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Old 12-02-2017, 04:55 AM   #1
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Default 2018 interior light LED upgrade.

Just an FYI for those looking to upgrade the interior lighting with aftermarket LEDs. As with previous generation Crosstrek owners here on this forum, Diode Dymamics is the only way to go!

I took a chance and pulled the trigger on interior lights: map, dome, license plate, and cargo area not knowing if they were compatible with the 2018. So all these bulbs are the same item numbers as the 2017. Understandably, they do not have the "Choose your vehicle" yet for the 2018.

You can select cool white or warm white, along with various colors if you're a Disco type!

I had ordered everything in cool white, which is stereotypical LED, but personally found that the map and dome were a bit to sterile for me. I called them up and asked if I could exchange part of my order with the warm white and they were MORE than accommodating. They said that they'd ship out the new ones along with a return shipping label (paid). Unbelievably gracious!!!

Would recommend this company to anyone. Crazy good customer service, Made in the USA, and for a fraction (less than 1/3rd) of the OEM Subaru LED upgrade.

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Old 12-02-2017, 05:06 AM   #2
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Wait.. their products are made in the USA?!
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Old 12-03-2017, 06:22 AM   #4
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Wellllll, maybe it's just and American company. Apparently my staffers didn't fact check that.
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I inquired about this just a couple days ago and they couldn’t provide me with any info but asked for photos of the bulbs.. Thanks for the info A-A-Ron!!
Btw which bulbs did you use on the plate?


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The license plate is SMD2, which is the cool white. It seems to fit with the front headlight LEDs. If I didn't have the two tone leather interior, the cool white inside would look nice....it seemed to clash with the grey leather. But, obviously personal preference.
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Yup I did the DD back in Sept. Have been working great since.

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I ordered a bunch of LED replacements from Diodedynamics for the interior.
I swapped out the map lights, dome light, cargo light, and license plate lights... HUGE difference.




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