Light lenses? Best bulbs for dark interior? share your interior lighting projects

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  1. Meccanoble

    Meccanoble Full Access Member

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    One of the bulb lenses in second row broke leaving bulb fully accessible on passenger side. Needed a replacement but figure this is a great opportunity to change to better lenses (if that exists) or just replace with same. Wasnt sure what part number was or where I can get besides dealer/junk yard.

    Also, I wanted to improve lighting on inside but its my understanding the lighting you get is different with dark and light interior. Dark interior should have a "cooler" feel? Any feedback and bulbs you had success with?

    I had blue bulbs added all over a black interior sedan when I was younger and it looked good back then. Very curious to see what type of lighting projects people have one in their interior. Not trying to have a neon show but there are ways to add lights in a tasteful way even for grown ups :)
     
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    Here are a couple pics from both of my trucks.

    I originally put white LEDs in the 2006 Tahoe and then decided to change a bit to the blue LEDs. The white was very bright and crisp. The blue is cooler and more mellow, but still bright. I like it, my wife not so much. I may swap back to the white at some point, but the blue goes with the overall theme of the blue truck.
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    I put white LEDs in the Suburban and they are super bright for my wife. Both trucks have light interiors. Pewter for the Tahoe and the Cashmere for the Suburban.
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    That white looks bright. I was worried about blue but glad to see things are still visible. Can the blue get annoying if kept on too long. This why i wanted a cooler lighting but not sure if that can be done with a type of white or if color is needed.
     
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    I like both colors. The white is super bright for sure, pretty much daytime in there. I like how bright it is for the family Suburban/kid hauler when they are getting in at dark.

    The blue doesn't bother me and I rarely just sit in there with them on other than lock/unlock. Everything is still visible, just toned down a bit.

    Really depends on whether you are going for a theme or just want it brighter. Either way, the LED swap all around is worth it.
     
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    Anyone know part number for the dome lens that goes with the drop down screen in the middle? There are 2 of them. Having trouble finding the right one.
     
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    We considered changing our lights to LEDs, too bright, way too bright for our tastes.
     
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    All white LEDs on black interior in my 07 Yukon Denali.
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