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License plate bulbs are used to illuminate the rear license plate on your vehicle. From the factory, the bulbs are incandescant, 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.
Stage 1: 2-5050 SMD. Compact design, with two 5050-size Epistar SMD chips on a standard festoon base. Directional output. Direct replacement, plug-and-play.
Stage 2: 4-5050 SMD. Similarly compact design, with four 5050-size Epistar SMD chips, for maximum effective brightness. Standard festoon base. Directional output. Direct replacement, plug-and-play.
Stage 3: This level of brightness is not available for this application yet.
Included in your order is TWO BULBS.
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.
At Diode Dynamics, we rate the brightness of LEDs in "stages" so you can choose what fits you best.
Stage 1: Slightly lower brightness than OEM bulbs, but still provides the crisp, modern color of LED.
Stage 2: Slightly higher brightness than OEM bulbs.
Stage 3: Much brighter than OEM bulbs. These are bright!
Lumens. 99% of sellers online simply provide "calculated" lumen numbers based on the maximum potential brightness of the bulb. For example, if a bulb has five 10-lumen chips, they will rate it at 50 lumens. However, this is far from accurate, as the design of an LED bulb rarely provides the proper conditions for maximum brightness, once it is all put together. We do not provide calculated numbers, as we believe it is misleading to the consumer. Please reference our pictures for brightness comparison. We do not currently list lumen brightness ratings for our products yet- however, we've just purchased the required equipment, and will be posting accurate measurement numbers soon!
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.
|Year||2010, 2011, 2012, 2013|
|Bulb Size||36mm Festoon, also known as 3423 3425 6411 6418 6423 6461|
Great price great product Review by Boss2511`
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I bought these along with other leds and the price was great compared to some other mustang super stores (AM) and they work perfectly and were a breeze to install. (Posted on 10/1/13)
awesome! Review by GTstang2010
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Easy to install! Great product! Looks more modern. Nice bluish-white colour! (Posted on 9/9/13)
So cool Review by Mike C
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I bought these for my wife after getting great quality products from here before. These are just so cool. They really light up her license plate area. Just awesome. This site has great quality products. Would recommend these to everyone (Posted on 8/20/13)
Excellent Product Review by Azeem
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I got these and popped them in and they work wonderful. Very nice bright light, so the cops can't say they can't see my plate. Also useful for the driver behind me to spot me in the fog. (Posted on 8/13/13)
Great LED Review by Michael
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Had a bad experience buying LEDs for my license plate on Ebay, ended up burning out my fuse, so i was hesitant to buy anything else and i certainly wasn't going to pay $30 as American Muscle asks. So thankful i found this site, affordable LEDs with the same quality as the expensive ones you can find anywhere else. I got the stage 1 white and the back of my car looks SO much better now than that gross yellow my car came with. Great product, great company! Recommending to EVERYONE! (Posted on 7/23/13)
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.
- - Full 1-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 HID ballasts also carry a 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
- - 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!