I was looking for something a little brighter than the existing 3w 501 bulbs and while I've tried 5w 501 bulbs I got a little worried about the amount of heat they generated. After a few seconds they were to hot to touch.
I thought I'd give LED (Light Emitting Diode)'s a go.
These are the ones I purchased.
I got them from a eBay seller called econnect4u and they cost Ã‚Â£1.50 for 2 delivered from Hong Kong.
Here is what they look like before fitting
It's just a matter of prising off the light covers, removing the old bulbs and slotting in the new ones.
One thing to remember when installing them is they are polarity sensitive so if they don't work one way around try them the other.
I had to bend the little connectors on the bulbs ever so slightly to get a good contact but nothing to worry about.
Here is a side by side comparison
and here is the finished result
The lights look more directional when the cover is off but once the cover is on you get a proper diffused light and it looks fantastic.
Heat was an initial worry with teh standard bulbs.. with the LED ones you can tough them whilst they are on so this will be a problem.
One thing worth noting is you still get to see the fade in and fade out of the lights.
All in all about 5 mins work and well worth the effort
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