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License Plate LEDs for 1994-2016 Subaru Legacy (pair)

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  • Warm White
  • Blue
  • Green
  • Amber
  • SMD2 (24 lumens)
  • HP3 (56 lumens)
  • HP5 (92 lumens)
 
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License Plate LEDs for 1994-2016 Subaru Legacy (pair)

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FUNCTION

License plate bulbs are used to illuminate the rear license plate on your vehicle. From the factory, the bulbs are incandescent, lighting up in a yellowish color.

Newer luxury cars use LED modules to illuminate the license plate with modern, cool white light. By changing your license plate bulbs to LED, you can easily add this luxury look to your vehicle! 

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

 With low price and easy install, this is one of the best, easiest modifications you can do to improve how your car looks at night.

 

BULB DESIGN

SMD2: Similarly compact design, with two 5050-size Epistar SMD chips, driven at high power for maximum effective brightness. Outputs at 180 degrees.

HP3: One 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 installation.

HP5: Four 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.

Fitment. All bulbs use a quality inject-molded 194/168 T10 terminal, with a full-size base connector and proper pin alignment, designed for exact replacement of your factory 194 bulb. Just remove the old bulb, and plug in the new LED.

Included in your order is TWO BULBS.


COLOR

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

 We strongly recommend white or warm white for license plate applications- the other colors are illegal in most areas. Please check your local laws before ordering.

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BRIGHTNESS

Diode Dynamics offers several brightness options so you can choose what fits you best.  These options are listed by the design and the lumen output of each bulb:

SMD2: Slightly higher brightness than OEM bulbs.
HP3: Much brighter than OEM bulbs. These are bright!
HP5: Nearly triple the brightness of stock OEM bulbs!

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 Diode Dynamics 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 Warranty Information page.

Bulb Size 194, also known as T10 W5W W3W 147 152 158 159 161 168 184 192 193 259 280 285 447 464 501 555 558 585 655 656 657 1250 1251 1252 2450 2652 2821 2921 2825 175
Year 1994,1995,1996,1997,1998,1999,2000,2001,2002,2003,2004,2005,2006,2007,2008,2009,2010,2011,2012,2013,2014,2015,2016
Make Subaru
Model Legacy
Application LED Bulbs
  1. 6000K SMD2 is the perfect brightness for me Review by Corey
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    Installed these on my 2012 Legacy 3.6R. Brilliant product. Less than 5 minute install time, went exactly as demo'd in the instructional video, and best of all looks fantastic. HP3 or HP5 might've been too bright for me, but SMD2 is absolutely perfect. Highly recommended product. (Posted on 9/2/16)

  2. Ice Cool Review by Tim
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    Perfect fit and provides icy cool illumination. (Posted on 7/2/16)

  3. Great LEDs Review by Jonathan
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    I purchased the SMD2 LED's for my 2012 Legacy and they look amazing. Perfect brightness and gives the car a more modern sleep look. Just ordered their HID kit, thanks DD. (Posted on 5/15/16)

  4. Great replacement Review by Dan
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    I decided on the SMD2 leds. They fit well in the sockets and lit up nice and bright. (Posted on 12/28/15)

  5. Perfect Review by Rodrick
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    Few months ago, I purchased the HP3 leds for my 05 LGT, and the brightness is beyond belief. It makes a pattern on the floor showing how bright it is. This little thing is crazy, and very difficult to beat for the price. One of my favorite purchases. (Posted on 6/9/15)

  6. Cool White LED's Review by Spencer
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    Works great on a 2011 Subaru Legacy 3.6R.
    HP3 (56 Lumens) are very bright for everyone to see my license plate. (Posted on 5/21/15)

  7. Look so much better! Review by CodyP
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    It was more of a pain in the butt to get to the light bulb than it was to replace the actual bulb! (Posted on 12/16/14)

  8. Stock plate lights weren't cutting it after HID upgrade! Review by Scott
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    After I upgraded my low beams to 6000k the halogen plate lights were really throwing off the look of the vehicle. I ordered a pair of cool white SMD1 bulbs for the license plate lights on my 2014 Subaru Legacy. I was not sure of what stage brightness to buy. I wanted the icy white look of LED light, but didn't want to go super bright and upstage the brake lights. I took a chance on the SMD1 and they are perfect. I'd say they are about the same brightness of stock. Install was easy and they look great. (Posted on 9/22/14)

  9. 2012 Legacy LED Upgrade Review by Eric
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    I just purchased and installed these Stage 3 LED's for my license plate. They look great! This is definitely one of the easiest ways to dramatically change the appearance of your vehicle.

