RPM Tesla : Model 3 Ambient Colored LED Lighting Upgrade Kit

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#1
I bought these(blue) recently from RPM tesla they add some cool lightning to the interior of the car during night time but I have observed that my range has decreased since installing them.
When driving for 50 miles a round trip on which 40+ miles was on the highway with autopilot on I saw that my range went down by 70 miles(140% usage) with these lights. I haven't seen such a huge drop in range unless I drive locally and floor it at every chance I get.

Has anyone else observed the same.?
 

JWardell

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#2
It can't be the lights drawing so much, in fact the car is very sensitive to loads and will kill the circuit to the lights if they draw too much, as these manufacturers discovered when they first tried making them too bright.

The higher usage is pretty typical with increased speeds or colder weather.
 
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#5
I’m gonna guess it got cold outside around the time you installed the lights?
 
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#6
I live in Arizona. I don't how you would define cold. It was ~65C when I installed the lights. I installed them outside on my driveway.
Does the temperature when I installed the lights has anything to do with it.?
 

eXntrc

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#10
I don't want to take any money away from RPM, but I tried to buy these yesterday and they were out of stock with no in-stock date. So I did some research and found the same thing on Amazon for $24 a pair. If anyone else is interested, here's the link.

So far I really like the look. I wish I could do the cyan color, but I can't seem to find any cyan foot well lights for up front so I'm sticking with Blue.