Lights Up Like a Convenience Store - 2009 Hyundai Genesis Long-Term Road Test

2009 Hyundai Genesis Long-Term Road Test

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2009 Hyundai Genesis: Lights Up Like a Convenience Store

September 23, 2009

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I enjoy the serenity of our long-term 2009 Hyundai Genesis. The cabin is quiet on the freeway, and the ride is mostly to my liking (i.e., composed, save for some choppiness on the I-10 freeway). But when I shut off the engine and open the door, serenity comes crashing down as if I've walked into a 7-11 at 2 a.m. The LED dome lights in this car are too intense.

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I understand that LEDs are brighter and more energy-efficient. And, yes, I had plenty of reading light as I leafed through the owner's manual to see if I could adjust the intensity. (I don't think you can, but if I'm wrong, feel free to set me straight.)

At their current intensity, these interior lights clash with the otherwise serene atmosphere in the Genesis sedan.

Erin Riches, Senior Editor @ 16,992 miles

Note: The top photo was taken in a garage, because my actual nighttime shots (2nd photo) weren't even close to sharp. Yes, I need a tripod for my SD800.

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