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Stoney871

I've recently had a couple of LED bulbs I installed into my courtesy light start flickering thus causing me to temporarily fit standard bulbs again.

After a nice soft but bright light I felt that a better solution was needed.

As I have the unit with map lights and LED ambient lights fitted it takes T10 style bulbs and the following item was a perfect fit-

 

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/FORD-FOCUS-Super-bright-LED-MAP-LIGHT-Dome-Festoon-Light-Conversion-3-Piece-501-/221475434885?pt=UK_CarsParts_Vehicles_CarParts_SM&hash=item3390f6f185

 

 

If you have only a single T10 bulb then this is the one for you-

 

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/FORD-FOCUS-SUPER-BRIGHT-LED-MAP-LIGHT-Dome-Festoon-Light-Conversion-501-Capless-/321442628696?pt=UK_CarsParts_Vehicles_CarParts_SM&hash=item4ad7794458

 

Another option for a single bulb unit, (comes in T10 and festoon versions for all fittings)-

 

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/FORD-FOCUS-ULTRA-BRIGHT-LED-MAP-LIGHT-Festoon-Dome-LIFETIME-WARRANTY-265-or-501-/321442628683?pt=UK_CarsParts_Vehicles_CarParts_SM&hash=item4ad779444b

 

I strongly recommend the ones I fitted, better than normal T10 bulbs by far.

 

The seller is a top bloke as well, he sent the single T10 fitting one by accident and on alerting Him to this He sorted it immediately with no fuss and the replacement was here within 7 days.

ChrisCooper

Like those. Just have standard LEDs in mine (although not done the reading lights yet).

martyntdci

they look sweet clive, alot better than standard imho.... and not at a bad price also.... dis the initial take the usual month to get to your door?

bry0586
Ive not long fitted a led festoon, looks so much better although when its set to middle its still on only very dim.......?

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troy45

They look good.....I'd have looked into getting some of those but got map lights front and also in the rear now and already gone for CREE bulbs in them with the festoons matching the submarine lighting.

 

Could maybe do something with the 3-piece version......

Stoney871

they look sweet clive, alot better than standard imho.... and not at a bad price also.... dis the initial take the usual month to get to your door?


They took 7 days to arrive both times.
Stoney871

Ive not long fitted a led festoon, looks so much better although when its set to middle its still on only very dim.......?

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The ones as I listed go right out when they should, no residual glow at all.
jeebowhite

Looking good there Clive!

Stoney871
I'm very happy with them.
I just couldn't stomach the idea of putting standard yellow bulbs back in.
Even blue tinted bulbs looked more green than anything else.
jeebowhite

I just bought some T10's to try and improve the colour but might take it a step further with these later!

Stoney871
You won't be disappointed.
They're excellent IMO.
tomo91
Are they difficult to install Stoney? Been thinking of changing my interior lights for led's in my focus for a while now, but never been to sure how to do it lol


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Stoney871
What style courtesy light have you got?
If you can post a photo then I'll be better able to guide you.

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tomo91
It's the one on the mk2.5, has three buttons, I'll get a photo when I'm next the car mate!


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Stoney871
Ideal

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tomo91
Yeah it's like the one in the first picture you uploaded mate?


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Stoney871
Easy job.
Pop the light out with a screwdriver at the side nearest the windscreen.
Drop the light down and disconnect the wires (if you don't then you will blow a fuse).
Pop the clear lens off the light and swap the led's for the standard bulbs.
Reverse order to refit light.

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tomo91
Cheers Stoney appreciate the help!


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Stoney871
I do my best.

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bry0586

anyone got a link to a 42mm festoon that wont leave any residual charge? a friend of mine said with it being led it'll use a smidge of power but i'd rather not risk it draining lol 

Stoney871
LED's use so little power you could leave one on in your car for a couple of weeks before any serious drain occurred.

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jeebowhite

I deliberately tested this on the CMAX, I replaced all the sidelights, brake and tail lights etc with LED's. I went into work left the lights on for a day with no issues. Took it home, and left the lights on all weekend without starting the car - not an issue :D

bry0586

ahhh ok, in that case i wont bother lol.  how do they use so little yet are much brighter than bulbs and bulbs use more, can anyone tell me in a dumbass way as im not electronically clued up lol

Stoney871
A normal incandescent bulb wastes most of it's power in the form of heat whereas an LED does not.

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bry0586

oooo ok, thankyou for keeping it simple, unfortunately my brain is wired on cooking food rather than electrics and mechanics haha 

GazMiller

Hi i just caught a glimpse of this thread and thought i would share this link for the leds direct instead of going through ebay i can vouch for the site as i have used it many times before although postage can take a week or so but if i remember right its free p&p

 

http://www.dx.com/p/t10-2w-126lm-30x5050-smd-led-white-light-car-reading-lamp-for-ford-focus-2-0-12-14v-3-piece-138183#.U7KbD_ldW8A

troy45

Hi i just caught a glimpse of this thread and thought i would share this link for the leds direct instead of going through ebay i can vouch for the site as i have used it many times before although postage can take a week or so but if i remember right its free p&p

 

http://www.dx.com/p/t10-2w-126lm-30x5050-smd-led-white-light-car-reading-lamp-for-ford-focus-2-0-12-14v-3-piece-138183#.U7KbD_ldW8A

 

Was a couple of years ago but my experience in dealing with DX was painful, delivery times were plain awful  :angry:

GazMiller

 

Was a couple of years ago but my experience in dealing with DX was painful, delivery times were plain awful  

 

thats a shame too hear, i can say in the past 5 years i have never had any problems just the waiting time for delivery which i can except 

troy45

Took over 2 months for my order to be delivered to me, email queries took over a week for a response, no communication that one of items was no longer in stock and when we agreed on a suitable replacement still took 2 weeks to dispatch that despite me asking if they could prioritise it as I'd already waited for ages  :rolleyes: 

Stoney871
The seller I linked to is very reliable and items often come within 7-10 days max.


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Jockstar
I'm on my second 42mm festoon in my mk2 Focus. Both have now failed. I'm not sure why.
Stoney871
If they were LED then it's a common problem where they blow a resistor or, as I often found, they start flickering.
For some reasin the Focus courtesy lights are very hard on bulbs and fuses (especially when changing bulbs).

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tomo91
Haha had exactly the same happen to me! Received mine in the post today but got sent the single fitment not the 3 piece I had ordered! Just waiting for him to get back to me


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