Information and tips
Important information before you get started!
Our products are mostly specialist items for a car. Some knowledge is required during assembly or installation. We work through the cash and carry system. You therefore have to take care of the correct assembly yourself. Consult a specialist if necessary. The costs for this are for your own account.
Read the information below carefully as we cannot be held liable for your actions!
If you are unsure whether your vehicle has a CANbus system, we recommend that you first find this out via the internet, relevant car forums, the instruction booklet for your vehicle.
You will have to find out for yourself whether a certain type of LED is suitable for your vehicle or not.
With a caliper you can measure yourself what size LED lighting is needed. With tube lamps you must always take into account 1 mm play.
Do you have a dimming interior lighting that automatically dims? Make sure that you purchase an LED for this lamp that is being dimmed that belongs to the CAN bus group, otherwise the lamp will not dim gradually.
We cannot guarantee 100% that all LEDs work properly on all types of vehicles. Sometimes problems can arise in connection with. malfunctions.
Want to connect too much lighting? Then also take the masses into account! Where normally 1 type of lighting always works well, connecting another type can disrupt the power supply. A short circuit may occur and you would prefer to prevent this!
In short: adjustments to your car can sometimes be accompanied by malfunctions!
Connecting LED lamps
LED lamps can be sensitive to + plus and - minus. This means that if the lamp is not pressed correctly, the lamp will not work. The lamp is then NOT broken. You then only need to press / turn the lamp the other way around.
All lamps are checked before they are sent!
Most LED lamps can be mounted / replaced immediately. No additional component (plug & play) is required.
With some LED lamps it may be necessary to build in a resistance in connection with the canbus system. This requires some technical knowledge! Consult the instruction manual of your car or internet car forums.
A CAN bus system?
CAN bus stands for Controller Area Network.
Board computers are mainly used in newer cars. This computer ensures that the driver is notified if there is a malfunction or defect. For example, that a lamp is broken.
You can also receive a notification if you replace a part known for the computer with a part that is unknown to the computer. The CAN-bus system can bypass this fault message and you will see a message on your dashboard.
If you purchase an LED lamp and it stays on very light when you switch it off, it is advisable to use an LED lamp with a CAN-bus resistor. This suppresses the low current that is present in your vehicle (think of the interior lighting or trunk lighting).
Do I have a Can-Bus system?
It is very easy to find out if your car has a CAN bus system. Remove 1 of the lamps from the car and make sure your car is not in contact, switch on the ignition only when you have disconnected the lamp. Then check if a message appears on your dashboard. Consult the instruction manual of your car if necessary.
Benefits of LED lighting
A long service life: 50,000 burning hours;
Hardly any heat development due to 90% less power consumption than traditional light bulbs;
A suitable LED lamp is available for almost all standard car lamps.
Looking for the right type of lamp fitting?
Below you will find a link to find the right fitting type for your car:
Click on the following link: overview vehicles and lamps.
New announcement about the LED lighting for external use of your vehicle:
We are obliged to inform you that articles where this text is mentioned above do not contain the necessary E-mark. This says nothing about the quality of the product but that it is not approved for use on public roads according to European Union guidelines.
This is because the light units of these vehicles currently have no construction and composition for the use of LED lighting.
This therefore applies to the lighting units on the outside of the vehicle.
This rule does not apply to the use of LED lighting in the interior.
Is Xenon or LED allowed in my vehicle?
You may only install Xenon and LED lamps in your vehicle if the light unit is made for this. All LED and Xenon lighting with an H-fitting, therefore: H7, H4, H1, etc. are not intended for use on public roads.
This is due to the Dutch legislation 'Vehicle regulation' (Articles 4.1 and 4.2 of the vehicle regulation), in which the European directive and regulation in the field of traffic products are further included. The roads
traffic law 1994 also applies here.
This regulation states that xenon and LED lamps with an H-fitting (or something similar that applies to the outside of the vehicle) may not be permitted on public roads because they do not have an incandescent core (incandescent lamp).
This means that, according to these rules, lamps for these fittings may not be permitted on public roads because these lamps cannot obtain an ECE quality mark (European quality mark). And that the unit is not built for the application of Xenon and Led lighting
These lamps may therefore not be used as exterior lighting on public roads. The product may then be used as interior lighting. You can also apply it on your own private property, off the public road or on a closed circuit.
This rule also applies to other suppliers of LED and xenon lighting, even though they do not mention this with the product concerned .. !!
NOTE: cracks in LED STRIPS:
These cracks arise due to the LED strips being processed too cold. The silicone that is on the LED strip then becomes hard and brittle.
Please process the LED strip in a warm environment or first keep it warm (+ 18 degrees).