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Re: Fog lights upgraded to high power LEDs

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Curious to know if they fit and any specs, lumens/color temp? Post when your done.
will definitely need to retrofit it, i am hoping to be able to cut out most of the original holder to put these in, won't be easy, but i rather not cut away at the bmw fogs as they are sealed units.

i will run them on a bench power supply to figure out what kind of power draw they have.
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Here's where the problems start. They wouldn't fit as the 3 retainer tabs were too thick. Using my dremel I ground them down to be half as thick and then they were able to turn in the socket to lock them in. I found the reflector in the projector housing is not symmetrical and because the led bulbs only have leds on two sides the beam pattern it cast was not good. Needing to rotate the bulb 90 degrees in it's locked position I had the modify the tabs once again as one tab is bigger making them seat only one way. Making all the tabs equal width I was able to get the bulb rotated 90 degrees. Now the beam pattern is much better.
vertrkr, I ordered a set of these (not from these folks but another person) should be here in a week and hopefully I don't need to do the dremel grinding. But didn't realize also there was a reflector in there either, I just assumed since it was projector housing it was good. I guess I will probably have to do the same to rotate it 90 degrees. Which way were your LEDs facing basically after it was corrected? Straight up and down or left and right?

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Re: Fog lights upgraded to high power LEDs

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vertrkr, I ordered a set of these (not from these folks but another person) should be here in a week and hopefully I don't need to do the dremel grinding. But didn't realize also there was a reflector in there either, I just assumed since it was projector housing it was good. I guess I will probably have to do the same to rotate it 90 degrees. Which way were your LEDs facing basically after it was corrected? Straight up and down or left and right?
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You'll want the LEDs facing left and right in its final position.

I notice there's a new version out which looks to have sheet metal for the tabs. If you get this kind you probably won't have to make the tabs thinner. You'll still need to trim the larger tab to get the orientation right so the LEDs face left and right though.

To mount the black box, I used 20lb double sided tape. Drilling holes to screw it in was too cumbersome for me. Feel around for a good flat spot to mount it on if you go this route.
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Re: Fog lights upgraded to high power LEDs

Thanks for the info. Im going to mount it with a sheet metal plate with one hole where I will take a bolt. I remember seeing a few places I could put that plate on. Then was planning on mounting the box to that plate either via screws or some method, will see when I get to it.

Double stick tape aint a bad idea, I just want to be able to remove if it I need, plus my feeling is if it gets real hot the double stick tape may eventually fail. I'll see once I get it.

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Re: Fog lights upgraded to high power LEDs

vertrkr,
Got my LEDs. Ended up being 100% plug and play. Didn't have to modify the tabs, it was metal and when I inserted it into the housing they were already sitting left and right. Ended up zip tying the Driver to the large wire loom that was above the fog lights. The driver is pretty light so the two nice size zip ties through the mounting holes held it pretty solidly.

Here is the shot of the front with just the passenger side done.


Here is the beam pattern of it with just passenger side done.



Here is the final product.
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Re: Fog lights upgraded to high power LEDs

What make/model did you get?

Love to hear it is plug and play. Looks great!
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Re: Fog lights upgraded to high power LEDs

Wasn't really make/model as its direct from China, no label really on it. Its just a 50w CREE LED (two 25w LEDs on each side of the bulb) made for the H11 bulb replacement.

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Re: Fog lights upgraded to high power LEDs

Can you post a link where you got them? This mod should be mandatory if you have hid headlights. They match nicely.
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Re: Fog lights upgraded to high power LEDs

Well the first post on this thread has the link that the original poster of this thread bought. Id recommend those over the joker I got them from. I got them from eBay from China and the guy kept making excuses on why my item didn't arrive in time, so I wouldn't recommend that person.

Here is the original link from post 1
5K WHITE 2000LM LED HEADLIGHTS DRL FOG LIGHTS 9005 9006 H11 H7 H4 | 1 PAIR - Featured

Or you can search for similar ones on eBay. They are running around $80+ to be honest.
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Re: Fog lights upgraded to high power LEDs

Cool. I wanted to make sure I got the ones that did not need to be modified. I will keep an eye out. Thanks for the help!
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Re: Fog lights upgraded to high power LEDs

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Well the first post on this thread has the link that the original poster of this thread bought. Id recommend those over the joker I got them from. I got them from eBay from China and the guy kept making excuses on why my item didn't arrive in time, so I wouldn't recommend that person.

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5K WHITE 2000LM LED HEADLIGHTS DRL FOG LIGHTS 9005 9006 H11 H7 H4 | 1 PAIR - Featured

Or you can search for similar ones on eBay. They are running around $80+ to be honest.
could you post a image of the led itself? i have a pair coming from china, the heatsink is black, i am hoping i dont have to do much work!
if you dont mind post the ebay link! just so i know what to look for!
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could you post a image of the led itself? i have a pair coming from china, the heatsink is black, i am hoping i dont have to do much work!
if you dont mind post the ebay link! just so i know what to look for!


Thats the led itself.

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