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Vanity Light LEDs for 2015-2017 Subaru WRX (pair)

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  • Cool White (6000K)
  • Warm White
  • Blue
  • Green
  • Amber
  • SMF1 (8 lumens)
  • SMF2 (16 lumens)
 
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FUNCTION

Vanity lights, or the lights which illuminate the vanity mirror on your vehicle under the sun visor, 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 newer luxury vehicles. Sometimes a warm color is still desired with the mirror, in which case you can still upgrade brightness while using warm white LEDs.

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

 

BULB DESIGN

SMF1: This bulb has a standard 28mm fuse-style base, with a single 5050-size Epistar SMD. Direct replacement, plug and play.

SMF2: Standard 28mm fuse-style base, with two 5050-size Epistar SMDs. Direct replacement, plug and play.

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:

SMF1: Slightly lower brightness than OEM bulbs, but still provides the crisp, modern color of LED.
SMF2: Slightly higher brightness than 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 28mm Fuse
Year 2015,2016,2017
Make Subaru
Model WRX
Application LED Bulbs
  1. More for less Review by Eugene
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    This review refers not only to the Cool White SMF2 vanity lights but also to the Trunk LIght HP5 Cool White LED, Map Light SMF6 Cool White LEDs, and Dome SMD12 Cool White LED board for a 2017 Subaru WRX. There is a slight difference between the OEM map lights and the Diode Dynamics LEDs: the ends of the oblong shaped LEDs from Diode Dynamics are rounded whereas the OEM bulbs are somewhat flattened at the ends, which makes the Diode Dynamics' lights slightly more difficult to install. A second (minor) installation issue was that the 12-LED board Dome light is flat while the dome-light housing is curved slightly. This meant the adhesive backing on the board would not adhere for more than a couple weeks. A little super glue addressed that problem. The final problem entailed my inability to remove the OEM trunk light. Even with considerable force, the light would not come loose, and--from fear of crushing the bulb between my fingers--I eventually asked a service technician to replace the light.

    Those minor installation issues aside, the cabin LEDs are terrific. The light is noticeably whiter and brighter than before, and there is considerably more light cast. According to Diode Dynamics, the current draw is less compared to that of the OEM bulbs for each of the replaced lights. The difference in the trunk is not as noticeable as in the cabin, but the trunk lighting also is whiter and brighter with more light cast; the difference just is not as noticeable as in the cabin. Overall, I now have more and brighter light in the car's interior with less energy use. I do not have instruments to determine how much more light is available or how much brighter my cabin is currently relative to before OEM-bulb replacement, but I am very pleased with the difference and would make the replacements again without hesitation. (Posted on 9/27/17)

  2. Hteat Review by Brandonbrsndon
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    Exactly what I was looking for. Easy to install. Great light. (Posted on 6/4/17)

  3. Great functionality and brightness Review by Akuma
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    The OEM bulbs were ugly yellow and not very bright so it's not very usuable. These bulbs from Diode Dynamics are super bright and looks so clean. I can actually see with them on. Amazing upgrade. (Posted on 12/29/16)

  4. Great Upgrade! Review by Dustin
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    These definitely light up the mirror a lot better vs the stock bulbs and for the price your crazy not to upgrade them. (Posted on 9/5/16)

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 Stage Series products carry a limited 8-year warranty.

For further details, please see our full article.

Domestic (US) Customers

  • - Same-day shipping for all orders placed by 12:00 PM CST (or until 4 PM with rush processing)
  • - USPS, for delivery in 3-5 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!