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Mazda 3 License Plate LEDs




License plate bulbs are used to illuminate the rear license plate on your Mazda 3. From the factory, the bulbs are incandescent, lighting up in a yellowish color.

Newer luxury cars use LED modules to illuminate the license plate with modern, cool white light. By changing your license plate bulbs to LED, you can easily add this luxury look to your Mazda3!

The installation is 100% plug-and-play, just replace your factory bulb.

With low price and easy install, this is one of the best, easiest modifications you can do to improve how your Mazda3 looks at night.

Brightness:

Diode Dynamics offers several bulb options so you can choose what fits you best. These options are listed by the design and the lumen output of each bulb:

SMD2: Slightly higher brightness than OEM bulbs. (24 lumens)
HP3: Much brighter than OEM bulbs. These are bright! (56 lumens)
HP5: Nearly triple the brightness of stock OEM bulbs! (92 lumens)

Bulb Design:

SMD2: Compact design, with two 5050-size Epistar SMD chips, driven at high power for maximum effective brightness. Outputs at 180 degrees.

HP3: One high-power SMD under a diffusing lens for truly even output (no hotspots). Constant current design and air-cooled base for superior reliability. Features dual contact pins and nonpolar function for easy installation.

HP5: Four high-power SMDs, under a diffusing lens. Just like the HP3, but run at higher power, with integrated copper plating for superior heat dissipation, allowing maximum brightness.

These bulbs are made up of a quality plastic connector to slide right into the plug, as well as high durability terminals. A load resistor is embedded to prevent blowing the LEDs from voltage surge, and a diode is implanted to protect the LEDs from reverse polarity. The LED is wired for 12V operation, the kind found on all vehicles.

Included in your order is TWO BULBS (to fit your Mazda 3).

All of our products come with a 30-day satisfaction guarantee and a 3-year limited warranty.

Mazda3 Hatchback License Plate LEDs

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194 LED Bulb Models





If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to post, PM, or Email [email protected]

*PM us for the free-shipping code* (U.S. forum members only)

Thanks for looking!
Nick C.
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Can someone explain to me why you'd want your license plate to be brighter? I get wanting it to be whiter, but why brighter?

And are there any LED products here that offer a whiter light without making it significantly brighter?
 

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Can someone explain to me why you'd want your license plate to be brighter? I get wanting it to be whiter, but why brighter?

And are there any LED products here that offer a whiter light without making it significantly brighter?
Having more illumination on your license plate gives law enforcement one less excuse to pull you over. If your plate is dimly lit, they can pull you over for not having your plate adequately visible.

We have a variety of bulb model options, each with different amounts of lumen output (some lower than OEM) for those who just want the modern color.

Nick C.
 

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I guess I'm a real kill joy here but never understood why all the "kids" think it is important to light up your license plate anymore than is required by law. In fact the above post mentions reducing the potential for law enforcement to pull you over for a dim license plate...you will however get pulled over for a dirty license plate, In fact there is a reason why brake lights are red and reverse lights are white. It is in fact illegal to drive with a broken tail light lens because there is an assumption those could be headlights coming at you, hence white reverse lights are coming at you. Sorry, I have LED headlights and taillights along with reverse lights and replaced my interior lights with LED's and I love, but brighting out the license plate serves no purpose, says the gear heads in my High School. It seems like all one is doing with a bright license plate is blinding the driver behind you and auto lights and lighting in general is getting brighter as it is.
 

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I guess I'm a real kill joy here but never understood why all the "kids" think it is important to light up your license plate anymore than is required by law. In fact the above post mentions reducing the potential for law enforcement to pull you over for a dim license plate...you will however get pulled over for a dirty license plate, In fact there is a reason why brake lights are red and reverse lights are white. It is in fact illegal to drive with a broken tail light lens because there is an assumption those could be headlights coming at you, hence white reverse lights are coming at you. Sorry, I have LED headlights and taillights along with reverse lights and replaced my interior lights with LED's and I love, but brighting out the license plate serves no purpose, says the gear heads in my High School. It seems like all one is doing with a bright license plate is blinding the driver behind you and auto lights and lighting in general is getting brighter as it is.
I understand where you are coming from, but our even our brightest model, HP5 (92 lumens), isn't going to blind anyone. Even if you stare at the HP5 for prolonged periods of time, it's not creating a distraction or blinding anyone.

Our HP3 & HP5 are what I personally call OEM+ looking upgrades. They provide a nice, modern luxury look to your Mazda3 for a reasonable price, here's an output comparison on an XV just for reference:



It's only purpose is to look good, and I think our options do a great job of that. Anything further than the cosmetics is an added bonus.

Thanks!
Nick C.
 
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