    I was initially going to get the Stage 2 because I did my whole interior with Stage 2 (Wow, what an improvement) and I like things to match. However, DD was out of Stage 2 and I didn't want to wait so I went with the Stage 3. I'm glad I did. It looks great and doesn't stick out as much as I thought Stage 3 lighting would on the back of the car.

    You can't go wrong with the price of these bulbs considering the effect they have on your vehicles appearance.

    And don't be scared about the smaller size of the LED bulb itself. I have had much larger LED's that didn't put out half the light of these. These bulbs are compact and pack a lot of punch for their size.

    Diode Dynamics was great to deal with. I had my order within 2 days, with free shipping, and got a free DD t-shirt. (Posted on 3/2/14)

  10. Bright, crisp, & attractive color for stg 1 white. Review by CT
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    I bought these being skeptical about going with stage 1, but they are very bright giving off plenty of light for my tag. Makes my spec.B look even sexier! (Posted on 2/10/14)

  11. Very bright lights Review by Aj
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    Lights fit perfectly and give that modern age, high class look! The lights felt very sturdy like they were made well! I love the way the Stage 2 look! (Posted on 2/5/14)

  12. Excellent light output! Perfect for the license plate! Review by KYLE
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    I purchased these about a week ago for my 2014 Legacy. They are perfect for illuminating the license plate! (Stage 2) (Posted on 2/5/14)

  13. Looks awesome - just be wary of state laws Review by Steve
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    Went for Stg2 (blue) on my 08 LGT, and although I personally think they look great, my local PD begs to differ. I got pulled over once and had to explain that I purchased the lights as they were significantly brighter than stock (which is completely true). Anyhow, just be wary of your state laws.

    Install was kind of a pain, since I had to pull back the trunk lid liner to replace the bulbs, but that's not a fault of the product. (Posted on 9/24/13)

  14. Huge difference Review by Justin
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    I ordered the stage 3 bulbs and they are amazing!!! I highly recommend them! (Posted on 9/8/13)

  15. Stage 3 is worth it. Review by Charlie
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    As much as I like to avoid getting pulled over, I also like to be seen at the same time. These are a huge improvement over stock and incredibly easy to install. (Posted on 5/24/13)

  16. Great Lights Review by Jon
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    These lights worked great in my '13 Subaru Legacy. The true white really helps to set the rear of the car off. (Posted on 4/16/13)

  17. Great Review by Shyun
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    These worked very well on my Legacy! (Posted on 1/15/13)

  18. These definitely impressed me awesome upgrade Review by Bret
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    Item shipped fast great packaging huge improvement over stock ugly yellow I went with stage 2 white, definitely no eBay cheap lights here (Posted on 12/14/12)

  19. Huge upgrade from the factory bulbs Review by Justin
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    These really made a big difference in lighting up the rear plate. Now I will be getting some LED reverse bulbs to match these. I got stage 2 white and it's a great upgrade! (Posted on 11/20/12)

Installation

Level of Difficulty: 1/10

Just unplug your factory bulb, and replace it with the new LED one. It is a direct replacement for your vehicle.

Accessing the bulb itself is quite easy. Usually, it is held in by two tabs, and you can pop it out from the outside of the vehicle. In some cases, you will need to remove a few screws, which are clearly visible. Finally, it may be held by clips from the inside, accessible when you open the hatch or trunk.

If it does not work the first time, try flipping it around in the socket, as all LEDs require the correct polarity.

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!