Go Back  Jaguar Forums - Jaguar Enthusiasts Forum > Jaguar Models ( Current ) > F-Type ( X152 )
Reload this Page >

Anyone install puddle lights on a MY2016 or newer?

F-Type ( X152 ) 2014 - Onwards

Anyone install puddle lights on a MY2016 or newer?

 
  #21  
Old 06-10-2019, 08:52 PM
OzXFR's Avatar
Veteran Member
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: Adelaide, South Australia
Posts: 4,070
Received 1,149 Likes on 958 Posts
Default

Originally Posted by fuzzysquid View Post
Success!

Pretty big difference in color temperature (led on right). The yellow of the halogens always bugged me:

Good to see! (no pun intended honest Guv).
The good thing about the OEM F-Type lighting is that these foot well lights and the puddle lights are the only sickly yellow ones, everything else both in and out is white LEDs which don't need replacing.
Unlike my two XFs where there wasn't an LED in sight and every single goddam globe desperately needed to be replaced!
 
  #22  
Old 06-10-2019, 10:37 PM
Tork Monster's Avatar
Senior Member
Join Date: Dec 2017
Location: Seattle WA
Posts: 354
Received 99 Likes on 64 Posts
Default

I installed blue LEDs in the footwells, and thought they were too blue. Installed red, and thought they were too dark, and they didn't match the (default) blue ambient lighting. Went back to blue, but would like a "whiter" color of blue...
Below is the red.


And the blue:

 

Last edited by Tork Monster; 06-10-2019 at 10:42 PM.
  #23  
Old 06-10-2019, 10:56 PM
OzXFR's Avatar
Veteran Member
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: Adelaide, South Australia
Posts: 4,070
Received 1,149 Likes on 958 Posts
Default

Hey Tork, if you want a "whiter" colour of blue look on Fleabay for "ice blue" LEDs, literally millions of listings.
They almost perfectly match the bluer shades of the F-Type interior lighting.
I tried all sorts of colours in my XFR (where the factory default lighting scheme was "phosphor blue" in Jag-speak), including the intense blue you have tried and bright white, and I settled on ice blue in the rear roof lights, front main light and foot well lights (with bright white in the front reading lights) as the best set up.
 
The following users liked this post:
Tork Monster (06-11-2019)
  #24  
Old 06-11-2019, 07:47 AM
Unhingd's Avatar
Veteran Member
Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: Maryland, US
Posts: 13,787
Received 3,235 Likes on 2,439 Posts
Default

For as often as I drive my car around with the door open, the footwell lighting color really isn't an issue for me.
 
  #25  
Old 06-11-2019, 10:03 AM
Tork Monster's Avatar
Senior Member
Join Date: Dec 2017
Location: Seattle WA
Posts: 354
Received 99 Likes on 64 Posts
Default

Originally Posted by OzXFR View Post
Hey Tork, if you want a "whiter" colour of blue look on Fleabay for "ice blue" LEDs, literally millions of listings.
They almost perfectly match the bluer shades of the F-Type interior lighting.
I tried all sorts of colours in my XFR (where the factory default lighting scheme was "phosphor blue" in Jag-speak), including the intense blue you have tried and bright white, and I settled on ice blue in the rear roof lights, front main light and foot well lights (with bright white in the front reading lights) as the best set up.
Ordered 'em this morning
Thanks OzXFR
 
  #26  
Old 06-11-2019, 06:26 PM
OzXFR's Avatar
Veteran Member
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: Adelaide, South Australia
Posts: 4,070
Received 1,149 Likes on 958 Posts
Default

Originally Posted by Unhingd View Post
For as often as I drive my car around with the door open, the footwell lighting color really isn't an issue for me.
I may not drive with the door open (well not often!) but the horrible dull sickly yellow light of the el cheapo OEM footwell globes annoyed the bejeebus out of me every time I opened a door, they really did downgrade the interior appearance IMHO, so they had to be replaced with bright white LEDs asap.
 
  #27  
Old 06-11-2019, 09:20 PM
Senior Member
Join Date: Oct 2018
Location: Vancouver, BC, Canada
Posts: 108
Received 20 Likes on 15 Posts
Default

On the contrary, I always found yellow light to be warm and comfortable, and white light from LEDs or fluorescents to be harsh and unflattering to most objects.

To each their own.
 
The following users liked this post:
F-Toype (06-13-2019)
  #28  
Old 06-11-2019, 09:36 PM
OzXFR's Avatar
Veteran Member
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: Adelaide, South Australia
Posts: 4,070
Received 1,149 Likes on 958 Posts
Default

Originally Posted by Luc Lapierre View Post
On the contrary, I always found yellow light to be warm and comfortable, and white light from LEDs or fluorescents to be harsh and unflattering to most objects.

To each their own.
Agreed, each to their own.
I also have a half-baked theory that us "more mature" owners with failing eyesight find the stock yellow lights too dull to be much use and the brighter whiter LEDs enable us to see things a lot better. My garage is almost pitch black this time of year (winter here in Oz) and I need all the help I can get getting into the car. Yep, half-baked, but I wonder if it has a touch of truth to it?
 
