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I found some early dialogue regarding upgrading interior and exterior bulbs to LED, but haven't seen anything on specific lights forum members have installed. I got some options from amazon, and while the license plate lights are a great shade (6000k), they are way too bright. The interior replacements were too big for the dome light housing. I didn't even mess with the puddle lights. Another member PM'd his choices to me, but I thought I would also see what types others have had success with (particularly anything that isn't overly bright).

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I replaced all of my interior lights with these, http://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B00M8TKQZK. They are definitely very bright, but I like them. The only time the brightness bothers me is late at night when getting out of the car, otherwise I appreciate the brightness and like the look. They did require some type of "restrictor" when installing that was like a $2 part. The guy who works on my car installed them, so I'm not sure exactly what he used.
 

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Appreciate the feedback. Getting a size that fits in the dome light housing is half the battle.
 

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I use these for my front and rear overhead consoles and side mirrors (8 bulbs), no resistor needed, no faint glow when turned off.
http://www.powerbulbs.com/us/product/w5w-led-driving-4000k-warm-white-twin

I use these (2 bulbs) for my rear license plate. Faint glow when car turned off but doesn't bother me. No resistor needed and no CANbus warning in dash.
http://www.powerbulbs.com/us/product/xtreme-vision-festoon-4000k-43mm

There are other temperature options available on that site for W5W and C5W bulbs. I prefer 4000k as it is a slightly warmer yet still a clean white, but not yellow (OEM bulbs) or cold (6000k). Also better matches the Xenon and LED driving lights which are ~4100k. Note that you should use a 43mm C5W bulb to not have a loose fit. These OSRAM and Philips bulbs are more expensive but the much better quality is worth it. I have read many experiences about no-name cheap LED bulbs melting or starting a fire.
 

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I use these for my front and rear overhead consoles and side mirrors (8 bulbs), no resistor needed, no faint glow when turned off.
http://www.powerbulbs.com/us/product/w5w-led-driving-4000k-warm-white-twin

I use these (2 bulbs) for my rear license plate. Fair glow when car turned off but doesn't bother me. No resistor needed and no CANbus warning in dash.
http://www.powerbulbs.com/us/product/xtreme-vision-festoon-4000k-43mm

There are other temperature options available on that site for W5W and C5W bulbs. I prefer 4000k as it is a slightly warmer yet still a clean white, but not yellow (OEM bulbs) or cold (6000k). Also better matches the Xenon and LED driving lights which are ~4100k. Note That you should use a 43mm C5W bulb to not have a loose fit. These OSRAM and Philips bulbs are more expensive but the much better quality is worth it. I have read many experiences about no-name cheap LED bulbs melting or starting a fire.
Great info! Thanks for sharing.
 

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Has anyone done LED reverse lights and rear fog light?
 

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I use these for my front and rear overhead consoles and side mirrors (8 bulbs), no resistor needed, no faint glow when turned off.
http://www.powerbulbs.com/us/product/w5w-led-driving-4000k-warm-white-twin

I use these (2 bulbs) for my rear license plate. Faint glow when car turned off but doesn't bother me. No resistor needed and no CANbus warning in dash.
http://www.powerbulbs.com/us/product/xtreme-vision-festoon-4000k-43mm

There are other temperature options available on that site for W5W and C5W bulbs. I prefer 4000k as it is a slightly warmer yet still a clean white, but not yellow (OEM bulbs) or cold (6000k). Also better matches the Xenon and LED driving lights which are ~4100k. Note that you should use a 43mm C5W bulb to not have a loose fit. These OSRAM and Philips bulbs are more expensive but the much better quality is worth it. I have read many experiences about no-name cheap LED bulbs melting or starting a fire.
Do you have a slight faint glow on the interior bulbs when the car is off or is this only with license plate bulbs?
 

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Do you have a slight faint glow on the interior bulbs when the car is off or is this only with license plate bulbs?
Only the license plate bulbs.
 

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Do you have a slight faint glow on the interior bulbs when the car is off or is this only with license plate bulbs?
I have never seen that with mine.
 

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What I think you are referring is a small light that shines down on the center console. It shines from a 1/8 inch hole near the map lights. Even with the car off, it will shine for some time after you get in.
 

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Map lights in tactical red: preserves night vision. I leave my LED interior lights in the off position and only turn them on when I need to look for something I have dropped on the floor or loading the car with cargo for travel, because they are so...bright.

Night patrol on the Crest. by Oscar Pair, on Flickr
 

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Your red lights remind me of my red lights in my ambulance HMMV when I served in the Army. No white lights allowed during field training exercises. Looks cool
 

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I use these for my front and rear overhead consoles and side mirrors (8 bulbs), no resistor needed, no faint glow when turned off.
http://www.powerbulbs.com/us/product/w5w-led-driving-4000k-warm-white-twin

I use these (2 bulbs) for my rear license plate. Faint glow when car turned off but doesn't bother me. No resistor needed and no CANbus warning in dash.
http://www.powerbulbs.com/us/product/xtreme-vision-festoon-4000k-43mm

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At this site, all the info you get is for S60 until 2009. Did you use a different search pattern for the bulbs? or 2009 model bulbs are the same for 2015-18? Thanks
 
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