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Kia Forte License Plate LEDs

License plate bulbs are used to illuminate the rear license plate on your vehicle. 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 Forte!

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 Forte looks at night.

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:

SMD1: Slightly lower brightness than OEM bulbs, but still provides the crisp, modern color of LED. (16 lumens)
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

SMD1: Compact design, with one 5050-size Epistar SMD chip. Outputs at 180 degrees.

SMD2: Similarly 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 vehicle).

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

CLICK HERE TO ORDER (fits all makes/models)

Or, upgrade all of your interior bulbs:
Diode Dynamics Kia Forte Full LED Conversion Kits!

Diode Dynamics Kia Forte Koup Full LED Conversion Kits!



LED 194 Bulb Models






CLICK HERE TO ORDER (fits all makes/models)

Or, upgrade all of your interior bulbs:
Diode Dynamics Kia Forte Full LED Conversion Kits!

Diode Dynamics Kia Forte Koup Full LED Conversion Kits!



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

Or call us: (314)205-3033

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

Thanks for looking!
Nick C.
Diode Dynamics

Customer Reviews:


"Installed these and have an excellent look to them. Nice white light luxury like." (Posted on June 1, 2013)

"Awesome product~ Shipping was fast and we'll packaged. Bulbs are nice and bright an create a nice effect to the rear of the car." (Posted on May 28, 2013)

"Great price and product. Much easier to see the license plate at night and gives a nice effect." (Posted on February 21, 2013)

"Purchased the stage 2 lights and now i wish i would have gone with the Stage 3. Nevertheless, the lights were easy to install and brighter than the stock lights. They provide a nice crisp clean light." (Posted on January 6, 2013)

"Very easy to install these, they just pop out and right back in. Much easier to see the license plate now." (Posted on September 6, 2012)

Recently bought these for my koup and I'm so glad i did. These were very affordable and easy to install. The lights are much brighter than stock, use less energy and look super cool! Thanks DD!!" (Posted on August 6, 2012)

"Easy to install (once I learned how) and so cheap to buy you'd think that you stole them or something. I bought the white stage 2 and they are just so beautiful, they go perfect with my HIDs!

I will be buying more products from DD again!" (Posted on August 6, 2012)

"Ordered stage 2 in white and they're just the brightness I wanted. Even shines into the street a bit. Looks great! Quality product!" (Posted on August 31, 2013)
 

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I'd like to order a set of these....any chance you can post some working pics and direct links to these products...the links posted just go to the main page...thanks in advance.
 

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I purchased your license plate bulbs and I just want to say they are perfect! very bright!

also, I'm curious about your 921 reverse bulb. How bright are they? Your site states 476 lumens per bulb, but how much brighter is that compared to a normal revverse light bulb?
 

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Great! The reverse (921) LEDs we have right now aren't quite as bright as stock but still give off a lot of light with bright white look. We have new 6W hi-power bulbs that will be in stock in about a week, that are brighter than stock. Thanks!
 

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What is the difference?

2x 194 1-5050 SMD
2x 194 2-5050 SMD +$2.00
2x 194 5-5050 SMD +$7.00

Is the 1, 2 and 5 the number of diodes? And how many do I need for a Forte5?
 

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just got my lights in yesterday, installed them immediately and must say, for the price of these bulbs, you can't beat them. They look great!!!!! very happy i did this
 

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Definitely plan on getting both these and the other LED kits for the interior and trunk
 

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i bought the LED Kit for all the lights and i love them!. Red interior LEDs with white license plate LEDs. They look amazing!
 
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