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194 SMD2 LED (one)

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$4.00
194 SMD2 Bulb is a direct replacement for any 194 size halogen bulb.
  • Warm White
  • Cool White (6000K)
  • Red
  • Blue
  • Amber
  • Green
 
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FUNCTION

194 SMD2 Bulb is a direct replacement for any 194 size halogen bulb. From the factory, the bulbs are incandescent, lighting up in a yellowish color.

By changing the factory bulb to an LED, you can illuminate the area with a much brighter light, and add a pure white, luxury look.

The installation is 100% plug-and-play, just replace your factory bulb.

 

BULB DESIGN

This bulb is a very low-clearance bulb, with two 5050-size SMDs. The bulb is made up of a quality plastic connector to slide right into the plug, as well as high durability terminals. A load resistor is embedded to prevent blowing the LED from voltage surge, and a diode is implanted to protect the LED from reverse polarity. The LED is wired for 12V operation, the kind found on all vehicles.

Included in your order is ONE BULB.


COLOR

These LEDs are available in crisp, bright colors including Cool White, Warm White, Blue, Red, Amber, and Green.

 We strongly recommend cool white or warm white for the best visibility.

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BRIGHTNESS

24 Lumens

Lumens: BUYER 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.

 

QUALITY

LED 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 housing.

Diode Dynamics bulbs are produced with modern, computerized equipment, and only the best materials, to ensure complete uniformity, high quality, and long bulb life.

All Diode Dynamics products come with a 30-day satisfaction guarantee and a 3-year limited replacement warranty. For more information, please view the FAQ guide.

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  1. Great product Review by Matt
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    Used for my license plate lights, pretty bright. A little too bright.. (Posted on 5/21/16)

  2. Great customer service! Review by slixrix
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    Purchased a pair back in 2015. Easy to install and looks great but unfortunately one bulb stopped working after a year. I notified customer service and they were quick to respond and issue a replacement bulb. (Posted on 4/4/16)

  3. Great for the Price Review by Justin
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    Like all the other reviews these are great bulbs and decently bright (Would recommend the HP3's for anyone looking for really bright bulbs). Nonetheless great bulb and have not complaints!

    Installed as map lights on our 2011 Chevy Cruze. (Posted on 3/25/16)

  4. Awesome LEDs Review by Jason
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    I've always heard of Diode Dynamics and so I decided to buy a few of these LEDs to replace some of the halogens on my cars. They work as advertised and were much brighter than the halogens. Now the back end of the car look much more upscale without those ugly yellow halogens!

    Since I'm in Canada, that usually mean extra shipping time but the package got here in a timely manner. (Posted on 12/12/15)

  5. 2003 Subaru Forester sidemarkers Review by Nathan
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    I purchased these sidemarkers as an accident and when I received them I installed them to see what a difference it would make. Wow it isn't as bright as I thought but it is brighter than factory. The lights give a clean and crisp look now to the front of the car. (Posted on 8/27/15)

  6. 2012 Sonata / Rear Dome Review by Brandon
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    Great upgrade, perfect brightness. If anyone else has a 2012 Hyundai Sonata, you need two of these for the rear dome light IF you have the Limited version. Highly recommend! (Posted on 1/19/15)

  7. Great Plate Light Upgrade Review by Peter
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    I swapped out the OEM bulbs for these LED's and it makes a very nice upgrade. They add a really nice white light that you will see on high-end BMW's and similar cars. It adds visibility to the back end of the car so it provides a safety enhancement. Easy mod and well worth the time and money. (Posted on 7/2/14)

  8. Another Great Bulb Review by Travis
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    Upgraded all of my interior lights to these after having problems with other LED bulbs. These are incredibly bright and light up the inside of my whole car with ease. A very nice bright white light looks a lot better than stock bulbs. (Posted on 6/2/14)

  9. 194 Wedge LED -- Cool white Review by Matthew
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    Great quality LED -- very bright! Matches my motorcycle's 6000K HID kit nicely. Would definitely buy again / recommend to a friend. (Posted on 4/30/14)

