A few days later the box arrived. Last time I forgot to take a photo, but these guys do a good job with box marketing. Check it out:
|Very slick. About the size of a medium sized book. Super light though of course.
|I swear Japanese product packaging never ceases to amaze me.
Of course I had to wait a few days until I got off work early, but then fitted to the GT-R as soon as I could. But first to review:
|OEM incandescent bulb on the left, the Pika-Q LED 30lm/200 lm bulbs on the right
Also - last time I had noticed that the license plate bulbs (which are aftermarket LEDs too) seemed a bit dim. Might as well see what happens when I replace with Pika-Q brand T10 leds, right?
|So here is a close up of how it looked before.
And here is what one of the old T10 LEDs look like. I can't even figure out their specs (such as brightness), having bought them several years ago. I do remember thinking that the lighting looked much WHITER than the yellowish OEM bulbs. But maybe 20 lumens?
When I searched on the Pika-Q site, I simply went ahead and tried to find the brightest T10 bulbs I could find. This model, at a claimed 100 lumens, seemed to be the best ones.
Here is how it looks. Pretty plain packaging for all that hype.
Anyway, what's important is to see the difference. So I went ahead and unscrewed the clear plastic covers to access the old bulbs, and put in one of the new ones to check out the difference.
|Old bulb on left, Pika-Q on the right. WOW.
|So the new LED is so bright the old one appears to barely illuminate.
|Two on the left are not LED
|Left outside one still not LED
|All 4 LEDs
What do you guys think? License bulbs too bright? Oh, and the other 2 bulbs I received? That's for my next post...