Alright so while I was visiting Gunner this weekend we decided to make a run down to I-80 and check out a few things. I was looking to match the interior lights to the doors/sub lights. The white on red just wasn't cutting it. I found these poorly manufactured and overpriced painted bulbs.
This guy is straight out of the package. : /
They served the purpose, but I found they smoke for a little while as they burn paint off (scared the **** out of me!) "Hey Keith, *sniff sniff*, do you smell something?" "IS THAT SMOKE?" Also like I said, overpriced for being factory bulbs painted red.
Here is with the crappy bulbs on the floor. You can see the white bleed through more so in person.
Crappy bulbs up front.
Another experiment. Crappy bulb on the right, regular white bulb on the left with red lens repair tape covering the enclosure. The left wasn't bright enough, but was cleaner looking than the crappy bulb. I also tried wrapping the lens repair tape around the white bulbs, worked great for about 15 seconds, then "*sniff sniff* OH GOD, SMOKE." Had a lot of that going on recently...
Then I found these guys. The 6 led style cost $14.95 a piece, so I just ordered one to try it out. I also ordered a full set of ones similar to the 3 LED style, but they were $1.95 and had 6 smaller leds inside, couldn't find pictures but they look similar.
With the LEDs.
$1.95 LED bulb
$14.95 LED bulb
$1.95 LEDs on the floor.
$1.95 LEDs up front.
That'* a lot of red.