  #29  
Old 06-12-2019, 12:10 AM
BruceTheQuail's Avatar
Veteran Member
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Gold Coast, Oz
Posts: 2,444
Received 510 Likes on 418 Posts
Default

Personally the lack of consistency shat me. White under the door, yellow in the footwell, blue (changeable) on the handle, blue (non changeable) on the doors. it's like a friggin rainbow in these cars. I changed everything to ice blue which is a bit morgue-ish (but awesome if you are a fan of the Borg), and am only annoyed when I change to dynamic and have red in some places and blue in others.
 
  #30  
Old 06-12-2019, 09:30 AM
Senior Member
Join Date: May 2018
Location: South Carolina
Posts: 525
Received 108 Likes on 84 Posts
Talking

Originally Posted by OzXFR View Post
I may not drive with the door open (well not often!) but the horrible dull sickly yellow light of the el cheapo OEM footwell globes annoyed the bejeebus out of me every time I opened a door, they really did downgrade the interior appearance IMHO, so they had to be replaced with bright white LEDs asap.
Don't let the naysayers get you down, Oz, some of them are influenced by their SWMBOs.
 
The following users liked this post:
OzXFR (06-12-2019)
  #31  
Old 06-12-2019, 12:47 PM
Unhingd's Avatar
Veteran Member
Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: Maryland, US
Posts: 13,787
Received 3,235 Likes on 2,439 Posts
Default

Originally Posted by fujicoupe View Post
Don't let the naysayers get you down, Oz, some of them are influenced by their SWMBOs.
That was certainly the issue on the puddle lights, but in this instance, I never gave the footwell lights another thought. Maybe next time when I see them in the dead of night, they'll start bugging the crap out of me (NOT!).
 
  #32  
Old 06-12-2019, 12:56 PM
Member
Join Date: Mar 2018
Location: Palm Springs Ca and Dataw Isl SC
Posts: 92
Received 25 Likes on 21 Posts
Default

You old farts still can drive at night? I avoid driving at night as much as I can.
 
  #33  
Old 06-12-2019, 01:14 PM
Unhingd's Avatar
Veteran Member
Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: Maryland, US
Posts: 13,787
Received 3,235 Likes on 2,439 Posts
Default

Originally Posted by Noshame View Post
You old farts still can drive at night? I avoid driving at night as much as I can.
I'm 66 years old and still playing softball in the night leagues. Eat more carrots.
 
  #34  
Old 06-12-2019, 04:27 PM
Member
Join Date: Mar 2018
Location: Palm Springs Ca and Dataw Isl SC
Posts: 92
Received 25 Likes on 21 Posts
Default

My wife feeds me so many carrots that I grew a cotton tail and long ears.
 

Last edited by Noshame; 06-12-2019 at 04:32 PM.
  #35  
Old 06-13-2019, 03:19 AM
Nati's Avatar
Veteran Member
Join Date: Jun 2015
Location: Cincinnati
Posts: 1,295
Received 314 Likes on 224 Posts
Default

What kind of base must the foot well bulb have to be compatible? Anyone have a link to one that works?
 
  #36  
Old 06-13-2019, 03:49 AM
OzXFR's Avatar
Veteran Member
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: Adelaide, South Australia
Posts: 4,070
Received 1,149 Likes on 958 Posts
Default

Originally Posted by Nati View Post
What kind of base must the foot well bulb have to be compatible? Anyone have a link to one that works?
Just about any T10 wedge W5W will work fine and they don't need to be canbus compatible.
But smaller/shorter ones like COB will be easier to fit than SMD or Cree which tend to be a bit longish.
 
  #37  
Old 06-14-2019, 08:57 PM
Nati's Avatar
Veteran Member
Join Date: Jun 2015
Location: Cincinnati
Posts: 1,295
Received 314 Likes on 224 Posts
Default

Got me some growlers. They look great!
 
Attached Thumbnails Anyone install puddle lights on a MY2016 or newer?-photo384.jpg  
  #38  
Old 06-14-2019, 09:15 PM
OzXFR's Avatar
Veteran Member
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: Adelaide, South Australia
Posts: 4,070
Received 1,149 Likes on 958 Posts
Default

Originally Posted by Nati View Post
Got me some growlers. They look great!
Exactly the same as mine!
 
  #39  
Old 06-15-2019, 07:15 AM
Senior Member
Join Date: May 2018
Location: South Carolina
Posts: 525
Received 108 Likes on 84 Posts
Default

Originally Posted by Nati View Post
Got me some growlers. They look great!
What was your source? I want some!
 
  #40  
Old 06-15-2019, 08:59 AM
Nati's Avatar
Veteran Member
Join Date: Jun 2015
Location: Cincinnati
Posts: 1,295
Received 314 Likes on 224 Posts

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Quick Reply: Anyone install puddle lights on a MY2016 or newer?


Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

© 2019 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.
 
  • Ask a Question
    Get answers from community experts
Question Title:
Description:
Your question will be posted in: