I used the SMD12 board to brighten up my trunk in a 2014 Fusion. The entire trunk is lined with black carpet which just absorbs light! The stock lighting is a single 194 incandescent spade/wedge bulb. To make matters worse, the light is off centered in the trunk. I replaced the 194 with the DD SMD12 LED board and what a difference! The install was simple, the price is nice and the folks at Diode Dynamics were great. The SMD12 also comes with adaptors for spade/wedge and festoon installations. Fast shipping no hassles. The only bad thing about Diode Dynamics is now I "have to" order bulbs for all seven cars I maintain! I am a total LED convert. Check the pictures I uploaded. Both pictures are without flash. The first shows the trunk with the stock bulb, the second photo shows the 12 LED panel. I placed the flashlight in the middle of the trunk so one had some frame of reference. No comparison. (Posted on May 30, 2015)
I have had this LED light in my trunk for a few days now and i love it. You don't realize how bad the stock halogen trunk bulb is until you install this. The difference is night and day. Love it and recommend this product to anybody who wants more visibility in their trunk when its dark. (Posted on February 12, 2015)
I've had my Toyota Camry one year now and could never see anything in the trunk at night. It came with an extremely dim (I think one candle power, ha) #194 bulb. I just replaced it with the LED Board SMD12. What a world of a difference! Great light, great. (Posted on December 2, 2014)
Is that the sun shinning from within? Nope, its the 12 super bright LEDs from this board illuminating every nook and cranny of my vehicle.
Even with the amazing output, it still consumes very little power. This dome light was left on by accident for two days. Although the housing was very hot, the car turned on normally, without hesitation. Had it been a regular bulb, I would have probably been late for work. (Posted on October 24, 2014)
I went a little different and am using red map lights in my G37. Had an issue with one of the boards and Diode Dynamics went above and beyond to ensure I had replacement boards and an RMA quickly. Love the lights in the cabin, brightens it up while also saving my night vision. (Posted on November 15, 2013)
I have one of these in my trunk light socket and the whole trunk is bright as day. Really good quality and great for lighting up the trunk compared to the weak single oem bulb. Very much worth it. (Posted on March 12, 2013)
This is bright, I can see everything in the car now. 2 years and still works. The only bad thing is maybe it's a little too bight for being up front. It still beats anything else I've tried though. (Posted on January 31, 2013)