This bulb is a direct replacement for any 44mm hook-and-loop style 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.
This bulb has a standard 44mm Loop design, with eight 1210-size Epistar SMD chips.
Fitment. All bulbs use a quality 44mm loop design, with aluminum contacts, for direct replacement of your 44mm loop-style bulb. Just remove the old bulb, and plug in the new LED.
Included in your order is ONE BULB.
These LEDs are currently only available in cool white color, for maximum illumination.
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.
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.
Looks great but one minor problem Review by XtremeColorado
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This 44mm SML8 in cool white looks great from inside and outside the truck. It is a nice upgrade from the stock lighting. It is a much crisper light and slightly brighter too. I have tinted windows and this light when on makes them appear not as dark from the outside. The only problem I have found is that when the light is supposed to be off it remains dimly lit. There is enough power being sent to the light when off in a GM (used to tell if stock lights are burnt out) that the light remains on. It is really only noticeable when it is dark out or inside a garage. It is a minor problem but something I will be planning to figure out how to fix myself so that it actually turns off. (Posted on 4/12/17)
Fatastic output! Review by User Omega
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These are a great improvement over stock in my 08 Z06 Trunk (Posted on 8/1/16)
Chrysler 300C Review by Jim
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Aside form the fog lights, these bulbs were one of the most noticeable improvements. This replaced the courtesy lights under the passenger doors and go on when opened, shining on the ground. (Posted on 10/11/15)
2015 Dodge Challenger Review by gadget
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perfect replacement for trunk light, also replaced door, glove and map lights from DD very happy with their products and service (Posted on 5/29/15)
Very Impressive Review by Mike
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I purchased these for the rear cargo area of my Town and Country to replace the dim yellow factory bulb. I can not believe the difference. This single little bulb lights up the entire cargo area beyond belief. I can actually see the entire cargo area now. Thank you Diode Dynamics, another great product....... (Posted on 4/25/15)
About this led Review by Nick
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Well let me tell you I made an error when I ordered these I wanted the bigger ones but let me tell you in my venture van it has 2 dome lights in the middle and 2 in the rear and these are way bright and am super pleased with them a great product. (Posted on 3/18/15)
- -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 Stage Series products carry a limited 8-year 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
- - 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:
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.
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!