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LED Dome Lights?

Discussion in 'Model S: Interior & Exterior' started by theslimshadyist, Dec 1, 2016.

  1. theslimshadyist

    theslimshadyist NashVegas!

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    For those of you who recently took delivery on a car with PUP, do your dome lights appear to be more of an amber or yellow'ish tint instead of a brighter white? Mine def look more like the color of a traditional bulb. The ambient lighting in the door panels are definitely a clean whiter colored hue but my dome lights look like crap.
     
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    #2 DJung, Dec 1, 2016
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    Tesla changed the dome light from the cooler bluish white color to the warmer yellow color when they shipped the P85Ds back in December of 2014. They've been yellow ever since.

    Old Pre-December 2014 Lights:
    [​IMG]

    New Dome Lights:
     
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    Sad ... I prefer the whiter light.
     
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    theslimshadyist NashVegas!

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    I ordered that kit, 2 of them actually and have them on hand but they aren't for the dome lights. Puddle, footwells, frunk, trunk, and glove box. :(
     
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    #6 MorrisonHiker, Dec 2, 2016
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    Oops, didn't realize that. I checked with my friend who updated all of his other interior lights. He confirmed that he hasn't found replacements for the dome lights yet.

    I'll probably be updating my other lights with the Abstract Ocean bulbs later this month.
     
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    That's a bummer. I may not have autopilot, but at least I have white dome lights and cup holder pinchers!
     
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    I don't currently have AP, TACC, lane assist, auto headlights, etc. but I'm truly enjoying the car!
     
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    #9 Jaybird, Jan 20, 2018
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    I have a good system for tinting the dome led's, especially if you want them warmer. Someone here posted about Gallery Glass Window color. It is a liquid than dries into a material similar to vinyl. I also found a near perfect hole punch to make the right size disc so you can just apply the vinyl circles to the existing lights. When you mix this color you want to use about a quarter size amount of the clear and just two drops of the orange poured onto a Gallery Glass leading blanks (you could probably do this on any non-porous surface too). Keep it a very, very pale orange, it gets much darker when it dries and is perfectly clear. Thin it out to a 3 x 3 or so square using a pin scraped across the liquid in rows. After a full pass, change the direction you drag the pin in. I also found waving the sheet around a bit helps to get a smooth material thickness. Let dry overnight. Here is an image of what the a finished tint looks like: imgur picture of dome led tinted to warm.

    Gallery Glass Window Orange:
    https://smile.amazon.com/Gallery-Glass-Window-2oz-Pumpkin-Orange/dp/B00QAB06X4/

    Clear Gallery Glass Window Color:
    https://smile.amazon.com/Gallery-Glass-Window-16081-Crystal/dp/B004QTZ95W/

    Clear Gallery Glass leading blanks:
    https://smile.amazon.com/Gallery-Glass-Leading-Blanks-Pkg/dp/B003XLQZ2U/

    3/4" hole puncher (put the vinyl tint on top of paper when you punch):
    https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B0090JVBP0/
     

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