The stock interior light is Very dim, the wife and i went on a road trip and she was frustrated because of "THAT STUPID LIGHT" her words. But I have to agree I had to shine a light on it to see if it is on ;-)
As you can see from the first couple of pictures you can hardly tell there are any lights there, I will take some more pictures at Night so you can see how bright they are
I put two In back and two right under the upper part of the dash, where the two different colors on the dash meet, this is a good spot and made a huge difference, They light up the upper/middle dash right where you need it.
Now i have all the interior lighting i need, i also put a couple of subtle blue LEDS under the lower part of the dash to give that glow effect. I also put a couple LED strips inside my center console storage/armrest.
I could read a book by this lighting. Well it is not blindingly bright either, but it does light up the interior well.
I put a switch for each,
1 2ea LEDs Middle of dash
2. 2ea LEDs under lower dash
3. 2ea LEDs inside center console
I have three switches to turn on the different LEDs, each switch has it's own LED to tell you which switch is on, (in case the light was not a clue)they are wired to a power port so they turn off when car is shut off, But i was thinking about running a full time power port to the rear of the car for access from the rear, and I could power the rear light separate, like when you have groceries or have a need for in the back while the engine is off.
I guess i am committed to taking some pics now. I'll get some daytime shots and some night shots. That way you can see how they look during the day when you are not using them.
This was taken at noon so the lights will not appear very bright, But i will take some more when it gets dark out to give a comparison, The picture of the mirror select button I put the camera right down low so you can easily see the light , but even when you are sitting up normally, you can hardly see the light strip until you switch it on.