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Re: Be careful with LED DRL's

It's not brand (all parts are pretty much China Made). It's not LEDs (they do not get hot). It's craftsmanship. Choose your LEDs wisely.

Personally, I would call the company's and ask how do they address the circuit heat. What do they do to prevent burn outs.
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Re: Be careful with LED DRL's

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So does that mean you also have the "cloudiness" above your DRL's?

if so, Has it changed at all since the install of the LED's?
My Jeep has the cloudiness and it is a week old with stock DRL bulbs. It does have factory HIDs FWIW.
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Old 12-05-2011, 12:51 PM
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Re: Be careful with LED DRL's

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So does that mean you also have the "cloudiness" above your DRL's?

if so, Has it changed at all since the install of the LED's?
Yes, standard cloudness. Not changed since running with led's.
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Re: Be careful with LED DRL's

hmmm half tempted to put the LED's back in ....... Anybody else with factory DRL's and the "cloudiness" above them??
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Re: Be careful with LED DRL's

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hmmm half tempted to put the LED's back in ....... Anybody else with factory DRL's and the "cloudiness" above them??
Yup, see my post above. Last night I put the 3157 Silverstar bulbs in and noticed the cloudiness was present from the stock DRL bulbs.
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Re: Be careful with LED DRL's

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These custom made LEDs have a transistor that is built into the circuit. Anybody familiar with electronics know that transistor get VERY VERY HOT.

I do know that V-LEDS attach heat sinks to the transistor in their LED circuits to dispense the heat as best as possible.

Notice the metal ring on these 3157 LEDs from V-LEDS. It's not there for eye candy. It's a heat sink.


What is your definition of very very hot? Do all transistors run hot enough to melt insulation and plastic? I think not.
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What is your definition of very very hot? Do all transistors run hot enough to melt insulation and plastic? I think not.
Google "melted transistor". A transistor will melt and burn whatever it is attached to when it malfunction such as plastic and a PCB. I've melted them on some of my school projects before.

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Re: Be careful with LED DRL's

[QUOTE=lll2for3lll;528203]Google "melted transistor". A transistor will melt and burn whatever it is attached to when it malfunction such as plastic and a PCB. I've melted them on some of my school projects before.
I've melted and blew up transistors before too. my point is if the appropriate design considerations are taken in to account and the device is functioning properly, the device will not melt.
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Re: Be careful with LED DRL's

Yes. You just proved my point because in this case, the design was not up to par. That is all.

All LEDs won't do this. Just choose your products wisely.
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Re: Be careful with LED DRL's

Last month I put:

http://www.v-leds.com/Exterior-LED-B...viewsTabAnchor

PLATINUM 5K WHITE 20 LED 7W BACK-UP/TURN SIGNAL LIGHT BULBS 3157

Into datasheet they wrote:

WARNING
Not for use in DRL applications, will void warranty.

I found cloudy on top on reflector now... HU!!!

So:
Which LED DRL really works without problems?
Better go back to bulbs?
How to replace or clean reflectors?

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Rirght link is:

http://www.v-leds.com/Exterior-LED-B...49833-1-2.html
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I found cloudy on top on reflector now... HU!!!
The cloudy area above the DRLs is apparently normal on HID equipped cars. Several people have mentioned it in this thread and I myself have it - I also went to a dealership and verified it exists on stock HID GCs.
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