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    Anyone try LED fog light bulbs?

    I was wondering if anyone has tried out the 68 SMT LED bulbs they make for fog lights. Looks a lot better than the bluish tinted bulbs that try and emulate the HID's.

    They are sold at: http://store.ijdmtoy.com/HID-Style-L..._h11_sku52.htm

    Here is a video of a Camaro I found on YouTube:



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    Re: Anyone try LED fog light bulbs?

    I just got mine in the mail but won't have a chance to put them on for a while. .

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    Re: Anyone try LED fog light bulbs?

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    I just got mine in the mail but won't have a chance to put them on for a while. .
    Can you let me know how they are and maybe post a pic?

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    Re: Anyone try LED fog light bulbs?

    no problem...

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    Re: Anyone try LED fog light bulbs?

    I installed a pair and they are no brighter than the DRL's. The Camaro's fogs are twice the size of ours and that might be why the LEDs look bright. If you need extra light and the color to match the heads try Hoen. If your just looking for a color to go with the heads go LED. I may keep them in to run the parking and fogs together and not piss off passing motorists. I have replaced 12 bulbs to LED and these are the worst performing ones.

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    Re: Anyone try LED fog light bulbs?

    Aren't the Camaro fogs reflectors, not projectors like ours? It's going to look a lot brighter oncoming for sure, because our fogs focus the light VERY precisely.
    I put HID's in my fogs and the cutoff and shape of the light throw is very very good, way brighter than projector fogs, and more clean.


    Fogs only:

    Fogs + stock HID. You can see the difference.

    I need a pic of just the stock head lights so you can see how much more of the road lights up. Our projectors are designed very well, I have to admit.
    Let me know how the LED's look, if you can get a shot of the light beam I would appreciate it, as I might want to try them instead of HID
    If they can use the LED type from our backup lamps with more bulbs, it would be insanely bright!

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    Re: Anyone try LED fog light bulbs?

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    I'll try to get a shot of the light beam. Won't be much of a beam, a match is brighter

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    Re: Anyone try LED fog light bulbs?

    Quote Originally Posted by TrimThis View Post
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    I'll try to get a shot of the light beam. Won't be much of a beam, a match is brighter
    Looks decent so far. I'm worried about how long they will last without failing due to heat. About 50% of my interior and license plate LED's are failing left and right. Pissing me off.

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    Re: Anyone try LED fog light bulbs?

    They should be designed with heatsinks, like any good LED. The home ones aren't as bright and they come with HUGE heatsinks for longevity.

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    Re: Anyone try LED fog light bulbs?

    Quote Originally Posted by nguyendot View Post
    They should be designed with heatsinks, like any good LED. The home ones aren't as bright and they come with HUGE heatsinks for longevity.
    "The home ones" ??

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    Re: Anyone try LED fog light bulbs?

    Quote Originally Posted by Absolutnati View Post
    "The home ones" ??
    You've never seen LED lights for the home?

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    Re: Anyone try LED fog light bulbs?

    Quote Originally Posted by nguyendot View Post
    You've never seen LED lights for the home?
    Ahhh. ok.

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    Re: Anyone try LED fog light bulbs?

    Yeah the ones that last the longest have voltage regulators and heatsinks built in so they dont fry themselves.

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    Re: Anyone try LED fog light bulbs?

    Quote Originally Posted by nguyendot View Post
    I put HID's in my fogs and the cutoff and shape of the light throw is very very good, way brighter than projector fogs, and more clean.
    Can you tell us which HID kit you bought and where?

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    Re: Anyone try LED fog light bulbs?

    Nothing special. Xentech H11 fog light HID kit.

    $30-40 shipped on ebay. I wanted the cheapest HID kit possible, as these projectors are small, so they'll generate a LOT of heat. I figure they'll burn out or break so why spend a lot? The results were much better than expected, as you can see from my pictures.
    When the bulbs or ballasts burn out I'll buy another one, for another $30, this time in 3000k. The 6000k is really blue for my tastes, and I hear the yellow really cuts through fog.

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