  10. A+ Product ... A+++ Customer Service Review by Chameleon
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    Been using these as license plate bulbs on my '05 Legacy and recently purchased (4) more for my wife's '11 Sentra to use as license plate & map light. Light output is great .... will not leave you disappointed. Nice crisp white color as described. Happy Customer. Thanks again. (Posted on 3/30/14)

  11. Good Blue lights Review by Nick
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    I installed two of these on my 03 Mazda Protege to change my dash cluster. They have a very nice bright blue light. I wanted a cyan or aqua color but I still like these alot. (Posted on 2/26/14)

  12. Nice Review by Matthew
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    Bright, easy install, great vibrant color. i got them in blue, great product! (Posted on 1/29/14)

  13. bright! Review by robert
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    These are being used in my courtesy door lights in my 99 Accord. These are BRIGHT! surprised how bright they are.. very satisfied! Also used 2 in my dash and they look so much better than stock! (Posted on 9/22/13)

  14. Great for 2013 Honda Civic Review by Hillstones
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    The 2013 Honda Civic has standard 194 sockets in the map, dome, and license plate. The license plate on the 2013 Civic Coupe has one socket only. No need for two bulbs back there. These 2-LED bulbs are great replacements for the map, dome, and license plate. They are brighter than incandescent bulbs, but not excessively bright like the 6-LED board. I highly recommend these 2-LED lights for the map, dome, and license plate in the Honda Civic. You will need two for the map lights, one for the dome, and one for the license plate. (Posted on 7/28/13)

  15. 2012 Ram 1500 overhead console lights Review by KEN aka jetech00001 on kia forum
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    i installed 194 2-5050 in my 2012 dodge Ram 1500 . they are a perfect replacement for the 212-2 stock bulbs . i highly recommend as a replacement and they look great and great customer service and speedy delivery. (Posted on 6/7/13)

  16. Very bright light! Review by Domenic
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    I bought two of these for my 2013 Nissan Altima and put them in my license plate lights. I only bought the two led bulbs and they are very bright. They actually glow to the ground! I would highly recommend these and possibly even the 3 smd led bulbs if you really want to brighten any area. I went with the white color thinking it was going to be a 6000k type white, but it actually comes out closer to a 8000k white with a slight bluish hue to it which is what I wanted! Great product, and GREAT price (Posted on 5/7/13)

  17. Awesome Product Review by Shawn
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    I bought these to install in my 89 mustang license plate lights. These bulbs are in no comparison to any other on the market i think!! These things are bright!!! (Posted on 4/16/13)

  18. Decent output from such a small bulb Review by BG
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    Installed these in the license plate of my 2012 odyssey as every other bulb was too big for the housing. I was pleasantly surprised with the output of these bulbs and ended up putting them in for the puddle lights as well. I'm quite happy with the product. (Posted on 3/12/13)

  19. perfect brightness Review by Jason
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    Installed these in my 2013 altima license plate lights and there perfect. thanks (Posted on 12/17/12)

  20. Great Look Review by Nathan
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    I bought 4 of these for my '11 subaru legacy. Two for the front door puddle lights and two for the license plate lights. I'm pleased with the brightness of these lights for my license plate lights. I really wanted that calm white glow on my license plate like BMW or Merc and I got just that.
    However, for my door puddle lights, they weren't as bright as I would have liked. I didn't bother to actually look at how the bulbs are placed in the fixture in the door and found out that when in the fixture the top of the bulb points toward the rear of the car. When I put these lights in my doors, I wasn't getting much light shinning on the ground. So I think I'm going to buy the 194 5-5050 for my doors since I'll get lots of light shining out radially. (Posted on 9/28/12)

  21. Amazing Bulbs Review by Sunny
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    These bulbs are great! Ordered them for my 2008 G37s, and now for my 2010 FX50s. Amazing light, amazing longevity, and don't burn out like some of the other vendors.

