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Re: Nissan LEAF Light Bulb Mods: LEDs Anyone?

Posted: Thu Oct 04, 2018 11:15 am
by MasterN
First time Leaf owner and first time poster. I just purchased my 2014 Nissan LEAF SL Premium at the end of September. It replaced my gas-guzzling old 2003 GMC Envoy SLT 4x4. My car payment on the LEAF worked out to be $5/month LESS than my fuel bill for the Envoy, including a 5 year/60,000 mile bumper to bumper warranty!

So far, I love my LEAF, which I have nicknamed "Blue Reticent" or "BR". My original choice was "Blue Silence"...but "BS" didn't sound like a good abbreviation to my wife. LOL! I have a 40 mile round trip commute each day...mostly Interstate. I arrive home each night with 30-40% SOC. I decided to swap out all of my interior, parking, and license plate bulbs for LEDs, as I generally do on all of my vehicles.

The Parking Lights (2825 Bulbs) and the License Plate Lights (2825 Bulbs) were all swapped out with these:

I have had great success with these bulbs from JDM on my 2003 GMC Envoy and my 2015 Chevrolet Equinox. The High Beam parking lights were also included in the swap and look MUCH better now! The JDM bulbs are probably around twice as bright as the bulbs they replaced.

The interior light bulbs (DE3175 Bulbs) were both swapped out with these:

Again, deciding to go with with JDM, I thought these were worth the few extra dollars. They are easily twice as bright as the original dome and cargo light bulbs, if not more!

I am very happy with the bulb swap thus far! I have these guys on deck to be ordered and swapped in the near future:
Reverse Lights:
Fog Lights:

Re: Nissan LEAF Light Bulb Mods: LEDs Anyone?

Posted: Sun Oct 07, 2018 8:01 pm
by Supersleeper
Hey, congrats! Most of the time, I see folks with large 4x4 gas guzzlers trying to run us Leafs off the road, lol. I’m glad to see that there’s others discovering these cars for more than just green cars, but also as extremely cost efficient.

Re: Nissan LEAF Light Bulb Mods: LEDs Anyone?

Posted: Tue Oct 09, 2018 6:27 am
by MasterN
Thanks! I've been highly impressed with my Leaf these last few weeks! It makes driving to work fun...I'm trying to figure out just how long it takes me to come to a stop in different areas along my route using B Mode regenerative braking only all the way down to 2-3mph. I try to use the brakes only to stop the car those last few feet. It's like a game...that I often fail at! LOL! Fun times!

Re: Nissan LEAF Light Bulb Mods: LEDs Anyone?

Posted: Mon Sep 30, 2019 10:58 am
by thanar
I would advise against swapping your fog lights bulbs with LEDs. For lights are engineered so as the beam focuses very low; if you put LEDs in there, the focal point will change and you’ll most probably get a random spotlight result.