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Map Light LEDs for 2010-2013 Kia Forte (pair)

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  • Cool White (6000K)
  • Warm White
  • Blue
  • Green
  • Amber
  • SMF2 (16 lumens)
  • SMF6 (94 lumens)
  • SMD12 Board (118 lumens)
 
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FUNCTION

Map lights, or the pair of lights above your front seats, use incandescent bulbs from the factory, giving them a yellowish color. By replacing these factory bulbs with LEDs, you can add a luxurious and modern look to your vehicle, with a cool white color, just like the map lights on newer luxury vehicles. You can also increase the brightness with SMF2 or SMF6 bulbs, to improve the performance of your map lights.

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

 

BULB DESIGN

SMF2: This bulb has a standard festoon base, with two 5050-size Epistar SMDs and a protective cover for added durability and style. Direct replacement, plug and play.

SMF6: Standard festoon base, with six 5050-size Epistar SMD chips arranged on a rectangular panel. Direct replacement, plug and play.

SMD12 Board: This is an LED panel, fitted with 12 5050-size Epistar SMD chips. Comes with spring-loaded festoon-style adapter for direct installation. Plug the adapter into the bulb socket, then just stick the board in place with the mounting adhesive pad. The board-and-adapter design allows for extremely high brightness compared to a simple bulb.

Included in your order is TWO BULBS.


COLOR

These LEDs are available in many crisp, bright colors. White and warm white are the most popular colors, for a modern look with maximum visible light.

You can also select blue, red, green, or amber to add a unique look to your interior. Please note- when ordering these unique colors, we recommend moving to the next-brighter stage for acceptable light output.

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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:

SMF2: Slightly lower brightness than OEM bulbs, but still provides the crisp, modern color of LED.
SMF6: Slightly higher brightness than OEM bulbs.
SMD12 Board: Much brighter than OEM bulbs. These are bright!

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 31mm Festoon, also known as 3021 2033 3175 6428 6430
Year 2010,2011,2012,2013
Make Kia
Model Forte Sedan
Application LED Bulbs
  1. bright Review by Brian k
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    got these for the lights above the visor. they are way brighter than the stock bulbs I had. I wonder if I might need ONE more for the glove box, if so-I will be buying it here (Posted on 7/20/16)

  2. Bright! Review by Omar
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    Recently installed on my new 2015 WRX and they lit up the interior very nice! Well worth it! (Posted on 6/15/15)

  3. Very easy install! Review by Tierney
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    Wow, these light looks amazing! They were super easy to install, looked up any questions I had in the car's owners manual. No more squinting, trying to find things in the dull lighting of the stock bulbs. (Posted on 10/24/14)

  4. Perfection Review by Jeremy
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    Installed quickly and easily. Have the stage 2 cool white. Lights up the inside of my car perfectly, with a nice modern glow. (Posted on 9/14/14)

  5. Very classy Review by Doug
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    I always hated the stock bulbs. These LEDs are nice, easy to install, and definitely class up my Koup. I got the standard brightness and they're already much, much brighter than stock. You can probably find cheaper LEDs elsewhere, but there's something to be said for how easy DD makes it to find the exact product you're looking for. (Posted on 7/18/14)

  6. WOW Review by David
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    Wow! what a difference between the stock map lights and these LED lights, very satisfied! (Posted on 4/25/14)

  7. A++ PRODUCT Review by bailey
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    I ordered the stage3 white L.E.D. very good quality for a good price. Super fast shipping, Extremely easy to install an looks awesome! (Posted on 1/12/14)

  8. Awesome product Review by Jeremy
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    Loved it and super easy install (Posted on 12/23/13)

  9. 2010 forte koup sx Review by Alex
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    Got the whole kit which includes map, trunk and the two rear license plate led lights. Shipped quick and service was amazing!
    Install was fun and easy. Whatever you do, remeber unless you disconnect the battery, there will be constant power running to the map(unless turned off) license plate lights, and especially trunk lights. Make use to UNPLUG the trunk lights. If all your lights in the cabin don't work after installing and your trunk light doesn't work, you blew a fuse on the side panel. Replace the fuse and you will be fine. The lights stage two are SUPER bright! No need for stage 3! Awesome and looks good (Posted on 12/21/13)