    Amazing customer service, very helpful as well! (Posted on 9/26/12)

  22. Great quality for the price! Review by Rayne
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    These bulbs are so easy to install and the brightness is impressive! They do not emit any heat and the clarity of the light is excellent! (Posted on 9/4/12)

  23. Excellent Review by Willie
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    I used these white ones for my front and rear map lights. Infinitely better than any incandescent bulb. Great buy! (Posted on 8/15/12)

  24. Looks great! Review by Mike
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    I bought two of these for my Tiburon, and the difference is like night and day! These are very bright and a nice, clean white. (Posted on 7/9/12)

  25. great product Review by jason
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    just got these in the other day. Installed them in the car, and was very impressed with the light they put out!!!!! definatly a great addition to the car. Thanks Alot (Posted on 5/15/12)

  26. Nice tag lights. Review by Doug
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    Easily installed, nice bright light. Perfect. (Posted on 3/19/12)

  27. Great Little SMD's Review by MaliceFox
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    Purchased these to replace my license plate lights that went out. Much brighter than the stock bulbs and a cleaner white light. Easy install with the only hiccup being that i put both lights in backwards due to them not being labeled. No damage or anything, just not light until I flipped them around. (Posted on 2/28/12)

  28. Great! Review by Peter
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    Fit perfectly, lit up perfectly. (Posted on 1/21/12)

  29. Buy them Review by Randy
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    Perfect look, great price. (Posted on 1/6/12)

  30. Very bright bulb Review by Steve
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    I bought the clear lens door kit upgrade for my 2003 Tiburon and it came with 2 of these bulbs and I chose blue...it is a very vivid bright colorful blue light that looks very nice inside the clear lenses...I am very happy with them and it gives my car a unique look at night. (Posted on 12/18/11)

  31. Great Light Review by Albert
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    I have a 2008 F-150. I'm very limited on space for license plate lights, the housing is very small. These fit in perfect and are very bright (Posted on 12/4/11)

Worry-free warranty

  • - Full 3-year warranty on all products
  • - No waiting: we usually send new items out with a return label (US customers only)

 

You will get quick help from our trained staff for any issues.

All Off-Road Lighting also carry a limited lifetime warranty.

For further details, please see our full article.

Domestic (US) Customers

  • - Just $5 per order with our Diode Delivers program
  • - Same-day shipping for all orders placed by 12:00 PM CST (or until 4 PM with rush processing)
  • - USPS, for delivery in 2-4 days (on average)
  • - Express services are available, see exact pricing at checkout
  • - Fully Insured

 

International Customers

  • - We ship to all countries via standard mail
  • - Usually around $10 for LEDs, or $25 for HIDs.
  • - Choose your service on checkout to see exact prices:
  • - USPS 1st Class: 2-5 weeks
  • - USPS Priority: 1-2 weeks
  • - Express EMS: 1 week
  • - Please email us if you are unsure about shipping to your country.


You will receive updates from our site when your order is shipped, along with a unique shipment number to ensure that your order is correctly accounted for. This allows you to easily reply to us if you have any concerns.

Whether your order is big or small, it is tested through many run cycles, and each bulb is tested before shipment. Every single bulb. Every time. And if anything does go wrong, you can rely on our industry-leading warranty for worry-free replacement.

If you're not happy with your items, we want to make it right. So we have some pretty awesome return policies:

Returns

30 day return policy. All customers have 30 days from the date of original order shipment to return items.

Full refund, no fees. At Diode Dynamics, we offer free returns. That means no restocking fees, no administrative fees, and no hassle!

 Free return label. If your original order was over $50, you get a free return label for your items (US customers only). If your order was less than $50 or international, you can send the items back through your preferred method.

Exchanges

Within 30 days: If your original order was over $50, you can get new items shipped to you with a return label (US customers only). If your order was less than $50 or international, we can send you the new items first, but you are responsible for returning the old items.

Within 90 days: Any item can be returned for exchange or store credit within 90 days. The buyer is responsible for the cost of the return shipping, and must first return the old items. We'll still cover the postage for the new items.

 

Please note: due to the nature of custom acrylic pieces, we cannot offer any refund or exchange for returned custom acrylic items.

 

To make a return or exchange, please request an RMA, or give us a call. When we get it back, you will be notified and credited appropriately.

Again, all returns must be approved, with an RMA. This is so that we can process your return as quickly as possible when we get it. If you would like to return an item, please Request an RMA. Please include as much information as possible about the reason for return.

Alternatively, you can also send us a message, or give us a call!