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LED fogs?

Anybody have any experience with led fogs?

i came across these on ebay looking around the site that RCE2WIN mentioned on another thread about LEDs.
so I'm thinking if there as bright as they look then i might go this rout instead of going ahead with the projector mod and if there not as bright as they claim and cant be used for fogs at $27.48 shipped i can always glue a magnet to the back ad some wire and a couple of gator clips and use them for working on the car at night.

Price: US $10.99
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total: US $27.48

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Anybody have any experience with led fogs?

i came across these on ebay looking around the site that RCE2WIN mentioned on another thread about LEDs.
so I'm thinking if there as bright as they look then i might go this rout instead of going ahead with the projector mod and if there not as bright as they claim and cant be used for fogs at $27.48 shipped i can always glue a magnet to the back ad some wire and a couple of gator clips and use them for working on the car at night.

Price: US $10.99
Shipping: US $16.49
total: US $27.48
Let us know how it turns out if you get em
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i dunno about the fogs but i have been considerning changing to a 9007 led bulb for the headlights that ive found. im worried about the britghness but i like all the different colors
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The LED fog won't help you out on the road. They are meant "for show only". FYI.
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Why wont they work on the road?
if they produce enough light i see no reason why they wouldnt work
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Compared to a halogen bulb for example or even an HID kit, they do not produce enough light to light up the road. Even some auctions and websites will tell you ahead of time.

You can do a test yourself and see. Just because they say it's bright, does not mean that their good for driving at night.
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Javi03SpecialM is correct.
Even though a LED is very bright looking into it, they do not have much light throw that a regular halogen does.

Basically they will look extremely (annoyingly) bright to other drivers on the road. But will not provide much usable driving light for you. That's why they are for show only, and also why LEDs are great for tail-lights and blinkers. Because you do not need to see the light as a driver. I think it will be quite some time until LED technology can replace headlights.
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if you want to see what these guys are saying in print... here are LED replacement lights for the stock headlight bulbs...

2 HID WHITE 68 M-SMT DRL/FOG BULBS HB4 9006 6K | V-LEDS.COM

note the 3rd paragraph in the desc...

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These bulbs are intended for use as a Day Time Running light or for aesthetic purposes only. They are a great match for HID headlights but not intended to be used as a primary source of light.
now, you could use these in place of your highbeams and so you have both driving lights and fog lights (this is what I plan to do)... I can see great at night anyway and never use my high beams... considering my 2nd gen doesn't have factory fogs, this is the clean option I came up with...

that's my .02...
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A unit like that would be great for a DRL type use, but as a fog light they would likely not do you any good. I mounted a high power LED behind one of my STS projectors once. Looked really sweet against the wall at about 4' away, but didn't throw much light beyond that.
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You're wasting your money with led drop in bulbs.

The Lexus LS600h has LED headlights but if people liked complaining about the cost of HID LOL.... these lights range from 3000-6000$/set.



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Lexus will still offer conventional halogen lamps or optional xenon units but the advantage of LEDs is as clear as night and day. The average life span of LEDs is approximately 15 years without any reduction in the light beam’s intensity or color. They are also very reliable, maintenance free, and the light response time is very quick, taking just 0.1 of second to reach full intensity.

Their best feature, however, is the ultra-low power usage, which in turn leads to less fuel consumption and carbon-dioxide emissions. The two headlight units of the Lexus LS 600h consist of three LED lenses for the headlight low beam, two LEDS for illuminating close range and a xenon headlight for the high beam.
In my opinion even Lexus went overkill with their housings and just made it more complicated than it had to be.

HMM lets see... 15 year reliability vs just using HID that generally last 10 yrs and paying more than 3x the cost for LEDS. Yet it still has HID.... useless.

Ive only seen one 600h in the past year or so around my school and the lights looked very purplish and they were bright enough for use but remember these lights most likely are using luxenon diodes.

Bottom line, stick with your oem fogs.

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OUCH on the $3000 to $6000.
my last 3 cars didn't cost me that much combined lol.
i guess i will just stick with the OEM fogs for now and work on the projector mod at least with the projectors i know they will perform.
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OUCH on the $3000 to $6000.
my last 3 cars didn't cost me that much combined lol.
i guess i will just stick with the OEM fogs for now and work on the projector mod at least with the projectors i know they will perform.
good idea, you can get projectors relatively cheap, i have various oem fog projectors if you want to play around with them. They are cheap compared to other seller prices but not relative to say wal mart fog lamp prices LOL.

I run hid fogs in my intrepid.






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I have driven one of those Lexus', and I must say, that the headlights are what grabbed my attention! (used to work as valet) I remember how nice the light output was, but I thought it was one of those HID projectors with multiple lenses, like I have seen on a couple infinitys. (don't remember the model)
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