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License Plate LEDs for 2011-2016 Chevrolet Cruze (pair)

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  • Natural White (4000K)
  • Red
  • Pure White (5000K)
  • Cool White (6000K)
  • Warm White
  • Blue
  • Green
  • Amber
  • SMD2 (24 lumens)
  • HP3 (56 lumens)
  • HP5 (92 lumens)
 
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License Plate LEDs for 2011-2016 Chevrolet Cruze (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 2011,2012,2013,2014,2015,2016
Make Chevrolet
Model Cruze
Application LED Bulbs
  1. Amazing! Review by Jesse
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    Ordered and received quickly concidering I live in Canada, I installed them with no problems, fit perfectly. Great LED'S much nicer then stock, nice vibrant color. I ordered these because of all the good reviews wasnt disapointed at all ( My last pair of leds from another company it was like a disco party in the back the lights kept flickering on and off) HAVE NOT HAD A SINGLE PROBLEM WITH THESE LED'S FROM DIODE DYNAMICS YET. very impressed would definitly recomend and would buy again...wait I already placed my next order opss..lol :) (Posted on 8/1/16)

  2. Best quality Review by JD
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    Ordered bulbs for license plate and wow was I impressed!! (Posted on 3/2/16)

  3. Very bright! Review by Tyler
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    I Installed the cool white 6000k hp3 bulbs on a 2011 Chevrolet Cruze in place of the license plate bulbs. Very bright and a big upgrade over the stock bulbs. Very easy installation and nice product. (Posted on 1/12/16)

  4. Love Them! Review by Terry
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    Installed the 5000k HP3's on my 2014 Cruze. They look great and give that nice crisp look that only LED's can provide. Great product! (Posted on 1/1/16)

  5. Easy mod! No issues! Review by newsguy99
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    I bought these for my 2014 Cruze LT/RS. Easy to install, and have had no issues.
    The bulbs are nice and bright, and they make the plate really stand out.
    (Posted on 10/4/15)

  6. Looks great! Review by Fritz
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    Got a pair of these for my Cruze license plate because I really like the whiter than OEM light color. I got the SMD1 because I really don't want the plate lit up too brightly. The color is very cool-- literally. Big difference for a low price. Picture is posted. (Posted on 9/12/15)

  7. so much nicer than stock Review by Brad
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    The install is easy and the light looks incredible. Stock bulbs put off a yellowish light but these are super white. What a great way to add to the appearance of your ride. (Posted on 6/20/15)

  8. SMD1 Review by Ryan
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    Installed easy by unscrewing plastic housing, pulling old bulb out and popping these SMD1 bulbs in. The light is very dim which I prefer since the bulb is on an angle. It's lighting for the license plate so I don't mind it being dim. Too bright and it'll draw too much attention. The kelvin temperature looks like 6500k which is a nice crisp white. Definitely a step up from the stock bulbs which give off a warm white that is too 'yellow' for my liking. This is a no brainer; pick them up now! (Posted on 9/25/14)

  9. Great for interior also SMD2 Review by Raz
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    Got a set of these with the 2 LED's for the interior of the car and the single 16 lumen LED's for the license plates. The double ones are much brighter so look very nice inside the dome lights and map lights. For the license plates a little dimmer looks better that is why i used the single LED. Great buy fast shipping. (Posted on 8/25/14)

  10. LED lighting Review by DaGucc
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    Just installed these LEDs on my Cruze, they look way better than stock they have a white with a little hint of blue to them but not very much. Build quality is better than some i have bought from ebay. Easy install just plug and play no issues there for the price its a deal. (Posted on 8/14/14)

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!