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2008-2013 Cadillac CTS Appearance Mods Discussion, Replaced OEM fog lamp bulbs with Hoen xenonmatch superwhite bulbs in Cadillac CTS Second Generation Forum - 2008-2013; Has anyone replaced the Driving lights with the Superwhites? Is it an H11 bulb as well? I found an H11 ...
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    Re: Replaced OEM fog lamp bulbs with Hoen xenonmatch superwhite bulbs

    Has anyone replaced the Driving lights with the Superwhites? Is it an H11 bulb as well?

    I found an H11 LED alternative on Ebay. Supposedly a 100K hour life so it'll negate the worries of it burning out. These are supposed to be the newer LED's with much higher light output but I'm not sure how it compares to the 55W halogen in lumens produced. Ebay Item # 200184566480

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/2pcs-...QQcmdZViewItem

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    Re: Replaced OEM fog lamp bulbs with Hoen xenonmatch superwhite bulbs

    I bought a set of "projector-style" aftermarket fog lights for a previous vehicle I owned (1998 Honda Accord V6 coupe) and I burnt a set of bulbs every month or so. My local aftermarket accessory supplier told me it is due to the heat build-up in projector-style light housings. I had tried every kind or bulb out there: started off cheap with Eurolite, and went as far as a set of Hella's. Burnt them all. Finally, he told me to try a set of PIAA's. He explained the filaments in PIAA bulbs are different. I can't recall word for word what he explained, but it was along those lines. So anyways, I tried them, and I had no more bulb burnouts. I had those bulbs in for about a year and a half, then I sold it... for all I know, they could still be going today!
    dragynstar- I checked out those LED alternatives on Ebay. They look pretty good! Would be very bright... interested to see everyone's opinion on them. If they get good reviews on here, I may get a set to try them out...

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    Re: Replaced OEM fog lamp bulbs with Hoen xenonmatch superwhite bulbs

    Frizt - yeah I'm debating to try the LEDS or get a couple cheaps sets of regular Halogens on Ebay . . . I may just be the guinea pig.

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    Re: Replaced OEM fog lamp bulbs with Hoen xenonmatch superwhite bulbs

    They are only 1W. If you want to see high output LED go to Home Depot and look at MAgLite - they are 3W and nowherenere the output of 55W halogens. Yes, they are white. Xenon white.

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    Re: Replaced OEM fog lamp bulbs with Hoen xenonmatch superwhite bulbs

    I agree with MoFex. A 1 watt LED will have very low light output (in lumens). Don't waste your money.

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    Re: Replaced OEM fog lamp bulbs with Hoen xenonmatch superwhite bulbs

    I've seen 5W LED's as well. Does anyone know if this compares to a 55w bulb? It'd be nice if we can figure out the lumen output of both the 55w halogen compared to say a 3W or 5W LED but I can't seem to find those numbers anywhere.

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    Re: Replaced OEM fog lamp bulbs with Hoen xenonmatch superwhite bulbs

    Has anyone tried putting HID's in the fogs? If so, how difficult is this procedure? And how does it look?

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    Re: Replaced OEM fog lamp bulbs with Hoen xenonmatch superwhite bulbs

    I think a 5W LED just might compare to a 55 watt bulb...........I know I read this once. I will look for it.



    OK here it is

    http://www.physorg.com/news93198212.html


    I didn't look for any commercial results of this, but Osram doesn't do benevolent R&D........

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    Re: Replaced OEM fog lamp bulbs with Hoen xenonmatch superwhite bulbs

    Thanks Southern, exactly what I needed. Thats a pretty cool web site too.

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    Re: Replaced OEM fog lamp bulbs with Hoen xenonmatch superwhite bulbs

    Quote Originally Posted by Southern View Post
    I think a 5W LED just might compare to a 55 watt bulb...........I know I read this once. I will look for it.



    OK here it is

    http://www.physorg.com/news93198212.html


    I didn't look for any commercial results of this, but Osram doesn't do benevolent R&D........

    Wow! I will need to contact my friend in Osram/Sylvania....thay may know something about it....

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    Re: Replaced OEM fog lamp bulbs with Hoen xenonmatch superwhite bulbs

    OK, I see no where in the posted story that this is a 5 watt LED. In fact, the story says "The Ostar Lighting LED, for example, produces 75 lumens per watt". So, if it produces 1000 lumens, it must be 1000/75 = 13.3 watts.

    Am I missing something here?

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    Re: Replaced OEM fog lamp bulbs with Hoen xenonmatch superwhite bulbs

    Zymyrgy,

    I read this story too and you are right there is no mention of 5W LED. However, it seems that the Osram LED is most efficient on the market now with 75 lumens/W. I think I saw recently a flash light with high output 3W LED. The lumen output supposed to be >100 lumens.

    The point of this thread should be – be aware of false claims at eBay! There is simply too many scammers praying on innocent buyers.

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    Re: Replaced OEM fog lamp bulbs with Hoen xenonmatch superwhite bulbs

    Quote Originally Posted by MoFex View Post
    The point of this thread should be – be aware of false claims at eBay! There is simply too many scammers praying on innocent buyers.
    EXACTLY
    and that's why i almost never buy from ebay

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    Re: Replaced OEM fog lamp bulbs with Hoen xenonmatch superwhite bulbs

    Received my Hoen bulbs for Christmas. Thought I'd install one side only and take a picture to show how the Hoen looks opposite the OEM, yellow bulb. See what you think.

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    Re: Replaced OEM fog lamp bulbs with Hoen xenonmatch superwhite bulbs

    The Hoens are certainly a better color match to the HIDs.

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