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I am having problems with number plate bulbs I bought these http://www.ebay.co.uk/ulk/itm/121840230166   they worked for 2 days then they stopped after I contacted the seller he sent me new ones and they worked for abour 2,3 weeks now one of them is gone is well so I ordered these now http://www.ebay.co.uk/ulk/itm/371264650392  hopefully they will work ! Did anyone experience problems with the bulbs like this and what it could be ??

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Your top link is dead, so I assume they were either old products being sold off cheap or he realised they were defective and ditched them

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I take it the ones you've bought are quite cheap?

I went through the same issues, bought a few different bulbs, found ones that had a good colour and brightness, 1 lasted only a week yet the others were fine, sooner or later others started flickering and others died.

I took a better look into the LED options available and found these by Osram.


There are two versions, the premium and the standard, I can't vouch for the standard, but the premium and great quality and have lasted me over a year and half, i've had them on all 3 of my Fiestas. I first tried the 4000k, which are a bit whiter than the standard sidelights/interior/numberplate etc. lights 6000k or 6800k. the 6800k are just blue, very bright, but obviously not ideal. 6800k gives off a more HID feel, but its just an LED. Don't get me wrong, they are much more expensive (£10-16 for a pair, they seem to change every now and then) but they haven't failed on me yet.

Osram do others along the same line (LEDriving) I've recently purchased an LED Festoon bulb for the courtesy light in my ST-3.


I'll be making a post about my ST build and you can see the pictures of the bulbs there, i'll link it into my signature at some point as well.

eBay - http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/OSRAM-W5W-LEDriving-Interior-Styling-Lights-6000K-Cool-White-Twin-2850CW-02B-/262014442003?hash=item3d01471a13:g:uSIAAOSw~bFWH59x

amazon - http://www.amazon.co.uk/LEDriving-Retrofit-interior-2850CW-02B-consumption/dp/B0088XET0S/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1454444220&sr=8-3&keywords=ledriving

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This should do it,




They only come as singles though, haven't got mine yet, but they should be the same quality as the 501/W5W

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4 hours ago, Maxxxykins said:

Did you get these yet?

I did get the ones that I post earlier they work perfect now but only problem they are a big bigger so needed to push them in harder but they are fine

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