Brooksy wrote:This subject seems to have been discussed at great length before but I'm still unsure about the whole led vs standard wedge bulbs.
Is anyone using 12v 3w wedge base standard bulbs instead if the original 2w? If so, do they improve the brightness much?
If the 3w could pose a risk in terms of excess heat, I'd rather stick with the original, albeit dim, set up.
Thanks in advance.
The original dash bulbs are 3w. Some people have tried 5w, but it's best to stay away from those I think, due to the extra heat, these are 30 year old plastics after all.
I'm not such a fan of the LED option for various reasons. Mine is standard at the moment (bulb covers still intact with standard bulbs), but as these covers age and will no doubt be past their use at some point, what I intend to do is remove the blue covers and use standard 3w bulbs with a coloured tint.
That's the closest option originality/standard wise, still original bulbs with that hint of colour that the covers gave, and no extra heat. And the dimmer function will still work as intended.