Review & Install Video
What's going on, guys? Adam here with AmericanMuscle.com, and I'm bringing you my review of the Raxiom Stage 1 Interior Lighting Kit in cool white for all S550 '15, '16 Mustang owners. The Raxiom Interior Stage 1 Lighting Kit is a perfect way for all S550, GT, V6, and EcoBoost owners to improve the lighting quality and appearance of the interior of your vehicle.
This kit will include LED replacements in cool white for all factory incandescent bulbs in your map light or dome light, your glove box, your vanity lights, and your trunk. To give you an idea on the brightness of the Raxiom Kit, the factory incandescent bulbs are rated at 35 lumens each. The Raxiom HP3 LED Bulbs are rated at 55 lumens each. Now, that means not only do they burn a little bit brighter than the stock lights, turning that yellowish color into a cool white, the light distribution actually lights up a lot more of your interior to help with the visibility.
One of the best things about this kit, aside from the lighting, is the installation. They're 100% plug-and-play, which means there's no splicing, cutting, or resistors required. The map, trunk, and glove boxes are all the same at 194 HP3 LED Bulbs, while the vanity lights are a little bit smaller to fit in the housing at 74 SMD1 Bulbs. Altogether, they all give out the 55 lumens each.
Now, you might think because this is an LED conversion kit that the price is kind of high. That's not the case here. Raxiom offers the Stage 1 Lighting Kit for your interior for just shy of $40. Forty bucks gets you all the interior lighting, including the trunk, map light, vanity light, and glove box. Raxiom also offers a Stage 2 Lighting Kit, which is just featuring brighter bulbs. Both kits are very budget-friendly. It just depends on how bright you want your interior to be.
Installation of the map light is very simple. You'll pull down on the assembly that's held on by two clips on the back, remove the bulb, swap it out with the Raxiom bulb, and pop the housing back on. For the vanity light installation, you might need a small flat-head screwdriver to pop the cover off. You'll pop the cover off from the bottom edge, closest to the mirror, unscrew two screws, close the vanity mirror, and pop it off from the top. Once you get the housing off, you can swap the bulbs out and put the housing back together as simply as you took it off.
For the glove box light installation, it can be done one of two ways. Some people might find it easier just to pop the glove box open and switch the bulbs out from there. Others might find it easier to pop the glove box open and then pop the secondary hatch open to gain access to the housing a little bit easier. Either way, once you get the housing open, swap the bulbs out and close everything back up.
The trunk light might require a little bit more work on your end, but it's still simple enough. You'll still need a flat-head screwdriver just to pop the bulb housing out from the left side, because the right side has wiring harness. Once you get the wiring harness out, you want to unplug it, take it completely out of the housing, swap the bulbs out, plug it back in, and put everything back together.
When all is said and done, you're looking at about 15 to 20 minutes, start to finish, on the entire install. It's a no-brainer that I'd give this one out of three wrenches on our difficulty scale. To wrap things up, guys, if you're looking to improve the interior lighting and appearance of your '15, '16 S550 Mustang, then pick up a set of the Raxiom Stage 1 Cool White Interior Lighting Kit right here at AmericanMuscle.com.
Improves Lighting and Appearance.
A Stage 1 LED Conversion Kit will improve the lighting and appearance of your S550 Mustangs interior. The factory incandescent bulbs are only rated at 35 lumens each, while the Stage 1 Cool White HP3 Bulbs are rated at 55 lumens. These bulbs are not only brighter than stock, but they also provide a uniform distribution of light for better visibility.Superb Quality.
The 194 HP3 and 74 SMD1 LED Bulbs included in the Stage 1 Kit produce a brilliant 6000K light, delivering a crisp, clean white light. Wired for 12V operation, these Bulbs feature a high-quality plastic base. An embedded load resistor is used to prevent failure from voltage surges, as an implanted diode protects the LED from reverse polarity.Stage 1 Kit Includes.
This Stage 1 LED Interior Conversion Kit comes complete and includes (2) Map Bulbs, (1) Trunk Bulb, (1) Glove Box Bulb and (4) Vanity Light Bulbs.Plug-and-Play Installation.
Installation of the Stage 1 Interior Lighting Kit is 100% plug-and-play. There is no cutting, splicing or resistors required, just replace your factory incandescent bulbs with the ones in the kit. It's that easy!Application.
This Stage 1 LED Interior Lighting Kit is specifically designed for use on the 2015-2018 Ford Mustangs, including the V6, EcoBoost, GT and Shelby GT350 models.
- What's in the Box
- (2) 194 HP3 Map Light LED Bulbs
- (1) 194 HP3 Trunk Light LED Bulb
- (1) 194 HP3 Glove Light LED Bulb
- (4) 74 SMD1 Vanity Light LED Bulbs
- Installation Info
Installation Time: (approx) 15 Minutes
Difficulty Level:Simple installation for anyone
- Tech Specs
- Will it fit my Mustang?
- V6 - 16, 15, 17
- GT350 - 16, 17
- GT - 16, 15, 17
- EcoBoost - 16, 15, 17