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ONOutsdoorman- do You have pics of your bulbs on? Thought about CANbus but the lumens are way low and I want it bright.
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Which CAN bus bulb are you using in the dome or maps? Is it the one I linked in this thread?
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Here is an interior shot. Not the greatest exposure but the bulbs are bright. I did not get the brightest ones available.

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Sorry, I just realized that it was another thread that I linked the CAN bus bulb in. Does this look like the one you have? Also, do you have them in the dome and map lights? Where did you buy them? Thanks for the pics. That looks awesome.

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These are the two CAN bus bulbs I have found. Thought I would get some opinions. This one from superbrightleds....
http://www.superbrightleds.com/morei...oon/1264/2937/

And this one from tunerdomes....
https://www.tunerdomes.com/index.php...mj5htpdm9l3tv5

Comparison:
superbrightleds.....................tunerdomes
40 lumens.................................44 lumens
1 LED.......................................2 LEDs
130 deg angle............................180 deg angle
heat sink...................................no heat sink
5500k temp...............................6500-7000k temp
$5.95 each............................$10.99 each

I guess the question is which one is better? The brightness is basically a draw. Number of LEDs doesn't really matter considering the brightness is the same. I don't think the slightly greater angle of the TD bulb is going to make a big difference when you have three bulbs. One has a heat sink and one doesn't but does an LED bulb need a heat sink? The TD bulb does seem to win the temp war. So is the TD bulb worth nearly twice the price??
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These are the two CAN bus bulbs I have found. Thought I would get some opinions. This one from superbrightleds....
http://www.superbrightleds.com/morei...oon/1264/2937/

And this one from tunerdomes....
https://www.tunerdomes.com/index.php...mj5htpdm9l3tv5

Comparison:
superbrightleds.....................tunerdomes
40 lumens.................................44 lumens
1 LED.......................................2 LEDs
130 deg angle............................180 deg angle
heat sink...................................no heat sink
5500k temp...............................6500-7000k temp
$5.95 each............................$10.99 each

I guess the question is which one is better? The brightness is basically a draw. Number of LEDs doesn't really matter considering the brightness is the same. I don't think the slightly greater angle of the TD bulb is going to make a big difference when you have three bulbs. One has a heat sink and one doesn't but does an LED bulb need a heat sink? The TD bulb does seem to win the temp war. So is the TD bulb worth nearly twice the price??
The SuperBrightLED festoon is what I have in my rear dome. My front map lights use a different bulb which are 35 lumens (here). Both are cool white in colour. If you need the same festoon bulbs up front they will be even brighter. I don't know how bright you want it but 40 lumens is bright to me.

My Cree LED reverse lights also have a heat sink.

I think the cool white is great and so do my kids. My wife does not. Oh well

EDIT: FYI, I listed the part numbers of all my bulbs in my Mods list in my Profile.
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Awesome!! Thanks so much. Rep for the pic and the great info. Yes, I can use the festoon bulb in all three of my sockets, the dome and both map lights. You have convinced me. I think I am going to give the superbrightled bulb a shot.
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I got one more question....what the hell is a Samsquanche???
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Ha ha. It's Bubbles' version of a Sasquatch. From Trailer Park Boys.

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