: HID daylight running lamps



ironmc01
06-11-07, 06:41 PM
I was wondering if there are any Hid Bulb replacements for the daytime running lights on the 07 escalade. I'm also looking for fog lights as well. any suggestions?

Mobius
06-11-07, 06:51 PM
I was wondering if there are any Hid Bulb replacements for the daytime running lights on the 07 escalade. I'm also looking for fog lights as well. any suggestions?

I know there are for fogs. But nothing is a direct replacement, you have to go for the whole kit.

As for DRL's, I know there is no easy replacement short of doing some custom work to the sockets etc to get an HIB bulb into the DRL spot. I know a lot of people have used LED's in the DRL sockets (direct replacement) and have liked them. You can get LED's in almost any color you want, but matching them to your HID's may prove difficult. You can also read my thread about LED DRL's and the troubles I am going through to keep them from burning out.

Playdrv4me
06-11-07, 10:54 PM
If you put HIDs in your DRL spot it will look completely ridiculous, not to mention illegal because it will blind other drivers, and worse yet, it will damage the plastic housing. Thats an all around dumb idea. If you just mean some sort of blue bulbs, Mobius' suggestion will work.

HIDs in the fog lights make a little more sense, but in my opinion if you overdo HIDs it ends up looking retarded and rice-like. Youd need to find a kit to retrofit into a spot for 880 Bulbs if you want to do HIDs down there.

Mobius
06-12-07, 03:26 PM
Most LED makers have a White bulb that will look more blue than white. They are a true white as opposed to the "warm" white of incandescent. For what you want, you probably would be happy with the color of LED's. I'm already having some trouble with clouding on my lense covers from hot DRL's. HID are I believe 35Watts which is quite a bit hotter and will definitely cause clouding over time. (Course that could be years, but it will happen.)