bought and installed the HELLA blue bulb in one side only to see the difference. Not much. Think I wasted some money and time on this one. So be it. I don't like the brights on this car; they need to be real Xenons! How does one do that or the equivalent to get some light up the universe driving lights? Maybe this deserves it's own thread?
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Re: Nissan LEAF Light Bulb Mods: LEDs Anyone?

Mon Sep 26, 2011 3:39 pm

Have you guys considered night vision goggle?, it would save a lot of power.. learn to think outside the box.

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Re: Nissan LEAF Light Bulb Mods: LEDs Anyone?

Mon Sep 26, 2011 4:21 pm

Herm wrote:Have you guys considered night vision goggle?, it would save a lot of power.. learn to think outside the box.
Already have stereo thermal nightvision goggles and they are monochromatic and have a very high noise ratio.

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Re: Nissan LEAF Light Bulb Mods: LEDs Anyone?

Mon Sep 26, 2011 5:32 pm

Here is the text from the LED replacement guide that I hand out at our BayLeafs meetings:

Nissan Leaf LED Replacement Guide

The Leaf’s lighting is a mixture of LED and traditional incandescent lighting. The low-beam headlights, brake, and rear lights are LEDs, while the rest of the lighting is incandescent. This guide is for replacement of the incandescent light bulbs. In many of the replacement applications, the LED bulbs can be 10X the cost of the OEM bulb, so economics appear to be a major factor in Nissan’s decision where to use LEDs.

There are many vendors for LED bulbs, but my recommendation for a reputable vendor is WWW.Superbrightleds.com. They have a great selection, competitive pricing and a very liberal exchange and refund policy.

Here is a list of the lights in the Leaf and their recommended LED replacement. LED replacements are not recommended for the Fog-light, parking light, and high-beam headlight bulbs.

Backup light 921-CW12/WW12 (cool white or warm white) $5.95 ea.
LED backup lights may not have the same intensity as the OEM incandescent bulbs.

License plate light WLEDNW6/WW6 (Natural or warm white) $3.74 ea.

Front Side marker light(in headlight assembly) WLED-WWHP6-TAC (Warm white) $6.95

Side turn signal light WLED-AHP5 (Amber) $5.95

Front turn signal light 3157-A45-T (Amber) $24.95
The Leaf has a CAN bus bulb-out detection circuit for the turn signals. For the LED bulb to flash correctly, an RL-2525 load resistor ($3.95) must be installed in parallel with each turn signal LED bulb.

Rear turn signal light 7440-AHP3 (Amber) $12.95
The Leaf has a CAN bus bulb-out detection circuit for the turn signals. For the LED bulb to flash correctly, an RL-2525 load resistor ($3.95) must be installed in parallel with each turn signal LED bulb.

Rear hatch and center interior light 3022-WWHP4 (warm white) Festoon bulb $6.95
There are a number of 30mm festoon bulbs available with different light dispersion angles and intensities to choose from. The Nissan OEM bulbs are 27.6mm long, but with some persuasion, the 30mm LED bulbs will work just fine.

Front interior map lights WLED-WWLX 9.95
There are a number of 194/168 type wedge bulbs available with different light dispersion angles and intensities to choose from. This recommendation is representative of that selection.
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Re: Nissan LEAF Light Bulb Mods: LEDs Anyone?

Mon Sep 26, 2011 5:36 pm

Even HIDs are going to do much for you, other than alter color temperature. The reflector design and manufacture is just too poor to properly focus and project ANY light source.

HIDs would likely work best in the fog lights and give you the most bang for the buck there if you want more light output than LEDs can provide... I was going more after affect (think DRLs) and color temperature match to the low beams than light output so LEDS worked well there for me.

JimSouCal wrote:Bought and installed the HELLA blue bulb in one side only to see the difference. Not much. Think I wasted some money and time on this one. So be it. I don't like the brights on this car; they need to be real Xenons! How does one do that or the equivalent to get some light up the universe driving lights? Maybe this deserves it's own thread?
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Re: Nissan LEAF Light Bulb Mods: LEDs Anyone?

Mon Sep 26, 2011 5:41 pm

Note that, if you are attempting to match the color temperature of the LED low beam headlights, you do not want warm white, you want cool white.

OrientExpress wrote:Front Side marker light(in headlight assembly) WLED-WWHP6-TAC (Warm white) $6.95
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Re: Nissan LEAF Light Bulb Mods: LEDs Anyone?

Mon Sep 26, 2011 6:04 pm

Thanks for the guide

LED replacements are not recommended for the Fog-light


How about a HID kit for the fog lights?

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