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V-LEDS 5k DRL Replacement

I recently replaced the OEM 3157 DRL bulbs with V-LEDS 3157 5K Bulbs.

The output is much brighter than the stock DRL Bulbs and as you can tell by the attached pictures the output is pure white with a small hint/halo of blue/violet versus the incandescent or yellowish output of the OEM bulbs.

I took these pics at night so you can get a better idea of what the color is.

link to the site where the bulbs are: http://www.v-leds.com/Exterior-LED/T...49833-1-2.html







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Old 03-18-2011, 10:10 PM
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Re: V-LEDS 5k DRL Replacement

Great post and photos HPV8. We've had an install thread with the Putco DRL's but nothing that captures how nice the lighting and looks upgrade really shows as well as your photos.

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Re: V-LEDS 5k DRL Replacement

Actually, looking at the VLEDs
vs. the Putco bulbs, the VLEDs look like they have a lot more LEDs and more output.

HemiPowerV8 - great find & great shots.
I am going this direction instead of the putcos.
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Re: V-LEDS 5k DRL Replacement

[QUOTE=HemiPowerV8;378674]I recently replaced the OEM 3157 DRL bulbs with V-LEDS 3157 5K Bulbs.

The output is much brighter than the stock DRL Bulbs and as you can tell by the attached pictures the output is pure white with a small hint/halo of blue/violet versus the incandescent or yellowish output of the OEM bulbs.

I took these pics at night so you can get a better idea of what the color is.
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Appreciate the post. Sorry for the dumb question, but does this aftermarket headlight insert in any way affect the auto level feature? I thought the JEEP had this...also...how did you arrive at this specific company/brand? Is this the best option out there, or are there other options? Just curious, going to do this if it's a no brainer upgrade and doesn't affect leveling, etc.
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Appreciate the post. Sorry for the dumb question, but does this aftermarket headlight insert in any way affect the auto level feature? I thought the JEEP had this...also...how did you arrive at this specific company/brand? Is this the best option out there, or are there other options? Just curious, going to do this if it's a no brainer upgrade and doesn't affect leveling, etc.
The DRLs do not have level feature, nor do you need the cutoffs of the HIDs as they are just to make you visible in the daylight.

Check out watevrworks how to post. Only PITA is removing air filter box for driver side. Not too bad for great, simple, and inexpensive upgrade.
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Re: V-LEDS 5k DRL Replacement

[QUOTE=HemiPowerV8;378674]I recently replaced the OEM 3157 DRL bulbs with V-LEDS 3157 5K Bulbs.

The output is much brighter than the stock DRL Bulbs and as you can tell by the attached pictures the output is pure white with a small hint/halo of blue/violet versus the incandescent or yellowish output of the OEM bulbs.

I took these pics at night so you can get a better idea of what the color is.

link to the site where the bulbs are: http://www.v-leds.com/Exterior-LED/T...49833-1-2.html


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The DRLs do not have level feature, nor do you need the cutoffs of the HIDs as they are just to make you visible in the daylight.

Check out watevrworks how to post. Only PITA is removing air filter box for driver side. Not too bad for great, simple, and inexpensive upgrade.

Perfect, gracias.
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Re: V-LEDS 5k DRL Replacement

I will admit the the driver side was a pain to swap out. The passenger side took approximately 20 seconds and the driver took like 5 minutes.

There is also a 6oooK LED and I'm interested to see if anyone chooses that one.
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Re: V-LEDS 5k DRL Replacement

So is this plug and play?
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Re: V-LEDS 5k DRL Replacement

These look great. Now, when are we gonna get some fogs that match the DRLs and HIDs???
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So is this plug and play?
Yes, just bulb replacement.

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These look great. Now, when are we gonna get some fogs that match the DRLs and HIDs???
Not plug and play, but looks like a great mod.

How-To: Fog light HID kit in 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee (pic heavy)
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These look great. Now, when are we gonna get some fogs that match the DRLs and HIDs???
Nick, VLEDS has an LED replacement for our fogs. I'm actually ordering this week.
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Nick, VLEDS has an LED replacement for our fogs. I'm actually ordering this week.
+1 That would be very cool. Same wattage and whatnot to avoid a ballast and/or heating issues?
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