  10. GREAT Review by DDD
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    A tad pricey for bulbs, but worth every penny. Huge difference compared to stock. Makes the car interior look much better. I purchased Red dome light and stage 3 white for the front map lights, and they accent just perfectly off of my cars interior. Great buy. (Posted on 10/20/13)

  11. Super easy to install Review by Juicybeans
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    I ordered these in Stage 2 in Red. The install was pretty simple. All I had to do was pull the back side of the light cover to get it to pop off. Once it's off you can see the factory bulb for the map light sitting in between prongs. The only issue I had was that when I put in the DD lights I had to pinch those prongs together to make sure there was enough contact. Pretty simple though.

    The quality was also great. Though Stage 2 isn't as bright as I would like, it was still bright enough to see inside the car in the dark. I will be ordering another set of these in the brighter Stage 3. (Posted on 10/14/13)

  12. Stage 2 Review by dgyei
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    Stage 2 white lights are a lot brighter than factory. Looks just as described and gives my interior a very clean look. Very satisfied! (Posted on 8/31/13)

  13. Stage 2 is Very Bright Review by J3K3
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    These will work on a 2014 Kia Forte. I purchased the Stage 2 and they are a very crisp white. (Posted on 8/30/13)

  14. Perfect - just need wish it was brghter Review by JF
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    LOVE these LED's. Only issue (and it's 100% my fault) is that they are not quite bright enough for me. I got the Stage 2 for my Koup and they light is amazing - so nice and white. Definitely brighter than stock. Hindsight being 20/20 i should have got stage 3. Overall, amazing service and support from DD. (Posted on 8/30/13)

  15. Worth Every Penny. Review by Jason
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    I have to say that the quality of lights that i received are much better then lumiens. I was referred by a friends and decided to check them out. I am so happy I did and i will deffinately be buying more. Quick easy and looks great. (Posted on 8/14/13)

  16. (Stage 2) Excellent LED Review by Terarmzar
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    These went right in and look great! definitely makes the interior stand out compared to other cars at night without being blinded by the brightness. (Posted on 6/1/13)

  17. Gigantic improvement! Review by Enos79
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    I installed the Stage III white LEDs on my 12 Koup. The difference was amazing. Install was perfect, even with the board being quite larger than the stock bulb, everything fit perfectly. Highly recommend! (Posted on 5/18/13)

  18. Amazing! Review by Zachary
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    I bought the stage 3 map lights in white and I have to say they look pretty damn good. so much brighter then stock. I love it! (Posted on 2/28/13)

  19. Love it Review by Chris
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    Got the stage2 blue leds and it looks awesome. Just simply pop the covers loose and replace. (Posted on 2/21/13)

  20. Stage 3 Red Review by Koup
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    The installation wasn't too hard, and the color output is great. The only tricky part to putting these lights in was getting the map light cover off! (Posted on 2/15/13)

  21. great bulbs, bright light, hard to get to Review by Grant
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    It was a little hard getting the map light lense to pop off. I was worried i was going to break the clips, but I managed to get them off without breaking them. All you need is a small flathead screwdriver and some patience. The Stage II bulbs are great! I am very pleased with the brightness and Diode Dynamics description of what the brightness would be. (Posted on 12/18/12)

  22. As Advertised and Bright! Review by DrPhil
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    These aren't custom applications, so you'll have to get a little creative in getting these to fit. There's also nothing to adhere the tape double-sided tape to. I purchased Stage 3 red and Stage 3 white (I prefer the red for me on the driver's side and the few times my wife's with me, she prefers not to drive, but also prefers a bright white light) and they're both VERY bright compared to stock. (Posted on 10/24/12)

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!