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Old 10-18-2008, 02:01 PM   #1
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••ü•• Umnitza Ambience™ (Slow Rollout - Customer Feedback Requested)

We are doing a "focus group" of sorts with members on this forum.



Interior LEDs have been on a few of our cars (BMW and others) and we've had the good fortune of working with a supplier that has stabilized all the colors so that they match across all the bulbs - so instead of buying 1 bulb here and one there and finding the bulbs don't match exactly on color, we are getting them all complete.

Now, we have a VERY limited supply on hand right this minute, so it may take a few days to fulfill all the orders but we have some questions to ask and your assistance is greatly appreciated:

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1) Is the ordering page coherent (does the list of bulbs make sense?)
2) Is the pricing correct (yes, we're asking you)
3) Do you care if the "packaging" is generic or do you want pretty packaging with all the niceties that comes with it?
4) What are some things you're looking for when you order these?
5) What are some limitations you've had in the past?



Thanks for sharing your opinions as we roll out yet another lighting product.

Currently, we have:
Predator Orion V2
Predator ICE
Predator Xenix
Predator ION License Plate V3
Predator ION Side Markers

All of which are LED based.
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Old 10-18-2008, 03:53 PM   #2
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I like the idea. I like the page, I am just confused on what lights and how many of each I would need for my particular car. Others may have the same question... Perhaps a Sedan package and a coupe package if they are different.

1) Is the ordering page coherent (does the list of bulbs make sense?)
Yes, but I don't know what bulbs I would need personally.

2) Is the pricing correct (yes, we're asking you)
I think it is reasonable.

3) Do you care if the "packaging" is generic or do you want pretty packaging with all the niceties that comes with it?
I think pricing is most important over looks unless it is for display in a shop as an available product. As long as it is secure for shipping, I will take a white box, or hell even a zip lock bag. LOL

4) What are some things you're looking for when you order these?
Colors and longevity to not have to do it very often. Reliability.

5) What are some limitations you've had in the past?
Approval from the other half for mods. but that is just me.

great ideas in my book.

I would like to know how much a set would be for my coupe. I think they will look much better then my stockers. Every little mod counts.
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Theres no way to figure out which bulbs go where. You should create another chart to match the bulb type with the interior locations. For example, "Type P : Loc. 10" Other than that it looks fine.

#2 yes

#3 no, bubble wrap is fine.

#4 brightness/price

#5 some types of wedge shape bulbs wont fit into the housings
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So it looks like 2 people have consensus on some items.

But what about prices, a full kit comes out to about $70 for roughly 20 bulbs. Be honest, that sound a little low? Or is it just right?

Also, in terms of brightness, we're really aiming for bright, but is that what we should be aiming for or should we be looking for more of a consistent mid tier color match?

As for bulbs, I think the idea is that the individual buyer would first consult either his own car, his own manual, or even Sylvania's site to determine all the bulbs they need, then proceed to this order page to purchase them bulb they want.

This is our new foray to make all our lighting consistent in color with everything so when you buy all the parts, they have 1 light look, not a little more blue there and a little more white here.
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1) Is the ordering page coherent (does the list of bulbs make sense?)
I think so yes. The customer itself will have to look at Sylvania's site to make sure which bulbs they need. But this will eliminate the customer blaiming the company for shipping out the wrong bulbs that are not needed in their own car, and that sometimes is a flaw in some of these LED interior kits

2) Is the pricing correct (yes, we're asking you)
I believe so yes. I think it is lower than most interior LED kits. Like JleviSW

3) Do you care if the "packaging" is generic or do you want pretty packaging with all the niceties that comes with it?
I could care less, but I would think it would look more professional if it came in a package and held all of the bulbs properly. Like your Predator ION LEDs

4) What are some things you're looking for when you order these?
I would like fitment to be good; the brightness compared to OEM bulbs; and everything to work as it should

5) What are some limitations you've had in the past?
The LED License Plate Bulbs needed some work in order to get them to fit right

I think I might pick up a set of these.
What do you think Matt?
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So it looks like 2 people have consensus on some items.

But what about prices, a full kit comes out to about $70 for roughly 20 bulbs. Be honest, that sound a little low? Or is it just right?

Also, in terms of brightness, we're really aiming for bright, but is that what we should be aiming for or should we be looking for more of a consistent mid tier color match?

As for bulbs, I think the idea is that the individual buyer would first consult either his own car, his own manual, or even Sylvania's site to determine all the bulbs they need, then proceed to this order page to purchase them bulb they want.

This is our new foray to make all our lighting consistent in color with everything so when you buy all the parts, they have 1 light look, not a little more blue there and a little more white here.
I think I could spend $70 on a complete kit. If you need a texas car, let me know. I can be available for testing. LOL

I don't need them to be extemely bright, but give a nice consistent color off etc.

I like the idea.
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So it looks like 2 people have consensus on some items.

But what about prices, a full kit comes out to about $70 for roughly 20 bulbs. Be honest, that sound a little low? Or is it just right?

Also, in terms of brightness, we're really aiming for bright, but is that what we should be aiming for or should we be looking for more of a consistent mid tier color match?

As for bulbs, I think the idea is that the individual buyer would first consult either his own car, his own manual, or even Sylvania's site to determine all the bulbs they need, then proceed to this order page to purchase them bulb they want.

This is our new foray to make all our lighting consistent in color with everything so when you buy all the parts, they have 1 light look, not a little more blue there and a little more white here.
Matt: I can be your Beta Tester......lol

Maybe you can send a set w/ some other goodies that should show up tomorrow at your place
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But what about prices, a full kit comes out to about $70 for roughly 20 bulbs. Be honest, that sound a little low? Or is it just right?
I won't comment on pricing, you guys charge what you have to to keep running.

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Also, in terms of brightness, we're really aiming for bright, but is that what we should be aiming for or should we be looking for more of a consistent mid tier color match?
I may be in the minority here, but brightness isn't my first concern and neither is consistent color matching (although I think they should). My first concern is the actual ambience they make. Too bright is just.. too bright. A soft white glow is something I'd personally prefer.

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As for bulbs, I think the idea is that the individual buyer would first consult either his own car, his own manual, or even Sylvania's site to determine all the bulbs they need, then proceed to this order page to purchase them bulb they want.
I'm fine doing that, but you may have better luck putting together some packages.

1) Is the ordering page coherent (does the list of bulbs make sense?)
I had to read it a couple times to get it right. I'd like more pictures though.

2) Is the pricing correct (yes, we're asking you)
I would pay what your asking.

3) Do you care if the "packaging" is generic or do you want pretty packaging with all the niceties that comes with it?
As long as they don't get here broken I'm not concerned beyond that.

4) What are some things you're looking for when you order these?
Just a warranty, which they already have.

5) What are some limitations you've had in the past?
Not sure what you mean by this.
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These are really good bits of information. Please keep going
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definitely having an faq for what bulbs are needed for what cars would be nice. just do it for the real common cars you service, ie e46, e90, etc.
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thank you. yes, we'll begin to build that list shortly.
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I would place Your product description above the quantity boxes. I was immediately turned off when it asked me how many of each kind of bulb I needed, when I've got no idea what bulbs I need, or what a type "B" bulb is as opposed to a type "S" bulb.
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