Upgrade: Boot LED light

Almost as dismal as the stock interior dome light is the stock boot light. This takes a very small Festoon style light, around 28mm or so, which is very small and explains why it’s so pathetically dim.

Stock boot light
Stock boot light

I found a 30mm LED festoon light at Canadian Tire for $12.99, which really brightens things up and matches the colour temperature of my new interior light. It was a tight fit, but I found that I could bend the tabs back to accommodate it easily enough.

LED boot light
LED boot light

A nice, cheap upgrade that makes a big difference. You can buy yours by clicking here:

 

Upgrade: LED interior and license plate lighting

The days are getting shorter as the year goes on, which has made me increasingly aware of just how pathetic the single little yellowish interior light is in my Micra. Today, I decided to do something about it: I bought the Philips T10 twin pack LED light for $19.99. This is a direct plug-in replacement for the existing bulb.

Before:

Standard interior light
Standard interior light

After:

LED interior light
LED interior light

The difference is much more dramatic in the dark.

The license plate light takes the same bulb, so I put the extra bulb there.

Before:

Standard license plate light
Standard license plate light

After:

LED license plate light
LED license plate light

The same bulb is used for the parking and side marker lights; I will replace those as they burn out with these LED’s.

If you want to get a set for yourself (probably for less than I paid), click on the image below: