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The Benefits of Interior LED Lights in Your Car

LED lighting for a car's cabin.

If your car’s factory-installed lighting isn’t doing it for you, know that there’s another option to consider: purchasing interior LED lights from an aftermarket supplier. This type of lighting can dramatically improve the look of your car’s cabin, but the benefits of adding LED lighting to your car’s interior aren’t just cosmetic.

Why Add Interior LED Lights to My Car?

Short for light-emitting diode, LEDs are becoming the new standard for illumination, whether you’re lighting up your car, your house or some other space. They provide the following benefits:

Superb Energy Efficiency

LED lights consume less energy than conventional bulbs. In fact, it’s estimated that LED bulbs are up to 80% more efficient than traditional incandescent lights. As a result, they can help your vehicle operate with greater efficiency, placing less strain on your car’s battery and potentially extending its life span.white led light strip

Great versatility

You haven’t seen versatile lighting until tried custom LED strips. They provide cabin illumination that’s second to none and can fill more of the dark nooks and crannies in your car’s interior. It can be easy to lose small items in the cabin of a car, but interior LED lights can be wired most anywhere you want to illuminate those dark corners that seem to swallow up anything you happen to drop. Your passengers may also appreciate some additional light as they ride along with you.

Long Life Span

Replacing bulbs in your car’s interior can be a hassle. Luckily, LED bulbs have a longer life span than conventional bulbs, which makes them a more convenient choice. Some LED bulbs are capable of providing up to 50,000 hours of light.

Less Heat Generation

Conventional halogen bulbs can get hot pretty quickly, and this can make them dangerous to handle. LED lights produce very little heat, which makes them a safer choice than halogen bulbs.

Diverse Color Ranges

Your car’s cabin is your personal domain, and it’s only natural that you’d want this space to reflect your personal aesthetic. With factory-installed lighting, you’re typically limited to traditional neutral yellow light. Aftermarket LED lights open up your options considerably, as they come in an almost endless range of colors. If you want the freedom of being able to choose from all the colors of the rainbow to illuminate your car’s cabin, you’ll love what LED lighting has to offer.

Excellent Light Quality

With many halogen bulbs, the white light you get isn’t really white — it’s more of a yellow. An LED bulb can offer greater crispness and clarity, and its light can be truly white, bright and sharp, if that’s your desire. This can give your car’s cabin a brighter, cleaner look, and it can also help you stay alert at night.

Can I Use LED Lights All Throughout My Car’s Cabin?

The good news is that you can use LED lights where a traditional bulb is found, and you can install custom LED light strips anywhere else. Try swapping LED bulbs into the following places:

  • Dome lights.
  • Door lights.
  • Map lights.
  • Trunk lights.
  • Glove box lights.
  • Cargo area lights.

Whether you want to increase efficiency or customize your ride, LED lights are a great choice that can brighten the look of your car’s cabin and make your time spent behind the wheel more enjoyable.

Check out all the lighting parts available on NAPA Online, or trust one of our 17,000 NAPA AutoCare locations for routine maintenance and repairs. For more information on interior LED lights, chat with a knowledgeable expert at your local NAPA AUTO PARTS store.

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Warren Clarke View All

I'm a writer and editor who's a regular contributor with the New York Daily News and Carfax, and my content has appeared in over 20 publications. I've written content that covers industries such as automotive, medical, insurance, healthcare, real estate, plumbing, pest control, dental and hospitality.

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