Hi AWAKE33,I checked out your dome and maplight solutions.
I'm all for capitolism, but those prices are absurd.
Do you have 2nd row lights for those that don't have a moon/sunroof? I only see the cargo lights or side mounted 2nd row in your pics.
Converting these dome lights is not a simple or quick process and the price reflects that fact. We tried doing just a simple LED swap on the internal circuit board like some members have done, but the light output was terrible and not even as bright as the stock dome. All you get from a simple LED bulb swap is white color and less light.
As a company we have chosen only to develop and produce products that substantially improves the performance of the stock light. We received a lot of LED dome light inquiries from Explorer owners who purchased our LED puddle lights and most asked for a much brighter light along with the white LED color.
The only way we found to increase the brightness was to heavily modify the stock dome light to allow for the two large format LED panels. Modifying the light bezel, housing and reflector is very labor intensive and all done by hand. We also have to produce a product that is dependable, long lasting and warrantable. To accomplish this, we have to use components and assembly techniques that are more robust than those a DIY'er would use to make their own. All of this adds cost.
We have had a great response from customers so far and sales are going very well.
I understand what you are explaining, but I'm still skeptical.
I also don't trust a company that arranges before/after pictures in the manner that you have. In your before shots, you have a piece of heavy stock paper blocking the cargo light on the left. You not do not have that light blocked in the after shot, and the cargo light on the left has been upgraded to LED. There is also evidence of heavy dynamic HDR manipulation in the after shots in an attempt to make the difference even more dramatic than it is. Lastly, it appears you used a higher F-stop than necessary in the before shot to produce a dimmer picture.
Would please share what type of bulbs you used for the turn signals and where you got them?
Just got my explorer sport and already ordered the black ford logos to change out the blue but thinking of doing this mod as well to give it a cleaner look.
If I am reading everything correct if I get these lights from ebay then I should not have any hyper flashing issues since it is a higher watt?
Thanks for your help, I am new to this and read the whole thread but just wanted to confirm. Thanks for your all your help and post!
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