L.E.D interior lights for my Landy!
OK here is a quick easy and very cheap modification you can do on your Land Rover Discovery. L.E.D interior lighting. now if you own a Discovery like me then you are probably aware of it’s pretty dim overhead interior lights.
So here is how I solved that problem for less than £10!
I replaced the original festoon bulbs with direct replacement LED’s from Ebay.
these ones for the front two. click here
And this one for the back click here
I went for the more powerful one on the back as I wanted to really light the boot space well.
Ok here are some pics so you can see what I’m talking about.
This photo shows the two LED replacement bulbs, the smaller one is for the front and passenger lights and the larger one is for the boot light. You can see the smaller one is a direct replacement for the original festoon bulb the larger one has a sticky back so you can stick it in place with a cable extension to a festoon adapter.
The bottom image shows the two LED’s with the original festoon bulb and I also put my fingers in to give you an idea of scale.
Only tool needed is a small flat head driver to help pop open the plastic covers. Here you can see me doing the rear seat compartment.
Simply pull out the old bulb and replace with the new.
One minor problem though, the rear passenger light seems to have a slightly tighter gap between the connections, which means it wont sit properly. I found the it hold it good enough to make a connection though so no probs really. you can see from the photo below how it looks when it seats.
OK quick test to see it’s the right way round and BINGO!! we have light!
Now onto the boot light.
Again a super simple procedure. Just insert the festoon adapter, check its the correct way round ( you wont do any damage if it’s not) pull off the sticky back and stick the light panel to something within the housing. ( I used one of the nuts that hold the unit in place).
And that is it. 5 minutes of your time and your done.
Here is a quick before and after so you can see the difference. The camera exposure settings are identical so you can judge accurately how much brighter they are.
Pretty cool eh?
So what do you think? worth wile modification?
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