Originally Posted by ThatguynamedMarty
I post this before in a different section, no help at all. I'm looking to do an hid conversion for my headlights and led for the fog lights. I hear a lot of people using either opt7 led flux beam or vled. Which one provides more visible light. As far as hids go I'd like to know if there a place I can go to in NJ for this that will do the job right. Honestly I'm not tech savvy. I read a few of the discussions and know there are a few folks out there from jersey. Hopefully someone as an answer
Some people have reported issues with the OPT7 LED bulbs in the 15+ GCs.
Not sure about V-LEDs.
Personally I use V-LEDs for any high-power LED bulbs that I want to be reliable, though I'm running a 2012 GC.
Your fog lights:
VX3 H11 LEDs:
VX3 H11 H8 H9 H16 2800LM LED HEADLIGHT FOG LIGHT | 1 PAIR - H11 H8 H9 - Headlights - Shop Bulb Type
They're $20 less than what I paid (bummer).
They use 2 LED arrays that face 'sideways' when the bulb is mounted in the appropriate housing. I went with the 5000K color temp.
Morimoto H11 CANBUS adapters:
MORIMOTO H11 STANDALONE CAN-BUS ADAPTER | 1 PAIR
I had to order these after I installed the LEDs because I could see flickering when they projected onto a wall.
From what I've heard, you probably wouldn't need the Morimoto units for your fogs, but you would for the HID headlights. They contain a ballast resistor (so you don't get a bulb out warning) and a capacitor to even out the electrical pulses sent from the computer CANBUS system.
Everything is plug-n-play.
I'm using the H11 as low beams with JW Speaker 6145 fog lights in my 2012. The combination is GREAT during rain. Haven't had the opportunity to try the H11 LEDs in snow yet, but the JW Speaker fogs are excellent (the OEM incandescent fog lights were like a small candle compared to the JW Speaker units!).
When you order the HID 'kit' for your low beams....
Take one of your original low beam headlights and compare the center of the filament (the curly part) with the center of the HID electrode gap. If they don't match, return them. You want HID bulbs that put the HID arc in the same position as the OEM halogen filament to ensure proper light dispersion from your headlights.
I compared the center of an H11 halogen light with the center of the LED array on the VLEDs LED bulbs and it was dead on. I have NOT had anyone flash their high beams at me because the VLEDs were causing glaring out of my OEM halogen lights.